When is the Best Time to Hunt & Fish?


WildlifeCharts combines solar and lunar influences for game animals & fish, providing accurate data with an easy to read calendar.

Solunar Tables are designed to forecast the times of day and night when fish and game are most likely to feed. To pinpoint when activity is expected to begin in your area, find the best to time to hunt or fish or by entering your zip code or GPS coordinates.

The Best Day of the Month is based on the lunar influences that cycle each month and the locations of the sun and moon in relation to Earth . The monthly calendar will display the days of the month and their rating. The days with the lower rating have a greater combination of lunar influence and thus a higher probability of wildlife activity.

Game Fish species will eat a wide variety of foods and frequently on other smaller fish. Fish are opportunistic feeders and will feed when hungry and food is readily available There is an extremely large number of different species of fish that are sought after in both fresh-water and salt-water. Wildlife Charts rate the lunar and solar events that generally affect each species of game fish.

Game Animals include several groups of animals known as the ungulate ruminant. An ungulate ruminant is a mammal that digests plant-based food initially softening within the first compartment of the stomach, principally through bacterial actions, then regurgitating the semi-digested mass, known as cud and chewing it again. The process of re-chewing the cud to further break down plant matter and stimulate digestion is called ruminating. There are about 150 species of ruminants which include white-tailed deer, mule deer, red deer, elk, moose, and bison. A deers digestive system works non-stop twenty four hours a day and in order for a deer to continue the digestive process they will eat about every six hours. This helps to explain why deer that feed at or before dawn are likely to feed again during the day and this also explains why the two major activity periods and the two minor periods work well in forecasting deer feeding activity.