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The Solunar or Vektor table is not an absolute; nothing in hunting or fishing is. There are also the factors of weather. Barometric pressure movements, radical changes in temperature, wind direction, and storm fronts also have to be entered into any hunting equation. That’s why many hunters have taken to keeping a hunting journal that records all the factors and results of each outing. These journals aren’t limited to deer hunting. Many small game hunters record their outings as well. When everything comes into proper alignment for a successful hunt, it’s certainly something any hunter would want to duplicate. I know of one hunter who has kept his journal for well over 20 years. He guards it more closely than any 16-year-old girl would guard her diary! Over the years, his success in the field is a testimony to the time he has spent and the information gained. Smart hunters want as much information as possible before planning an outing. The idea that history can repeat itself on an annual, seasonal, monthly, daily, or even an hourly basis, is powerful information. Sometimes tapping into that information is as simple as opening our eyes and becoming aware of the world around us. A

Correction The photograph of a bird that accompanied January’s Outdoor Spirit article on snipe hunting was incorrect. An accurate photo of a snipe accompanies this correction. We appreciate the readers who called to point out our error, and regret any confusion this may have caused.

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Tables indicate peak fish and game feeding and migration times. Major periods can bracket the peak by an hour before and an hour after. Minor peaks, half-hour before and after. Adjusted for daylight savings time. a.m. p.m. Minor Major Minor Major

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