The Problem with Solunar Calendars

Traditionally, outdoorsmen have used solunar tables to help determine best times for hunting and fishing.  The problem is that solunar tables do not take into account all of the variables that determine success.  I had used solunar tables for a while, but kept getting fed up when I went out on a 5 star day, but didn't have any luck.  The temperature could be way too high, the wind way too strong, or any other number of variables besides the moon that caused movement to slow.  This is the reason why HuntWise developed prediction algorithms based on several different weather, moon, and time-related conditions.  


Rotating, Stacked Variables

So if you've hunted or fished for a while, you probably have identified several different variables that will help give an indication towards success.  But then you get one of those days where you were just blown away, either for the good or for the bad.  Well, we've had a lot of those days and started to realize that it's just when you think you've got it figured out, something changes.  The fact is that animals don't all of a sudden decide we're going to change it up today.  They aren't hitting a mid-life crisis.  Animals move in ordered ways and have patterns that affect movement day in and day out.   These variables that affect their movement also rotate, sometimes even day-to-day.  

For instance, the wind might be perfect for whitetail one evening, but the temperature is 85 degrees and everything becomes lethargic.  Here, the high temp has a higher weight than the wind because it is affecting the deer movement more.  Now go on a day when the temp is in a perfect range and the wind is blowing 80mph and you wonder if you're going to fall out of your stand.  Well, you better give wind a higher weight than the temperature variable because it is throwing your entire hunt out the door.  This is precisely how HuntWise takes into account all the variables, each having different weights at different times of the day and different times of the year.  

When you combine all of these together, there is real power that 99% of outdoorsmen never get the chance to take advantage of.  It's an advantage that make sure you are in the right place when that big buck comes around or a record setting day on the water.



Species Specific Prediction

HuntWise takes into account the nuances of many different species of North American game.  The whitetail prediction algorithm is obviously going to be different than the waterfowl prediction algorithm.  Some species react to certain variables like barometric pressure in a similar way.  We are excited to have the first multi-species, geo-located prediction algorithms on the market.  


Why You Should Care About HuntWise's Formulas

Reason #1 - You will have repeated success

This is the best reason.  Our algorithms are designed around proven factors that influence wildlife movement.  They are tailored specifically to the animal you are targeting in the season you are hunting or fishing for it.  It's not rocket science, but the same trends happen again and again.  We just help point them out.

REASON #2 - It's tough to put it all together

"Yeah I know that wind matters.  I also know that moon phase is supposed to matter.  I think pressure matters, but I'm not totally sure how."  Does this sound like your self-talk?  Even for successful outdoorsmen, it's tough to know all of the variables that affect movement and even tougher to weigh them out in your mind.  We do the heavy lifting.

REASON #3 - You will forget

Had a great day in the stand or on the water?  Do you remember the temperature, wind speed, barometric pressure and moon phase?  Probably not.  But HuntWise will remember.  And we constantly use new information to help improve your prediction formulas over time.  





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