I run a bit different, I don't hunt herd type quality bulls until they are cowed up, the reason being is they are the most vulnerable to calling & Call & Stalk methods! I'll take from the 12th to the 25th or to the end of Sept.!
Moon phases do not hinder our plans at all. Check in with the Tip & Tactics Elk Forum on the Home page as I will have a write up soon on hunting the Full Moon times & such, there may be some points of interest for you to glean from! I'm basically referring to OTC hunts