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#5451930 - 12/01/14 02:52 PM hogs at night
Stegar Offline
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Registered: 10/28/14
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Loc: Garland,TX
I have seen a lot of nice pigs on here taken at night. You guys have some GREAT gear! Does anyone have any good tips for hunting at night with out Thermal or NV ? That is just more of a bite than I can chew.
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#5452006 - 12/01/14 03:18 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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If you don't go with a weapon mounted light (red, white, green, everyone 'knows' what color they think is best), then go with a light or lights on or around your feeders, or both.
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#5452058 - 12/01/14 03:36 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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Good question.. Will a bright spotlight spook hogs at night? If so what about the bright red or green lights?
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#5452097 - 12/01/14 03:54 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
Stegar Offline
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Loc: Garland,TX
I have used a spotlight ,q-beam bright white, and as soon as I turned it on they scattered. do the colored lights not spook them as much ?
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#5452160 - 12/01/14 04:11 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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Get a Hog Light. It magnets to the bottom of the feeder, works dusk to dawn, and is motion activated. It's LED tech that comes on very dim and then creeps up to full brightness. Mine is using C batteries, but will soon be connected to my solar power plant, asd the batts went dead recently after a couple of months.

I have pics of sounders under the light and they don't seem to care a bit.

Here's a link to the one I have. It's white LED's.


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#5452201 - 12/01/14 04:27 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
Stegar Offline
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Registered: 10/28/14
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Loc: Garland,TX
I will have to try that. Thanks for the link.
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#5452554 - 12/01/14 06:49 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: jtprocaddie]
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Originally Posted By: jtprocaddie
Good question.. Will a bright spotlight spook hogs at night? If so what about the bright red or green lights?
not if ya keep it off till ya get close enough ta hug em. scares de $hit outa em. bring back some goood times dar slinger flag
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#5453554 - 12/02/14 09:09 AM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
Harley7892 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/14
Posts: 174
Loc: Denton
I bought a barrel mount flash lite from Acadamy, they have red, green and white good distance to use with scope. I got the green no spooked yet. Good for about 70 80 yd.s. The cost was about $40 also have a flashlight from Lowes 600 lumens works good.

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#5453743 - 12/02/14 10:33 AM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
Texaslawman Offline
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Hogs can see the light just like you can see the light white, red, green ect. They use hogs eyeballs to teach students about the human eye in anatomy class. Now there are plenty of successful night hunters using lights the key is that the hogs do not relate the light with danger. A hog that has seen a white, red, green light before and was shot at will run when it sees the light again. Just like a human that has never seen a rifle does not get scared when you aim at them from a distance. The best fix for this is the feeder lights that are always on because the hog will not relate the light to danger because the light is ways on, vs a spot light that only comes on when you shoot.

The good news is hogs multiply fast and move around so there will always be new untrained targets show up eventually!
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#5454368 - 12/02/14 03:54 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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Registered: 03/24/14
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Stegar, what is your hunting set up like? How often do u hunt? Do u live on or very near the property? Do you have multiple feeders/properties that you hunt?
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#5455725 - 12/03/14 09:20 AM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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I hunt public land. Cooper, OSB Caddo and just started hunting the Corps land around Lake Lavon. I don't have a feeder or a stand set up. I carry in a pop up or just walk and stalk. I try and go about 1-2 times a month ( I have 3 small kids at home ) as time allows. I am about 40 miles from the Corps land. you can night hunt on the Corps land but it is Shotgun only north of 380.
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#5455756 - 12/03/14 09:30 AM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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Registered: 02/06/10
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My daughter and I did quite well with inexpensive red and green light she bought. We were at about 80 yards and hunting from a blind. She was five for five with one being a young coyote. The green seemed to hold them better than the red but it was close. She had a Nikon 3-9 bdc scope that gathers light remarkablly well. Shots were taken around midnight each night.... rifle
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#5455779 - 12/03/14 09:38 AM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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I prefer infred light.
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#5455803 - 12/03/14 09:52 AM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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Registered: 09/17/13
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When I was in Texas last year I used an Orion HG-25 200 yard green light that I bought off of Amazon. I love the light and could see my hog very clearly in the dead of night from about 70 yards out through my scope. He didn't have a chance. You don't need all the high tech stuff, this light cost me $100 if I remember right and I already had my rifle and scope. All I had to do was buy the light and the rings to put the light on my scope. Good to go.

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#5456111 - 12/03/14 12:08 PM Re: hogs at night [Re: Stegar]
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Loc: Texas
Full moon. You can use regular scope if you're up close and personal. Its just fun have having thermal and NV gear one isn't limited to light.
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