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#5562821 - 01/24/15 10:44 PM Hog lights.
Slicktricked Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 173
How long does it take hogs to get used to motion detector feeder lights?

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#5562852 - 01/24/15 11:03 PM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
ZenArchery Offline
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Registered: 07/21/07
Posts: 1281
Loc: Texas
Motion detectors will spook most on darker nights. Younger ones won't mind until you educate them once or twice. If you get an "always on" light you might be a little more successful.
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#5562863 - 01/24/15 11:14 PM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
Slicktricked Offline
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Registered: 01/21/15
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Ok thanks. Just put one up tonight, had a single boar come in and hold in the tree line when he set it off. Never would come in. If you have one on all the time will they still come in after you put an arrow through one of their buddies or do they learn that quickly?

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#5564815 - 01/26/15 06:54 AM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
Hog Heaven Ranch Offline
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Registered: 12/30/14
Posts: 50
i have had mine up for almost 2 months and zero hogs have showed up under it yet but the deer hit it every night and it doesnt spook them.

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#5564835 - 01/26/15 07:13 AM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5397
Loc: bastrop county
did you put lights & feeder up at the same time, I have always put the feed up and get them coming in, then the light that stays on
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#5564888 - 01/26/15 08:02 AM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 14901
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
I use feeder lights that come on gradually when motion is detected. The critters don't care. Came from an outfit in Conroe.
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#5564998 - 01/26/15 08:50 AM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
Harley7892 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/13/14
Posts: 174
Loc: Denton
I use solar motion lights on a pole about 25 ft off the feeder 8-10 ft tall, they give enough light to put scope on.

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#5565020 - 01/26/15 08:56 AM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
ZenArchery Offline
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Registered: 07/21/07
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Slicktricked
Ok thanks. Just put one up tonight, had a single boar come in and hold in the tree line when he set it off. Never would come in. If you have one on all the time will they still come in after you put an arrow through one of their buddies or do they learn that quickly?


Unpredictable. 9/10 where I hunt. You shoot they run. BUT I've had a handful of occasions where 1 or 2 will come back. Also there are usually different sounders or solo hogs roaming around. Stay quiet. Stick around. It's hunting not killing.
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#5565207 - 01/26/15 10:13 AM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
tworod Offline
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Registered: 09/16/08
Posts: 368
Loc: Little Elm, TX
I used the ones from moultrie, originally they worked good and the hogs did not really care about the light. Bad part is they did not last long, looking at other lights now, I guess you get what you pay for.

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#5565224 - 01/26/15 10:21 AM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1159
Loc: Dallas, TX
it depends on the area/hogs

I have a big beautiful boar that was hitting my bait every night;
my friend put a green light under my feeder and scared him off, my cam video
showed hog came in looked up at the light but would not cross
under the panel. he did this 3 times and then gone since august.
He is hitting another bait station just 200 yds away (no light )

My friend also has green light under his feeder, he has a big boar
that's been coming frequently, he doesn't mind the light, also
get sows and piglets

my advice is if you put it up , put up some cams as well to see
if they're circling the area / spooked by it

I have 10 cams up , so I am learning a lot about their behaviors at my location,
down to individual hog's likes/dis-likes , schedules , bait preference etc ...

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#5565492 - 01/26/15 12:29 PM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
Slicktricked Offline
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Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 173
I have had the feeder running for over a month at this spot. I am using red lenses on the lights. I put 3 lights on three different feeders all the same day. The newest feeder has only been there about two weeks and the longest 2 years. I am bow hunting primarily, and need the pigs to come under the feeder for clean shots. I left the lights where they come on every night, I'm going to go out next Saturday night and see if they are adapted to it yet. Hopefully I'll be able to start doing some killing, trust me I've put much time and effort into the hunting part. Thanks for the feed back.

Matt

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#5565508 - 01/26/15 12:45 PM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
colt.45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9307
Loc: wondering about the woods
welcome ta THF pretty much same here, except laser-tag. got scope over ta gather light, & laser under. have cellar lights by old timer, replaced with gravity PVC feeder by food plot & creek. an at new spinner feeder, with moonlight & laser can see for shot. if dogs dont presure hogs out. might get hog tanight . best wishes flag
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#5565575 - 01/26/15 01:27 PM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
Pittstate Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 5177
Loc: NE/CO/KS/MO/OK
I have the same lights that Tworod had, I have mine set up 7' in the air where the coons can't get to the wiring. Has been going since September hooked up to their solar panel. Never changed a battery and it still works great. The hogs don't mind them until you start shooting at them! Sometimes it takes a few weeks for them to get use to them. I don't know if some of them are bad or I just got a good one.....I will be putting up a couple more in April.

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#5565658 - 01/26/15 02:16 PM Re: Hog lights. [Re: Slicktricked]
Capt Craig Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 339
Loc: Corsicana, Texas
Don't use the motion detector style. Use two 74 lumen solar lights. Set them about 36" off the ground and aim them at a 45 degree angle back toward the feeder from about 25' away. That way you have two lights angled in in case one light doesn't come on, you still have another working. Give them a couple of weeks to get used to the lights and they will regularly come in. The deer won't mind the lights either.
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#5565751 - 01/26/15 03:17 PM Re: Hog lights. [Re: colt.45]
Slicktricked Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/21/15
Posts: 173
Capt. Craig, are those lights just normal lights, or do you have them in a certain color? Are they landscape lights?


Edited by Slicktricked (01/26/15 03:18 PM)

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