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#5733528 - 05/07/15 04:16 PM For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ...
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 145
How do you watch out for snakes in the dark when walking and stalking hogs?

Do you use night vision goggle? I assume you don't use a flash light.

Thanks as always.

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#5733530 - 05/07/15 04:17 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
snake boots, snake gaiters

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#5733535 - 05/07/15 04:23 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: cabosandinh]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 145
so, you can't and don't watch...

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#5733564 - 05/07/15 04:48 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
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Registered: 01/17/10
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Loc: Plano. TX
Yep, snake boots and use your ears.
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#5733578 - 05/07/15 04:57 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
hdfireman Offline
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Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Flower Mound
I run NV goggles but the fields I hunt are crops and have never seen a snake. If I were to hunt areas prone to have snakes I would do as said about and wear my snake boots. When wearing helmet mounted NV it is usually focused at a greater distance than the ground below you. So when you look at the ground below you it will be out of focus.
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#5733585 - 05/07/15 05:00 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
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I have very comfortable Chippewa snake boots. But it's not just for snakes. You need good ankle support when hunting at night because you're frequently on unsure footing.
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#5733907 - 05/07/15 08:12 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
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Usually I'm sitting in a blind - usually wearing snake boots for the trip to/from. I don't worry about it.

Once a rattlesnake bit me, after 5 days of excruciating pain, the snake finally died.

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#5734148 - 05/07/15 10:19 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 145
Thanks guys.

I can't entertain the thought of walking in dark with no light, even with snake boots on.

Mickey Moose I have high respect for you guys who had been bitten. I will likely suffer a heart attack.

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#5734259 - 05/07/15 11:28 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 473
Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
I think he was joking about being bitten.

I don't worry about snakes at night, but I also ride in and out on a 4 wheeler. My walking is limited to a couple hundred yards max.
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#5734550 - 05/08/15 08:57 AM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
cabosandinh Offline
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Originally Posted By: png


I can't entertain the thought of walking in dark with no light, even with snake boots on.



if the thoughts of snakes give you the willies then night hunting is not for you

or just hunt out of an ATV

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#5734578 - 05/08/15 09:13 AM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: cabosandinh]
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 25258
Loc: Hwy 380
I'm the worst one about snakes but it doesn't keep me out of the woods at night, I do my best to stay on the roads but if a hog goes in the brush that's when my fear kicks in.

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#5734650 - 05/08/15 10:12 AM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
brucet Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 528
Loc: Richardson Tx
I don't worry so much about snakes after dark, it's all the other stuff out there that worries me
My lease, like most others, has all kind of critters running around, I worry about walking up on something not so nice in the dark

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#5734841 - 05/08/15 12:52 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
der Teufel Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 768
Loc: Central Texas
I stick to roads and open fields/pasture at night. I've never worried much about snakes. I stepped on a copperhead once at twilight. I felt something squishy under my boot. I took a couple more steps and turned to see what it was. I had rolled him over by stepping on him. He recovered and went on his way and I did the same. I don't like to kill snakes, although I will if they're poisonous and near the house or cattle.
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#5735319 - 05/08/15 06:48 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: Beaubien]
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Originally Posted By: Beaubien
I think he was joking about being bitten.

Yes, I was very much joking! Sorry png, thanks for helping Beaubien!

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#5735350 - 05/08/15 07:05 PM Re: For hunters with Night Vision scope, I want to know ... [Re: png]
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Registered: 11/20/13
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No worries.

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