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#5897328 - 08/26/15 01:40 PM Light for a feeder
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I sat in my stand this weekend hunting hogs and noticed when one hog comes in they don't make any sound. So I just happened to get lucky and flip the scope on to see one under the feeder. It would be nice if I had a way of detecting one there.

Now I am not looking for a flood light approach. Something with a motion sensor that has a light up the side of the feeder as an alert something is there. Red/green LED. I don't want to spook the game just let me know they are there. Hopefully I am making sense.

Anyone have something like this or know of something I can DIY? Feeder runs on a 6 volt battery..

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#5897370 - 08/26/15 02:05 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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#5897421 - 08/26/15 02:34 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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So your wanting a motion sensor that will light a small light mounted possibly on top of your feeder so you can see it and the hogs can't? Kind of an alert signal
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#5897430 - 08/26/15 02:39 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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THIS is what I use.

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#5897442 - 08/26/15 02:48 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: rickym]
bornforit Offline
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Originally Posted By: rickym
So your wanting a motion sensor that will light a small light mounted possibly on top of your feeder so you can see it and the hogs can't? Kind of an alert signal


This is exactly what I am looking for. I don't want it lighting up the ground for the animals. Don't want them to even know there is something on watching them..

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#5897448 - 08/26/15 02:51 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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Pigs just don't care about the Kill Light I posted. It senses them, and if after dusk, it will come on very dimly and slowly brighten until it's quite bright. It's the sudden appearance of a shadow (STRANGER DANGER! RUN!) that spooks them. It will serve a dual purpose in your case, notification and illumination.
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#5897452 - 08/26/15 02:55 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
bornforit Offline
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brucet / Cast,

I've seen all those, which is great . I don't want them to know, I know they are there. When they here the gun go off they will... Make sense what I am looking for.

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#5897473 - 08/26/15 03:09 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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This one works well also. Coupon code on the description link in the video.

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#5897486 - 08/26/15 03:15 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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Something like a driveway alarm?
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#5897565 - 08/26/15 03:57 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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sure, but no alarm, just a light. I could stick it up high on the feeder pointed at my stand to let me know. something bright enough I can see it 80 yards away...

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#5897574 - 08/26/15 04:07 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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bornforit the kill light is a good product and I have killed plenty hogs from under it and I just put it on and get in the stand mine don't stay on all the time only when I'm there.

Sorry to hijack this thread but does anybody have a link to an actuall scientific study on pigs and what light waves they can and can't see? I've killed 100s and I'm still not sure about wether they just don't care about the light or can't see it well.
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#5897585 - 08/26/15 04:13 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
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Originally Posted By: bornforit
sure, but no alarm, just a light. I could stick it up high on the feeder pointed at my stand to let me know. something bright enough I can see it 80 yards away...


for under $20 - I use one of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Driveway-Patrol-...=item43c7e242dc

battery powered, and sensor is waterproof (for outside use).

I put a switch in to enable/disable the speaker in the receiver (audible alarm).
In the stand, audio alarm Disabled (lights flash).
Sleeping inside , audio alarm Enabled (wakes me up to put the smack down on varmints/ hogs).

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#5897627 - 08/26/15 04:39 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
bornforit Offline
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cmc - Im with you on it working, if I didnt have a night vision I would be all over it. I just don't want the light shining on the subject blurring the image or blinding me through the scope. Just have a different scenario, I feel like.

old oak - few questions. This might be what I am looking for.
On the light end, I assume I can cover it up so its not so bright at night, red tape or something?
I assume there is a power switch to turn off the light end when its time to get down to business.
and do you have a picture of the switch hooked up???

thanks

brad

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#5897646 - 08/26/15 04:52 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
maximum Offline
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they have basically the same thing at harbor freight
on gilmer road. i think they call it a driveway alarm.
i have them here at the house for extra security, and
at the farm in the house and near some of my setups.
like o.o.2000 said, just turn off the audible alarm
when in the stand. something like $13.00-14.00

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#5897661 - 08/26/15 05:00 PM Re: Light for a feeder [Re: bornforit]
bornforit Offline
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ok so my last question is on the range is it just a beam for detection or is it similar to the sensor on game cameras... want to make sure it picks up the hog. a beam would make me mount it pretty low.

I knew I couldn't be the only one with this need.

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