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#6286946 - 05/04/16 03:02 PM Hunting with Thermal Camera
Zodeac Offline
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Registered: 04/08/14
Posts: 1
I am looking into buying a Seek Compact Thermal Imager for Android and wanted to know if I go out hunting for white tail deer in Texas if I use it just to look around and see what's out there if this would be illegal. I don't plan to use to aim or anything like that I just want to use it to see if I can see a deer coming and then put it away before ever touching my gun.

#6287009 - 05/04/16 03:46 PM Re: Hunting with Thermal Camera [Re: Zodeac]
Pig_Popper Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/15
Posts: 1351
Loc: Fort Worth
Its totally fine to observe wildlife in Texas with a thermal camera just be sure you are doing it ON PROPERTY and not on public roadways/highways.
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#6302925 - 05/18/16 03:25 PM Re: Hunting with Thermal Camera [Re: Zodeac]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5215
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
If you buy the Seek make sure you come back and post a real review. I saw this the Seek XR last week and almost pulled the trigger, but I'm still doing some research.

#6303221 - 05/18/16 08:02 PM Re: Hunting with Thermal Camera [Re: Zodeac]
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Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 1621
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I would assume the Seek is better than the FLIR One I have, but be sure you have a realistic expectation. You are not going to get the performance out of a $300 clip-on phone camera that you'll get with a $3k Thermal Monocular. You'll see a hot something at some distances, but to think you're going to "observe wildlife" out at any distance isn't going to happen.

I do wish you luck with it.


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