I've got an idea for this season and wonder if anyone else has tried this. There are a couple of options on the market to make a iPhone view in thermal imaging with the proper attachments in the $250-350 range. Obviously this is much cheaper than any thermal scope, binocular, or monocular.
I'm thinking of using this iPhone thermal trick to scan for hogs on fields, scan for animals on the way into the stand on foot, watch for all deer to leave the feeder in the evening before heading to the truck, and possibly even use this feature to look for a wounded deer in the dark depending on how quick the search takes place.
I did order the below iPhone thermal camera and am eager to try it. It supposedly has the ability to detect objects up to 600 yards away. http://www.cabelas.com/product/SEEK-THER...CFYQCaQod0I8DgA
I have hunted hogs with thermal scopes on my friends' rifles. A thermal scope is out of my budget for the time being but I do have a green Kill light on my AR with a laser dead on at 100 yards. I'm hoping that being able to detect and stalk with this thermal camera will allow me to get set up, turn on the green light into the sky, and lower onto hogs for a kill.
Has anyone else had these ideas and tried this? Any feedback? If not, I'll post my findings in November!