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#6527103 - 11/04/16 12:26 PM Red or Green light for hogs?
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Looking for a "flood" light for hogs at night. Which do you prefer? I know this is debated question but looking for real world feedback. I like green as you can see better through the scope but I hear red is a much better option that won't spook them off as much. Also looking at a slow glow hog light that takes 2 minutes to come up from 5% to 60% strength so they get acclimated to it slowly.
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#6527104 - 11/04/16 12:27 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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#6527105 - 11/04/16 12:28 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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have they ever spooked using green TL? Do you use a constant on or motion activated?
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#6527106 - 11/04/16 12:30 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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#6527147 - 11/04/16 01:04 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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They will get used to any color after a while. My favorite is green, but I've used red and white. White tends to startle them more, but they always come back, as long as there's food still on the ground.

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#6527153 - 11/04/16 01:09 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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I've experimented while bow hunting a lot on deer and hogs. I also predator hunt. RED is the only way to go as far as I'm concerned. They just can't see it at all. I bought a red and green LED years ago and if I had a doe still at the feeder bow hunting after it got dark I would turn the red one on. You can flash it, wave it around, shine it at their eyes, whatever and they don't pay any attention. Turn the green one on and they instantly snort and run. Predator hunting I've seen similar. Red just doesn't have an effect on them.
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#6527256 - 11/04/16 02:42 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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I have experimented as well, but with only hogs. I find that they can see red and green both. However, they do tend to react less to the red light.

I find the notion that you can "shine it at their eyes" and they won't pay attention to be more of an unfamiliarity/ behavior issue, more so than a capability issue. Hogs familiar with IR lights will spook at seeing the dull glow of an IR illuminator. So I have no doubt that they can readily see the red glow of a red light emitting fully in the visible red portion of the spectrum.
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#6527660 - 11/04/16 10:55 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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This is in between both and I have thousands of pictures of hogs underneath the glow of this light. They are extremely effective from my experience. We need someone to incorporate this technology into a rifle or bow mounted light!

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#6527706 - 11/05/16 04:30 AM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
I have experimented as well, but with only hogs. I find that they can see red and green both. However, they do tend to react less to the red light.

I find the notion that you can "shine it at their eyes" and they won't pay attention to be more of an unfamiliarity/ behavior issue, more so than a capability issue. Hogs familiar with IR lights will spook at seeing the dull glow of an IR illuminator. So I have no doubt that they can readily see the red glow of a red light emitting fully in the visible red portion of the spectrum.


Agree with this ^^^^^^^^^^^^

I have both red and green lights for my rifle mounted lights, but use RED exclusively for feeder/flood lights.

There is no question in my mind that it spooks hogs 'less' than green.
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#6527807 - 11/05/16 08:32 AM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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It's a lot harder for me to see with a red light.
Deer seem spooky under any green light I have shined on them, either conventional,laser or LED.
Pigs don't seem to notice red, green or white the first time or two they are lit up but will become aware of any of them.

As for a feeder light, a 40.00 white solar powered LED flood light from Home Depot mounted about 12' in the air shining down on the feeder from the same side you shoot from worked as well as anything else I tried.

If you do more than 2 or 3 feeders, you could add a little money and buy digital night vision and you are not limited to the area around feeders that are lit up.
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#6527850 - 11/05/16 09:31 AM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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Military uses red to preserve night vision with dark adapted eyes. Green colored lights were'nt on the radar when I was in the army. Still aren't as far as I know.
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#6527883 - 11/05/16 10:14 AM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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Thanks everyone. I was leaning towards red but I can see so much better with green. I'm looking at slow or soft turn on lights but they are pricey.
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#6527887 - 11/05/16 10:25 AM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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They can see all colors of light, even infrared illuminators and lasers. Go with a color you can hunt by and use that. Feeding will help them change their mind and a little time.

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#6527898 - 11/05/16 10:35 AM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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Problem is they are not coming to a regular feeder. So I go find them then set up. No time to "adjust" them.
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#6528000 - 11/05/16 12:33 PM Re: Red or Green light for hogs? [Re: BuckRage]
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Thanks for the info

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