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#6940950 - 10/31/17 12:20 PM Lighting in my blind...
chrswr Offline
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Registered: 12/31/15
Posts: 87
Loc: Leander, TX
I like to get into the blind, open er up and just sit and chill quietly until its time...dark doesnt bother me

But I'm going to be taking my 7 year old with me, if I have a green light on inside the blind with the windows open, that should be ok shouldnt it.... and not draw attention or spook as long as the kiddo is still and quiet...

Right? Thoughts?

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#6941031 - 10/31/17 01:22 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
RightTurnTaxidermy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/02/13
Posts: 176
Loc: Covington Tx
I USE JUST A REGULAR LED LIGHT HAS NEVER BOTHERED THEM

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#6941054 - 10/31/17 01:35 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
gary roberson Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
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You won't need a light. Just tell him that the light might scare the deer, if he wants to be a hunter, he will understand. This is an important part of the development of an outdoorsman, learning to function and not being afraid of the dark.
Adios,
Gary

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#6941079 - 10/31/17 01:53 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I think even green or red lights will show shadow movement detectable to deer, in any case, they can spot movement pretty good whatever the light situation is, lights out and quite as Gary said, may be the best way for development. I have had deer spot me from just the hue of my gas heater casting shadows behind me at times.

BTW, I have red and white led lights to use when I 1st get in the blind if needed, use the red or white walking back to the house if at all.
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#6941238 - 10/31/17 03:46 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
gtrich94 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 673
Loc: Houston, TX
get a sleeping bag and put it in the blind. Once you get in there, have your son take a nap until the sun comes up. No need to make him sit quietly in the dark when you can't see anything. Once the deer start to show up, you can gently wake him up.
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#6941294 - 10/31/17 04:39 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
SlaminEm Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 454
Loc: Fairfield , tx.
let my son sleep in the blind he kept kicking the blind moving around

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#6941350 - 10/31/17 05:30 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 887
Loc: TX, Rockwall
I found this LED light that looks like a light switch at Academy. Went to the auto parts store and got the red/clear tape that folks put on their tail lamp when it brakes. I also use a little camouflage material with stick pins to make a cover over the window to diffuse the light. the material is mesh so I can still see it turning light and can move it jut by pulling out the stick pin. Helps me get things organized before sunup.
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#6941359 - 10/31/17 05:37 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: gary roberson]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
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Originally Posted By: gary roberson
You won't need a light. Just tell him that the light might scare the deer, if he wants to be a hunter, he will understand. This is an important part of the development of an outdoorsman, learning to function and not being afraid of the dark.
Adios,
Gary


I agree with Gary. It's not like you're sending him out by himself.

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#6941361 - 10/31/17 05:40 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
TXHOGSLAYER Offline
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Registered: 01/12/12
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Loc: Katy, TX
I took mine when he was 7. No lights, you being there should be enough.
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#6941367 - 10/31/17 05:45 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
DH3 Online   content
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Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 505
Loc: Katy
Full moon this Saturday. You should not need ANY light at all.

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#6941472 - 10/31/17 07:01 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7352
Loc: bastrop county
do what EVER is best for YOUR boy.
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#6941480 - 10/31/17 07:11 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
Longhunter Offline


Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 7191
Loc: Ony the Shadow Knows
Gonna have a full moon be cool to tell some stories. But hey my kids slept until it was time.
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#6941481 - 10/31/17 07:12 PM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: gary roberson]
Smokey Bear Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 260
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: gary roberson
You won't need a light. Just tell him that the light might scare the deer, if he wants to be a hunter, he will understand. This is an important part of the development of an outdoorsman, learning to function and not being afraid of the dark.
Adios,
Gary


I agree with Gary on this. One other thought to share here. Taking an innocent young kid hunting is not the full on hunting trip you may be used too. They are going to move and they are going to make noise. They don't have the benefit of your experience and at this point they are going more to be with you than hunt. Expect a litany of mistakes and be patient. When they are ready to go it's time to go. Have a good time and don't expect too much out of them. Give them the freedom to make mistakes and learn. They will get better over time. Enjoy the heck out of taking them.
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#6941730 - 11/01/17 01:15 AM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
LuckyVictim Offline
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Registered: 03/19/12
Posts: 45
A Green, very low lumin (20>), directional light hung below the level of windows pointed down. Shouldn't provide much over-spill to light up the blind, in other words I think you'd be good. If it were me, I'd sit closes to the back wall of the blind to minimize any shadow movement, and on a night with stars and moon out I would imagine it would be rather tough for an animal to detect.
Either way, when my nephew goes, he uses the flashlight and puts the sleeping bag over his entire body as he reads or plays.
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#6941757 - 11/01/17 05:42 AM Re: Lighting in my blind... [Re: chrswr]
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Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 132
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
I remember Dad taking me when I was little. I must have been a Big pain in the rear for him. He took me anyway and was even semi-patient. Those are good memories. Dad's gone now but the memories are still there. Don't forget you'll be making memories for both of you. Make them good ones. Good luck.

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