Night hunting

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by riverboss, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    So what's going to be your setup?
    Mines a hogster 35 thermal 18" Cherokee 223 Wylde ar 15. I might put it one my rem 597 22 mag for small places with houses close by.
     
  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Congratulations on the Upgrade!
    I kinda thought you would wind up with a Thermal.
     
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  3. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Yes I couldn't make the atn night vision scope do what I wanted it to do. I think I will be very happy with this on, should be here this week.
     
  4. EastKy0076

    EastKy0076 Spike

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    Thermion xm 50 on christensen MPR in 6.5 cr.
    Who's ready for the opening hours of the season?
     
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  5. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    Was planning on hitting it around 3:00 am but with this wet weather going to stay in bed.
     
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  6. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    Going tonight after supper.
     
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  7. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    They be out there Tonight with the Cold and Full Moon.
    Just be sure to set up in a Shadow, they will see you like its Noon on a Sunny Day.
    Not me anymore. Sittin by woodstove.
     
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  8. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    "Sittin by woodstove." That sounds like a good idea. :D
     
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  9. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

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    "Sittin by woodstove" sounds like an old Indian name
     
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  10. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    For the people that don’t have thermal scopes like me but maybe one day. Do you all use white light green light or red light? Do you keep it on or you just scan and turn off?
    I blanked tonight. Called in a owl though. Landed in tree above call when I switched to bay bee cottontail.
     
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  11. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    I had/have a night vision SCOPE and never used anything but the Infrared lights on the scope setup.
    When it is as light as it is Tonight with the full moon, you don't even need the IR except it makes the Eyes glow.
    @OLE RASPY ,those Hoot Owl eyes look like a Train headlight don't they!
     
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  12. EastKy0076

    EastKy0076 Spike

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    No luck tonight.. could see several hundred years with regular binoculars...
     
  13. cityslicker

    cityslicker 8 pointer

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    I use a headlamp with red LEDs to scan with and gun mounted light in white LEDs for the shot. I start scanning the area I hunt before I even start calling in case there's already a coyote there. I don't turn the light off until the stand is over. Also I keep the call right out in front of me because I want them looking my direction so that their eyes reflect, not an issue if you have thermal or night vision.
     
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  14. woodsman92

    woodsman92 8 pointer

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    Called in a owl twice last night on 2 different stands, but that was it. I use a red light mostly but every now and then I would hit the other end of the field with my white light just because it shines so much farther
     
  15. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    I bought the pulsar xm22 scanner it's small does a great job small field of view in the woods and under 50 yrds.
    Went out tonight to just test everything and make sure it was going to work the way it was supposed to.
    Didn't think I would see anything where I went.
    Got alot of stuff hanging on my neck, dog remote, caller remote, scanner, it's going to be easy to loose stuff that's for sure, I laid a glove down beside my chair and almost forgot it.
     

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