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O- no here we go again trying figure out which light do I need. Hunters I know just how you feel. I have been asking myself this same question for over 40 years. I always have to think out whether it is time for me to up grade and get a new light or keep the ones I have. This job is hard for me and other hunter’s as well. Whether it is picking the first light or is it time to update for a better light. There is alway so much smoke out there to filter through for us hunters on these new products.
However some new knowledge is nessary now that leds are the only way to go at this time.
Here is a few things that I have learned over the years and has helped me. I hope this information will help you also.
First, I am always looking for the most powerful light that is not going to break the bank and will not be outdated in one year because of better lights in the near future. This has been a real hard problem in the past 10 years with hunting lights. Lights started changing so fast that most people are in a head spin.
Second, I am always in favor of a full size flashlight type beam with a large center spot that has a good sized outer beam to see what is going on when a predator is running in. I am no fan of a small diameter beam of light. If you think about this. That is why the standard powerful full size flashlight beam of light has been the favorite over the last 50 years. This is the type of light we see the best with at night! I never try and fix something if it is not broke. I also like a good bit of spill as long as it is even amount of light on the edge. This helps me hide behind the beam of light better. With a good flashlight beam I can keep a whole group of critters in the light at the same time and evaluate what is going on. With this type of light I can also keep an eye on critters way out there and helps quickly catch any animal’s that pops up 20 yard out and way off to the left or right in my field of view.
Third, the light I pick has to be red led.There are no lights that work better then RED LED lights at this time. Red is the color I have always had the best luck with and coyote, bobcat and fox eyes red will let me personally see there eyes the furthest and cause the least ground shadow’s better then any other color. Also very important it let’s me keep my night vision for walking around. Some people will argue with me, but I always end up with red.
Fourth, I like a light that will turn on at what ever power I want and will allow me to adjust thr brightnes up or down. Also I want a light too turn off with out cycling through two or three light settings to get to off. I have come to hate lights with strobe and SOS that make you cycle through them to turn on or off. I will never purchase another light like that.
Fifth, I have come to understand that there is only one way to figure how far a light will throw it,s beam with out seeing the light in action.
Math, is the only way!
If you take the candela and divide it by .25 and then you get the square root of that number. That will tell you how far that light will go until it deteriorates down to .25. With .25 amount of light you will easily see there eyes and possibly some body out line, but you will have a hard time seeing the body clearly if at all. The background will determine if you see anything.
If you use .50 or.60 when dividing the candela It will give you a better light level for good clear shooting and identifying critters clearly under most conditions with a good scope.
25000 candela divided by .25 equals 100.000 take that number and get the square root. That will give you how many yards that light will go until it gets down to .25.
That answer will be 300.227 yards.
Here is a square root calculator you can use easly.
I hope this information helps some.
This is were I left off a while back and I had promised to talk about air currents for hunting predators.
Wile hunting it does not hurt to try and keep your body sent free. Your hunting partners will be glad you did. But to a coyote or fox it does not matter. They will smell you no matter how clean you are. Of course the less you stink can help you a little by giving you a few more seconds until they pick up your sent.
How to use air currents and wind is the best thing to help a hunter.
It is pretty simple to read the wind directions. Most of the time you can feel it if you pay attention. Or you could use the puff bottle wind detector like deer hunters use if you have problems. What ever way you chose this is important that you know the wind direction. The next thing is air currents also known as ground currents. Air currents run close to the ground day and night and in big temperature changes you can even feel the air currents run a different way then the wind is going Air currents have little to do with wind direction unless you have hi winds. When the winds get stronger it can start to affect air currents. If wind is strong enough it will push air currents the same direction as the wind.
But under most hunting conditions the wind is not strong enough. Unless you are hunting in over 20 mph winds. The best way to read air currents is to look at the ground shape. Ground currents flow like water does. If you look at how water on a mountain flows you would see the same path air currents will take. The reason being all air currents are always either warmer or cooler then the air temperature or ground temperature. Cool air flows down the hill just like water would. Warm air will flow up hill but will not take the exact same path as water does down hill but close enough that you can us it in you stand location. I know this may seam hard for some people to understand , but if you think how water would flow over the ground it gets simple.
Good luck hunting.
I love this kind of reports!
This brown bear was shot off one of your Tri-X-Stand tripods.
Would not of been able to do it with out it!
Hunting the Elusive PA Bobcat
A challenge I set for myself.
What a great way to learn about the outdoors and Bobcat habitat is on the trail for the secretive bobcat.
This was an exciting and interesting challenge for me to complete. Not living near Bobcats, it is important to have great friends that can help find bobcats to hunt in there habitat. I am sure me and my friends have learned a lot about bobcats over the years wile I pursued the elusive Bobcat. Thanks to all my friends that have traveled many of my ghost cat trails into the woods at night over the years with me and made this a much more enjoyable challenge and I now have knowledge and stories that will last a lifetime. A special thanks to my friend Jeff Millinder and his family, it has been a hoot.
DCPC varmint hunts
You will love his page. Killing is his business and business is good.
I have had good comments, but this one says it all!!
I have one of your Tri-X-stands. I must say. That is not the best thing invented since sliced bread. That is the best thing since they invented fire.
Testing the Carnivore 5 Red led light
One nights kill !! Tri-X-Stand Rifle Rests
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Griz-n-Grey is a bellows type call that is for gray fox and Raccoon. This call is so easy to use that even a person that has never called in any predators can now head afield with confidence. Just shake it and lightly and it puts out some great sounds. Even though they state it is for gray fox and raccoon it will call in anything that hears it. They seam a little salty at $39 but you will soon see it was money well spent. You will love this call.
These rifle rests are a prairie dog and night hunters best friend. You can acquire your targets faster with more proficient accuracy then any other rifle rest on the market, bar none. You can move these light weight rifle rest with no effort to prairie dog towns and set up in seconds. No heave lifting with these rifle rests at just 12 pounds. You can even put carpet in the bed of your truck and stand up and have a high rack type shooting set up in seconds that can shoot 360 degrees. No more heavy expensive bulky hight racks being drug around on your truck when you do not need it. Check them out and never look back to the old shooting methods.
Here is another hunter that knows shooting red fox requires a good rest.