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Will light spook deer.

Old 09-15-2009, 05:24 AM
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Default Will light spook deer.

Hello everyone Its getting that time of year again. My question is. Will I spook off deer walking to my stand in the morning with a flashlight? if so what do you guys use to see in the dark.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:34 AM
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I use a little ear light from Harbor Freight... only like a dollar or two. It is green in color and usually it doesnt spook them as much as a white light.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:33 AM
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Use a red or green light instead of a white light.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:40 AM
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I clip a Streamlight Stylus onto the bill of my hat....it has the green light and seems to work well.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:59 AM
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Stylus, I believe that's the brand, makes a pen (green) light that works great. I use a green light, that is when I use a light at all. A white light will spook deer.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rh160kid View Post
Use a red or green light instead of a white light.

agreed i use green personally but have used red. never white
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:14 PM
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i use GPS and green light
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:20 PM
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use a green or red head light. i have the cheap one that clips on the bill of a hat.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:21 PM
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I never use a light when there's snow on the ground, and rarely other times; only on the darkest of darks. When I do use light, it's red.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:37 PM
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my headlamp has white/green, also have a flashlight with green, red, blue lights.

colored lights such as red or green certainly have less affect on deer than white, red would probably be the least noticeable.

be careful though as red/green, lil branches are less noticeable and can poke you in the eyes.

Go green or red if you must, otherwise no light if you can get by.
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