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Old 09-12-2010, 05:07 PM
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I'm not sure what happened to the land that we've been hunting for a long time now. I don't know if we have been over bid or what. Anyway, my dad and I are having to hunt the NC Wildlife Game land. We have to set up our treestands each day we hunt and take them back down. We plan on buying a light weight treestand to be able to carry it. I was wondering what color lights deer don't notice or can't see? I was thinking about buying a flashlight that has a color bulb that they can't see. Do any of you guys use these or what do you suggest for someone that has to put their treestand up in the dark?
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:16 PM
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I dont hunt out of treestands but I have been out coon hunting at night and had deer approach my light in my opion light doesnt scare deer.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:09 PM
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Deer care nothing about color. A lot of folks tend to use a green L.E.D but I use a white one and have walked right upon deer with it. Its a matter of prefferance really.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:24 PM
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The red or green bulb will let you see what you need without being as severe or bright at the white bulbs. That is what I use and would recommend.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:59 PM
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I use a green cap light and deer just stand there and stare at me.. As soon as I turned on my regular flashlight (white light) it bolted... Decision is yours though.. Good Luck
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:22 AM
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Where do you find the green and red flashlights?
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:56 AM
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What do deer do when they stand in the road at night, they stare at your lights. I have seen on the hunting shows lately that people are using green light but I don't know that white light is that big of problem either.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by david33 View Post
Where do you find the green and red flashlights?
the green and/or red lights aid your night vision, most airplane instrument panels use red.
we have them at Cabelas, Bass Pro has 'em as should any sporting goods store.

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Old 09-13-2010, 05:34 AM
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Deer aren't usually negatively affected by lights at night. If they were, there would be no need for anti-shining laws.
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