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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question about using flashlight

Is there any color light that will not spook Deer ?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 04:56 PM
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I heard the new lights with the option for green light do not spook game. Personally I never use a light unless it is neccasary.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 07:43 AM
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I don't believe it's the flashlight that spooks the Deer, I think it''s the smells and sounds that travel along with the light source... just a thought...

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 08:32 AM
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Without question green is the way to go. I have walked right up to deer and had foxes walk right past me with the light on and never spooked. Yes the wind was in my favor but it was pretty cool to get within 15 or 20 feet of the deer. The fox was so close he could have peed on my boot! I use the Streamlight Stylus because it is very compact about the size of a ball point pen and puts out an unbelievable amount of light. Highly recommended. Even with all of this confidence in this light I use it sparingly only when needed. One thing about green is that it is not worth a darn on a blood trail.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 11:34 AM
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No idea about deer but i know that the military uses red b/c its the lowest visibility at long range. Arent deer colorblind though?

So I would think that it wouldnt matter what color it was, they would just see light and movement and spook.

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 05:21 PM
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isent red also used for preditor hunting due to the fact that animals relate white light to people and on coming cars? good to know about the green.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 03:44 PM
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I was thinking about getting me one of those blood tracker flashlights with the colored LEDs for tracking bloodtrails in low light situations. Has anyone use these or know if they work or not? I don't want to spend 30 bucks for nothing.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 03:35 PM
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I have one of those blood tracker lights, and haven't had that much luck with it helping on a blood trail. I actually found it easier to see the blood with a regular lantern than the blood tracker light. I still carry it for the green light to use getting to the stand in the morning. It has a switch that will turn on red, green, or clear leds...the box says green "will not spook game".

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 08:11 PM
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Coleman Lantern is far more effective for me. Those blood lights just really did not do everything they said they would. Flex is right on the money.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 08:40 PM
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I agree with Bruce. I read that in a magazine once, too.
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