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.
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.
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".
Ever since I started hunting last year I have wanted a good snow hunt. The chances are slim since we don't get snow every year in NC and if we do get some, it will usually fall after the season is over. Heck the grass is usually still green around here until mid November. I'll get a snow hunt one day though. I am sure it makes for some easy tracking.
I agree with bruce its not the light that scares them. I've walked up on deer with white light, and until they smell me they are curious and try to figure out out I'm all about. Once they smell me they're gone.
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