Flashlight

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  1. Ridgerunner3

    Ridgerunner3 Grizzled Veteran

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    Luckily i dont have to worry too much about the poisonous nope ropes. If i did...really bright light.
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    You have nope ropes in MO, my brother did his grad work on them in Oregon MO (massasauga rattlesnake)... He became 'the snake guy' of the county and has all sorts of great stories.
     
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    I have a Smith & Wesson flashlight with both the green and red light option. The green is pretty bright so I use it on the walk out but I use the red when going Tactical sloth in the early morning.
     
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    Fo sho. I ran into two cottonmouths in one spot on public and i I definitely use a light accross that levee. I have never seen a poisonous one on my home spot tho, so i dont worry...too much.
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    I hunt southern MO and we have cooperhead, cotton mouth and rattlers as well as bear, feral hogs,coyotes, cougar and bobcats.
    4 years ago I stepped on a copperhead sneaking to my stand with a red light on. Since then, it’s bright white only for me until at least the second hard frost. I’ll chance bumping a few pre-dawn deer


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    I have killed 34 cotton mouths this summer on my hunting grounds. That's low, its normally in the 50's by now.

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    I can see where that may be an issue...lol
     
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    Is that legal? lol Not that I care or that it’s my business just curious.


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    I use a white light with it pointed down when I hunt close to the swampy areas of our property. All other locations I use a red or green light, whichever one I grab out the truck.
     
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    Yes

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    When I am hunting a property that I don't know well, I use a red light attached to my hat. Other than that, I never use a flashlight going in or out on property I know.
     
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    Whitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The deer knows you are human without any light at all. IMO the light means noting to them, they knew you were human before any light "bopped around" or hit there eyes.
     
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    bowhtr1 Weekend Warrior

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    To be honest I disagree with both of ya'll. But that's for another post.

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    I use red light at work so I'm used to it and it's what my headlamps have. So I either use red or white depending on how much light I need.

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    JasonOhio2018 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    100% agree. I've tested this and had the same results
     
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    I read a post from Justin a couple of years ago discussing why he walks in with, as he put it, “a hellabright light”.

    I started doing that last season and it didn’t impact my season at all. I actually had my beat season ever.

    In some of the more wooly places I hunt I walk in with my super bright Streamlight beaming away and still have deer under me 15 minutes after getting set up.

    I gave up on trying to pick my way through the woods with a dim green or red light a long time ago.
     
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