Walking to the stand in the dark

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by alfarah50, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. ybohunt

    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I use a red light.Going in without any light is the best but I found out if I use a small light i can be much quieter,especially when walking through woods.
     
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    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Me and my Dad have an ongoing debate on using lights/not using lights.As I mentioned earlier I prefer no light or a red light,he doesn't think regular lights spook deer at all and uses a bright LED light all the time.
     
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    Another thing worth mentioning about red lights is the don't affect your night vision. Your eyes don't have to readjust to low light


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    I agree. My eyes adjust just fine to the darkness and I walk into and out of my stands without light. I know my way in and know what trees are down and branches to try and avoid. Give your eyes a chance to adjust before venturing out.
     
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    kurveball18 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Trust me man, I know how you feel. Its not that your afraid of the dark. Your afraid of the Unknown. I deal with it myself and a lot of people do as well regardless if they want to admit it.

    I bought myself a headlamp from a local store that changes from red/blue and 3 different levels of white. Most of the time I'll walk in with the white because I want to see especially if I'm walking to a spot that is deep in the timber. Some of the spots I hunt take 15+ mins to walk too so trust me when I say I know how you feel. I think you will always bump deer off so I just focus on getting myself to the stand in a way that makes me confortable and then I get settled in. I still see deer so just do what makes you feel comfortable.

    Hell, even during the rut sometimes I wont start walking in until it gets light enough to where I can see, especially when its a long walk. Its the rut, the deer can come at anytime so just get there and hunt.
     
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    Would never walk in the dark in South Georgia period .. Not with the giant rattlesnakes I've seen on my property...in fact I was walking to a stand last week and chased off a few deer while using my white light, they never snorted.. And came back a few hours later right back to the feeder..


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    I'm a big fan of the light my wife bought me for my birthday. Its got a very bright white for nighttime tracking, and has a red light for walking in the morning the case provided also allows you to carry another set of batteries in case yours die. I'm not too big of a fan of morning hunts either and haven't had a chance to use the red light on a morning hunt yet this season.

    Here it is.
    Explortek Red Nite-Blazer LED Headlamp with Case - - Amazon.com
     
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    I try to be in stand settled & ready a half hour before legal shooting time or an hour before sunrise


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