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Old 11-02-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Question Headlamp/Flashlight Use?

How big of a deal is it to use a headlamp or flashlight to enter or exit the woods in the dark when moving to or from a stand? Will it spook the deer or do they care? Thanks
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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It shouldn't hurt anything if you use a small low power flashlight and keep it pointed at the ground right in front of you. Don't wave it around.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:55 PM   #3
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How big of a deal is it to use a headlamp or flashlight to enter or exit the woods in the dark when moving to or from a stand? Will it spook the deer or do they care? Thanks
The most important part of carrying a flaslight is ya never really know if there is someone else in the woods you are hunting. It could save your life.. do not walk into or out of a woods without a flashlight on in the dark and I can tell you this from my own personal experience.......
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #4
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I've heard a red lamp won't spook most game, but that could be a bunch of crap....I've never tried it.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:40 PM   #5
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i use a green one. they cant see it and it will not leave you seeing white when you turn it off.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:55 PM   #6
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i use a green one. they cant see it and it will not leave you seeing white when you turn it off.
I haven't noticed any deer jumping with green light.
Swithch to blue cap and see blood
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:55 PM   #7
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I use a headlamp climbing and setting in, and usually walking in too, if I am in thick stuff and don't know the exact way to where I am going..
I got a 8 AA scuba light wth krypton, for tracking blood and other uses. Super bright. Love it. I don't like LED's at all. The Bluish tint sucks for blood.
I thing the deer are more spooked by me being there at all, and seldom run or spook unless I walk right up on them. They actually seem kinda curious about a headlamp, and watch it without freaking, usually.
After sitting in a tree 15 minutes, everything settles down, and deer that were too far away to notice you in the first place are walking under the stand.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:18 PM   #8
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I couldn't imagine it spooking more deer than me walking into things in the dark!
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:59 PM   #9
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I've spooked em both ways so I use one
yup would hate ta git tha shaft
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was hunting a big buck had seen him last day of archery in west tn
so I went back 3 day of gun
gittin'
ta be what I call buck 30
button head walks under my stand and mills around fer 2 mins
moves on and I here a sound coming from tha same way samller deer comes so I says to myself here comes tha big boy follarin' shorty
git my gun up noise gits
closer click off safty
see image at 50 yrds now moves ta 30 and
















its a stupid man
no light slippin out tha woods
come close ta killin that fellar raelly shook ol Smokes up.
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:07 PM   #11
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was hunting a big buck had seen him last day of archery in west tn
so I went back 3 day of gun
gittin'
ta be what I call buck 30
button head walks under my stand and mills around fer 2 mins
moves on and I here a sound coming from tha same way samller deer comes so I says to myself here comes tha big boy follarin' shorty
git my gun up noise gits
closer click off safty
see image at 50 yrds now moves ta 30 and
















its a stupid man
no light slippin out tha woods
come close ta killin that fellar raelly shook ol Smokes up.
wanna feel something that will shake you up more than that??

how about some idiot taking pot shots at you in the woods from his house.....as you crossing the end of the swamp to get to your car.....

I ALMOST KILLED THAT MAN TOO smokes......
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:08 PM   #12
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wanna feel something that will shake you up more than that??

how about some idiot taking pot shots at you in the woods from his house.....as you crossing the end of the swamp to get to your car.....

I ALMOST KILLED THAT MAN TOO smokes......
did he think you was a deer.
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I'd a been doin' tha belly crawl and diggin' a ditch at tha same time
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:11 PM   #14
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did he think you was a deer.
nope he was an ANTI.....and I always made sure I took my orange off right before I got to where he could see me, that day, I forgot

Before anyone says it....IT was my moms property
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I'd a been doin' tha belly crawl and diggin' a ditch at tha same time
If I hadnt been so ratled i would have been digging a hole...........

to bury that scum.........
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was hunting a big buck had seen him last day of archery in west tn
so I went back 3 day of gun
gittin'
ta be what I call buck 30
button head walks under my stand and mills around fer 2 mins
moves on and I here a sound coming from tha same way samller deer comes so I says to myself here comes tha big boy follarin' shorty
git my gun up noise gits
closer click off safty
see image at 50 yrds now moves ta 30 and



its a stupid man
no light slippin out tha woods
come close ta killin that fellar raelly shook ol Smokes up.
yep that's why I posted what I did in this thread. My buddy and I about 15 years ago were walkin down the edge of a corn field it was just starting to turn daylight. We had gotten up late and was bustin to get in our stands. I just caught something outta the corner of my eye a car had stopped in the road and the fellar was layin across the hood of his car with a high powered rifle putting a bead right in the middle of my buddies back. I hollered at the guy when I seen what he was doin and he took outta there pretty quick. It was to dark to make us out and we had no flashlights he mistook us for deer walkin down the edge of a field. The good Lord was watching out for us that day or I might not have turned around to see that guy.
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If I hadnt been so ratled i would have been digging a hole...........

to bury that scum.........
I'd been dialin' 911 and taking a warrant with intent ta kill with a deadly weapon
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:17 PM   #18
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I'd been dialin' 911 and taking a warrant with intent ta kill with a deadly weapon
yup.......it may be the closest I have ever been to Acctually KILLING another human being
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nope he was an ANTI.....and I always made sure I took my orange off right before I got to where he could see me, that day, I forgot

Before anyone says it....IT was my moms property
Man yall must be full of them Anti hunters out your way. We don't have any of that kinda crap goes on around here. I guess I just never realized how lucky I am to live where I do.
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Man yall must be full of them Anti hunters out your way. We don't have any of that kinda crap goes on around here. I guess I just never realized how lucky I am to live where I do.
you HAVE NO IDEA
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:41 PM   #21
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heres a Ol Poppa Dean trick
if you are afraid of spookin a big un' with a light
take ya some 4 # fishin' line and 6 ' high string ya out a course and follar it in in th a dark
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:57 PM   #22
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i no my way around our woods and there shouldnt b anyone else there but me so i dont really use a light . .. on and bman id b in jail still for watd i have done to that guy
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i no my way around our woods and there shouldnt b anyone else there but me so i dont really use a light . .. on and bman id b in jail still for watd i have done to that guy
I ain't no way i am rottin in no jail fer some lowlife
I'd have him in jail and I'd be huntin tha woods in peace.
course now in tn new law if a feallr comes at you or a 3rd party ya can shoot em' A law we can live with
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:58 AM   #24
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During archery season(rifle season is different..i have it on any time it's dark..to many people shoot at things they hear but can't see) when 1/2 the distance to my stand is down an old logging/skid road i try not to use my flash lite but the other 1/2 i have to use it if i want to keep the noise down.I keep a good one in my back pack but just use a small one(kind that uses 2 AA batt's) for walking to my stand.
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