For you folks that run feeder lights at your feeders, which ones do you like and when you put a feeder light on a feeder they are already using does it take them some time to get used to it? If so, typically how long? Thanks!
Go to Harbor Freight and get their solar charged security light. Motion sensor or on/off. Go to Hobby Lobby and get a pack of colored plastic film to put in the light. Put all on a 8' 4x4 and aim the light under your feeder. I've had two of these working for over a year with no issues. I should add that you can rig all this up for $75 or so.
Machias, the red film on the light made it easy for deer and hogs to get used to it, but it has now faded to the point that the light is virtually white. I have seen deer shy away when it comes on , but hogs seem to take no notice of it. I keep cameras on both feeders and I have seen pics of blurred deer butts several times, but the hog pics show the hogs are unaffected. Guess they like corn more than they are afraid of the lights.
Ok, I have a sounder of about 20+ coming in on a regular basis. Last night I rigged up a headlamp I have with a red lens. Pretty soft light, just barely enough light for me to shoot. The sounder came in at 11 but stayed about 15 yards away. They did not sound alarmed as they were scratching on trees and sounded relaxed, but did not come in. I thought I was going to get to zip an arrow threw one. :o)
Who has bow hunted at night? I wanna know how you see your target ( even lighted up )? I know sights have lights, mine does, but I never use it. It's to bright at that witching hour and lose any vision beyond it. I have 2, 300+ hogs a boar and sow that I only get pics of from 11-2 at night ( NEVER daylight hours ) I would love to knock them down. The boar is all black but the sow is white with black spots. I think she would be easier to silhouette for a shot.
Sat in my stand last night from 1930 until 0400. Had a large group of hogs come past the bait at 2220, they came within 20 yards but none came into the bait. Then they came back through at 0210 and until 0245 I literally had hogs all around me, but none came into the bait. I have them on my trail camera on my bait almost every night, but so far the two nights I have sat on the bait they have not come into the bait.