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Big, bright light for tracking
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Scoot 25-Dec-20
Shiloh 25-Dec-20
JohnMC 25-Dec-20
Kodiak 25-Dec-20
BowSniper 25-Dec-20
Shaft 25-Dec-20
kentuckbowhnter 25-Dec-20
skipmaster1 25-Dec-20
skipmaster1 25-Dec-20
Percy 25-Dec-20
Milhouse 25-Dec-20
Panther Bone 25-Dec-20
DanaC 25-Dec-20
stagetek 25-Dec-20
Barron114 26-Dec-20
Huntiam 26-Dec-20
MA-PAdeerslayer 26-Dec-20
JW 26-Dec-20
Rob in VT 26-Dec-20
Aluminum Rain 26-Dec-20
Hank 26-Dec-20
Highlife 26-Dec-20
Barron114 26-Dec-20
LKH 26-Dec-20
Phil/VA 27-Dec-20
shorty 27-Dec-20
Bow Crazy 28-Dec-20
Shiloh 28-Dec-20
JL 28-Dec-20
Shuteye 29-Dec-20
Scoot 04-Jan-21
Zbone 04-Jan-21
Trial153 04-Jan-21
Z Barebow 04-Jan-21
badlander 06-Jan-21
Hancock West 06-Jan-21
Bowman 08-Jan-21
DanaC 08-Jan-21
lewis 08-Jan-21
Zbone 11-Jan-21
Zbone 01-Feb-21
From: Scoot
25-Dec-20
What's a good option for a light specifically for tracking? Something that casts light in a large area, is a very white light (not yellow like some), and is super bight. Doesn't have to fit in my pack conveniently (in truck is fine), so a spotlight of some kind would work too. Thanks!

From: Shiloh
25-Dec-20
Watch the latest video on Catman’s channel on YouTube. It was a Fenix rechargeable. I was shocked at the brightness and it wasn’t a big light. I’ve got a Fenix headlight and love it.

From: JohnMC
25-Dec-20
The sun but does not work I night. Other than that it is exactly what you are asking for.

From: Kodiak
25-Dec-20

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From: BowSniper
25-Dec-20

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I just got this 1000 lumen light from Walmart. Used it once already and VERY pleased! Charges with USB cable anywhere so very handy.

From: Shaft
25-Dec-20
I like the soft light of my Colman lantern, but I also carry a Guidesman 3500 lumens flashlight for tacking. 12 double AA batteries, but it works great and is really bright. Three settings, 200/1500/3500 lumens.

25-Dec-20
I have a battery powered maxmillion 2 million candle powere light with a couple back up batteries. The thing will set the woods on fire.

From: skipmaster1
25-Dec-20

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25-Dec-20

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From: Percy
25-Dec-20
IMO you can't beat a Coleman lantern for tracking. Percy

From: Milhouse
25-Dec-20
What Kodiak said.... x2

25-Dec-20
Zebra headlamps

From: DanaC
25-Dec-20
Got a budget in mind? Remember, using the highest setting on a light really cuts into run time. I'd look for something that has plenty of battery power and plenty of light at the 'medium' setting. If price was no object I'd buy one of these -

https://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-tk75-led-flashlight-2018-edition-5100-lumens/

From: stagetek
25-Dec-20
I use various lights, but still prefer my double mantel Coleman lantern.

From: Barron114
26-Dec-20
I keep a Defiant 1200 Lumen from Home Depot in my truck for tracking. The price is right and it is basically indestructible. It is by far the brightest light I have ever owned. I like it so much that I bought one for every hunter in my family.

From: Huntiam
26-Dec-20
Coon hunting light only thing to use

26-Dec-20
Check out streamlight. I carry a small on in my pack, have a headlamp and have a big rechargeable in my truck with extra battery incase I need the bigger light! Super bright LEDs

From: JW
26-Dec-20

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Just got one of these for work. Liked it so much I bought another just for nighttime tracking. Put a HD 12.0 battery in it and it’ll run for hours. Changes settings from spot to flood and it’ll make it look like daytime in the middle of the night.

From: Rob in VT
26-Dec-20
Fenix headlamps and lights are incredibly bright.

26-Dec-20
Kodiak x 3

From: Hank
26-Dec-20
Kodiak x 4

From: Highlife
26-Dec-20
X2 huntiam have a couple of sunburst bump hats absolutely lights up the night.

From: Barron114
26-Dec-20
I keep a Defiant 1200 Lumen from Home Depot in my truck for tracking. The price is right and it is basically indestructible. It is by far the brightest light I have ever owned. I like it so much that I bought one for every hunter in my family.

From: LKH
26-Dec-20
Nothing beats an old fashioned coleman white gas lantern. Get one of the handles that allows you to hold the light and reflect all the light forward. Do't ask me where to get it.

From: Phil/VA
27-Dec-20
Sniper Hawg Lights makes a great one. https://sniperhoglights.com/40kap-headlamp/

From: shorty
27-Dec-20
Shiloh, could you post a link to the video you are referring to?

From: Bow Crazy
28-Dec-20
I use a Rayovac hand held spotlight I bought at Walmart. I have two of them, they work great and are very, very tough. I've had mine for 5 years or so. I can't remember the price but I do know they were very reasonable and well worth the cost. BC

From: Shiloh
28-Dec-20
https://youtu.be/MBPjjv3EKIE

Here you go Shorty. It’s a quick review, but gives an idea of beam size and brightness.

From: JL
28-Dec-20

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FWIW...I have two of the CREE LED lights I use for night ops/tracking. I think mine are 27,000 lumens and will light up the sky. They are small and will easily fit in your pocket or pack. They take 4 rechargeable batteries and will last quite a while. Mine have 3 brightness settings. You can get them up to 50,000 lumens ($37) if you want to blind the critters. They are supposed to be waterproof too. They're not too expensive IMO. You have to buy the batteries and charger separate unless you can find a package deal.

From: Shuteye
29-Dec-20
One of the most important things I carry when tracking at night is a pack of cat eyes. The light has already been covered. I use the cat eyes to mark the blood trail. One on each side of a tree so when you find your deer you can go for help or what ever. Also when you get off the blood trail you can easily find the last spot you found blood without getting turned around. A few years ago I shot a really nice buck with a 44 mag handgun. It was just before dark. It went into some of the thickest brush you can imagine. There were a bunch of pine trees that had blown down. I called the guys next door for help dragging. They could easily follow the cat eyes to the deer and it helped getting out. Had to craw on hands and knees in some places.

From: Scoot
04-Jan-21
Thank you all for the suggestions. I ended up getting a couple Defiants from Home Depot. I'm very impressed so far. I also ordered one of the lights JL suggested. He PMd me with a bunch of answers and helped me getting my stupid questions dealt with, which I really appreciate. Between those options I'll be much better equipped next year. I liked what I used to use but quickly realized how much better was out there this year.

From: Zbone
04-Jan-21
Cool thread, thanks for sharing... Let us know please how the one posted by JL works... Thanks again everybody...

From: Trial153
04-Jan-21
Fenix tk22 or the HT18 are both good truck lights

From: Z Barebow
04-Jan-21
From one colorblind BH to another, I am always looking for the best light. I bought a couple of Primos Bloodhunter headlamps. Unfortunately I sucked this year so unless I drag a butchered chicken through the woods, I won't know how it works. (And the current snow on the ground is my equalizer)

From: badlander
06-Jan-21
Energizer makes a $30 - 1300 lumen AA flashlight - its handheld, doesn't need to be recharged and is bright white light.

From: Hancock West
06-Jan-21
Core Equipment lanterns are bright white. I hwve 3 of the 500w & they do a nice job for $30-35each

From: Bowman
08-Jan-21

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From: DanaC
08-Jan-21
Shuteye, great tip on the cat eyes. Watched a friend on a faint blood trail this fall, he used pink surveyors flagging tape every bit of sign. Recovered a nice 8 point that stopped bleeding because he had a good line to keep on.

From: lewis
08-Jan-21
I never hunt without reflective flagging tape start at first blood ?? and mark the trail through hopefully to your kill. I have some friends that use toilet paper but with the pandemic it could be hard to find lol Good luck Lewis

From: Zbone
11-Jan-21
Thanks for the tip folks, just picked up a Defiant 1200 Lumen from Home Depot... Good light for the price... Think I'll go back and get a couple more for each vehicle...

From: Zbone
01-Feb-21
Wanted to thank Barron114 for the tip on the Defiant 1200 Lumen from Home Depot for 20 bucks... Best light for the money ever spent... Went back and bought another...

Have a old school three D-cell Maglight it blows away... I bought the Maglight when they first came out and think I paid around a hundred bucks for it many moons ago...

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