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    Green Lights...

    I'm looking for input on using green lights for shooting pigs at night. Anyone have experience to share? The pigs on my lease are very noctournal. I've shot 4 this year using the full moon for illumination while they visited my pig pipe. I would like to hunt more often than the full moon nights. White lights will spook them, I've heard green doesn't. Any thoughts?

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    I use green light/red light all the time,learn one thing dont flash straight at the pig right away ,turn the light on over the pig and slowly move down ,,pigs are not scared of the green/red light at all.I amusing 150lum green/red Ultrafire flashlight
    Ultrafire WF-501B Cree GREEN LED Flashlight Torch 6v 6p G2 on eBay!
    and this scope mount
    NcSTAR Universal 1" Mount Scope for Laser or Flashlight Black

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    I use green lights at night but what I use is the green Crappie fishing light. You can buy them for about $22 and they are 12V. Clip them on a battery and they are on. They are sealed so they are weather proof. I take two lights and on each side of my feeder I put them about 10-15 foot high. I have a box stand set about 80 yards from feeders. Lights will be bright enough so that you can see the hogs, but when you look thru a scope, its almost like day light except its green. I turn them on when I get in the stand and turn them off when I leave. They have less than a 1 amp per hour draw so batteries will last a long time (weeks) before recharging. The green is more of a glow and it will not scare the hogs. I have had hogs come in and lay down under the lights as well as I have seen many Bobcats in the lights.

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    It was great to hear about using the fishing lights. I had not thought of that. Thanks

    A Clean Shot To All

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    Killed my first hog on my first hunt using the green kill light from Elusive Wildlife, worked great. Suspended the light using three strands of 550 cord from three different trees, it's about 12' off the ground set to auto so that it comes on on it's on at dusk. it only cost $70 for the thing compared to the 130+ for the flash lights that mount to your scope.

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    If you are serious about a GOOD light,,,this is what you need. THIS IS NOT A FLASH LIGHT, Its a LASER! And a bad one at that!!
    I have seen this laser in action and its the BEST I have ever seen. I will have one before the year is out!

    Laser Genetics ND3 Subzero Laser Designator
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    Got one of the green laser lights. It really lights up a tgt. Have not tried it on animals yet. Much Cheaper than a NV scope. Plus on the 458 socom I have heard it kills NV gear. SO the ND3 is a much cheaper alternative.

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    visit TEXASBOARS FEEDER LIGHTS wild boar hog hunting coyote and varmint hunting lights high powered LED hog hunting lights You will find the best quality for the best price. there are several options there. they arent pretty lights but THEY WORK.

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    I'm researching this too... from what I understand, for the same light and spread (diffusion) you get further distances with white, then green, then shortest with red. However, white spooks em easily, green sometimes if its too bright, and red is pretty safe. Lots of trade-offs with a diffuse (spread out) light versus the brighter spotlight types.

    For me with a bow, not as many tradeoffs because no way I'm taking a shot > 40yds at night, so I dont need the long-distance spot.

    Most, if not all of these lights are made in China, but the US retailers offer different packages that have different mounting, sleeve, and trigger options -- for a premium price of course. I like the lights with the options of switching out different color LEDs and easy recharging. Still researching tho.

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    I've got the ND3 Subzero about a week ago and my Marlin 30.06 last night. I will be using both this Friday night if the Lord is willing and the creek don't rise. Can't wait. I will share my $.02 (not that it is even worth that) after Friday.

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