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Green LED Streamlight Stylus flashlight for hunting ?

DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior MemberPosts: 9,496 Senior Member
I just found one on the sidewalk, I had no idea what a green LED flashlight could be used for, a description says it allows hunters to be seen without spooking game, anyone here know more about this or uses such a light while hunting ?
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    I use one to find my way to my stands in the morning. I usually try to be up in my stand and situated at least 30min before it starts to get light out and the green LED makes just enough light to see where I'm going without lighting up too much area. Supposedly the green glow doesn't spook animals as much as a white light.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    my headlight has a blue setting that is supposed to serve the same function. Does do a good job of providing just enough illumination to get into the woods without killing myself. Do the deer see it:uhm:

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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    The green light simulates grass, one of deers favourite food choice. Be careful you don't get trampled when they run towards you.
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  • will-jwill-j Member Posts: 50 Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    I just found one on the sidewalk, I had no idea what a green LED flashlight could be used for, a description says it allows hunters to be seen without spooking game, anyone here know more about this or uses such a light while hunting ?

    The rods and cones in the deer's and most animals' eyes are not as receptive to the color green , so it doesn't alarm them as much as red or other colored light; Deer are more receptive to the color blue than any other color. Deer detect red and orange color more as white or light grey.:yesno:
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  • Fat BillyFat Billy Senior Member Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Doesn't red lights work as well? :uhm: Later,
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    All I can tell you about red is that varmints ('coons, mainly) notice it when you switch it on, but are not alarmed by it. Blue can be helpful for following blood trails. Green is popular with hog hunters, in the larger 'kill light' type flashlights that illuminate out to 200 yards or more. I've been told that they don't seem to upset deer, either.
  • LerchessLerchess Senior Member Posts: 550 Senior Member
    I try to use green light when I can. Not so much necessarily to not upset deer, but its easier to see blood using green. Initially I started doing this for deployments, but I reckon deer's blood would also be easier to track using it.

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  • justin10mmjustin10mm Senior Member Posts: 688 Senior Member
    Supposedly pigs cannot see the green light. As bisley said green is the most popular color for hog hunting kill lights. I've never used green first hand on hogs but have used red and they definitely can see the red light and will spook at it. White works much better. I'd like to get a green light to try, I hear good things.
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