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    Pigs and infrared

    We've got some pigs annoying us I've been trying to get them with the night scope but they seem to be onto it much quicker than deer. Anyone know if they can see the infrared light better than most animals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    We've got some pigs annoying us I've been trying to get them with the night scope but they seem to be onto it much quicker than deer. Anyone know if they can see the infrared light better than most animals?
    We cleaned up a lot of pigs with spot light , secret was to go out when it was windy . Other wise they can here a pin drop at 1000 yards . Windy night and could sometimes have them insde 50 yrds . light shinning straight on them . they totally oblivious . can't see why you would need inferred
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    On a lightforce spotlight you can focus it so it has a bright spot in the middle and a halo around the bright spot. Hold the pig in the halo and they don't seam to care, then when the shooter is ready move the bright spot onto it and take the shot. This works well with most animals.

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    We've got plenty with the spotlight other years but the ones this winter seem to know about lights.

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    ours must have been dummies as honestly it was ridiculous how easy it was, even the big ones .Good luck with yours Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    ours must have been dummies as honestly it was ridiculous how easy it was, even the big ones .Good luck with yours Brian
    That has been my experience with spotlighting pigs, I guess they have to wise up the same as anything else if getting a lot of pressure with the light.
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    They must be hearing or smelling you, a pigs sight is like humans that's why the heart people get a pigs valve
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    I'll drop my scope off for you to try. I didn't think it spooked the pigs at all. I've also got a 'stealth' IR light you can try. Just need a rail on a rifle or borrow my .243.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    I'll drop my scope off for you to try. I didn't think it spooked the pigs at all. I've also got a 'stealth' IR light you can try. Just need a rail on a rifle or borrow my .243.
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    Pigs have notoriously poor eyesight. The answer is "No, they cannot see IR better than most animals."
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    Pigs with a Nightscope should be straight foward and alot easier than deer.Pigs I will even hunt in moonlight but usually not deer as their eyesight is just that much better. Alot of the pigs I have shot at night have been about 25yrds away in open paddocks and as long as you keep the wind from them to you no issues.
    Same with Deer if they do look at you with the IR on just don`t move the scope till they look away. They are pretty intelegent animals so if you have been hammering them I geuss some will work out what the little red glowing star is!!!

 

 

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