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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:52 pm 
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I received my Pro Hunter 703 a couple days ago. Very Bright and Extreme Hardened Quality!! The instructions say not to put closer than 35 yards to the feeder, but the Florida swamp I hunt is thick and my stand is only 25 yards from the feeder. I also don't have any way to get the light back further without having it obstructed. I think the reason for no less than 35 yards is to keep the pigs from noticing the LED's at the source, but are there any tricks to get away with having the light closer?


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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:10 pm 
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Yes, got it raised up off the ground as high as you can. The higher the better. That will help keep the led's above eye level for the hogs. Plus, it will help diffuse the light a bit.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:34 pm 
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Marty,

Thanks! Will do. One other thing I was wondering, please. As I go higher on the pine trees where I hunt, they sway more with the wind. Will the shadows at the feeders moving as the tree with the light sways be noticeable to the pigs?


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 Post Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:08 pm 
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FLSwampHunter wrote:
Marty,

Thanks! Will do. One other thing I was wondering, please. As I go higher on the pine trees where I hunt, they sway more with the wind. Will the shadows at the feeders moving as the tree with the light sways be noticeable to the pigs?


I personally don't get so high in a tree that it sways, lol. To answer your question, YES. Pigs will notice any movement, including shadows and light movement. And, that movement may spook them. You want your light to be solid, where ever you decide to set it up. I always have my light on before dark, and it stays on the duration of the hunt. A sudden change in light intensity will spook the hogs. That's why the motion sensor lights tend to spook hogs.

I know there are some hunters using permanent setups where they've got their light set on a tall pole, with a solar panel charger for a battery, and the battery down at the base. They use a dusk to dawn switch on it so the light comes on at dark and stays on till dawn. By doing this the pigs get comfortable with it.

I've found though using mine that if I set it up and turn it on before dark, usually the pigs don't spook. They'll come on in and feed. They spook when there's sudden light, movements of shadows or light, or quick changes in intensity.

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Marty,

Thanks again. Once I'm able to setup and hunt some, I'll report back.


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Cool. On my portable setup I use a tripod for the light, and a 12v feeder battery. I set it up so the tripod is at its tallest setting.

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