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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:50 am 
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I plan to add a light directly on my feeder. I bought an LED security light with solar panel and built in battery at Harbor Freight for around $25. It comes on automatically at dusk. It has a motion sensor that brightens the light when motion is detected. I think this will help a lot during my night hunts. I taped a piece of clear green plastic to the lens, so it will be a dim green normally, then bright green when hogs come in and trip the sensor. I'll let you guys know how it works after my next hunt.,

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:58 am 
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Why a green filter and not a red one? Hogs cannot see red. Also be careful the green filter material does not catch fire if it in direct contact with the LED light.


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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:31 am 
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Be aware that sudden increases in light may spook the hogs. Lights with motion sensors that suddenly come on may spook the hogs. It's better to use a light that is already on. And, it's always better to use a light that shines on the hunting spot from a distance away as that lessens the chances of the hogs seeing the source of the light and spooking.

I see a lot of hog hunters who try to set lights the cheapest way possible, most with very limited success. I've tried it myself.

The BEST way to go is to spend a little money, and get a light that will work, last you a lifetime, and help you kill hogs EVERY NIGHT. Get one of the TEXASBOARS feeder lights, a portable battery, and a tripod to attach it to. Then you'll have a portable light you can take to any stand you hunt. It WILL work, every time, all the time. And, you'll have the best customer service in the business.

And, NO, he doesn't pay me to say this. I know this from first hand experience using them.

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 Post Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:34 pm 
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Yep,
motion sensors (they have been tested for years and the results don't vary much) - they are not a good idea *over-all* (yes, some hogs may choose to ignore such light, other, smarter hogs, will not ignore it and will stop using the feeder).
But, it's a start. That's a good thing, With today's economy sometimes we have to cut costs and do what we can to keep enjoying the hunt.
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 Post Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Lots of luck with green LED lights mounted on a fence post by feeder. My camera even shows mature sows setting off the light. Never seen one spook.


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 Post Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:36 am 
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If you like this set up you will want to get a better rechargeable battery for it. I'd bet you my paycheck that the built in battery especially a cheap Chinese one from Harbor Freight will not last. I'm not knocking cheap stuff because I occasionally buy from Harbor Freight for stuff that I don't use often and don't demand quality. When it comes to batteries though, you want high quality. Good luck and keep us informed of your results.


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 Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:12 am 
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Good luck with your efforts to light up your feeder and keep us posted on the results you get so that others may want to try the same thing or just start off with the TexasBoars feeder lights. I think the TexasBoars feeder lights are the way to go myself, but I can understand hunters wanting to experiment with other means. So, again, let us hear about your results.


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 Post Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Original post date: Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:50 am
I don't guess we ever heard anything more on this...


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 Post Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:06 am 
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BurtG wrote:
Original post date: Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:50 am
I don't guess we ever heard anything more on this...



Yea, I'm guessing if he was very successful with the method he chose he would have posted up.

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