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 Post subject: Eye Shine Question
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:35 am 
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I was using my red light the other night and noticed that the raccoons showed a really nice eye shine. So my question is: do hogs show eye shine? Next question: Can the hogs see the eye shine of the raccoons?


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 Post subject: Re: Eye Shine Question
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:41 am 
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Personally I’ve seen hog & bear eyes shine with Texasboar lights, I doubt they can see another animals eye shine if using Teaxasboar lights. The reflection should be the same light as the light we are using I would think. Maybe Someone has a different take on this and post the reasoning.


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 Post subject: Re: Eye Shine Question
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:08 am 
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Fred, I've used a varmint light with a red filter for it on my rifles for years. Hogs see something when you shine a red spotlight on them. I've had too many stop and look at me when I hit them with the red light. I went to just using the unfiltered white light to shoot years ago. Hogs still stop and look; but, I can see them better for the shot. I was never very close using the red light and don't recall eye reflections. I do know that a white light will cause a hogs eyes to shine tho. I hope this helps...

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 Post subject: Re: Eye Shine Question
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Fred, I've used a varmint light with a red filter for it on my rifles for years. Hogs see something when you shine a red spotlight on them. I've had too many stop and look at me when I hit them with the red light. I went to just using the unfiltered white light to shoot years ago. Hogs still stop and look; but, I can see them better for the shot. I was never very close using the red light and don't recall eye reflections. I do know that a white light will cause a hogs eyes to shine tho. I hope this helps...

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 Post subject: Re: Eye Shine Question
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:28 am 
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Thank you both for your replies. It makes sense that a hog wold not be able to see the eye shine of a raccoon, but I was not sure. When I use my red light, I try not to turn it on or shine it directly at the hog when the hog is facing me. I wait until the hog turns away and even then I notice that they sometimes stop and look at what changed. I have also had hogs see their own shadow doing this so i have to be careful not to hit them with the full force of the light all at one time. I usually turn the light on while it is still pointed up in the air and then slowly bring it down on them. Again, thanks for the reply and happy hunting.


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 Post subject: Re: Eye Shine Question
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 pm 
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There's been times that I'd swear they noticed something with an IR illuminator.

Stood and watched them with NV for 10-20 min. with no reaction.

Turned on the IR and they start getting twitchy.


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 Post subject: Re: Eye Shine Question
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:15 pm 
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My experience with the ATN 450 infrared illuminator is they look at it a second and then pay it no mind - raccoons however are another story ive seen them turn and run


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