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I wanted to take my daughter next friday evening and set up a deep cycle battery in my blind with a regular white spot light and periodically hit the light to see if there are any hogs. I do not have a feeder, I just throw corn on the ground. My blind is about 45 yards from were I have been thowing the corn. I am afraid that when I get there the corn will be gone so I was going to mix up something from some ingrediants I found on an old thread about hog chow. My main question is will that type of light work or do I need a red or green lense.
Any other info would be appreciated. And yes I have a fishing green light but do not want to have to run a bunch of wire to make that work when I could use a spot light.
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I have shot hogs over a white spotlight, but you've got to be quick. Hogs tend to scatter quickly when hit with a white light. You have to be aiming at the hogs and pick a target very fast when you turn on the light. I've heard some folks say that hogs will stand still for white lights, but I've never seen it. I have also wrapped my spotlight with red Saran wrap and that seems to work for awhile. The heat from the light quickly melts the Saran wrap, so you've got to keep wrapping it. Go for it and good luck on your hunt. BTW, if your spotlight is Q-Beam brand, you can buy a red lense for it. www.sportsmansguide.com sells all sorts of night hunting gear.
 

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Absolutely get the red lense cover for your Q-Beam. As Floatin Doc said, if you use the spotlight without it, you'll need to be quick because they'll scatter.

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Floatin Doc said:
I have shot hogs over a white spotlight, but you've got to be quick. Hogs tend to scatter quickly when hit with a white light. You have to be aiming at the hogs and pick a target very fast when you turn on the light. I've heard some folks say that hogs will stand still for white lights, but I've never seen it. I have also wrapped my spotlight with red Saran wrap and that seems to work for awhile. The heat from the light quickly melts the Saran wrap, so you've got to keep wrapping it. Go for it and good luck on your hunt. BTW, if your spotlight is Q-Beam brand, you can buy a red lense for it. www.sportsmansguide.com sells all sorts of night hunting gear.
He's right.. hogs are smarter than you think.. if they have every been spotlighted... they will haul buns as soon as the light hits em.. you had better have one in the crosshairs when you hit the light.. or they will be gone.. its better to try and get them on a near-full moon night.... or get a hog light with a photocell switch...
 

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Yep, they aren't stupid that's for sure. Last night while I was at one blind and feeder - they were at another. And when Kyle and I gave up for a bit to catch some winks in the truck - then the big boar showed up where we had been....**** hogs...

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Might want to be careful about putting the battery inside the blind with you and your daughter.. sometimes they put out some really nasty fumes while being used !! Definitely a red lens should be used..Good luck !!
 

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Use a sealed battery. Use a red boat or other taillight/stoplight red plastic lens and duct tape it to your q-beam. You can even color you clear plastic q-beam lens with a red Marks-A-Lot pen. When the pigs come in turn the light on with the light pointed upwards. When you get ready to shoot slowly drop the light to light up the area where the hogs are. Good luck. The green light used by fishermen would be easier to use to use/handle. You should consider buying a lighted reticle or illuminated red dot scope to be able to put the "bead" on a hog.
 
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