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Old 11-28-2016, 06:47 PM   #11
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Not to oversimplify it, but you can go to "Lowe's" or "Walmart" and pick up 3 or 4 of the little solar lights people place along their driveway's or flower gardens and wire/tie them to your feeder legs. They are inexpensive and don't need batteries or anything else. The hogs will get used to them quickly as will other animals and as I stated earlier, they are cheap and no maintenance required! But if green lights make it better for you, then go that way! Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:39 AM   #12
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Loving your bow hunting enthusiasm but I feel that I should share my own experience with trying to kill a pig with a bow at night.

First off, assuming you have killed pigs at night with a gun, stick with the gun. Bowhunting for pigs at night is not as glorious as you might think. Be prepared to lose an arrow.

Full Moon with clear skies is the only viable option you have in my opinion... wait hold on, better yet, set up a pig trap near the feeder, catch one, wait till the sun goes down and then shoot it. BINGO

But seriously, its very difficult to shoot and its even if you manage to "let it fly" and make contact, you cant see anything. Very disorienting to say the least.

Also, the glow lights don't work well unless the pig is directly below the feeder. I don't know what/where your setup is, but more likely than not, there will be a pigs scattered somewhere you can't see and will bust you before you get in range (unless you're already posted up in a tripod or popup in which the my comments above still apply)

My 2 cents
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:57 AM   #13
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We use wildgame moonlight lights. They come on when game gets near the lights and turns them on. As long as the game is near the lights, they stay on. We have a magnet attached to this light and stick it to the legs or housing. Just don't point the lights in your direction and you'll be good. Hungry hogs aren't bothered by the green light.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:19 PM   #14
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Shooting pigs at night with a bow is a blast. We usually just stayed on stand and waited them out.

Get some glow in the dark paint an dpaint your peep. Also try to use the lighted nocturnals for your nocks. It makes it easier to find if they run off with one stuck in them.

Give it a shot. We also practiced at dark.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:09 AM   #15
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It's a must to have both eyes open, you have to assume your peep is lined up on full draw and only concentrate on your pins and your lit target. A lot of archers don't realize the importance of both eyes open when it comes to shooting in low light situations
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:00 AM   #16
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Let me tell ya how I do it and I've killed a many at night. Years ago, I bought a Hawg Lite for my bow. It screws in where your stabilizer goes and has a pressure switch which I mounted where when I come to full draw and curl my fingers, I can press it then. It has a blue light and works wonders on pigs. Then, I bought a small light at Academy and it has a tube where you can bend it in any direction. That light is blue as well. Although it's no more than a pen light, it puts out more light than what I need. So I covered it with electrical tape and punch a pin hole in it. That is all you need to light up your pins. I put a twist tie around my riser and that light clips to that. Then I bend the tube where it is pointing straight down on my sights. When the hogs come in, you can draw pointing slightly upward, turn the Hawg Lite on, then drop down to the pigs. Never had one spook. I have even drawn and turn light right on them and they never move.
BUT, before you even try hunting at night, you still need to practice shooting at night.
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Shooting pigs at night

Here's what I've learned in my first few attempts at killing a pig at night with my bow.

Sight lights are no bueno. The pins are so bright compared to everything else it makes it difficult to see the target. Besides you don't even need to see the pin itself. Just silhouette it against the target and that's plenty.

NAP stabilizer light from Academy for $70-80 works pretty good. Good enough anyway. It may not hold up as well as some of the high dollar lights, but you can decide how often you plan to hunt hogs at night and which product is right for you

The stabilizer light initially spooks them and they may jump off. I click it on then immediately click it off. Wait a minute or two and repeat. Do this a few times then click it on and leave it on, preferably on your target pig. Draw and try to get a shot off without shining the light directly in the their eyes

Forget about using your peep. You don't necessarily need a kisser button, but you need more than one anchor point, or a repeatable process that guarantees you're on target without needing the peep. I use my release thumb, pointer finger knuckle, draw arm elbow position, certain back muscle flex and bow arm shoulder position, then gently tip my nose to the string. If I do that I can shoot accurately without the peep.

Finally, practice at night as much as you can. Daytime practice is good for setting up your shot process but put it to use by practicing in the dark.

I'm able to shoot from up to 40yds in my driveway but my nighttime shots are only 20.



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Let me tell ya how I do it and I've killed a many at night. Years ago, I bought a Hawg Lite for my bow. It screws in where your stabilizer goes and has a pressure switch which I mounted where when I come to full draw and curl my fingers, I can press it then. It has a blue light and works wonders on pigs. Then, I bought a small light at Academy and it has a tube where you can bend it in any direction. That light is blue as well. Although it's no more than a pen light, it puts out more light than what I need. So I covered it with electrical tape and punch a pin hole in it. That is all you need to light up your pins. I put a twist tie around my riser and that light clips to that. Then I bend the tube where it is pointing straight down on my sights. When the hogs come in, you can draw pointing slightly upward, turn the Hawg Lite on, then drop down to the pigs. Never had one spook. I have even drawn and turn light right on them and they never move.
BUT, before you even try hunting at night, you still need to practice shooting at night.
I do just about the same thing. Except I use the tape on my sight light to dim it down.
Also my stabilizer light is home made.

Works like a charm.

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Old 08-12-2017, 02:00 AM   #19
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With the right equipment night hunting is just as easy and way more effective than hunting in daylight. I use a whisker biscuit so no worries on which way the arrow goes on the string if a second shot is needed in the dark, the blind sider light lights up the ground around my feeder when the pigs come in, the Piglet light which is bow mounted is turned on before the shot and the pin light on the trophy taker sites lights the pins. It's easy just let the hogs get comfortable eating and draw and shoot just like it's high noon. A lighted arrow knock will tell the direction the hog goes if you don't get a pass thru and if you do the arrow is easy to find.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:11 PM   #20
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Elusive Wildlife makes a green light that has magnets on the back. We used to put them on the bottom of our feeders for night hunting. They work pretty good!
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