How much IR can foxes see ?

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Muskett
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Re: How much IR can foxes see ?

Postby Muskett » 14 Dec 2017, 17:12

Bit perky to go out in the pink.
Thermal: a new angle for dogging :crazy:

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Re: How much IR can foxes see ?

Postby snoopy » 14 Dec 2017, 18:44

rodp wrote:
snoopy wrote:
Muskett wrote::D But its not the old days of white light lamping. Some nights its was like the Blitz down here with a flashing search light beams in every field. Like some Jedi convention :wtf:

Digi is just another tool in the armoury. Get it right, put the effort in, and it will fill the bag as high as you like.



i'll do my usual walt story here lol...

startts on a twat lamp, (i had one that actual;y lit over a mile away!!) so twat lamps everywhere, wooooo look at all them rabbits..rats what ever.

less than a week later..wooooooo look at all them white tails bobbing as they leg it

2 weeks into the twat lamp faize....one budooosh and everything disapearings for miles around...''ohh theres no rabbits left....''

out comes the twat lamp in reb blue green pink..yes pinks lagit... etc etc ..might get 2 maybe 3 nights scanterly clad shooting in.


dudahhhhhhh the dimmerswitch makes its apearence!!! oooo space tecno wow...dim the light, yeah a week tops.
then dimmed colours..purple really weird lol..even when dimmed..itssss-weird lol.

heres a bit most miss out, lighting at source, like leaving little diodes switched on literaly at sourse, yu can see them from 'miles away'..to coin the fraize.

but...pink! tiny little noise on a switch tiney widdawl lights go on..everything legs it!


do you see the pattern? bright lights from gremlins to piddly farty diodes...ddimmer, hmmmmm dimmers.,.ohhh yes dimmmmerrrsd..... :thumbup:

then we gets some night vision, switch it on and blow me if theres not a feild of critters...yeh starts with the twat lamp in IR then dwindles down then its light at sourse with tiny diodes etcetc, just the same as a lamp..in a word..diiiimmmmerrrrs hmmmmmmm oh yes dimmers.

not had the pleasure of gen2 or 3 with no lighting at all...eather way its all the same, when they suss you need a new trick up sleeve.


usualy a new dimable trick lol. :thumbup: :thumbup:



Hmm, pink lights and scantily clad shooting :roll: Not really in to that scene but everyone to their own :lol: :lol: :lol:



foggy nights..lol or thats my esxcuse :wtf: :lol:
'who is that masked man? its the kemosabby der..the bloody injun tells you every week!'

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Re: How much IR can foxes see ?

Postby snoopy » 14 Dec 2017, 18:47

Muskett wrote:Bit perky to go out in the pink.
Thermal: a new angle for dogging :crazy:


i remember when dogging used involed a greyhound, a whippit or some combo...now it seems yu can take any old bitch... :problem: :o :lol:
'who is that masked man? its the kemosabby der..the bloody injun tells you every week!'

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Re: How much IR can foxes see ?

Postby rodp » 14 Dec 2017, 18:48

snoopy wrote:
Muskett wrote:Bit perky to go out in the pink.
Thermal: a new angle for dogging :crazy:


i remember when dogging used involed a greyhound, a whippit or some combo...now it seems yu can take any old bitch... :problem: :o :lol:


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Muskett
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Re: How much IR can foxes see ?

Postby Muskett » 14 Dec 2017, 19:05

NV: always identify exactly what you are looking at, it could be snoopy with his bitch on the lead :wtf:

Please remember it is illegal to shoot game on Christmas day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX7BJaptphA

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Re: How much IR can foxes see ?

Postby hairyyoda » 14 Dec 2017, 19:14

:wave: Just an observance over more than 55 years etc. Good field-craft is the greater percentage of most successful fox kills, any fox whether educated or not relies mainly on only the 3 senses of Smell, Hearing and Movement.
If someone makes the bad decision to wonder outdoors after splashing a dollop of Henry Cooper's "Brut" on their anatomy, chances are that you will have educated and told any fox that could have been down wind of you when you entered their territory that "there is something different on the wind that should not be there because it is not one of natures background smells etc." Same applies to smoking and pissing into the wind (don't wear suede shoes :lolno: )
The same applies again when you arrive on a foxes territory if someone creates careless noise and commotion with vehicle doors and farm gates and needless jibber jabber with a shooting companion, just expect that you may as well have plugged a loudhailer onto your voice box and announced your arrival to the population of the neighbouring county.
Like wise regarding movement if someone chooses to walk diagonally across open ground or fields etc. don't be surprised if your outline will be seen at some distance etc.
Yes it is a horses for courses situation when out and about in the dead of night but learning the natural ways that Mr & Mrs Fox conduct their nocturnal lives is and must be a priority etc.
More success can be achieved with a lamp by holding the centre of the beam high and above any fox as the full glare from the centre of any lamp beam educates a fox more so than using the 6 o'clock outer edge of the lamp beam.
Same would apply with a full on IR beam directed at Mr or Mrs Fox's eyes, good if all went well and a successful kill but a complete cock up if you have only managed to educate Mr or Mrs F.
Over a great many years I have learnt and understood more about the ways of Foxes when out and about with shotguns, a far lesser amount of chances of kills compared to using a rifle because of the distance factor but getting a fox to come in close has it's benefits "sometimes" just seems a bit more personal and pleasing ???
Don't know if foxes respond and are educated by all the different intensities of IR illumination but they certainly are educated and respond to the higher and more intense IR illumination.
Keep thinking "creature of habit" and your on a 50% start.

Thanks and :think: Seasonal Greetings to you all :thumbup:
Phil


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