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  • #16
    I carry a streamlight 1aaa model flashlight all the time. When I'm hunting or plan to be out past dark I usually carry a headlamp too. My current headlamp is an American made model I picked up at Cabela's off the clearance rack.
    I hunt primarily in the afternoon/evening so if I use a flashlight at all it's when I'm getting close to the road on my way out.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by JM1993 View Post
      Sounds like a good flashlight, but I've never understood camo flashlights(or things like knives, etc.). I'd prefer at the minimum for it to be a color that will stick out if I drop it. I'm also a fan of being patient and waiting for light before moving too deep into the woods. I know some people like getting out there early and risk jumping deer in the dark, but it is not my style. When hunting on my own property I honestly just use the built in white light flashlight on my phone since I would rarely need a light. When I hunt on public land I use a headlight that has a red light. I cant remember the brand off top of my head, but I did shell out a decent amount for it. If you are going to need a light it is definitely worth investing in a good one.
      I have a Gun Show Gift, A Browning Cap Light Clip on 4 lite White press a button two go green ,press the button again all 4 go green,one more time all go white. It takes a watch battery the size of a .$.25 quarter.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by JM1993 View Post
        Sounds like a good flashlight, but I've never understood camo flashlights(or things like knives, etc.). I'd prefer at the minimum for it to be a color that will stick out if I drop it. I'm also a fan of being patient and waiting for light before moving too deep into the woods. I know some people like getting out there early and risk jumping deer in the dark, but it is not my style. When hunting on my own property I honestly just use the built in white light flashlight on my phone since I would rarely need a light. When I hunt on public land I use a headlight that has a red light. I cant remember the brand off top of my head, but I did shell out a decent amount for it. If you are going to need a light it is definitely worth investing in a good one.
        Pighunter: I'm often paddling out at night with that cap. The lake I regularly fish for walleye is a network of bays chained together. Great place for a canoe but damned if I don't get lost EVERY time I come out. Friday night I did it again. Didn't get loaded up till 11:20 p.m. The cap's LEDs give just enough light to see what I'm doing. The trail down to the launch is nearly vertical and all ripped up from ATVs and fools trying to get 4x4s down there. The ground is all large round glacial cobble and sand so the trail erosion is awful treacherous. That cap lets me handle carrying canoe up that uneven grade even in pitch dark. Those things don't look like much but by gawd they are wonderful. Always with me too.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by JM1993 View Post
          Sounds like a good flashlight, but I've never understood camo flashlights(or things like knives, etc.). I'd prefer at the minimum for it to be a color that will stick out if I drop it. I'm also a fan of being patient and waiting for light before moving too deep into the woods. I know some people like getting out there early and risk jumping deer in the dark, but it is not my style. When hunting on my own property I honestly just use the built in white light flashlight on my phone since I would rarely need a light. When I hunt on public land I use a headlight that has a red light. I cant remember the brand off top of my head, but I did shell out a decent amount for it. If you are going to need a light it is definitely worth investing in a good one.
          OHH, now that's taking some risk, especially alone. My hunting takeout is a paved boat launch so it's no way as difficult as what you describe. My risk is when it's cold and I'm paddling three miles in the dark after hunting until last light. It's all flat water with about half being in a swamp and the other half on the main river with occasional barge traffic. That's where a really good headlamp with tight beam is handy. Of course I also use clamp on navigation lights.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by JM1993 View Post
            Sounds like a good flashlight, but I've never understood camo flashlights(or things like knives, etc.). I'd prefer at the minimum for it to be a color that will stick out if I drop it. I'm also a fan of being patient and waiting for light before moving too deep into the woods. I know some people like getting out there early and risk jumping deer in the dark, but it is not my style. When hunting on my own property I honestly just use the built in white light flashlight on my phone since I would rarely need a light. When I hunt on public land I use a headlight that has a red light. I cant remember the brand off top of my head, but I did shell out a decent amount for it. If you are going to need a light it is definitely worth investing in a good one.
            OHH, I think your hat light made in the USA is made by Donald Trump.

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            • #21
              If I know the area well or if there's a good amount of moonlight I avoid flashlights. If I have to have one, I started using my "moonbeam" issued to me at boot camp. It will clip to my pack strap or shirt pocket, is indestructible, has a button that can be used for momentary lighting, and has a red lense that I've been told deer can't see.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by JM1993 View Post
                Sounds like a good flashlight, but I've never understood camo flashlights(or things like knives, etc.). I'd prefer at the minimum for it to be a color that will stick out if I drop it. I'm also a fan of being patient and waiting for light before moving too deep into the woods. I know some people like getting out there early and risk jumping deer in the dark, but it is not my style. When hunting on my own property I honestly just use the built in white light flashlight on my phone since I would rarely need a light. When I hunt on public land I use a headlight that has a red light. I cant remember the brand off top of my head, but I did shell out a decent amount for it. If you are going to need a light it is definitely worth investing in a good one.
                OHH. I used to go to a lake that was similar. A lot of bays coming together at angles with not much of a 'main' body. Big creek system dammed. In daylight, not so bad, at night though knowing where you are on that lake, which for the vast majority of it there were no lights or structures visible could be interesting. It's been a while since I'd been there so I doubt they're still good and visible, but after a couple of nights taking the long way back to the launch, the next time I was there I brought some bright eyes tacks with me and laid out a couple of sets on the trees during daylight at certain points of the lake. Really nice to know you're heading towards the right mouth from 600 yards out instead of having to get up in close then paddle around the point to the next one... and then maybe the next one.

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                • #23
                  My headlamp is a Cabela's model that I won from this site right here. Yay!! Memories!! I wonder if they still have that captioned picture somewhere? Hilarious!!

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