I hope this isn’t something people abuse until it is banned.
I‘ve just recently gotten into night vision and have been researching thermal for hog and predator hunting.
Where I think it increases ethics is recovery after the shot, in terms of a thermal monocular. I primarily hunt a 3,600 acre swamp, where it’s hard to see more than 50 yards and you aren’t going to be able to blood trail.
During archery season, I regularly climb down several minutes before sunset, when there is still plenty of shooting light, due to the fact that I don’t know that I’d be able to find the animal after giving it time to die.
I’m considering buying a thermal monocular only for recovering game, especially as my kids are getting closer to hunting age. Like I said, hopefully people don’t screw it up and make it illegal.
Doubt they will help much. Thermals don’t see through brush, trees, etc and won’t pick up a blood trail.
Funny how people who aren’t familiar and have never looked through a thermal
Device have strong opinions about their use.
Game does not automatically pop out when you use them. In some instances, thermals are more of a hindering technology than helpful. I appreciate peoples opinions, but it’s not like in the movies or in a video game. The enemy doesn’t just die because you deploy them.
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