I’ve gone back and forth on it. At first I thought it would be a no brainier if it really senses out to 1,000 feet, but I don’t know. If I can’t see game with my eyes, will this thing still get heat return? phrased differently…. If I’ve got an animal down and there’s a thicket between me and him, I bet it won’t pick him up. Still might be handy on a tough trailing job once you’re pretty close if the understory is at least somewhat broken up. For the price might be worth a shot. Even if no good in hunting scenario be a nice shop gadget to have.