Do Blood Tracking Lights Work?

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  • October 17, 2006 at 12:04 am #495214 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I made a post a couple days ago asking if anyone has used either the Gerber Carnivore light, the Browning light, or any other “blood tracking” light. Instead most people ended up talking about their prefered method, which was helpful, but didn’t answer my question. I hope the poll below will help, thanks.
    October 17, 2006 at 12:16 am #505360 Back to Top REPORT
    rockster11
    rockster11

    Joined: 7/4/2004
    Add the “I dont know” vote and Ill vote.. :D :thumbup :p
    October 17, 2006 at 12:19 am #505361 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    They don’t work….save your money. :thumbdown
    October 17, 2006 at 12:24 am #505362 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Add the “I dont know” vote and Ill vote.. :D :thumbup :p

    I don’t want a “I don’t know” option. I alreay “don’t Know” if they work :D , I’m trying to find out IF they work, but thanks.

    October 17, 2006 at 12:55 am #505363 Back to Top REPORT
    gwfh
    GWFH

    Joined: 7/5/2005
    They don’t work….save your money. :thumbdown

    Which have you tried and what did you experience?

    Bump….I’d like to hear more.

    October 17, 2006 at 1:11 am #505364 Back to Top REPORT
    murdoc
    murdoc

    Joined: 6/14/2006
    Get yourself a mag light
    October 17, 2006 at 1:33 pm #505365 Back to Top REPORT
    flabslab
    FLABSLAB

    Joined: 1/9/2006
    Get yourself a mag light

    I’ve used mag lights for years for trailing and simply for walking to and from my stand. They are a good, lightweight light. I do have one thing I don’t like about them….the bulbs burn out without warning. I’ve been in the dark a few times without even enough light to try to change the bulb. That part of using a mag light, or probably any single bulb light, sucks
    .

    As far as trailing, I recommend a good headlamp. I purchased one for this season after years of using the minimag light, and I’ll never go back.
    I recently used it for trailing a deer I had a bad shot on, and my hunting partner was using TWO mini mag lights. He commented more than once about how much better the light off my headlamp was for lighting up the woods/ground. My headlamp has 4 settings…spot light, flood light, both spot and flood, and red. Hope this helps! ;)

    October 17, 2006 at 3:50 pm #505366 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D I voted “only a little” as I have tried a few different ones -the best I have tried is the Gametracker which has the normal Led lights, blood tracking lights plus -infer-red heat seeking detector– which I have found to work somewhat.

    My preference though is a super bright LED light or a super bright Propane type lantern, JMO

    October 17, 2006 at 6:24 pm #505367 Back to Top REPORT
    gus
    Gus

    Joined: 8/16/2005
    Tried the Carnivore and it just sux. You could see the blood better with the xenon bulb in it than with the blood tracking light on.

    I just picked up a new maglight that has a 3 watt LED bulb. OH BOY!!!! This is my new favorite flashlight for tracking blood. That 3 watt bulb is BRIGHT and blood shows better than any other light I’ve used before.

    My vote is for a very high powered LED light. 3 Watt seemed to do the trick for me. I know my smaller LED headlamps don’t work great but this maglight is just fantastic.

    [=}=]

    October 17, 2006 at 10:14 pm #505368 Back to Top REPORT
    gwfh
    GWFH

    Joined: 7/5/2005

    Get yourself a mag light

    I’ve used mag lights for years for trailing and simply for walking to and from my stand. They are a good, lightweight light. I do have one thing I don’t like about them….the bulbs burn out without warning. I’ve been in the dark a few times without even enough light to try to change the bulb. That part of using a mag light, or probably any single bulb light, sucks
    .

    As far as trailing, I recommend a good headlamp. I purchased one for this season after years of using the minimag light, and I’ll never go back.
    I recently used it for trailing a deer I had a bad shot on, and my hunting partner was using TWO mini mag lights. He commented more than once about how much better the light off my headlamp was for lighting up the woods/ground. My headlamp has 4 settings…spot light, flood light, both spot and flood, and red. Hope this helps! ;)[/quote:jaribc6u]

    I found a minimag LED conversion kit for around $8. It turns the minimag into a 3 LED light with excellent brightness and extremely long life on 2-AA’s. I cannot remember the mfgr. but I bought it from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

    October 18, 2006 at 3:19 am #505369 Back to Top REPORT
    weave
    weave

    Joined: 1/1/2006
    Add the “I dont know” vote and Ill vote.. :D :thumbup :p

    :agree ;)

    October 18, 2006 at 4:37 am #505370 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhntr22
    Bowhntr22

    Joined: 3/7/2006
    Might as well not even have had it :thumbdown
    October 18, 2006 at 9:25 pm #505371 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I think I replied to your first post on the subject….I used the Carnivore light to see a blood trail from a deer tracked prior to dark. The bright white light worked tons better that the tracking red/blue. I agree with getting a good, bright, regular light for tracking. :thumbup
    October 19, 2006 at 12:13 am #505372 Back to Top REPORT
    1lethalxt
    1LETHALXT

    Joined: 8/22/2006
    For tracking you just cant beat a Coleman lantern. The blood just stands out and the light coverage is far superior to a flash light. The Fuel style seems to put out more light than the propane cylinder type. I know you were looking for info on a blood trailing flashlight, but I think once you’ve used a lantern, the flashlight will stay in the truck when your tracking. :thumbup
    October 19, 2006 at 1:04 am #505373 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 61
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    Too bad the fuel powered Coleman lanterns aren’t available anymore! They worked great! I use 2 lights when blood trailing, a regular white light, either xenon or LED. The other is a regular xenon bulb flashlight. I cover the lens with a piece of Saran wrap, held on with a rubber band, and color over the lens with a blue magic marker. It seem to help the red blood “jump out” a little better.
    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
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