Check out this image from and IR Patrol M250 in edge detect mode.
10 Hogs and 1 coyote 6/26
8 hogs and 2 coyotes 6/27
Check out these pictures from our recent hunt with The Hog Hitmen using some new gear. The new IR Patrol from IR Defense was run helmet mounted and offered superior detection ability. If you are interested in a thermal hog hunt check out the Hog Hitmen’s website.
If you are trying to decide on a PVS-14 or a thermal imaging weapon sight for hog hunting, this video is for you.
We put this video together to answer common questions about Generation 3 – PVS-14s for night hunting and illustrate some of the technology differences between gen 3 and thermal. Another good piece of information in this video is the important role of a magnified optic vs a 1X optic for night hunting. These hogs were all under 50 yards, with some under 30 yards and as you can see in the video there is a crucial difference in positive ID and usable range for a 1X vs 2.5X-20X(digital zoom) optic.
The PVS-14 was mounted simply for video purposes, so you wont see the reticle or a laser. It was a dark night when this video was captured with only 18% illumination from moonlight. We decided to not use an IR illuminator or a laser for this video to truly show the differences in technologies. Next time we hunt a dark night we will use an IR illuminator and a laser and throw a 3X magnifier on the PVS-14 to show how much better of an image you can get with IR Illumination and magnification. Hope ya’ll enjoy the video.
17 Hogs and 1 coyote in Jacksonville
1 hog and 1 coyote in Coalgate
7 hogs and 1 coyote in Centrahoma
5 Hogs and 3 coyotes in Colgate
Check out this screenshot from a recent hunt using “Edge Detect” on the IR Hunter MK II. The IR Hunter MK II has an Edge Detection feature that produces an entirely different new way of viewing your target. Edge Detect mode is also a fraction of the brightness of other modes so your eyes are not as prone to night blindness after coming off the scope.