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Old 09-14-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9gbl-RS14A

pretty interesting video about how deer see color and movement
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:07 PM   #2
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thanks for posting - very informative. It's remarkable how little movement it takes to get busted by a deer. I've never been very good at sitting still so it has happened to me a lot when hunting from a tripod. I really have to hide it well and brush it in.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:16 PM   #3
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Very interesting. Thx for sharing.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:23 PM   #4
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That was great. Very informative. Sent the link to my dad.

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Old 09-14-2018, 01:27 PM   #5
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Hints why Crossbow is not bow hunting . Got to move to draw a bow !!
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:30 PM   #6
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Interesting video
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:39 PM   #7
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Interesting, thanks for sharing. In summary:
Don't wear blue jean
Be still
Liked the science behind it and makes sense.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:42 PM   #8
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Saw that on Wednesday and thought it was very interesting.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:44 PM   #9
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I knew this about horses, but not deer. Makes since though, as they are pretty close physiology wise.
They once had a horse, that they thought could count. Scientist didn't believe it though, so they started studying the horse. Come to find out, horses are like polygraph test. Their eyes can detect such little movement, they can watch your blood vessels swell or constrict, even if it only last half a second. They can detect your skin rising or falling, from a quickened heartbeat, etc..no matter how subtle. So when they ask the horse 9x17, and they name off 10 answers, the horse picks the right answer everytime, just by watching your body, do something, you're not even aware of. Nature is mind blowing.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:47 PM   #10
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in to watch after work.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:49 PM   #11
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I honestly thought people knew all this. Just like when you wash your camo a few times, it looks blue to a deer because of the UV enhancers in detergent. Put your gear under a black light and it will look like those blue jeans in the video. Even that scent free crap they sell has it.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:50 PM   #12
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With this guy being a vision expert you would think he could see he needs to work on that hair style......

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Old 09-14-2018, 02:35 PM   #13
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Does this mean I can go back to Walmart camo?
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:45 PM   #14
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All I wear is blue denim lol.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:40 PM   #15
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Confirms, from this video at least, what I have practiced in hunting situations for several years now. Last season was probably my last elevated blind hunting until and IF I get my knee fixed and hip replacement revised. So, that means I've gone to hunting a sendero from our family Ranger UTV. Last year I took my largest buck from a 10' enclosed blind. The rest of the season the physical limitations progressively got worse so it was time in the UTV.

Here's the deal...the Ranger is red with a black roof. I sat many an hour facing the sendero, one of the only areas on our lease with up to a 400 yard distance rifle shot. I watched many a deer, both does and bucks follow the corn trail progressing toward my sitting location. I parked the UTV right in the middle of a pasture road. They would look my way, some of them, I think because it was out of the norm? After a while, almost none of them would spook. I would watch and restrict ANY movement until their heads were down and going after the corn we had put down (scattered over about 75 +- yards) down the pasture road.

I NEVER used any type of Camo wrap from the base of the windshield to the top, but if I moved suddenly, spooked them almost every time AND up to probably 200 +- yards? I learned to try to NOT move and if I had to, it was very slow and pausing as much as possible. During colder moments, I had on a black skull cap and a camo jacket but again, the red color of our UTV did not seem to make them that nervous.

That all said, I used to bow hunt but again, as time marches on with various physical limitations....and also used to do the washing, etc., it does not apply to my situation much anymore.

My current method works for me and just maybe, maybe, another trophy will walk that road this year and bam.....memories, good eating and another wall hanger?
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:56 PM   #16
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All I wear is blue denim lol.
X2 unless it's too cold I have to wear a bib or something
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:09 PM   #17
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Nice video, thanks
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:19 PM   #18
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I honestly thought people knew all this. Just like when you wash your camo a few times, it looks blue to a deer because of the UV enhancers in detergent. Put your gear under a black light and it will look like those blue jeans in the video. Even that scent free crap they sell has it.



Its still a good watch and confirmation....no matter how much we think we all know..


Thanks for sharing OP..
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:58 AM   #19
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This goes right along with what I've been telling people for years that red color lights work best for not spooking animals. I keep hearing people say green is the best but it's not true, as we can see in this video, deer can see green much butter then Red and I believe that is also true for pigs. Sure, your animals may not spook at green just like the deer on my place don't spook at white but that doesn't mean they can't see green or white better then Red. This is also why we don't sell blue colored lights or Amber colored lights. Blue is obvious why we don't sell it since it's the color deer see best and I also believe pigs see it quite well. The reason we don't sell amber is because it's lower in the spectrum(590nm) then Red(820-830nm) so what's the point since the lower you go in the spectrum the better the animals see it and Amber doesn't shine as far so what's the point.

What most people don't realize including the ones that did this video, is that all LEDs don't just put out the wavelength they are listed at. For example, if a red LED's wavelength is listed at 830nm that doesn't mean it doesn't put out light in lower wavelengths because it does. It will put out some light in white, blue and green so there is going to be at least some visible light to the animals. It's no different then most IR game camera's, if you ever looked at your IR game camera when it goes off at night, you have noticed that you can see the IR LED's glow red. This is because even though the dominant wavelength is above what we can see, there will always be lower wavelengths in the IR light that we can see and so can animals. Now if you have a game camera that you can't see that IR LED's glow, that is because they are using a filter to block you from seeing those lower wavelengths.

Basically what I'm saying is if you want to walk to your stand at night with a light that is the least visible to animals or want to hunt legal animals at night then best color you can use that we can see is Red.
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Old 09-15-2018, 12:53 PM   #20
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Thanks for sharing that. I learned something!
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Old 09-15-2018, 02:22 PM   #21
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Good stuff. Also make sense why deer don't move as much on windy days. All the movement would be amplified creating an over stimulation.
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:18 PM   #22
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Great watch, thanks for posting
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