Choosing the Right Flashlight Color for Turkey Hunting in NC

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  • Mike's avatar

    I’ve read that birds can see all colors of the light spectrum, but not when dimly lit. I’d go with the one that provides the bare minimum for you to walk safely. For my eyes, that’s red, but honestly, anything other than white is probably equally good.

  • Jon's avatar

    @Mike ok thanks I guess it’s trial and error.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Jon yessir. I should’ve added that I’ve also read that birds require full ambient light, well after sunrise, to see well. I know I’ve gotten very close to the roost many times so I believe noise is a bigger issue. Good luck this spring!

  • Jon's avatar

    @Mike ok Mike thanks for the heads up. I’ll be hunting off a long point where there isn’t much sign but they travel through.

  • Tyler's avatar

    I use the Petzl RBG headlamp. I have walked right underneath turkeys with red and green. Although if I can get passed them with no light at all that is what I would do. Slow and quiet !!

  • Tyler's avatar

    I use the red, blue and green for long night walks or walking in at daybreak and I really haven’t noticed a difference in the affect of animals. The only thing is these colors doesn’t cause night blindness when you turn them off. At least that’s what I call it. When you use a white light in the dark and then suddenly turn it off it’s like you’re in a dungeon lol. The colored lights at least you can still see or adjust quickly.

  • Jon's avatar

    Thanks everyone who has responded. Seems the soft colored lights seem to be the best or go to. Thanks again

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