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Offline shrike

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night vision hunting
« on: January 19, 2014, 08:12:18 PM »
  Is anyone here on the boards using night vision  for predator hunting . I live in chester county and also have a place in potter and interested in doing a bit of coyote hunting . I have had 3 close encounters while hunting in potter .

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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 09:17:36 PM »
I believe night vision optics are illegal in pa

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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 09:21:10 PM »
     I'd have to research that...I sorta thot for night time predator hunting it was legal....
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 10:03:29 PM »
I'm pretty sure its illegal.
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 11:06:57 PM »
Indeed it is illegal to use night vision to hunt in the great state of Pennsylvania.
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 01:14:22 AM »
Not that i am doubting anyone, BUT....can anyone tell me where it says it?  Is it in the game book that comes with your hunting license?
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 04:47:55 AM »
Yes...page 16... Electronic devices: It is unlawful to hunt with any electronic contrivance or device except:   There is NO EXCEPTION made for night vision devices.... so it's illegal... 8)   

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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 09:01:08 AM »
Thank you !
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 10:53:53 AM »
Thermal scopes would be awesome.  Bulky, but awesome. ;D
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 11:11:35 AM »
For a brief moment I could hear nature through all the noise.

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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 12:04:49 PM »


   Kinda depressing ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hmmmmm.

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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 03:54:14 PM »
Not really.  Think about it.  Very expensive plus you have no shield to hide behind.  They can see you just as easy.  I will take the LED lights any day.
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2014, 04:19:08 PM »
+1
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2014, 05:35:01 PM »
I use the free version of night vision....its called my eyes.
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Re: night vision hunting
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 07:06:04 AM »
I saw a booth at the Harrisburg Sportsman that was selling night vision.
NiteSite was their name.
I let the salesman give his pitch. This system converts your scope (no need to remove it) into a night vision system. Very interesting indeed. It was affordable. You looked at a screen with image of what scope was looking at.
After I said it was illegal in Pa. the salesman said he wasn't sure of that. I said (as nice as I could say this) I wouldn't trust him on Pa. laws.
I thanked him for the time and slipped into the aisle and looked for the party I was with. They were no where in site and moved on. I looked back at NiteSite booth and saw a guy with FoxPro on the back of his jacket. It was Mike Dillion and he was talking with NiteSite guy. I waited in aisle until Mike was finished and turned to walk away when he spotted me and came over. We chitchatted up a storm there and later I visited with him at his booth.
Mike bought 2 of these systems. I knew he hunted in other states so I didn't say much. Last night, I watch FoxPro's show and Mike and wife were hunting in Virginia. Wife shot her first Fox. Mike did try out his new night vision. Good show.
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