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Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by ICDEDTURKES » February 26th, 2018, 10:34 am

Just curious if anyone is anyone else using it for roosting turkeys. Seems like a game changer. No more Hoot n for me, I can see them from 700 yards and you can essentially scout all night. Look get heat signature oh 12 birds over there. Pretty cool

Here's the one I use

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by el diablo » February 26th, 2018, 10:49 am

No more wondering which tree to sit under! LOL

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by Southern Sportsman » February 26th, 2018, 11:15 am

It’t not legal here in TN, but a buddy of mine does have a FLIR thermal imaging monocular. I have scanned tree lines in the dark (not while hunting) and you can definitely pick them out from a long way off.

IMHO, it goes WAY to far to be used in sport hunting, and I’m glad it’s illegal here. You could easily find every bird around 2 hours before sunrise, set up right under them in complete darkness, and shoot them as soon as day light and conscience allow. Where is the sport in that?

The only legitimate hunting applications I can think of would be tracking wounded game at night and nigh time coyote hunting where allowed.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by Sloppy_Snood » February 26th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Did you seriously spend $2,000 on a thermal riflescope?
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by quavers16 » February 26th, 2018, 12:30 pm

2,000 is indeed alot of money for this. I wonder if this will get more popular with Spring Turkey Hunters??

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by swampchicken » February 26th, 2018, 12:42 pm

Night vision and thermal imagery not legal in MO. I don't shoot them until their feet are on the ground.

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by guesswho » February 26th, 2018, 12:44 pm

I wouldn't do it. I hear those things are radioactive. Even more so than TSS.
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Post by guesswho » February 26th, 2018, 1:50 pm

I think the OP has already taken up fishing.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by ICDEDTURKES » February 26th, 2018, 2:05 pm

guesswho wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 1:50 pm
I think the OP has already taken up fishing.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by ICDEDTURKES » February 26th, 2018, 2:07 pm

Sloppy_Snood wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Did you seriously spend $2,000 on a thermal riflescope?
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by guesswho » February 26th, 2018, 2:08 pm

Your putting it on upside down. Only works in the daytime that way.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by hobbes » February 26th, 2018, 2:08 pm

That along with a 22-250 and a guy could get turkey season over quick. Then important things like fishing and gardening could be attended to.

I wonder if you can pick a beard out in the thermal image.

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by ICDEDTURKES » February 26th, 2018, 2:15 pm

hobbes wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 2:08 pm
That along with a 22-250 and a guy could get turkey season over quick. Then important things like fishing and gardening could be attended to.

I wonder if you can pick a beard out in the thermal image.
sal said my beards heat sig is different than my body so maybe.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by Waddle Whacker » February 26th, 2018, 2:17 pm

So you’ve tried it? I think it’d be difficult around here, for 2 reasons, but maybe I’m wrong. 1-We generally have leaves on our trees in the spring, 2- from my experience, trees seem to hold a lot of heat, and therefore show hot on thermal. Unless he was roosted right on a field edge, or in a dead tree, I think it’d be pretty dang hard to do in my part of the world. I have been wrong before, though.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by timbrhuntr » February 26th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Before I retired from the fire department I spent a few years on call for all major fires and they gave me a truck to respond with on the days I was on call ! It had a bunch of equipment but also had a 20,000 dollar thermal imaging camera in its inventory. Many times I thought of taking it with me to see if it worked in the deer and turkey woods !

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by HunterGKS » February 26th, 2018, 2:28 pm

timbrhuntr wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Before I retired from the fire department I spent a few years on call for all major fires and they gave me a truck to respond with on the days I was on call ! It had a bunch of equipment but also had a 20,000 dollar thermal imaging camera in its inventory. Many times I thought of taking it with me to see if it worked in the deer and turkey woods !
Serious question. What good would a thermal imager do in a fire? Looking for hot spots after the fire is out? I wouldn't think it would do much good looking for people if the fire was still burning.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by hoobilly » February 26th, 2018, 4:03 pm

Pulsar is the one I want! Joseph Wirth with MFK Calls has killed coyotes just past 400 yards with his Pulsar thermal. One of these days..

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by Stinky J Picklestein » February 26th, 2018, 4:52 pm

I don't think my Marlin 336 mount will hold it. :(

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by howl » February 26th, 2018, 5:17 pm

I thought this was a joke the first time I read it. Gon' be real funny when you set up with a client and buzzards fly out the roost.

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by Grumpy » February 26th, 2018, 6:02 pm

For that kind of money I could buy a damn turkey farm.
Too much of the new crap is just going to ruin the traditional turkey hunting, none of this crap will ever be used by me.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by youngoutdoors » February 26th, 2018, 6:09 pm

I'd love to have one to hunt coyotes! Not sure I'd use it for turkeys. ROOSTED AINT ROASTED THOUGH!!! Just because you know exactly where they are doesn't mean you have to shoot them on the roost or just when they hit the ground does it?

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by hobbes » February 26th, 2018, 7:07 pm

Take a deep breath. I'd venture a guess that the post was in jest. :D

f I was going to use one for scouting, I probably wouldnt mount it to an AR.

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by OLE RASPY » February 26th, 2018, 7:26 pm

That’s cheap. I’m fixin to buy one.
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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by hoobilly » February 26th, 2018, 8:40 pm

howl wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 5:17 pm
I thought this was a joke the first time I read it. Gon' be real funny when you set up with a client and buzzards fly out the roost.
:LMAO:

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Re: Thermal imaging for turkey

Post by timbrhuntr » February 26th, 2018, 9:09 pm

HunterGKS wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 2:28 pm
timbrhuntr wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Before I retired from the fire department I spent a few years on call for all major fires and they gave me a truck to respond with on the days I was on call ! It had a bunch of equipment but also had a 20,000 dollar thermal imaging camera in its inventory. Many times I thought of taking it with me to see if it worked in the deer and turkey woods !
Serious question. What good would a thermal imager do in a fire? Looking for hot spots after the fire is out? I wouldn't think it would do much good looking for people if the fire was still burning.
It is amazing with proper training the things that can be done with a thermal camera. In search not only in fires but also urban search and rescue. Most rescues in a fire are hampered by smoke not flame and using a camera is almost like turning the lights on in a dark room. Originally most fire departments used them for search of hot spots . What a waste of the technology. It took a while to convince the old school guys that they were actually wasting them. I could go on for a while stating what they can do but this is a turkey forum.

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