Quality thermal optics for hunting can greatly improve a hunter’s ability to detect and identify game animals. They can provide a clear image of the animal, allowing hunters to see its body shape, read its body language and determine if it is a target species or not. This is particularly useful in low light conditions, or in vast hunting areas where spotting game animals can be difficult.
Thermal optics like the CYCLOPS Series thermal monocular and ARES Series thermal scope from ThermTec offer advanced features like one shot zero, freeze function, zoom function and coordinates setting that can help hunters make accurate decisions.
Thermal optics can also offer a window into what’s happening around your hunting property in the dark. It makes it possible to detect animals based on the heat they give off, even in total darkness and in virtually all weather. The ability to see animals during the day and at night by detecting the tiny differences in heat given off by different objects in a scene makes thermal optics a valuable tool for hunters.
Thermal optics can be used for scouting when and where it’s legal. They allow hunters to scan fields under the cover of darkness to scout the properties they hunt. This can be useful for identifying the presence of game animals, tracking their movements, numbers, identifying bucks or does, entry/exit points, and much more, all without alerting the game to your presence.
Thermal optics can also be used to detect nocturnal deer movements, which can help hunters to avoid missing game animals while sitting on a stand.
In addition, thermal optics can be a great tool for scouting open fields before crossing them, either on your way in or way out from your stand locations. When access to your stands is limited or difficult, knowing where animals are before you spook them can be a game-changer and improve the hunting experience.
Thermal optics can be a valuable tool for finding and recovering game after the shot. While traditional blood trailing, tracking, and woodsman skills should not be overlooked, thermal units can serve as a backup when things go wrong and the deer can’t be found.
Thermal optics can be particularly useful for detecting the heat signature of a wounded animal, making it easier to locate and track. This can be especially helpful in low light conditions or in dense brush.
In conclusion, thermal optics can be a lifesaver when it comes to finding and recovering game after the shot, it is not just a tool for hunting but for tracking and recovering the animal after the shot. It can provide peace of mind and serve as a valuable backup to traditional tracking methods.