blood tracking lights

Describe the most puzzling blood trail you've ever been on.
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby Sailfish » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:37 am

I have only one experience using one. We were helping a fella track his deer, he had one, we really did not see the blood any better than with a regular flashlight.
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby shaman » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:26 am

Try a Coleman gasoline lantern.  You'll be amazed.
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby WayneL » Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:05 pm

I haven't tried one but my hunting buddy has an apple farm and he gets nuisance permits which allows him to take deer at night. He said it works great. I don't have the model info for the light he has but I will get it and follow up in this post.
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby FFKEVIN » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:34 pm

[font=tahoma]Thanks Wayne.  Looking forward to the info.[/font]
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby DeanoZ » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:23 am

I can't speak for the light but I just saw on Cabelas or Bass Pro a spray that apparent creates some sort of chemicla reaction when it comes in contact with blood and turns the blood into a neon blue when you shine a flashlight on it.  Not sure I could envision spraying the entire forest floor with this stuff to track a trace blood trail, but it was an interesting concept.

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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby FFKEVIN » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:57 pm

[font=tahoma]I've been reading some things on the web that suggest using hydrogen peroxide or hydrogen peroxide with a little [color=#339900]green (or yellow) food coloring mixed in.  Put it in a spray bottle and spray a fine mist.  When it hits fresh (not dried) blood it foams / bubbles up and makes it easier to see.[/color][/font]
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[font=tahoma]Never tried it, just read about it today...[/font]
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[font=tahoma]I even read about hunters using Luminol.  The stuff they use on CSI to see blood splatter...[/font]
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby wack » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:37 am

I've got the Gerber Blood light and it sure isn't worth the $50 that it cost. It has 2 different lights, one that's supposed to make blood stand out and one regular white bulb. I did better seeing the blood with the regular white bulb. I wasn't impressed and it's not in my field kit any more. Money wasted on another gimmick.

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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby FFKEVIN » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:05 pm

[font=tahoma]Thanks for the info Wack.  Sorry you wasted $50.  You can always sell it on eBay...[/font]
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby doc11965 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:50 pm

I also have the Gerber blood tracker light, and it was a waste of my money
does not show/highlight blood in anyway.....They saw me coming....
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RE: Blood Tracking Lights

Postby Wanderer » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:25 am

Oh crap. I bought a Gerber Carnivore light last fall. I never got a chance to use it yet. I got mine for $19.00 at Big R ,so if it's worthless, I didn't lose too much.

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