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How To Choose Coon Hunting Lights



There’s a certain excitement that comes from hunting raccoons at night. As you might already know getting to find them can be quite a task especially in the darkness. If you have some experience hunting for coons, then you know that there are two different things you need, that is, coon hunting lights and coonhounds.

If your coon hunting lights are not bright enough, chances are that your nighttime excursion will be for naught. In this guide we will walk you through some very important points to consider when choosing hunting lights.

No matter what type of hunting lights you are getting you need to remember that the best ones are those that meet the criteria outlined below.


Remember that you will be walking around the whole night when hunting for coons, so your hunting lights should be lightweight. A cumbersome light on top of your head throughout the night might keep you from being focused which is the last thing you would want on a hunting trip.

Long-life batteries

No one wants to hunt blind but that’s exactly what will end up happening if you don’t pack long-life batteries on your hunting trip.

Long Distance

Not all lights are created equal and while some beams will help you see quite far into the distance, some lights aren’t that powerful. When choosing coon hunting lights you need to ensure that beam is strong enough to spot hiding raccoons from a distance.

Different Kinds of Coon Hunting Lights

There are different types of coon hunting lights that hunters can use during their expeditions. Depending on several factors such as how you hunt, will determine how many types of lights you need. Most hunters normally use 2 or 3 different types of hunting lights.

Scope Mounted Gun Lights

As you can probably guess from the name, this type of lights are designed to be attached from the scope of a rifle. They act similar to a handheld flashlight, however, they allow you to adjust beam width as well as intensity.

Scope mounted hunting lights come in different colors including yellow, green, and red. When buying a scope mounted light you need to be mindful of its weight. A heavy light could throw of your aim.

LED Headlamp Style Lights

As you can tell from the name, these are led lamps that are attached to a cap for your head. It is especially useful if you have to walk long distances before getting to your target. Since it is handsfree and lightweight, not only are you focused but your hands are free to guide your coonhound or carry other equipment.

Handheld Spotlights

This type of coon hunting lights are useful for spotting raccoons up in the trees. Some handheld lights require long-lasting batteries to run while others can be used with a cigarette adapter. The one disadvantage with this kind of hunting lights is that you will need to operate them by hand and chances are by the time you clip back your light to your belt and aim at the coon, the sucker will already have fled.



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