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    Default NIGHT VISION hunting equipment.......Questions.

    Well, I am ready to jump into night vision hunting. Having spent a few years learning about this, and still uncomfortable with the decision on what to buy. I wonder if many or any of you are using night vision equipment........???

    My guess is that there is zero market in Alaska for used Night Vision optics should I be disenchanted with my equipment choice. So for this reason I figure to by-pass the low end priced equipment.

    Any knowledgeable users on this forum........??? I figure to start with a quick release firearm sight, most likely thermal.

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    Check out TNVC.com. They have great night vision and thermal optics.

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    I have been, they are a forum sponsor of 6.8 SPC forum.

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    Check out TNVC.com. They have great night vision and thermal optics.

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    What are you hunting with night vision? As far as I know, hunting deer and big game with night vision is illegal...

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    That is "Classified Information" which requires rank of Team Leader or above in Hopeland Security. I think there is no legal issue with Night Vision for hunting in Alaska. Only restriction is use of a Light (Illumination) in the taking of game.

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    What are you hunting with night vision? As far as I know, hunting deer and big game with night vision is illegal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    I think there is no legal issue with Night Vision for hunting in Alaska...
    Think again. A quick read of the ADFG hunting regulations would have answered your question.

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    General Hunting Restrictions for all Game:

    You may not take game by... "...using a pit, fire, laser sight, electronically enhanced night vision scope"

    And it is actually listed in a different category than artificial light.

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/re...s_complete.pdf

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    SORRY......but "I" did NOT have a question. You fabricated that it involved something, That is did not involve. I said......."HUNTING" you fabricated "GAME". Hunting could include (In Alaska) many animals which are "NOT" classified as "GAME". NOTE: some animals have four legs, and some animals have less. In-fact many animals have NO legs.


    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    Think again. A quick read of the ADFG hunting regulations would have answered your question.

    Alaska

    General Hunting Restrictions for all Game:

    You may not take game by... "...using a pit, fire, laser sight, electronically enhanced night vision scope"

    And it is actually listed in a different category than artificial light.

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/re...s_complete.pdf

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    Hold your horses there AGL4now, I think anythingalaskawas just trying to keep you out of trouble. I've seen the regs and it seemslike a gray area (define scope?).

    Anyways I have a buddy that uses a night vision when predator hunting and saysit works great! (note its not his gun scope just a monocular thathe scans with) I don't think he has anything expensive. I would probably startout with something cheap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Hunting could include (In Alaska) many animals which are "NOT" classified as "GAME". NOTE: some animals have four legs, and some animals have less. In-fact many animals have NO legs.
    It can?


    "Game:

    any species of bird, mammal, reptile, including a feral domestic animal, found or introduced to the state, except domestic birds and mammals; game may be classified as big game, small game, furbearers, or other categories."

    So enlighten me...which animals are you referring to? You going to go hunt the neighbors cat?

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    Sorry, but that is "Classified Information".

    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    It can?


    "Game:

    any species of bird, mammal, reptile, including a feral domestic animal, found or introduced to the state, except domestic birds and mammals; game may be classified as big game, small game, furbearers, or other categories."

    So enlighten me...which animals are you referring to? You going to go hunt the neighbors cat?

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    Mebbe the neighbor - or his pet boa constrictor?? LOL.

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    ATN night spirit is a great, durable and long running with abuse kinda night vision optic. I use mine in the winter, due to our long nights and spot things identafyably out to 200 yards, further on a moon light night.

    For a weapons NV device, you dont need any reason to own one, just $$, but I see you know that AGL Mine is not a weapons night sight,, but I have shot a rifle with a Yukon NVG ,if I remember correct like, and it was alotta fun
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    I think possibly AGL is hunting two legged people who make unexpected visits to his compound.
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    I agree ATN seems to have good stuff for the money.

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