New Night Vision Scope Clip-on With HD Audio & Video Recording

Digital FOV, LLC is proud to introduce Digital Crosshairs 1000R-V2. This is the latest night vision clip-on in the Digital Crosshairs 1000 product line. It now includes drone industry HD video and audio recording and playback technology.

This product captures a night vision hunting experience as a HD motion picture with sound. It captures video from your scope and sound onto a Micro SD Memory Card ( supporting up to 32GB) which can be played back on the attached targeting display or on any desktop or mobile device that can read a memory chip.

·* Video compression format: MJPEG
· *Resolution: VGA (640 * 480) / D1 (720 * 480) / HD (1280 * 720)
· * Record file format: AVI
· * Recording sound: ON/OFF selectable
· * Cycle recording time: 10min/20min/30min
· * Frame rate: 30 Frames

This product mounts on any scope in less than one minute without proprietary adapters. No need to re-zero the scope. The included IR illuminator and targeting display mounts using a standard picatinny rail scope adapter that is included in the kit. Just mount it, turn it on, and go hunt. No programming, aps to download or sighting-in required. Now your best Leupold, Vortex, Nikon, Burris, or Schmidt Bender can be used in total darkness at ranges beyond 200+ yards.

The Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on product line has a modular design that allow for the integration of the “best available” night vision camera boards, lenses, IR illuminators, battery technology, and recording devices in the industry. “The philosophy at Digital FOV is to integrate the best technologies in the industry, not try to build them”, said Henry Johns, Chief Technology Innovator at Digital FOV, LLC. This design feature also enables Digital Crosshairs 1000s, that are purchased today to be upgraded by the company as the technology improves.

Digital FOV is a leader in the manufacture of affordable yet effective night vision clip-on devices that turn any standard day scope into a digital low light & night vision scope.
https://www.digitalcrosshairs.net
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Media Contacts:
Henry Johns
Digital FOV, LLC
(404) 590-6513
https://www.digitalcrosshairs.net

South Carolina Night Hunting Regulations

South Carolina DNR 2018 Regulations – Feral Hogs

Feral hogs may be hunted at night on a registered property on which a person has a lawful right to hunt, using any legal firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow. This includes the use of bait, electronic calls, artificial lights, and night vision devices. A property may be registered online on the SCDNR website (www.dnr.sc.gov/nighthunt), and must be registered annually. It is unlawful to hunt feral hog at night on property not registered with SCDNR. Persons convicted of night hunting for deer, bear, or turkey during the previous five years are ineligible to hunt feral hogs at night.

Source: SCDNR – Rules and Regulations

Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-on  http://www.digitalcrosshairs.net

or call 404-590-6513
Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip-on

How to compare digital night vision scopes

Raccoon night vision view with Digital Crosshairs

If you are thinking about getting a digital night vision scope to do some night hunting you may be wondering how to compare them.  Well there are some factual metrics you can use as a base line.

All digital night vision is built using a digital video camera board that is looking through optics and here is where you start your comparison.  Most vendors don’t tell you the specification of these components but that does not mean you can’t ask.

Digital video camera boards are rated in resolution and light sensitivity.  The resolution is described as the number of television lines of clearity (TVL) and the light sensitivity is rated in LUX.  The smaller the LUX rating the more sensitivity the camera board has to light, the better it can see with low levels of light.

The video camera boards used to build Digital Crosshairs 1000 has a very low LUX rating of .03 LUX.  The video camera board has a resolution of 1000 TVL.  The systems resolution is a combination of the video camera board and the quality of the lens it uses. Digital Crosshairs 1000 uses 3meg large format IR lenses that gather light with high levels of efficiency.

So the first questions you want to ask the manufacturer of a digital night vision scope is:

  1. What is the resolution of the video board camera that they are using?
  2.  What LUX level is the video board camera that they are using?
  3. How many megapix is the lens they are using?
  4. How powerful is the IR illuminator that comes with the scope?

This will not totally define the quality of the system you are evaluating but is comparable to asking a car dealer what kind of motor you get with the car.

All digital night vision systems have a video display.  Digital Crosshairs 1000 uses a large 4.3″ rail attached display that is 320X240 in resolution.  The digital night vision systems that are fabricated to look like a traditional scope with an eye piece to look into use a near-eye display, but it is still a display.  The resolution of a mobile night vision device is limited to reduce the battery drain.  Analog display of a lower resolution than digital displays consume less power so they last longer in the field.   Night vision resolution does not have the same visual perception as day vision.  Digital night vision is traditionally high contrast black and white images.

Clarity is going to be a function of the video camera board, scope optics, and the display.  The clarity at different magnifications and ranges will depend on if the solution is using a digital zoom or physical magnification from the glass optics.  Digital Crosshairs 1000 uses the physical magnification of the glass optics.  The better the optics you attach it to, the clearer your image.  Digital magnification is stretching a limited number of pixels until the image blurs.  Using a scope with an adjustable objective,  Digital Crosshairs 1000 will focus clearly at any magnification level on the scope.

The quality of a digital night vision device is the result of the quality of it’s components.  Lesson here or at least my advice, don’t judge a book by it’s cover.  Technology advances very rapidly so make sure you are not paying for 2016 technology in 2018.  Digital Crosshairs 1000 is built so that the night vision capture board can easily be upgraded as the technology advances.

There are a lot of good choices but if you are considering a clip-on that you can use with multiple scoped guns and crossbows please give  us a look.

Digital FOV, LLC

www.digitalcrosshairs.net of call 404-590-6513

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on

No night vision scope can compare to good glass optics

Here is a good review of night vision scopes

Reviews of the Best Night Vision Rifle Scopes in 2017 – Optics Den

But why not keep your glass optics day scope and use a night vision clip-on?
This night vision coyote hunt video was shot using Digital Crosshairs 1000R night vision clip-on.  How many deer just got saved by this hunter?

I promise you will never find a night vision or thermal scope that gives you the clarity of good glass optics during the daylight, when you probably do most of your hunting.  Coyote and wild hogs are a real problem today and night vision hunting is one of the best solutions next to trapping.

You will never find a digital scope that gives you the clarity of an optical zoom.  Digital Crosshairs is a digital night vision scope clip-on that uses the optical zoom of your scope, not some fuzzy pixel enhancement that others do.

Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on

If you want to keep your Leopold, Vortex, Nikon or other quality scope and still enjoy night vision hunting to help with coyote problems or just put some pork on the grill, check out Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on .

Call 404-590-6513.  or learn more at www.digitalcrosshairs.net


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Source: Reviews of the Best Night Vision Rifle Scopes in 2017 – Optics Den

Night Vision Clip-on Simulation

Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on is a real game changer.

Not since the invention of a rifle scope back around the 1940’s has anything been as exciting as the new Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on.  A new approach to shooting that uses an LCD displays for targeting.  From iron sights to optical scopes and now a game like digital display interface makes shooting easier and provides the hunter with extended visibility in day light, at dusk and dawn, and even in total darkness.

Simply target by looking at the screen.  This makes day or night hunting with a scoped rifle, pistol, or crossbow as easy as playing a video game, but deadly.

Night Vision Clip-on - Digital Crosshairs
Night Vision Clip-on – Digital Crosshairs

 

The beauty of using a night vision clip-on is that it does not replace the optics on a rifle, it simply enhances it with visibility into low light and total darkness situations.  Gun owners can continue to use the optics that they have mounted and sighted in during the day and at night just clip-on this digital enhancement to continue hunting into the night with no re-sighting required.

The Digital Crosshairs 1000 product mounts on any scope in less than a minute.  It is easy to move from gun to gun so you are not limited to one gun dedicated to night vision, use any gun you want.  This is a key benefit to gun owners that have multiple scoped guns or crossbows.  No longer are they limited to only using one gun for night hunting.  They can now use anyone they want.

Best of all, at just $600 it is an affordable choice for any hog or coyote hunter that is interested in night hunting.  Compare its’ 150+ yards night vision range with Gen 2+ products that cost thousands more. Dedicated night vision devices using intensifier tube technology or thermal cost thousands of dollars when you get to this level of visibility clarity and distance.

Since Digital Crosshairs is an eye piece mounted clip-on that looks through the scope, the better your scope is the better performance you will get at night.  Mounted on a Barska 56mm scope, a test unit was seeing over 300 yards at night.

There are a lot of good digital night vision devices on the market today but this one’s key advantage is that it lets a hunter use any scoped gun at night without re-sighting.  It turns all your scopes into night vision scopes in minutes.

Learn more at:  www.digitalcrosshairs.net

or call 404-590-6513

 

 

Digital Night Vision, Intensifier Tube, and Thermal Scope Comparison

Generally Speaking

We think Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on is a great choice but here is some general information to think about when deciding on a night vision product.

Night Vision Clip-on - Digital Crosshairs
Night Vision Clip-on – Digital Crosshairs

It don’t have to cost thousands of dollars to kill a few hogs in the dark!

About Night Hunting-

  • All dedicated night vision and thermal scopes will cause temporary night blindness after looking through them in the dark. Your eye pupils will shrink from the light in the scope and will take a few seconds to re-open and adjust to the darkness. Only exception are Digital Crosshairs and NiteSite products that use LCD displays.
  • It is very hard to judge distance when you are in the dark and your only field of view is through your night vision device.
  • No night vision scope is as clear as a high quality day vision scope.  It is the best of both world using a clip-on.
  • Check with your night vision manufacturer about maximum caliber weapons they support.

Digital Night Vision

Pros Cons
Gen 2 or better equivalent at lower Cost. More natural image, easier to identify target than thermal IR reflects off leave & brush affecting visibility
Use Day or Night Smoke and fog decrease visibility
Tougher, more rugged Requires IR illuminator for optimal use
Cost less than thermal and Intensifier tube technology IR illuminator has faint glow that may give your position away
Clear target identification at 50 to 150+  yards Optics do not compare with high quality day scopes
Many have video output and/or record capabilities Some have programmable features may not be practical in fast pace hunting situation
Fast startup time, sometime instant on Camouflage is often still effective.
Can see through windows
Better visibility in rain than thermal
High contrast black and white night vision image
CMOS night vision sensors do not have limited life span like intensifier tubes and thermal

 

Intensifier Tube (I2) Night Vision

Pros Cons
More natural image, easier to identify target than thermal Fog, smoke and dust obscures the image
Gen 3 on has longer range than most digital night vision Larger/Heavier
Cheaper than thermal optics Worthless during the day or in lighted rooms
Benefits from IR illuminator but Gen 2-4 intensify light without IR Camouflage is often still effective.
Sensitive can be damaged if exposed to bright light
Bright lights and fire stacks will cause them to shut off for protections
Limited lifespan
More expensive than digital night vision
Cannot handle large caliber weapons
 Optics do not compare with high quality day scopes

 

Thermal Night Vision

The major difference with thermal-IR is that thermal-IR is emitted by an object instead of reflected off it. No light source is required with thermal.

Pros Cons
See in any lighting conditions – Day and Night Nearly impossible to positively ID person except with most expensive equipment
See through smoke/fog/dust/sand Image requires some training to interpret
See through leaves, brush and thin materials Hot objects like rocks and hot building in urban areas will wash out human and animal heat signatures
Track residual heat (handprints, footprints) Long startup/warm up time
Works in absolute darkness Thermal optics cannot see through windows
Give off no light, will not give your position away Extreme cold can affect the quality of a thermal image
Long range target acquisition Generally more expensive
Many have video out capabilities Larger and heavier
Fast target acquisition Does not work in rain, misty, very humid conditions
Durable solid state technology Optics do not compare with high quality day scopes

Closing thoughts

To some extent, buying night vision is like buying a car.  There are some really good choices out there and a few lemons.  One thing to remember, you can’t see in the dark so if you plan to move around stalking none of these will help you get around.

Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-on has an LCD display that give off just enough light that you can see where you are stepping, but not so much as to alert the animals you are hunting.

Check out our video at: https://youtu.be/Ayu8AYZApJQ

IR Illuminator Batteries Can End Your Hunt

 

Digital IR night vision scopes are getting very affordable.  With a good IR illuminator, hunters are seeing 100 to over 200+ yards in the dark.  But “Digital”  means electric!  One detail that can ruin your hunting weekend is getting poor quality batteries or heading out with under charged batteries.

Good IR illuminators usually runs on rechargable 18650 lithium-ion batteries.  As your batteries drain in voltage, your illuminator gradually gets dimmer and dimmer.  Remember, the human eye can not see the infra red light from your illuminator so except for the performance of your night vision scope, you have no indication that the brightness of the illuminator is decreasing.  A battery with a low mAh rating when charged will start off bright, but the voltage will drain faster than good batteries.  Get setup and then 20 minutes or less into your hunt you start wondering why your system is not working as well as you expected it to.  Digital IR night vision and I2 (intensifier tube) night vision benefits from the IR illuminator light. When the IR dims, your system dims.  I stress this point.  It would be better if the illuminator just shut off but it doesn’t.  A hunter would know its time for another battery if it just shut off.

The 18650 lithium-ion batteries sold today are labeled from about 2100 mAh (milliamp hours capacity)  all the way up to over 9000 mAh.  So if you order the 9000 mAh batteries from China on Ebay you should be ok, right?  That is what I thought but after doing some research I discovered that 18650 lithium-ion batteries can not physically be made to go that high.   The offshore manufacturers are actually selling a lie.   They just lie about the mAh rating for marketing purposes.  After all, how many people know that much about battery technology except electrical engineers.

XTAR VC2 battery charger

With the average battery charger you don’t know the real mAh rating of your batteries or the charge level.  Don’t risk your hunting trip, get something like the XTAR VC2 USB LCD Screen Battery Charger Capacity Tester.  It has an LCD display that show the batteries voltage and mAh level so you know for sure and don’t have to risk bad batteries messing up a great hunting weekend.

Get good batteries and a good battery charger/tester.  That way, a $2.00 battery won’t mess up a priceless hunting opportunity.

Order the XTAR VC2 Tester/Charger at Digitalcrosshairs.net

Related info:

How to tell a fake 18650 battery:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-know-a-fake-18650-battery/

Review of 18650 Batteries:

https://mycooloutdoorstuff.com/which-18650-battery-is-your-best-choice-the-buying-guide-and-recommends/

 

 

 

Review of Budget Friendly Night Vision Scopes

Night vision view of hog at 150 yards using Digital Crosshairs NV clip-on
Night vision view using Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-on

If you are interested in night vision hunting scopes today is a great time to get one.  The technology is getting better and as you would expect. The really exciting thing is how some low cost digital scopes are just as good as much more expensive, older industry standard Gen 2+ intensifier tube technology.

Picking the right product for your needs and budget can be a challenge. There are enough people “proclaimed experts” out there with opinions on which scopes are the best and what technologies are better than others to keep the average newbie very confused.  If you take anything from this article let it be this, with today’s NV technology you do not have to spend thousands of dollars to enjoy night vision hunting.  Much of the new digital technology is just as good as Gen 2 and a lot more affordable.  Don’t think the more you pay the better quality you will always get, not true in today’s dynamic world of IR illuminators and CMOS chip based night vision technologies. If it is IR night vision, get a good IR illuminator and watch the night light up!

Would you buy a race car to drive to work?  Most hunter are shooting less than 100 yards at night and most of the night vision devices in this article can see farther than that, except maybe the Yukan which is just Gen 1, stay away from anything Gen 1.

What is your typical night hunt going to be like.  Are you shooting 150 yards or less from a stand to a baited feeder?  Are  you shooting 300 yards from the road into a field?  Are you walk and stalk night hunting?  Are  you hunting in rain, snow, or humid conditions?  Are you hunting in wooded conditions or open fields?

As an example of how functional specification don’t alway tell the whole story, if your location has a lot of rain and fog during hunting season,  a $10,000 thermal scope that sees 800 yards is your worst choice. Even if dollars are not an issue, thermal can not see through humid conditions or glass for that matter.  If you are hunting in heavily wooded areas or tall brush, all IR night vision scopes will pickup and be blinded by the reflection off leaves and branches in your field of view.

Night vision devices fall into three technology categories; intensifier tubes, thermal, and digital.   Those technologies are either implemented as a stand-a-lone scope or as what is generally called a clip-on.  Clip-ons enable hunters to attach a device to an existing scope to enhance it with night vision.

The key benefits of a clip-on are:

  • Use multiple guns without re-sighting (hogs with .308, coyote with .223)
  • Day scope is still functional if night vision device fails
  • Use quality day scope in daylight, clip-on night vision in evening
  • Digital Crosshairs clip-on’s ocular mount takes advantage of scope’s quality optics if you have a good scope

 

Affordable Night Vision Scope Clip-on

Digital Crosshairs 1000 http://www.digitalcrosshairs.net

Night Vision Clip-on - Digital Crosshairs
Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on mounted on Savage 223

Key Features

Core Technology = Digital Night Vision

  • Silent operation
  • Picatinny Rail attachable digital LCD display system for scope.
  • Auto focus at your scope’s fixed magnification (focus all magnifications of variable magnification scopes with adjustable objective)
  • Mini DVR recorder & Playback on screen (optional)
  • High Definition 1000 TVL CMOS IR board technology
  • Minimum Illumination 0 LUX
  • F1.2 lens for maximum light capture
  • Total darkness IR system activates at 1 LUX
  • High power zoomable long range 850nm IR illumination
  • Color output (not always true colors, Black & White IR night vision output)
  • Powered by 12 volt polymer lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
  • Weight of Digital Crosshairs = 22.5 oz
  • Weight of Illuminator = 7.5 oz

 

Digital Crosshairs 1000 Reviews:  https://goo.gl/qg8RNe

Digital Crosshairs 1000 Night Vision Clip On
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!
5 out of 5 by Joshua C. (1/12/2016 5:49:31 AM)
IP: 71.88.224.196

The DC-1000 is everything it claims to be and more! I can see clearly at 230 plus yards in the dead of night! This will definitely help you get the animal your hunting when there is no sunlight. I would also recommend you to buy the DVR as well, it’s so much fun to re-watch your hunt and a great way to save your memories. The products are A+++++++ but what’s even better is the customer service! Theses guys go above and waaaaaaaaaaaay beyond just answering questions and/or making sure your products get to you quickly. The customer service dept. are super knowledgeable and easy to talk to! I will definitely and have been telling my hunting buddies about this product. I am going email Digital Crosshairs some of my hunting video’s so they can post video’s of my hunt on their website! I love the product and customer service! Thanks again for an affordable night vision product, J.C.

NiteSite Wolf

Key Features

Technology = Digital Night Vision

  • Infrared Night Vision
  • Identification range 330 yards
  • Operational run time up to 7.5 hours
  • Net weight (excluding battery) 16 ounces
  • Water resistant

Reviews

Cost – especially with DIY systems becoming increasingly popular – http://www.airriflereviews.co.uk/accessories/optics/night-vision/nitesite-wolf

 

Affordable Dedicated Night Vision Scopes

If you are looking for a dedicated night vision scope for under $1,000 here are a few to consider.  You will want to read the reviews to see what real users have to say.  No product is perfect so we hope this helps you make the best choice if you don’t choose us.

ATN X-Sight-II 5-20x Smart Day/Night w/HD Video Wi-Fi GPS

Key Features

Core Technology = Digital Night Vision

  • Green night view, black and white night, and color day view
  • Displays in-view menu, functions
  • Obsidian Shooting Solution: wind/ballistic data and calculators
  • Recoil Activated Video (RAV) automatically records your shots
  • Profile Manager saves your personalized ballistic data
  • Smart Rangefinder automatically calculates a point of impact
  • Smart HD Channel allow for easy recording and sharing of videos
  • Smooth Zoom provides contentious zooming
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi allow sharing and simultaneous viewing on smart devices
  • Compatible with iOS and Android operating systems
  • Green night view, black and white night, and color day view
  • Displays in-view menu, functions
  • Obsidian Shooting Solution: wind/ballistic data and calculators
  • Recoil Activated Video (RAV) automatically records your shots
  • Profile Manager saves your personalized ballistic data
  • Smart Rangefinder automatically calculates a point of impact
  • Smart HD Channel allow for easy recording and sharing of videos
  • Smooth Zoom provides contentious zooming

Reviews

Not great illuminator light – https://www.amazon.com/forum/-/Tx10WW3G6TK3WYU/ref=ask_dp_dpmw_al_hza?asin=B01BYDUZ60

 

Reviews:

Gear Review: ATN X-Sight Digital Day/Night Optic   http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/08/jeremy-s/gear-review-atn-x-sight-digital-daynight-optic/

Videos:

Using T67 IR Illuminator really helps        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEw_gNvShfE

 

 

 

Armasight Vampire 3X Night Vision Rifle Scope

Key Features

Technology =  proprietary Ceramic Optical Ruggedized Engine image intensifier tube

  • CORE technology 60-70 lp/mm
  • Detachable long-range infrared illuminator included
  • Illuminated reticle with brightness adjustment
  • Water and fog resistant design
  • Mounts to standard weaver rail

Reviews

Rated for use on a .308, but makes the lens drop out – https://www.amazon.com/forum/-/Tx3OJFONPSOL4IJ/ref=ask_dp_dpmw_al_hza?asin=B00IBIO9VE

 

 

Yukon Advanced Optics – YK26013WL – Yukon Varmint Hunter 2.5×50 Rifle Scope

Key Features

Technology = Gen 1 Intensifier tube

  • Rugged titanium housing
  • +/- 4 Dioptric correction
  • Powered by 2 “AA” batteries
  • 30 lp/mm resolution specified
  • Comfortable, oblique shaped eye cup
  • Mil-Dot type luminous reticle with on/off switch
  • Precision internal windage and elevation adjustment
  • 50 Hours of battery life from two “AA” batteries

Reviews

 

Small reticle – https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/425544-REG/Yukon_Advanced_Optics_YK26013WL_2_5x50_Titanium_Varmint_Hunter.html

 

 

Sightmark Photon 6.5x50L Digital Night Vision Riflescope

Key Features

Technology = Digital

  • Day and night Use
  • Digital reticle with option of 6 reticle styles
  • High 6.5x magnification for extended viewing range
  • High resolution display
  • Built-in 780nm laser IR illuminator

Reviews

It will “blink” on high recoil rifles (you won’t see your shot) – https://www.amazon.com/forum/-/Tx1Y6OY9EFQOK16/ref=ask_dp_dpmw_al_hza?asin=B00JAE0UCA

Extremely poor range, even with aftermarket IR illuminator. (actual operative range is less than 150 yards) – https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R20S1JHMBJ5I7F/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00JAE0UCA

Night Vision Hog Hunting and Small Town Economies

Night vision hog hunting using Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-on
Night vision hunt using Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-on

Night Vision Hog Hunting and Small Town Economies

Hunting season has always brought the weekend hunter’s dollars into rural areas for a welcome influx of revenue.  Everyone is happy in the fall to see the camo wearing hunter who spend hundreds if not thousands with hunting guides, hotels, restaurants, meat processors, ice, taxidermy, gas, and even at convenience stores on beer and potato chips.  Yes, hunting season is an important seasonal revenue generator for rural communities.

Historically it was primarily deer, turkey, and small game seasons but now the wild hog population is turning hunting into a year round revenue opportunity in many areas.  In states like Georgia, Florida, and Texas where wild hogs are a serious problem, hog hunting season is a year round, day and night opportunity for everyone in the industry.

In the small South Georgia town of Alapaha, Owen Farm Hunting Preserve was just doing day hunts during traditional hunting seasons with a little hog hunting after deer season ended.  Hogs are mostly nocturnal so this was pretty limited to early evenings and morning hunts.  This fall they purchased two low cost night vision clip-ons called Digital Crosshairs 1000, which for $600 each allowed them to have two hunters in the field at night hunting hogs at premium price.  This was revenue on the table just waiting to be claimed.  Now they have wild hog night vision hunts booked for months in advance.  Not only does this bring in revenue for Owen Farm Hunting Preserve, but the meat processor, a local farm house that is rented to hunters for boarding, and the local stores are all gaining.  Most of the extra dollars they make are being circulated several times in the local community before leaving adding to the health of the town.

The wild hog problem combined with lower cost night vision equipment has opened doors for rural areas to capitalize.  The new affordable night vision hunting equipment enables outfitters on a low budget to now enter the game without risking thousands of dollar on expensive night vision gear.  Before it cost $3000 to $4000+ for good night vision gear and if it had to go in for repair the outfitter had to bear the lost revenue from canceled hunts.  Now with products like Digital Crosshairs 1000, low budget outfitters can compete with the big guys.  Only in America!

For the rural community it is not just the outfitter that benefits.  Every hog that is killed for meat has to be butchered and processed.  Rural area meat processors are also making year round income whereas before the popularity of hog hunting, most of their revenue came from a very short deer and turkey season.  It may seem small but meat has to be packed in ice and trucks run on gas, sales of which are another hog hunting related influx of revenue to small towns.  It all adds up.

Many of the dollars earned in rural areas are spent several times in rural areas before they leave.  The outfitter who earns dollars from hunters is spending it on gas, housing, food, entertainment, church donations, child care, car repairs, and other things at businesses in their communities.

Yes, wild hogs are a true problem for the ecology and farmers.  Truth be told, they also are an income opportunity for many workers in rural areas where there are not many other income opportunities.

By Henry Johns

Night Vision Marketing Division

Digital FOV, LLC

Phone 404-590-6513

Web: www.digitalcrosshairs.net

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/digitalcrosshairs