Owen Farm Hunting Preserve offers a great hog hunting experience by day or at night using Digital Crosshairs Night Vision Clip-on.
Located in South Georgia, check them out at alapahahunting.com
Source: R Connolly – YouTube – YouTube
View lots of night vision coyote hunts by R. Connolly using Digital Crosshairs 1000R night vision clip-on at the link above.
Digital Crosshairs turns any rifle scope into a digital IR night vision scope in less than one minute with no re-sighting required.
Order or learn more at www.digitalcrosshairs.net or call 404-590-6513
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
How to tell a fake 18650 battery:
Review of 18650 Batteries:
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
We get asked often why Digital Crosshairs 1000 is not sold at Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, or other big box retailers. Here’s the reason.
If we sold at big box retailers they would want a 40% or greater discount from us which would result in a higher cost to you.
Ever wonder why these stores have such a liberal return policy? When you return something they just send it back to the manufacturer and don’t pay for it. It mean nothing to the retailers bottom line but for a small manufacturer it really hurts. We all know people who buy from Walmart, use it for a while and then take it back. We have a return policy that let’s you try our product on your scope to see how it works, but this is just for a limited period of time after you receive it.
Those “Black Friday” sales you love are not just supported by the store, the manufacturer has to chip in also. We rather give you a fair price all year than boost our price so we can reduce it seasonally. These sales are often only possible because of very low cost offshore manufacturing.
Speaking of being a small U.S.A. based manufacturer, most of these big retailer want their suppliers to lower the cost/price as low as possible which means manufacturing offshore, probably China. Digital Crosshairs is made by Digital FOV, LLC which is a U.S.A. based company and we plan to stay that way as long as possible. As long as we don’t have to give half our profit to Walmart or another retailer, we can stay U.S.A. based.
So if you don’t see us at Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, The Night Vision Guys, or Optics Planet this is why. We are small and trying to give you the best price and service on a quality product.
Digital FOV, LLC is a small company in Stone Mountain, Georgia and we are alright with that. Call us up and say hello or ask about our night vision products. Guarantee you will speak to a real person every time.
Digital FOV, LLC just release a new version of Digital Crosshairs 1000 IR night vision clip-on that includes a built in DVR recorder that also plays back right on the rail mounted display. It is the only night vision clip-on that lets you take the night vision shot and then play it back right on the rail mounted display.
Priced at just $750 but compare to units that cost thousands more.
www.digitalcrosshairs.net or call 404-590-6513
Digital Crosshairs 1000R
Learn more at www.digitalcrosshairs.net or call 404-590-5613
This system has a built-in microphone for recording the sound of your hunt as well as video. Now your friends can see and hear the shot.
Digital Crosshairs 1000 IR night vision IR clip-on uses the latest high definition IR night vision digital technology to give you results like this for only $600.
It clips on to any scope and turns it into a night vision scope with visibility often beyond 150 yrd.
Un-like mid-range and lower cost expensive thermal, you can clearly identify game. Unlike Gen 2+ use it in the daylight too. Digital is the future!
Learn more about Digital Crosshairs 1000 at www.digitalcrosshairs.net or call 404-590-6513.
This video was shot using Digital Crosshairs 1000 at Owens Farm Hunting Preserve in South Georgia.
Advances in low cost digital IR night vision products like Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on lets outfitters get into the night hunting business for an investment as low as $600.
BYOG – “Bring Your Own Gun” guided night vision hunts, since it mounts on any scope in minutes. BYOG and ammo futher reduces the outfitters cost.
With most digital night vision systems, you can expect to get digital high contrast black and white night vision 150+ yards out, how far do your average clients shoot? As a business decision, why pay more?
How much money are you leaving on the night vision table? While you sleep, others are raking in the cash with happy hunters enjoying an exciting experience.
If your an outfitter taking hunters out at night with a dedicated night vision scope or thermal, you can’t see what they are shooting unless you have two night vision devices. Then you still don’t really know what they are looking at. With digital products like Digital Crosshairs 1000 just look over the hunters shoulder and everyone in the group can see what they are targeting. A lot more fun for everyone and safer for you as a professional guide.
Return on investment? How about one or two hunts and it’s paid for. The rest is all profit! Don’t wait, start earning night hunting cash now.
Call 404-590-6513 today or visit us on the web at www.digitalcrosshairs.net
Night vision hunting is the rage right now and a lot of fun. But would you trade a great Leupold or Nikon scope for a night vision scope?
Get the best of both worlds with Digital Crosshairs night vision clip-onhttp://www.digitalcrosshairs.net
Night vision scopes are great for hog and coyote hunting in the dark of night. Something you can not do with a standard day vision scope. But great scope manufacturers that produce high quality optics are in a class of there own, way better than any night vision device.
If you want the best in day vision scope optics and you also want to hunt at night you choice is clearly a night vision clip-on that will convert your quality optics into a night vision scope on evenings you want to hunt in the dark.
Digital Crosshairs 1000 is a night vision clip-on that attaches to the eye piece of your scope, taking advantage of your scope’s optics while capturing the scope’s field of view in total darkness using digital IR night vision.
This low cost clip-on for just $600 attaches to any scope in less than a minute and without re-zeroing, let’s you enjoy night hunting with the same scope you depend on and love for day shooting.
www.digitalcrosshairs.net or call 404-590-6513
Night vision technology is going digital fast. Look at all the major vendors and they all have a digital product offering. IR (infrared red) digital night vision uses a circuit board camera that is very sensitive to visible and IR light. This alone is why prices are falling and once you go digital IR, you will never go back.
This technology is in an early growth state and is making advances in light sensitivity and power every few months. In our opinion digital devices are equal in quality to Gen2+ at a fraction of the cost. The new starlight cameras are coming and will one day be a standard which is hundreds of times more sensitive to light than typical consumer market IRs.
IR digital night vision camera boards use the infared light band waves that are invisible to human and animal eyes. But IR sensitive night vision camera technology can also utilize visible light band waves as well.
For example, IR night vision scopes can see around a distant area at night taking advantage of an outside light that is on. You can point it at an area with a bright street light with no damage, in fact your view is improved. This is something that you may not think is important until you are out hunting in a situation where you want to look into shadows around lighted area. Can’t do that with a traditional I2 (intensifier tube) night vision device which will either be damaged by bright lights or shut off leaving you with no visibility at all.
The Digital Crosshairs 1000 night vision clip-on has a 4.3 inch rail mounted monitor that makes it easy to scan dark field or wooded areas without any eye blindness that results from peeking through a bright night vision scope eye piece in the dark. Your eye can’t adjust quickly back to night vision after looking into the bright scope’s viewer. This makes it possible to comfortably hunt for hours with virtually no eye strain or night blindness.
Just like phones and automobiles, everything will have a display sooner or later. Why not a rifle scope?