If you want to have a successful nighttime hunt, you must have the best weapon for the job. This most likely means an AR-style assault rifle. However, the rifle is just the basic need. To get your quarry, you have to have the right accessories.
Below are the 5 best accessories that make hunting at night easier:
A Thermal Scope
This is the best accessory that you must have on your gun. Thermal scopes come in all sizes and styles. However, the basic concept is the same as they are able to “read” heat emissions from the body of the animal that you are hunting. Considering that the visibility is minimal at night, you want to be sure that what you are shooting at is an animal.
A thermal scope is light in weight. It will not affect the shot that you take with your rifle. However, it takes some getting used to, so practice using it at home before you can go hunting at night.
Many hunting beginners are not able to tell the difference between a thermal scope and a night vision scope. Just get the thermal scope for best hunting experience.
Night Hunting Light
Nighttime hunting flashlight is different from the regular flashlight. It does not bathe the hunting scene with a white light. Rather, it is subtle and cannot scare prey at night. It can be attached to the rifle scope itself, or to the barrel. It is quite lightweight. It is adjustable by selecting the distance that you want to light up. This is done by turning the head of the light. When you attach it on the thermal scope or the barrel of the gun, there will be minimal change in the weight. It also comes with a storage case and rechargeable batteries.
This is one accessory that most people do not remember to bring with them, yet it is very important if you want accurate shots. This can be in the form of a bipod of shooting stick. The latter comes in adjustable form, light in weight and the yoke can be adjusted severally to suit your needs.
The yoke also rotates 360 degrees, so that you do not have to keep turning the whole contraption when taking a bead on that coyote. If you prefer a bipod, that is still fine. It has features that make it stable even in soft soil or on snow. It also has many adjustable features that make it good for different needs.
A Range Finder
A laser range finder is the best for this business. It is accurate in reading the distance between you and the prey. Besides, it is camouflaged so that it merges nicely with the night shadows. The range finder also has night vision and a long range of 1000 yards. Well, not all of them have this kind of range, but the longer the better.
Since the laser range finders have a scan feature, you can use it to track prey that is on the move. With this range finder, you will be able to calculate the distance and take an accurate, or a near-accurate shot.
Carry Some Predator Decoys
You will use the predator decoy to lure the coyote to charge at it so that you can get your shot. Usually, a coyote will check the decoy and decide whether it is a threat or not. If it does not associate it with a threat, it will charge. Be ready to fire fast because a coyote charges fast. A duck call motorized decoy is a good option.