A question I am frequently asked is, how to hunt predators with an airgun at night? In this video I present an Introduction to Airgun Hunting at Night; and explore the equipment, methods, and reasons for pursuing predators during the hours of darkness. We’ll look at the guns, optics, lights, night vision and thermal imaging gear that I use, and how I approach different scenarios such as hunting small properties in more developed areas as well as out on the huge ranches of Texas, and will show how we’ve used this gear and these methods to take various predators. This is more of an informational and instructional presentation rather than the straight up hunting videos I normally do. If you find this type of video interesting and useful, please like, share, and let me know in the comments, along with suggestions as to what you would like to see in future! My intention is to follow this basic “How to” video with a deeper dive on specific predator species covering coyote, bobcat, fox, and raccoons….. along with some of my hunts.Read More →

Ever since I started airgun hunting, I’ve been looking for a night hunting rig that worked for me. I wanted something that was portable, easy to deploy, and cost effective. Later on an added requirement was something that allowed me to record video footage of these nighttime hunts. I used a variety of lights, from powerful hand held spotlights with external battery packs in the early years, to powerful self contained units later on. As a matter of fact I still prefer hunting under lights when calling from a truck, while hunting with a two or three man team. In this set up, somebody can work the lights and the call, someone on the camera, and someone on the trigger. But remove a person from that line up and redistribute the work, it gets exponentially more difficult. But where I really found the use of lights a challenge was when out on my own, trying to hold a spotlight and work the call until a coyote or fox came in, then switching over to my scope mounted light. Add a camera into the mix, and I can tell you that I’ve missed a lot of shot opportunities and/or didn’t capture the action on film. Another thing that happened to me on a few occasions when night hunting, where I had permission or was hunting legal public land, I had the police called on me. People saw a sweeping red or green filtered spotlight and thought I was either poaching orRead More →