Does a flashlight spook deer?

By Grant Woods,

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Will using a flashlight/ headlamp spook deer on the way in and out of the stand? I have recently heard that green LED lights will not spook deer but other lights will.. Your thoughts?

God Bless,

Beau Fugitt


I’ve heard the same theory that deer are not as alerted by green compared to white light.  I’m not aware of any research on this subject.  I usually use a leaf blower and create a debris free trail between the road and my stand.  This allows me to insure I can approach/exit the stand without making much noise.  In addition, I only need minimal light to insure I’m going the right way.  

I use a low power light so I can see the trail and keep it pointed down.  This limited noise and light approach works well for me!

Enjoy creation,


January 9, 2016