A post below Jim made about how Thermal is useless in thick woods and IR is about the same prompted this discussion...
What other ways could one detect if there is something large in the woods?
One thing that is not considered is acoustic sensors. The critters have acute hearing and would probably hear any acoustic detection device. So I'm wondering if an acoustic device could be made that would detect movement but not be perceived as unusual in the forest.
I'm wondering of someone could build a detector that would sound like crickets or some other natural sound. It would emit the sound and then detect movement from it's echo pattern. Like a bat detects movement and paints a image based on the acoustic signature of the target. Does such a device exist? Could it be built?
Or a magnetic device that emits a magnetic field and detects changes when there is movement within the field. Does such a device as this exist?
This may sound like science fiction but devices that use all of the aforementioned methods do exist,the question is are they available or can they be modified to detect movement of creatures in the woods? Or would they even work?
Then there is the low tech approach, like setting up thin trip wires. We see this in the movies but has anyone actually tried it? Here in the south?
If you took an area like MC and set up a series of trip wires to video cameras, I wonder if it would be possible to get a good video of a critter?
Or set up trip wires around a person in a deer stand. If something breaks the wire the person could then know where to look. And where to shoot if he sees one.
This is an exploration of alternate ways to detect if a critter is in the woods. IR Game cameras have been tried and failed. Thermal is apparently not much better.
So how about we discuss some ways people or hunters could gain an advantage in detection. Do you have any ideas?
Post them in his thread...
Posted on Oct 1, 2009, 11:20 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11