At night, you need to be even more alert to signals from nature. This makes hunting in the dark a particularly intense experience.
Nature reveals its special magic after dark. When it seems like everything is asleep and you’re all alone in nature, that’s when you need to be particularly alert. Changing conditions, such as increasing instances of game damage and illnesses, mean that hunting now more frequently needs to continue late into the night.
I hear a rustling sound nearby. Cautiously, I make my way toward the suspicious noise. – Wait a minute, what was that? I hear sounds of satisfied lip smacking and grunting. My heart starts to beat faster, my pulse rises. A glance through the hand-held thermal imaging device reveals the source: less than 50 meters (55 yards) away, below an old oak tree at the edge of the forest, a herd of wild boar are happily munching on the fruit of the majestic tree. I tensely hold my breath. Adrenaline surges through my body. I creep closer. Countless thoughts race through my head. I need to make sure I keep any noise to an absolute minimum to avoid scaring off the wild boar. After all, I don’t want to miss this opportunity.
Even for seasoned hunters, hunting in the dark is a very special experience. In moments like these, it’s good to know exactly what you can rely on: your own skills – and hunting equipment which offers the maximum safety possible. Modern thermal imaging technologies allow responsible hunting at night. They help you to make a precise assessment of the hunting situation and to make the right decision at the crucial moment.
And because many SWAROVSKI OPTIK employees are hunters themselves, the company knows exactly what they need and has responded by creating the tM 35 thermal imaging device. With this product, the traditional family business has made respectful observation and safe assessment of situations possible both day and night, even in adverse weather.
Product will be available in spring 2022.