I never took into account that there is a season there. I forget they are an invasive species here. So pretty much anything goes as long as you are not basically shooting on the road I think its 50 ft off the road and a general hunting license. To hunt them year around. So I would have probably not bought a thermal either if I only had a few months to hunt. Even tho I go much less during the humid summer of Georgia. But I do still Manage to do well during the heat.
Red I think you would be happy with night vision over lights. but still, with a short season, it's kinda iffy in my opinion. I feel you can be almost or just as successful with lights with the correct knowledge of using them.
But that is one thing I dislike about thermal hunting now. I only have a few friends I can go with now. Cause ppl wanna come hunting with me that just have lights and its just a waste of my hunting sets. Where when I was just using lights it was almost a party.
To change the topic a bit. Red or anyone else wanna chime in on if they use cover scent or anything of that type.. I have been using Tinker Skunk scent and I swear I have had improvement with hunts. But, Wooo Do not get it on you.