Tuesday, October 28, 2014


When the opportunity arose, for me to test and review this new pair of Bushnell Lynx Gen 1 Night Vision Binoculars, I was very excited, to receive them. This set is very lightweight and padded strap, feels good around my neck. I have always wanted to be able to see what I am missing, in the deep darkness of the night. This product has many important potential uses,including wildlife observation, search and rescue, law enforcement, home security and Now the Darkness is my Friend!!!! The performance of these night vision optics, is astounding. They are powered by 2 AAA batteries. Product comes with detailed instruction booklet and soft carry case,with lens cloth. The magnification is 2.5X out of the 40MM objectives. The range of the built in Infrared Illuminator is up to 90 Yards. These binoculars are meant to be used in the darkness, or near darkness only. They open up a whole new world of nighttime vision. This product can be used in the most extreme of temperature conditions,-22 to 104F for those who push the limits, in the outdoors. Night vision works by a Photocathode,that electronically changes Photon energy into Electrons,then acceleration of Electrons,inside the intensifier,that then produces a green monochrome image, that you can see. The accelerated Electrons, allow the unit to provide gain and enhance images. The diopters/eyepieces have pads , of a soft rubber material and feel good to my eyes. Soft rubber switches turn on binoculars and the Infrared Illuminator. When the infrared switch is pushed, a circle of extremely bright light, is in the center of units vision. The focus of the unit, is the front objective lenses,and can be adjusted from 4 to 600 feet. This products rubberized, non slip grip housing, is Water Resistant /not Waterproof. Unit should never be submerged. Care should always be taken to wipe unit dry,with a soft cloth ,and only use professional lens cleaners on lenses. Remove batteries if stored for more than 2 months. Unit can operate up to 70 hours without infrared ,and 20 hours with infrared on . After much testing I give this product my Very Highest recommendation, for many life saving, safety use, possibilities, Gen 1 Innovation, Quality lenses and electronic components, durability,in the field,and overall versatility ,to change extreme darkness into bright daylight visibility. I hope this review is informative to readers and helps them make an informed buying decision. {FISHGRILLER APPROVED

Bushnell LYNX Gen 1 Night Vision Binocular, 2.5x 40mm       

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I love to hunt the magnificent Rocky Mountain Elk , on the High Desert of Central Oregon.with my older brother Billy . I call him The ELK WHISPERER !!!!!!!!! this last year we drew a special tag for a newly opened unit opened up on BLM land after 20 + years of being closed to hunting.My brother Billy ,

scouted the unit several times before the season , to get us ready for the hunt.On opening morning, my brother Billy whispered us up a herd of Rocky Mountain Bull Elk  bedded down after a hard night of eating alfalfa, on the private ranches below our unit. We are meat hunters and had hair tags for any elk , but this is what we saw and we put a Hurtin  !!!!on these 2 bull elk early on opening day . The next couple of days we had a good time while the other 7 guys and one woman ,hunted the unit, and we  ended up with 6 elk down and a lot of meat to take to the processor ,but I kept my elk meat out of the  group pool , to butcher it up myself .