Agreed. Unless I'm worried about losing my footing, I won't use a light. I have no idea if it spooks game but it's just how I was taught. A bear and a deer under my belt with no light is evidence enough for me. And both were within 40 yards.Snake Charmer said:No lights unless the footing is dangerous and then only for a moment or two, not so important in truly wild country but my experience has been that critters in hunted country learn that lights and scent are bad to be around.