Our good friend and firearms writer Kevin Reese of Pulsar Night Vision and Thermal Imaging dropped by the studio to discuss some outside of the box applications for thermal optics.

I have long been a fan of scouting with my Pulsar thermal monocular (Helion XP 50 pictured here) but over the past year or so I have started using it more and more during daylight hours. Invaluable tool to have in your hunting pack. Thermal doesn’t discriminate between night and day, it simply detects heat signatures. I found the Illinois buck I would eventually shoot while daytime scouting with the Helion.

Then we dive into Midwestern whitetail hunting with Kyle Pavlick- 2nd generation operator at Golden Triangle Whitetail in Pike County Illinois. I recently had the opportunity to chase some of their giant bodied, big racked bucks during the Illinois muzzle loader season. We discuss that hunt and why they grow them so big in the corn belt.