Hunting can be a great source of fun and adventure but one that may go bad just by the simplest of mistakes. So, whether you are a professional or a rookie there are a set of guidelines or rules that must be followed if you want to have a seamless experience. Safety should always come first because it otherwise would be pointless to go searching just for it to go south. In this excerpt, we’ll talk about ideas that will help you in your hunting activity especially if you are a beginner. Basically, I will give you ideas and explain them a bit to you.
- Start with a safety Program
You can choose to be physically present in an institution or you can choose to do it online but please ensure that you take on a test even if it is not mandatory just to be sure you have understood everything. After this, you can attend a hunting field day where you will meet real time seekers on the field and that will practically show you all that is involved in hunting.
- Locate an experienced hunter and go with them
This can be one of the best ways to learn quickly all you need is to stay silent and observe and learn. You can go with him to an area and later on revisit the same place as you will have familiarized yourself with the terrain that’s a fantastic head start in searching.
- Get some gear
Getting some excellent gear is of great importance since it is the equipment that will ensure your safety as well as your survival in equal measure. Research on all the essential devices needed for hunting, write down a list ask around if you can but ultimately, be certain that you know everything that’s needed. Be sure to invest in good quality products as it can be catastrophic if your equipment fails to work at the time when it’s most needed.
- Get to the hunting ground first
Hunters normally park at entrances at dawn and cover the remainder of the area on foot. Be prompt and be there by midnight. This guarantees that you get the best hunting ground ahead of the rest and you also get to go for an elevated spot that will give you a clear view on the game and you will have sufficient time to clean your line of a shot from branches and any other distractions.
- Eating anything
After the following everything I have told you’re sure by now you will have already made your first kill. Whether you have landed porcupines, rabbits, raccoons, and beavers they can be an outstanding annoyance to deal with especially if you do not have any experience in preparing them. Marinate in a mild salt solution for 12 hours and boil it in a gradually with ample spices and veggies if available. Let it boil until the meat falls off the bones. You might be surprised by the end taste regardless of your expertise in cooking.
- Go slow and stop in the noise
When still-hunting, most people never stay put and we are always impatient this is among the biggest mistakes as a small delay could have earned you a great catch. Always decide on a stage where you will remain still for say five minutes. You can never be too careful once in a while you may step into something that will create a sound if this occurs to stand still for as long as it takes so that when an animal has heard you it won’t be in a position to know whether you are still there or not.
- Pick landmarks
When you are tracking an animal by making a huge circle and coming behind it you can be easily confused with your location. Pick a exceptional object on the skyline that you could know from afar like a massive rock that will assist in guiding you to the right spot. Additionally, try to foresee where the animal will be after you finish your track. Before starting, look at the area long enough to establish its path and rate of travel and select your destination accordingly.
- Clear shooting paths
When you get to your standing point, practice shooting places from all points from which you expect an animal might come into view. After doing that, get rid of branches and other distractions in the line of fire if you’re able to reach them and stay in a location that requires minimum movement for one to turn in any direction. Ensure your safety strap is protected and permits free movement.
- Following a trail
One thing that you need to do is to move as quiet as possible as you track. Be alert always and if you have other hunters with you communicate using hand signals. Mark each speck of blood using a peg or flagging but ensure you remove them if you no longer need them. Do not give up after a lengthy search if it takes you more than you expected to begin searching for small spots of blood. Go down to your hands and knees, if need be to help keep you get a better view of the trail.
- Preparing your game
Skin rabbits and squirrels when possible as the skin strips easily when it is warm. Also If you eliminate the skin quickly fleas present in their skins will not have the ability to migrate off. Cook them in a pot until it becomes soft and tender and put the boned, chopped meat in a pot with broth or stew ingredients.
Hunting isn’t as hard as it appears. Follow my advice but also enhance your knowledge by doing some research more and you’ll make a hobby out of searching. If you’re doing this for the first time tag alongside an experienced hunter who will equip you with the much-needed wisdom and secrets to great hunting that will make certain you get the best hunting experience. Remember your safety is paramount and should always come first ensure you have all that is needed and necessary gears and make certain that they are in good working condition. Have fun on your next hunting trip.