A Beginner’s Guide to Hunting

You are a new hunter

You are a new hunter

Never been hunting? Do you have a strong desire to hunt, but do not know even its ABC? Have you planned your first hunting experience but need some more guidance? Read on. This article is especially for you!

Hunting is not a child’s play.You need to know its basics at least. Otherwise, you can get yourself into trouble. See the following 7 steps that you may need to follow to make your first hunting experience successful:

1. Get some Company:

Have you decided to hunt alone? Review your decision once. It is always better to get the company of your friend, family member or someone else who knows and have experience in hunting.You may also go along with a mentor or a guide. Accompanying friends will guard you in tough times and they will also be a moral support when you are not very successful in your endeavors. Company is not only for your safety, but it is good for you to have fun with your accompanying fellow.

2. Learn Hunting, and Get License:

You may be required by the law to get permission or special license for hunting.For such permissions, you may be required to take an exam or pass an interview. These types of tests and interviews typically consist of questions about hunting, hunters, and wildlife. The questions may also relate to the national hunting laws. Upon successful completion, at the time of grant of license, you may be required to undersign a declaration that you shall obey all the hunting rules and ethics.

Indeed, it sounds horrible and lengthy process. But, it is for your safety.You may join a hunter education course which is usually called hunter safety course for this purpose. It will help you understand each and everything you need to understand before going out for hunting.

3. Find Your Desired Area:

Now you have to decide about theareawhere you want to hunt. A wise decision should be made here. Otherwise, your whole plan will become nothing, but a mess. This decision largely depends upon your budget, access, and the type of hunting you want. You can’t go far away, if you have allocated a small budget for hunting. You may be not allowed in a particular hunting area. Some hunting places are privately owned, and you need special permissions from the owners to hunt there. Similarly, the animals you want to hunt must be allowed to hunt. Considering all these things, you are in a good position to decide the best location to hunt.

4. Choose Your firearms:

It is time to gather all the necessary hunting equipment and weapons, andknow their usage.You may need to have a GPS or compass, calls, hunting seats, decoys, blinds, tree stands, and more. You may find several hunting stores assisting you. However, if limited budget does not allow you to purchase brand new equipment, you may check your nearby garage stores, gun shows and cheap deals (or even that new garage your buddy just bought).

You need to choose the hunting weapons too. You can either choose, a rifle or a shotgun. Riffles are the best for hunting non-bird animals. Shotguns are mostly used to hunt birds. You may be interested in archery. In that case, you need arrows and other stuff. In short, your weapons and equipment may vary greatly, because of the type of hunting you desire. You are advised to first gather complete information about the required devices, gadgets, and equipment and develop a checklist of those items.

5. Practice Your Firearms Once:

Are you excited about shooting a bird or animal in your first shot? Well, consider practicing your firearms if you are not a born warrior, and practice hard when you definitely are not. Practice will perfect you for your own safety as you will gain some command over the art of using your own weapon. If on the other hand you will not practice you might hurt yourself during a hunt or might not be able to aim successfully while hunting.

6. Familiarize Yourself with Hunting Tactics:

Before the hunting season starts and you are off for fun you must know what hunting involves. One fine way of equipping yourself with hunting tactics is by watching videos containing experiences of hunters and reading books that carry useful hunting tactics. Hunting strategies are really important in helping you enjoy the sport. If you are new to hunting or do not have much experience you must watch a few hunting videos for help. Tactics learned by watching are always more effective and useful.

7. Dress Up Wisely:

Dress up yourself with the local hunter dress. Wearing a waterproof dress will be a good decision too.You may also need a hat. When it comes to your feet, choose comfortable shoes considering dryness. You will be walking a lot, so do not underestimate your footwear.While selecting your apparel keep the region and climate in mind. For hotter climates obvious a lighter hunter’s dress and a more airy camping gear will be appropriate. For colder regions of course your camping tent, sleeping bag, your hunter’s dress would be of thicker fabric and different make to ensure warmth and protection from cold.

8. Go Out There and Have Fun!

Now you are all done. You may go there and have fun hunting. But do remember the things, you have learned. They were not for the sake of learning only. Never take risks when it is the question of your safety. Be safe and enjoy!

Remember amateur hunters are out to hunt for enjoyment. It is essential for you as an amateur to carry necessary skills, gear and information so that your hunting experience is not a disappointment and you are really able to enjoy your time off from work during a peak hunting season. If your prepare well for your hunt you will enjoy it more and will have a bag full of anecdotes to tell your friends later on and enjoy great time.

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