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The Art Of Slow Stalking

Up to this point we have been discussing hunting in general terms. Now it is time to dig deeper and fine-tune our skills. The old saying goes 10% of hunters kill 90% of the game. One of the skills that this elite group of hunters must be proficient at is stalking. No matter what type of hunting you are doing at some point you will have to stalk your game. Stalking game correctly and effectively is an art form that takes years of practice. Overview I don’t know how many times I have heard hunters say, “Wow, what a long day! We must have walked 10 miles.” My response is always the same. Why? Why in the hell would you walk 10 miles? If your ...

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Boning Your Animal In The Field

I hear this complaint almost everyday during hunting season. We had a great time hunting, but it was so much work dragging our animal to the pickup. My question is always why did you drag your animal to the pickup? Overview Hunters have it ingrained in their minds that they have to gut their harvested animal and then drag it whole to their transportation. It is very difficult lifting a whole animal minus it’s guts into the back of the pickup. Then hunters generally want to hang their animal. The idea is that it will be easier to skin the animal, which it is, and perhaps age the meat. Aging the meat can be argued either way. However, most hunters do not have a way ...

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How To Increase Your Rifle Hunting Success

Many of the techniques we have discussed for bow hunting in previous articles will also benefit rifle hunters. Although it easier to harvest an animal with a rifle than it is a bow, often times rifle hunters face stiff competition for hunting areas. There are more rifle hunters in the field than bow hunters. For some reason game animals tend to become more cautious after the first shot of the rifle season is fired. Get Comfortable With Your Rifle Before the season starts make sure you sight in your rifle in with the exact ammunition you plan to use during the season. I will tape the ballistic information on the side of my rifle butt for various distances out to 500 yards. This is information ...

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