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Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt Review

Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt Review

On Saturday, October 20, 2018 I attended the Alabama Adult Mentored Hunt in Cahaba WMA near Birmingham, Alabama.  This particular Adult Mentored Hunt was a 1-day squirrel hunt. In this post I’ll give an overview of the event, as well as my overall opinion on the AMH program.   Since this is a long post, I’ll go ahead and give my overall impression.  The event was very informative, and I enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it to anybody who…

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Learn to Hunt: Best Hunting Bullets

Learn to Hunt: Best Hunting Bullets

When it comes to hunting, there is a wide array of opinions on what is the best hunting caliber (I’ll eventually have an opinion on this).  It is also important, though, to make sure you are using good hunting bullets.  Essentially, you want a bullet that has the following characteristics: High accuracy Fast speed High expansion I’ll be honest here.  I have not done enough research, and do not have enough experience to know what the best hunting bullets are. …

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Finding a Hunting Mentor

Finding a Hunting Mentor

One of the best way to learn hunt is by having an experienced person mentor you.  However, if you’re like me then you probably grew up in a family that didn’t hunt, and don’t know anybody who hunts.  This definitely makes it difficult to find a hunting mentor.  But don’t fret!  There are plenty of options out there to help you find a mentor, you just have to know where to look.  Hopefully after reading this post you will have…

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Learn to Hunt: Still Hunting Strategies

Learn to Hunt: Still Hunting Strategies

As mentioned in http://thesportsmanfamily.com/2018/08/28/learn-hunt-hunting-methods/, Still Hunting involves walking slowly and stealthily through the animal’s habitat.  However, its not as simple as just heading out to the woods and going for a walk.  You need to constantly be on alert and move slowly and deliberately enough that an animal won’t hear your, but would think you are a static object if it sees you.  The two most important aspects of Still Hunting are Stealth, and Route Selection. Stealth Stealth is the ability…

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Learn to Hunt: Hunting Methods

Learn to Hunt: Hunting Methods

In general, hunting methods fall into a few distinct categories: Spot and Stalk Hunting Ambush Hunting Still Hunting Decoy and Calling Drive Hunting Each of these 5 methods of hunting have their place in the sport.  Each one also has its advantages and disadvantages associated with it.  In some instances, your choice of hunting method will be partially dictated by your environment.

Learn to Hunt: Finding Wildlife

Learn to Hunt: Finding Wildlife

Scouting for Wildlife From the beginning of my adventure to learn to hunt, I understood the basics of hunting.  Go into the woods and find some wildlife, shoot it, field dress it, process it, eat it.  It sounded so simple. But then I tried to do some out-of-season scouting for whitetail deer and realized that finding a deer in the woods is not as simple as just randomly walking through the woods and looking around.  I saw nothing.  No deer,…

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Learn to Hunt: Choose Your Hunting Weapon Wisely

Learn to Hunt: Choose Your Hunting Weapon Wisely

In this post, I will go into a bit of detail about the types of weapons commonly used for hunting. Your choice of hunting weapon will largely depend on the type of game you are hunting, and your personal preference. The 3 main weapons (that I am familiar with) are rifles, shotguns, and archery equipment. Rifle – The Long Range Hunting Weapon A rifle is a type of firearm designed to be held with both hands.  To increase stability, the…

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