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Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Beginner’s Guide to Squirrel Hunting

Squirrel hunting is possibly the best way to learn to hunt.  It requires very little gear, usually has longer seasons (open year round in some states), and provides a good opportunity to practice moving quietly in the woods and do some off-season deer scouting, and squirrels are good eating.  It also allows you to learn to skin and gut an animal, without having to deal with a deer or larger carcass that can be a bit overwhelming for your first…

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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: 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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