You have probably come across numerous different articles online that provide tips that separate new hunters from experienced ones. The internet is swarming with tips that are not always relevant for you to actually become better hunters. We have asked big game hunters for simple tips they can give to other hunters and the following six tips were common in all their answer.
1. Be stealthy
This is probably a hunting 101 tip, you need to be quiet and in stealth mode at all time during the hunt. Animals tend to have exceptional sensory and most can detect the slightest bit of sound. You want to make sure you are as quiet as possible and if you must move, do so slowly and as gently as possible. You also want to make sure you set up camp a few days before you plan on hunting, this allows you to settle down and also allows the wildlife to settle. After all, most animals will detect your presence and keep their distance from your camp.
2. Cover your scent
Whether you are hunting a deer or an elk, how well you cover your scent will determine how successful your hunt will be. Deers and other animals have a high sense of smell and can easily sniff out humans, which of course drives them away. So be sure to carry a scent eliminator with you on your hunt and spray your boots and equipment with the eliminator before you head off on the hunt. You can also take scent-free soap with you so when you bathe you don’t add scent to your skin.
3. Attract your hunt
Most hunters, before they set out on the hunt, do research on their hunt. One thing you should pay attention to is how you can attract the animal you plan on hunting. You will need to bait them with techniques and items which will make your hunt more successful.
4. Know when to hunt
During your research process, you should also pay close attention to which season you should hunt in. For example, for bird hunting, you want to hunt in hot and dry weather when they will be more flocks of birds present. You need to pay close attention to the season and make sure that whatever you are hunting is in season.
5. Scout the area before the hunt
You can’t just go out in the wildlife and expect to get kills. After setting your camp, you need to scout the area, probably for a few days to get an understanding of the terrain and also paying close attention to areas where deer and other animals you want to hunt are present. You can study their routine which will aid in you getting more kills.