You’ve probably seen people hunting on the TV, and they’re probably squatting or laying on the ground with a rifle or a crossbow on their hand. Seeing them like that probably strikes you a question like, ‘How does it feel to hunt?’ You wonder. Perhaps you’re thinking to give it a try; you’re going to buy the supplies and try to go on hunting, but before you go and try to shoot rabbits, we suggest you sit down and read this first. In this article we’ve made some hunting tips for you beginners, do read more to know what we’ve written.
Crossbow or Rifles
We have to agree that both crossbow and rifle is very cool, it feels like you’ve become a character from a movie. But, there are pros and cons when it comes to using the two. For example, a rifle is more accurate since it’s not influenced by the wind and weather, but it does create a lot of noise, which will be very punishing if you miss your shot. A crossbow is more silent but yet affected by the wind and weather can make you miss your shot more often. If you’re going for the crossbow make sure to read this guide on cocking a crossbow.
Know The Rules
In certain states hunting care considered illegal so make sure you check whether you’re allowed to shoot in the area that you want. There’s also a rule on what animal that you can hunt and what kind of weapon that you can use. If you don’t’ want to get caught and put in jail, make sure that you check the laws first before heading out.
Make Little Noise
It’s a standard rule when you’re hunting, but we’re going to tell you again. Make sure that you make as little noise as possible when you’re on the hunt. Animals have sharper hearings than you do, and a single crack of a branch that you stepped on might be an alarm for them to run, so you might want to be quiet and focus on your surroundings.
Bring Other Weapons
Instead of relying on your crossbow you have to bring other weapons as well for self-defense. Sometimes you might be hunting a deer, but there are wolves as well that might disturb you. A crossbow is great for killing, but in close range, it is tough to use, especially with a pack of wolves. Consider bringing other weapons such as a shotgun or a survival knife if you’re unsure about something just run and get yourself to safety.