Hunting Tips For Beginners
If you’re new to the sport here are some tips that could help you jumpstart your hunting career. With hunting season coming up very soon, we’ve compiled a short list of items that you must know before getting out there.
Start with a Hunter’s Safety Course
Type in a search online and you’ll find a few places close to home to take the course. Most states require a certification to buy a license. Even if it’s not required, it’s still a good idea. It will teach you safety, rules, and regulations already making you a better hunter. You can even take your hunter ed course online. You’ll learn a lot of things to start hunting just from the course.
Familiarize yourself with local and state laws and regulations
Be sure to learn all about your state’s fish and wildlife laws and regulations for every animal you will be pursuing. It can be a costly mistake if not, or even losing your privilege to hunt and fish if breaking the laws. Hunting is a serious sport with conservation in mind to protect the game we pursue.
Learn firearm safety
One of the most important issues in life you should defiantly learn. It is never a bad idea to learn gun safety and use this whenever handling a firearm. Check online for classes nearby your hometown or educate yourself with online courses.
Get comfortable with your firearm/bow/crossbow/ or whatever weapon you’re going to be taking trophies with. Shooting ranges, tin cans on fence posts, 3-D targets—whatever it takes, don’t ever let your first shot be in the field. You should familiarize yourself and be proficient with your weapon of choice in order to make a quick clean humane kill shot.
Find an experienced hunter and tag along
Don’t ask this person to teach you. Just ask if you can come along and help out with anything needed. Don’t take a gun. Don’t ask to take a shot. Just learn and soak up all the knowledge someone is willing to teach you about the great outdoors. If you don’t know anybody who hunts, ask a farmer if they know anybody who hunts, they most likely will be able to point you in the right direction.
Start out with small game or bird hunting
Go out hunting with your mentor on a squirrel hunt or bird hunting as it is an easier hunt to learn valuable knowledge. small game and bird hunting can be quick, fast action that will teach you the fundamentals needed for hunting big game such as deer.
Always respect the game and land you will be hunting
It is up to you the hunter to make ethical clean kill shots to put down the animal you’re hunting. Learn to field dress the animal your pursuing by watching videos to properly take care of your trophy and the meat the animal has given. Always respect the land your hunting and never litter or leave any mess behind.
These tips will help you get started hunting, once you have checked all these off the list you’re ready to hit the field.
What other tips do you recommend for the beginner hunter?