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Taking a shot

Taking a shot

A responsible hunter knows when taking a shot is appropriate and when it is not. An appropriate shot should hit an animal’s vital areas for a quick, clean harvest.

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Tagged as: HUNT101, hunting, big game

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

Approaching a downed animal

Approaching a downed animal

Once you find the game animal, approach it from the rear with caution. Hunters approach this way because if the animal is still alive and jumps up, you will not be in its path. If you see any movement from the downed game animal, you will need to take another shot at it....

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Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

Proper shot placement

Proper shot placement

A quick, clean harvest of game animals depends on shot placement. All hunters have the responsibility to first practice at a range to ensure they can place a shot successfully; a poor shot can simply wound a game animal, causing it to run away and not be found. Consistency...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, shot, placement

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

What are deer drives?

What are deer drives?

A deer drive involves a party of hunters which splits into two groups. One group (the posters) lines up along the edge of the game cover; they don't move from their assigned positions. The other group are the drivers. The drivers position themselves on the opposite side of...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, hunting

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

What are ground blinds?

What are ground blinds?

Ground blinds are temporary structures that a hunter sets up before hunting season begins. They can range in size from a single-person blind to a miniature shed-like structure which can house up to three hunters. 

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Tagged as: HUNT101

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

What is stalking?

What is stalking?

Hunters use stalking to follow fresh game or animal signs, or they have seen game in the distance. These signs include fresh tracks in the dirt or leaves, scat and/or rub lines along a known game trail. If a hunter spots game animals in the distance, the stalking technique...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, stalking, hunting

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

What is still hunting?

What is still hunting?

Not hunting styles are effective for all situations. Your surroundings and the particular game you are hunting will require that you adapt. Some techniques are better suited for hunting alone, while others are ideal for hunting with a group.

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Tagged as: HUNT101, still hunting

Category: Hunting Techniques and Game Care

Targeting and patterning a shotgun

Targeting and patterning a shotgun

There are major differences in targeting shotguns and rifles. Shotguns are pointed at a target and shot with both eyes open; you focus 100% on the target itself. Rifles, however, are aimed by focusing your dominant eye through your scope or sight. The trigger pull on a...

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Tagged as: HUNT101, shotgun, targeting, patterning

Category: Shooting and Marksmanship

Shotgun stance

Shotgun stance

A hunter's shotgun stance is similar to a boxer’s: both stand with their feet apart at shoulder width. Right-eye dominant shooters have the left leg slightly forward and the left foot pointed toward the target. Left-eye dominant shooters have the right leg...

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Written by: goHUNT Staff

Tagged as: HUNT101, shotgun, stance

Category: Shooting and Marksmanship

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