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What is field dressing?

What is field dressing?

Field dressing means to remove the entrails from the body cavity of a downed game animal and is the best way to cool down a game animal in the field. When field dressing any animal, avoid cutting through the bladder, intestines or stomach area, as urine and other sources of...

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Proper Game Care

Proper Game Care

After a hunter is sure that the downed game animal has expired, it’s time to tag the animal. At this stage hunters should take their time; their main concern is to cool the game animal down. Otherwise there is a good chance that the meat will spoil.

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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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