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 helps him or her to move closer and set up for a safe shot. Stalking uses the same approach as still hunting; the hunter moves very slowly, faces the wind and is mindful of footing to avoid breaking twigs or slipping.


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