Deer Hunting & Stalking Techniques

Deer hunting & stalking successfully employs various methods to track and catch deers. Here are three ways.....

Recreational deer hunting makes use of three methods to track and catch deer. The first method is called stalking. It involves having a hunter try to walk very silently into the forest while following certain signs, which could point out where the deer is.

Once the deer is spotted, the hunter then positions himself at a considerable distance and aims his rifle towards the unalarmed prey. He then shoots the unalarmed deer by use of the rifle.

This may look easy as it seems but this method requires certain skills to be possessed by the hunter to kill the prey successfully. First of all, in stalking, the number of hunters has to be lesser. This activity can be done either by a hunter alone or in groups of pairs. Stalking also, unlike the other two methods, doesn't make use of following a specific track. As long as signs of a deer are detected, the hunter then follows it in the least possible amount of noise. This is done as not to disturb other bush animals, causing an alarm to the nearby deer. Even a little disturbing sound would make the deer aware of threatening danger. This special skill can only be developed through a thorough practice.

Another method in recreational deer hunting is known as bow hunting. This type of method is also done almost in the same manner as stalking. It still requires following signs of a deer with the least amount of noise and killing it within a certain distance. However, the weapons used in this method are different. Bows and arrows are being used in here. Unlike former typical equipments, these weapons were highly-specialized and made from state-of-the-art materials enough to allow a successful shot in even just a very short range. The type of arrows and bows to be legally used in this method depends on certain regulations enforced on different countries.

The last method is done using hounds, which track scents from deers. The only typical disadvantage of being aided with these animals is that it only relies on the scent the hound can track even though the deer can be seen in a distance. As the hound tries to track the scent of the deer, it would give an opportunity for the animal to be aware of its hunters' existence and run off ahead of them. It would also exert much of its energy as possible to cleverly direct its pursuers in confusing trails to lose them. It could also hold on its tracks as the hound backs off at a certain amount of distance away from the deer.

The deer could also decide on moving off. The hound would execute its voicing to help the hunter distrat the deer. The only hard part in this method is that the deer could still possibly manage to escape from its pursuers. There are various breeds of hounds, which are helpful in this method. They include the beagles, foxhounds, bloodhounds, etc.

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