Deer hunting comes with its own set of challenges faced by hunters. Challenging weather conditions, difficult terrains, risk of injury, to name a few. However, deer hunting is a sport that has been practised for centuries. Despite the risks that come along, people have experienced immense pleasure in this traditional sport.
However, certain important aspects may be worth considering if you want to make deer hunting an adventure rather than an effort.
Let’s walk through them,
- Analyzing the Animal Behaviour
It is always better to understand the animal you are going to hunt. It includes understanding the responsiveness of danger radar the animal has been bestowed by nature and the things that can act as bait for the animal to prey upon. Remember that deer are quick animals, and hence you have to match or surpass your speed with the deer’s agility. Therefore, patients may not always be the key!!
- Scour the prey field
Better it is to visit the prey field where you want to adventure deer hunting and try to scour and acclimatize the area. It will ensure that you understand the animal’s timing and frequency of movement and the shelters available to the animal against your hunting spree.
- Be cautious
While on the hunting spree, you must remain cautious. This way, you would be able to avoid noises of all sorts, including noises of rubbing branches, thumping steps, trampling steps, etc. Moreover, it is also advisable to keep foot movement minimal and use binoculars from a machan, i.e. a platform erected on a tree to watch the animal movement activities.
Deer hunting is not a rule-based technique in its entirety. Hence, it is advisable to take clues from your own experience and other peers in the hunting domain. The past hunting experience should be explored how you preyed and what you defrayed during the exercise.
- Being fit and smelly
When you hunt on foot, you should be physically fit to chase the quick moves of the deer. Not only this, you should play carefully about how you smell. Your smell may raise a danger alarm for the animal, and it may not even come to your sight to be in a prey-able position. Deer nostrils will give noisy air to your hunting intentions… Beware!!
- Good quality clothing and hunting weapons.
One of the important aspects to be kept in mind for deer hunting is that you should be sturdy, including your clothes and shoes. Moreover, your hunting weapon must be in order. It should not happen that the guns are down when the bullets are on!! It would help if you also carried the necessary food packets, drinking water, torch, toiletries and other living essentials while on the hunting mission.
While deer hunting could be a source of immense pleasure for the hunters, it should be done with adequate safeguards as unfortunate events like a wild animal attack, allergy infliction due to accidental interaction with some poisonous plants can prove fatal.
Squaw Mountain Ranch is a perfect place to hunt and make it one of those memorable experiences. Once you have agreed to follow the points mentioned above, the hunting will be much easier and an event to remember.