When to Hunt

For most people the answer to this question is when they can. It is dependent primarily upon the legal hunting dates. When you can get off from your job may be relevant too. There are hunters who work around deer-hunting seasons and there are hunters who hunt around their work schedules. Some people hunt year-round and others hunt only an hour or two. There are those who travel across states and around the world hunting deer at all times of the year, taking advantage of different climates and seasons; there are those who scout and observe deer year-round even though they may actually hunt only one day or a couple of weeks each year. Most people must take time to hunt. They are not likely to allow anything to interfere with their hunting time. Hunts in all states are organized to allow the deer ample time off from hunter pressure to bear their young and nurse them. Hunting from February through August is virtually non-existent for this reason. Full-blooded Native Americans have the right to take deer anytime regardless of the season as part of their ancestral rights. Deer seasons are scheduled in the fall throughout America. There are several reasons for this. The rut is well advanced, which makes the bucks less cautious and creates an advantage for the hunter. Also, it is only during the fall and early winter months that deer sport antlers, which most hunters prefer. In old times it was when most of the farm work was done that deer-hunting took place. The hunt season was also governed by when meat would not spoil and could be laid in to provide food for the winter months. Fall hunts were usually when there was a good tracking snow, making it easier to hunt and also to locate wounded deer. Animals were fat in the fall, having feasted on acorns, crops, and other mature mast food. Roads are frozen over, making them more accessible. Fawns are well developed and most does are bred. In the autumn there is a sharp increase in deer activity which peaks in late fall with the breeding cycle and maximum acorn availability. All these conditions helped to establish the tradition of fall deer hunting. Quite apart from the biological reasons, the convenience of the hunter and the traditions of hunters are the chief factors in the establishment of the hunting season. The legislature is out to please the public, which is the voting public, of course, and they are the elected “public servants.” Some farmers and entire communities keep Saturday or Sunday Sabbaths on which they do not hunt and allow no hunting on their lands. It is always best to respect these local traditions. In some locations, Sunday hunting is not only shunned but forbidden by local law in the form of ordinances. It doesn’t make for good hunter relations with the public when a Sunday morning church service is interrupted by gunfire on the ridge behind the churchhouse. DAWN TO DARK The majority of hunters like to be in position to hunt deer before daylight. Some anxious hunters are so intent upon early light hunting that they enter the woods at midnight and sit quietly until dawn in hopes that they will be undetected by the deer moving into the area and be able to see deer in the vicinity as soon as the sun comes up. This is, of course, going too far for most people, but getting there early might put you right on top of deer when daylight comes. I am the type that likes the woods more than my urban life. It is no problems for me to enter before dawn and exit after dark. There is seldom a rush to get back home. Daylight has found me perched in a tree with deer bedded beneath more than once. The hunter who has prepared himself properly to enter the woods under cover of darkness to go to his hunting spot and wait for sunrise has the most intensely exciting hunt. Spotting the stately dream buck as he becomes visible through the fog and filtering light is dramatic. Arriving at a stand in darkness without alerting the deer in the area can indeed mean that deer are right under your nose. Quietly entering the woods with deer-like footsteps and with a flashlight held pointed to the ground and used minimally can really be the first step in the greatest of hunts. Proper scouting allows hunters to enjoy the most success with the least effort in the least amount of time. If you take your deer in early morning, you will have the whole day left to enjoy the after-hunt experiences, dress and preserve the deer, or hunt for another deer. Remember not to shine your car lights into the area and not to slam your car doors. It is important to carry a flashlight whenever you are in the woods in darkness, but keep it aimed at the ground so as not to arouse the deer but to notify other hunters of your presence. Never presume that there are no other hunters about! You can bump heads with another hunter in the most unexpected places at any time. Simply that there were no other vehicles about means little. If you could avoid the flashlight when entering the woods pre-dawn it would be to your hunting advantage. Safety must come first. Carry a flashlight. There is no deer worth dying for. The transition from the darkest hour before the dawn into the slowly increasing light is one of the best experiences in deer hunting. It is majestic. It is a new dawn. The whole woods is resonant with the sounds of good morning. During gun season, and especially on opening morning at sunrise, you will hear guns going off in the hills that excite the imagination and may stir up visions of the Civil War. One drawback is that it is usually quite cold in early morning, and sunrise does not produce expected warmth. It is during this transition period that shivers can make you shake and spoil your steady shot. Take it easy in your early morning trek, being careful not to get heated up. Lighten up on the clothing for the trek in, and put more clothing on when you reach your waiting place in order to avoid the handicap of shivering. Most states stipulate that the hunter may take deer no earlier than one half-hour before legal sunrise and no later than one half-hour after legal sunset. It is a good idea to find out just what time legal sunrise and sunset are for the given day of the hunt. This is particularly true for hunts on tightly regulated government lands. Terrain differences allow sunlight to filter in later or earlier in some locations than others. Deep valleys have later sunrises and earlier sunsets. The rising sun in the east may be delayed by an hour or more by some topographical obstruction such as a hill, and the same may be true of the sunset. Overcast days are slow lighting and quick darkening. In some popular hunting locations such as the public hunting areas of state forests and military installations, especially those where hunters are monitored by check stations upon leaving for the hunt and departing, officials are equipped with a device which can determine almost the exact time that an animal was shot. The test is reputed to gauge the time of kill within 15 minutes with accuracy. When it is suspected that an animal was shot before legal hunting time, this test can be administered and used in court as evidence. All game wardens are capable of applying this test. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=340911&ca=Recreation

It’s Not Just About the Hunt!

As you head out for the deer hunting season, and the same old complaint comes “I swear you go just for the fun of it”, remind them of the economic and nutritional value venison has. It may not in your dinner plans very often, but it can actually be a great addition to a healthy diet plan. So the next time you’re offered venison, consider these facts: * Venison is a very good source of protein, while, unlike most meats, it tends to be fairly low in fat, especially saturated fat. * Four ounces of venison supplies 68.5% of the daily value for protein for only 179 calories and 1.4 grams of saturated fat. * Venison is a good source of iron, providing 28.2% of the daily value for iron in that same four-ounce serving. * Venison is also a very good source of vitamin B12, providing 60.0% of the daily value for this important vitamin, as well as good or very good amounts of several other of the B vitamins, including riboflavin (40.0% of riboflavin’s daily value), niacin (38.0% of niacin’s DV) and vitamin B6 (21.5% of the DV for B6). * Venison is a very good source of both protein and vitamin B12. * It is also a very good source vitamin B12 and niacin. * Lastly, venison is a good source of iron, phosphorus, vitamin B6, selenium, zinc and copper. Venison may be eaten as steaks, roasts, sausages, jerky and minced meat. It has a flavor similar to beef, but is much leaner and the fibers of the meat are short and tender. Organ meats are sometimes eaten, but would not be called Venison; rather, they are called humble, as in the phrase “humble pie.” Venison is lower in calories, cholesterol and fat than most cuts of beef, pork, or lamb. Here are just a few of my favorite recipes. Venison Marinade Ingredients 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red hot pepper flakes 3 garlic cloves – crushed 1 tablespoon shredded lemon peel 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano, cilantro, basil or dill. For a variation, mix 2 or all 4 Directions Combine all ingredients in a bowl; whisk or stir together. Makes about 1 cup of venison marinate. How to use Use as soon as possible because of its freshness. Marinate venison overnight or for several hours (4-6). This marinate can also be used as a basting sauce. Venison Stew Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds venison stew meat 1/4 cup flour 2 cups chopped onions 2 cloves garlic chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 cup chopped tomatoes, peeled and seeded 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 1 cup red wine 4 cups brown stock Salt and black pepper Crusty bread Directions In a large pot, over high heat, add the olive oil. In a mixing bowl, toss the venison with flour. When the oil is hot, sear the meat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the onions, garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the celery and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, tomatoes, basil, thyme, and bay leaves to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Deglaze the pan with the red wine. Add the brown stock. Bring the liquid up to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer the stew for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the meat is very tender. If the liquid evaporates too much add a little more stock. Remove the stew from the oven and serve in shallow bowls with crusty bread. Venison Jerky Ingredients 5 pounds very lean venison, trimmed of all fat 3 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons ground black pepper 1 tablespoon liquid smoke Directions Cut the meat into strips 1-inch wide and 1/2-inch thick, and spread on baking sheets. In a bowl blend the seasonings. Season the meat strips on 1 side, then turn and season the second side. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Cook the meat until it is completely dried, 6 to 8 hours, turning as needed to dry uniformly. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Eat as desired, or keep tightly covered, refrigerated, for up to 1 month. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=330210&ca=Food+and+Drinks

A Part Of Sport Fishing Is The Sport Fishing Charter

Fishing is not only a great hobby for many anglers it is a passion and that means everything needs to be right when they go out on the ocean. This means serious sport fishers make sure when they go out on the water the boat they are on is perfect and meets all their fishing needs, this is why the use a sports fishing charter is the first boat they think about. The sports fishing charter is a boat that has all the amenities and is set up for fishing whether it is for a sports fishing trip or to use during a tournament. This is when it is used to provide extra fuel when needed so the team can go to where the fish are, provide replacement equipment or repairs. This is also a boat that has all the amenities and a professional chief for the team to relax after a hard day of competing. A good meal, some time in the lounge for strategic planning for the next day of the tournament, a workout in the fitness room and a night’s sleep in a stateroom filled with comfort. Having these kinds of advantages is what sets the team apart from the other teams competing; they are not going home tired from being stuck on a small boat with poor sleeping accommodations and not much space. This is the perfect kind of sport fishing; the sport fishing charter takes all the work out of being on the water and leaves all the time for fishing. After all fishing is what it is all about, not boating and there is no boating when talking about a sport fishing charter. This is the luxury yacht that has all the amenities not only for the fishing team, but also for the family. Taking a fishing trip on a boat like this means that the family, even the members that don’t find your passion what they want to do for vacation amenities they like. They find being out on the water on a sports fishing charter like spending a vacation as the only guest at a luxury hotel, with expertly prepared meals, swimming, a Jacuzzi and other amenities. A crew that are professionals to make everyone on the boat comfortable and everyone only includes the people you have invited on the sport fishing charter. This is the type of trips that the professional sports fishers take, because fishing is hard work. If you are not on a boat that has the setup for fishing, one that can get you to the deep waters where the fish are biting then it could be a trip where you don’t find the big fish. This is one thing that sport fishers know, it has to be a sport fishing charter that is setup for sport fishing to bring home the fish you have waited to stand along side of while having your picture taken. The great thing about this is it doesn’t matter if the fish is caught while team fishing or fishing with the family; you still fought the battle and won. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=310745&ca=Recreation

Archery is a Sport For All Ages, And Starting a Youngter in the Sport of Archery is a Gift You Will be Giving For a Lifetime

Youth bows If you are a bow hunter then you are in all probability knowledgeable with the Montec describe as a authentic one in the industry. They own been forming splendid equipment for years and the originative Carbon Steel Broadheads are no exception. If you are sincere about bow hunting then you should affect confident that you feature the precise equipment. Sustaining the exact gear forms all the divergence in the world and it will mean that you hold a much more gratifying jaunt and bigger success each time you move out. Commence with a authentic bow. Determine something that is the fine size and weight for you. We are all peculiar and there are bands of them out on the market then contain some time and get the one that suits you. They can cost a flock of money for the easy ones so it gains sense to take carefully. It is as well something that should last you a long time thus dont go overly cheap on the bow. Next up are the arrow shafts. Once More, you need to have got something that will be fine for you. These are a small easier to interchange and you might want to judge out a few before settling in on one type. If your chums bear meticulous equipment they might grant you bring a few strokes with their setup to find if you like it. Next you are on to your broadheads. Precisely like many people count the tires the most critical component of a car because they are what meet the road, the broadheads that you apply are main because they are what stimulate link with your target. You have acquired the time and the money to realize a gratifying bow and particular arrows, at present gain confident that you dont function and get broadheads that will take wide of the mark from the effectuality of this equipment. With the Montec CS broadheads, they are 100% spin proved and will afford you an premium right shot. They are fashioned practicing Carbon Steel structure, which feeds them splendid durability. This newer material thinks of that they also fare sharper out of the box, and once you sustain acquired a few strokes with them and Ascertain that you postulate to sharpen them up you will have got an lusher time doing it. Sharper broadheads mean better penetration and a stronger kill ratio. These Carbon Steel broadheads own a Diamond Cut Sharpness that is unmatched. They are crafted using a Alloy Injection Regulating pattern that further growths their strength. Broadheads are not low-cost and you will require to receive something that will not rupture after a few shots. The Montecs fare in a bundle of three broadheads. They are 100 grain and they carry a piercing diameter of one and one sixteenth inches. They utilize a one-piece structure that is unflawed and efficacious. These broadheads are fashioned to prefer down all kinds of prey, whether you are hunting down fowl or taking down deer or even a bear. They can be used over and over again because of their lastingness and you can savor piercing blades all the time without the frustration of not being able to obtain your blades sharp similar you might gain seen in the past. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=536816&ca=Sports

Prep Sport Badges – Online Sport Tattoos

They don’t even hurt when you get them and unlike the thorn vine tattoo’s, not everyone including the toll booth collector can get them. They’re the Prep Sport Badges. We’ve got new ones coming out all the time but let’s take a look at what’s in the system now exclusively for you….the players. Basically, the Badges are there to put your own little mark on the site. If you’re a player, you’ll notice the spot right below your Player Profile video area. If you click on that space, a new page will pop up with different animated graphic rectangles…or badges. There are different badges specific to each sport which we’ll get into in a bit. They’re all animated and they’re meant to show a player’s attitude and sense of style. It’s like an online version of your AJ 4’s in black/cement. Some badges are based on certain achievements. Let’s start with the first one on the system. Exclusive Badges The Pioneer Badge. This is one of our exclusive badges for the first few people to sign for an account from a school, a league, or a team. Once those spots are filled up, the Pioneer Badge is gone. It’s a combination of a covered wagon and dragster and it shows that we will mish mash almost anything to make a point. There aren’t too many spots for the Pioneer Badge but many others are available. Let’s take a look. High School Football Badges As we mentioned above, the badges are by sport. For example, football has a whole slew of them and it’s increasing all the time. You’ll find some badges that are specific to a given position. For example, Shotgun is probably more of a quarterback badge while Fear and Loathing fits better with a linebacker unless you’re the running back or quarterback and you’re staring into those dark…angry eyes in the shadows of his helmet. We guess that goes both ways. You’ll find lots of badges each with it’s own design and animation. There’s Ice Pack or Mud Ball. Smelling Salts is one of our favorites. Again, these are specific to high school football. High School Basketball Badges There’s also a list of badges for high school basketball. Let’s hope that Posterize is you doing it and not it being done to you. Dirty South is one of our favorites because there’s nothing that says basketball like a mouth full of metal. Laimbeer is there for those old enough to remember how he was laying down fouls like he was swinging a side of beef. Go YouTube the bad boys of Detroit. Yea, he’s got your pivot foot. If we had to pick our 3rd favorite, it would go out to Thieve’s Den…a tribute to those players on the court who can practically read your mind and steal the pass. You can see it in their eyes…just waiting for you to try that pass. Props go out to the quickness. High School Baseball Badges Let’s not forget high school baseball or softball. You can almost smell the fresh cut grass in the spring air. It’s coming. The ritual is there and we have badges to capture this feeling of new prep sport baseball/softball action. Some badges are geared towards pitching such as Burn Notice or Cannon. Or course some are geared towards batting because let’s face it…that’s what we live for…that crack or ding of the bat like a piece of captured lightning on the field. Love it. Probably our favorite is Superstitious since we all have crazy notions on what’s responsible for that last shut out or triple-play. Let us know if there are any badges you would like to see. These things are fun so we’ll keep putting them out. You keep earning them. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=728341&ca=Sports

Look Into a Hunting Preserve When Introducing a Child to the Sport of Hunting

If you are a sportsman that is aware of the state of youth hunting in this country then I am sure that you know our children are the future of hunting for us all. It has never been truer than it is today. Kids today are locked-up inside all day long and the major media corporations know this and target them directly with programs, on-line social networks, and computerized video games. All of these distractions have our kids stuck inside doing nothing other than blankly staring into an LED lit screen. If we hunters are going to successfully compete against these distractions for time with our own kids then we need to give it our best shot. Kids today get instant gratification and satisfaction from the technology that they use. If there is something in particular that they want to see… with the click of a mouse button or the tap of a finger it’s instantly in front of them on demand! If they cannot get it right now most feel it’s not worth getting in the first place. That brings me full circle to the topic of this article… “Look Into A Hunting Preserve When Introducing A Child To The Sport Of Hunting.” As parents it’s our responsibility to introduce our kids to hunting and nature. We need them hooked on hunting from the word go not on video games. Children of this day and age expect video game action where the second you start an activity…BAM the excitement begins. Now I’m not stating that there has to be lots of shooting and killing for your kids experience to be a good one. I am saying though, that there has got to be lots of action and excitement. Seeing several deer or roaming packs of hogs all throughout a property or hunt. This is where I feel a Hunting Preserve has a definite advantage above your standard open to the public type set-up. Hunting Preserves generally have large game populations, comfortable enclosed hunting blinds, and fantastic hunting ACTION. The word “ACTION” is the key in that last sentence. That’s what are kids are used to and what we should strive to provide for their first real-life hunting experience. For sure there are several preparations to be made before you can take your child on an outing, with gun in hand and expect that he or she will be successful in the taking of game. Training in the safe handling of rifles, basic woodsman ship, and hunter safety courses should be learned by the youngster and taught by the adult before the big hunt. Just plan from the beginning to make the reward for learning and successfully mastering all of those skills the hunt of a life-time! I know I accomplished this with my son in regards to his 1st hunting experience. I know that he will always remember the experience. He was bit by the hunting bug from the word go and I know he is still just as enthusiastic about it as he was back then. I now have a life-long hunting companion because of the actions I took when he was young. He started successfully as a child and now at 14 yrs. old he is a very accomplished hunter who has taken several deer all by himself. It would be my dream if all the readers of this article who are hunters would consider taking a kid, providing them with training and then reward them with an exciting and eventful first time hunting experience. If that first time experience means a pay hunt at a game preserve or just a dove shoot at the farm, just make it full of ACTION and fun. By doing this we as sportsman are doing our part to keep the next generation of hunters involved and this will ensure the success of our sport for years to come.

Quail Hunting – The Sport of Kings

Quail hunting has often been called the aristocrat’s sport. Maybe it is because you are not required to get up before dawn and freeze in a blind for many hours before you can take your shot as in duck hunting. Quail hunting is very much a gentleman’s game. It is often a participator and a spectator sport all at the same time. Usually a pair of hunters, along with a pair of bird dogs, are in the field together. It can be one of life’s greatest experiences to watch you favorite pair of bird dogs run through the woods, chasing the scent of a bobwhite. Add to this mix your hunting buddy, and you have the makings of a great day of hunting. You need to have the proper gear before you set out on your quail hunting expedition. Gortex or Camo boots are recommended, but in the south you may want to invest in a good pair of snake boots, since the rattlesnakes and the quail seasons often overlap and share the same habitat in the fall. Find a good pair of briar faced ‘brush’ pants. This way you don’t get poked by the briars and thorns. One of the quails favorite hiding places in the brush, briars, and thorns. You’ll need a vest to hold your shells and game and a hunter’s orange vest is essential. This type of hunting does not require camouflage. You must be able to be seen by the other hunters close to you. Quail are notorious for their unpredictable and crazy flight patterns. Each and every hunter needs to be able to see each other at all times. You also need to have a shotgun that is best for quail hunting. You can use every gauge of shotgun from 410 to 12. It’s far more important to get the right choke and barrel length. You need a shorter barrel and a more open choke for quail hunting. A 26 inch barrel and a skeet choke are probably the best. The 20 gauge is probably the most common gauge, but the 28 gauge is gaining popularity too. Most quail hunters will have a pair of dogs in the field with them. A second pair and a second hunter is good because each dog will see who can find the quail first. The first dog to locate a covey of quail will freeze or point. The second dog will honor the first dog by pointing at that dog. This is when the fun starts. Here comes the covey flush. Be sure you know exactly where the other hunters are and practice very strict gun discipline. You need to approach the covey from behind the dogs, with your muzzle pointed skyward. The shotgun’s safety should remain on until you place the gun against your shoulder. As the two hunters approach the dogs, be sure you are in a straight line for the safety of both of you. Never cross the midway point between you and the hunter on your side. This is dangerous. Don’t take shots at low flying quail either. This can cause you to lose one of your dogs. Be sure to practice good sportsmanship and gun safety to make your hunting experience truly unique.

Black Powder Hunting, A Worthy Sport?

Is Black Powder hunting a worthy sport or just another outdoors activity? Many think that hunting is for those bored individuals looking to spice up their life at the cost of animal life, but that is a clear misinterpretation. With fossil evidence of hunting dating back to over 16 centuries ago, and black powder to the 9th century, hunting has been considered as a way of survival for many generations, and in time came to be seen as a sporting activity. Black Powder hunting requires much more skill than traditional rifle or shotgun hunting, as well as maintenance, but in return gives much more satisfaction. Hunting not only brings one closer to Mother Nature, but also saves human lives. Imagine walking through a forest in the early morning, hearing nothing but your breath, sound of branches brushing against your coat, and the sound of birds. With hunting, this is a normal experience. Now imagine walking at that same time in a city congested with traffic and people, hearing horns, engines and everyday noise. Not only will one relax and take a healthy break from the stressful everyday lifestyle, but gain an unprecedented advantage of understanding human coexistance with Mother Nature. Hunting can give one a chance to learn from Mother Nature, for example the V formation of birds in flight, or the crafty work of a butterfly. Black Powder Hunting requires much more skill than some of the other traditional hunting techniques. So why pick up a more skill required technique, rather than use a rifle? First of all, with black powder hunting, a hunter will usually have only one shot, and that one shot must count. With this in mind, much more skill is required as there is no room for error, bringing more satisfaction after that shot. Second of all, black powder hunting creates a clear possibility of being seen if that shot was a miss, thus creating adrenaline and much more joy than firing from a much safer distance. Today, some meat and many other food products include health hazardous chemicals, from PCBs to other toxins and additives. From the meat preparation methods used to all additives in feed for livestock, today’s diet consists of not only meat for non-vegetarians but includes countless harmful chemicals. Although some lakes and rivers and forests are becoming hosts of spreading toxins, they are still considered ultimately minimal in comparison to industrialized areas. With this in mind, all wild game is considerably much healthier meat product than any man made meat. Hunting will not only assist in eating healthier meat, but keep that hunter much more fit and healthy while in search of the healthy food. With over 1.5 million car accidents caused by deer and elk, hunting helps in minimizing this. Imagine making hunting illegal, which would cause an alarming spread of wild game closer and closer to city bounds. Although limitations to hunting regions and types of game allowed to hunt must be in place to conserve the natural cycle, and a healthy growth of wildlife, without any hunting activities and the lack of predators near city bounds would cause that 1.5 million accidents to start growing rapidly. With that in mind, most car accidents caused by deer and elk are fatal, and with wild game spreading closer to farms in search of food during winter seasons, hunting is a terrific activity to keep this at a reasonable control.

Coon Hunting-Tips To Help You Get Started With This Awesome Sport

Coon hunting is one of the most popular sports in America today, it is quickly becoming more and more popular seemingly everyday. Very simply, hunting for Coons is great for both beginners and avid hunters, as raccoon can be a great way to practice your hunting skills for the larger game. There are few things as fun as being out on the trail in the middle of the night, with your hunting dog bellowing in the distance and being out in the forest. Here are some great tips to help you to find the best places to go coon hunting, and also the best coon hunting supplies to utilize. First of all, keep in mind that hunting raccoons is not only great for getting a good meal, but also good for farmers because they don’t worry about the raccoons getting into their crops and destroying them. Also, no matter how good a hunter you are, raccoons will offer a great challenge for you, because they are very good swimmers and tree climbers, and can allude you very easily. Also, since raccoons sleep during the day and are active at night, you have to make sure that you find good trained hunting dogs to help you with your coon trip. Also, hunting wheat lights are extremely important as well. You will need a lot of different supplies and equipment nor to be a successful coon hunter, because of the difficulty that this kind of hunting can offer you. Very simply, the hunting dog you purchase must be very quick and have excellent sense of smell. When the coons climb the tree, especially the middle of the night, just about the only way you can never find them is by using a hunting dog to track them down. The hunting lights are extremely important, because without a good one you’ll never catch the coon because you simply can’t see. Of course, by far the most important aspect of hunting raccoons is to make sure you know the area your targets will be hiding in ahead of time. Very simply, when you don’t know this area, it will be extremely hard to find coons, particularly at night. It’s hard enough to hunt during the day without understanding the area, but when you try to do it at night, it is virtually a suicide mission. Therefore, make sure you know all the places where the raccoons go for their feeding, where they live, their favorite trees to climb, etc. Also, if you plan and hunting on private land, make sure that you get permission from the owner of the land. If you don’t, you will be in for a lot of legal trouble. Of course, keep in mind that raccoons are also great tasting when you do catch them; they are a great delicacy around America. Also, during the late winter, the raccoon spurs the heaviest, making this the ideal time to go to hunting. These are utilized many times for both for coats and hats, collars, winter gloves, etc. Therefore, when you do your hunting during the winter, you can expect to get the most return on your investment. The bottom line is, coon hunting is a great sport for the avid outdoorsman, because you can do it outdoors, at night, and in some awesome scenery. If you enjoy being outdoors, this is a perfect four for you. This kind of hunting can not only offer you the opportunity to profit when you catch a good coon, but can also give you a chance to unwind after a long work week. Hopefully these coon hunting tips will help you to become a successful hunter as quickly as possible.

Mule Deer Hunting is Something That Most People do Not Just For Recreation, But Even as a Competitive Sport.

Through time, mule deer hunting has gained popularity among most people because of the challenge of actually catching a mule deer, as well as in coming up with tactics that can give one a headstart advantage over other hunters. However, if you wish to be part of the growing number of people who enjoy mule deer hunting, there are several things that you need to remember first before you can go out and have your own hunting experience. First, you need to remember that you need to prepare the hunting equipment that you will need for glassing, or “scouting” as it alternately called. For these particular equipments, it is advisable to get a good pair of binoculars in the 9 or 10 power ranges. You should not also forget to have with you your spotting scope. Glassing can be a tricky part of the process — but you just need to remember to initially use your binoculars well, since if you do so, it can help make the hunt easier for you. You can do this by checking on open spaces from a strategic vantage point early on in the hunt. After you do this, you can make another scan using your binoculars so you can be sure that you did not miss any obvious bucks and does. The next equipment that you then need to use is the spotting scope. This can be very useful for you as you search for bits of a deer that may be hidden by expansive fields and grassy cover. You may be required to adjust your thinking, so that you would not be seeking for a whole deer, but just visible parts of a deer that may not be as concealed in cover. Naturally, this necessitates some learning, but you can always learn it through time — and you will find that it is easier to spot hidden deer as you gain more experience and acquire newer skills. The last thing that you ought to remember about mule deer hunting is that it is necessary to take note of every deer that you spot with your binoculars. This can be pretty helpful because you will want this note/list for the next part of your hunt: stalking deer. These are some of the things that you ought to remember about this particular activity — and you need to remember too, that although hunting mule deer may initially be hard, you can become better at it by constantly applying your present learning in the next hunting activities that you will be doing. For these particular equipments, it is advisable to get a good pair of binoculars in the 9 or 10 power ranges. You should not also forget to have with you your spotting scope. Glassing can be a tricky part of the process — but you just need to remember to initially use your binoculars well, since if you do so, it can help make the hunt easier for you. You can do this by checking on open spaces from a strategic vantage point early on in the hunt. After you do this, you can make another scan using your binoculars so you can be sure that you did not miss any obvious bucks and does. The next equipment that you then need to use is the spotting scope. This can be very useful for you as you search for bits of a deer that may be hidden by expansive fields and grassy cover. You may be required to adjust your thinking, so that you would not be seeking for a whole deer, but just visible parts of a deer that may not be as concealed in cover. Naturally, this necessitates some learning, but you can always learn it through time — and you will find that it is easier to spot hidden deer as you gain more experience and acquire newer skills. The last thing that you ought to remember about mule deer hunting is that it is necessary to take note of every deer that you spot with your binoculars. This can be pretty helpful because you will want this note/list for the next part of your hunt: stalking deer.