10 Tips You Must Know Before Every Hunting Trip

Jun 22, 2016 | Publisher: bec2 | Category: Other |  

10 Tips You Must Know Before Every Hunting Trip Hunting has become a common sport across the globe. While there are several guidelines provided for a successful hunting trip no matter the season or type of hunter, you need the basic tutorials to ensure you are equipped for your hunting trip. Before you set out for any hunting trip, the following tips will come in handy. 1. Be Up to Date with Your Hunting Licence Hunting even as a sport requires a licence. There are two major aspects to look into when obtaining your permit. Check if it is still valid and check if it covers your hunting targets. Remember, licences mat vary from year to year even for hunters who hunt on a regular despite sticking to the same hunting location. You will be confirming if the regulations still apply. In addition, educate yourself on what all the terms and regulations mean and how they refer to you as an individual. 2. Invest in The Right Clothing Just like you would dress for an evening dinner or for an official meeting, hunting also has its own clothing as well as gear. When packing, ensure that you pack enough clothing for all the nights you will spend out hunting. This is dependent on the weather and the terrain in question. Even with these two key factors, every hunter needs wool clothing as it protects you as well as keeps you warm even when the environment is humid. This said your blaze orange should definitely be packed. 3. Check Your Hunting Permit Hunting permits vary from one state to another. Depending on where you will be hunting, there are factors that determine if you will be provided by the permit. Different states provide permits but they vary in terms of the rules and regulations, the dates that are recommended for hunting, as well as your bag limits. As much as hunting could be a fun experience, it is limited and the state only allows for hunting during specific seasons. 4. Ensure Equipment is in Good Working Condition Definitely, you are looking to use your hunting equipment. Before setting out, ensure that they are in good working condition. This ensures that you will not find yourself in a dangerous spot with the wild. It is also advisable that you study and understand the use of firearm for hunters. This will ensure your safety through the season. This also includes hunting with the weapons you intend to use. A Rangefinder is a must if you are serious about your hunting and want to limit the chance of injuring an animal inhumanely. 5. Avoid Use of Scented Items When referring to scented items, this starts with your clothes, shampoos, and sprays. When hunting, you rely on sight whereas animals rely on smell. In this, ensure you do not wash the clothes you intend to wear with scented detergent. With no smell to leave a trail for the wild, you will increase your chances of making a successful hunting experience as animals will not be alarmed allowing you to get closer to them. 6. Always Have a Know-How of the Possible Weather Conditions/ Pre-Hunt Scouting Gathering as much information on the possible weather at your hunting destination affects two main aspects. It will affect how and what you pack as well as how you hunt. Different weather conditions affect the wild differently. In this, you will understand better what you are required to do to make a successful hunt. This goes well to help with pre-hunt scouting so you know where the animals are. 7. Always Update Yourself on Tree Stand Safety Your safety is very important when you are out hunting. The objective is to hunt the wild and not the other way around. Some basic guidelines include always using a harness or safety belt when hunting from an elevated tree stand. In the event you have heavy equipment, always use haul line to move it up or down a hunting stand. 8. Equip Yourself with Backup Equipment Being out in the wild comes with several uncertainties. Other than the basic clothing and your hunting gear, you are also required to pack a few items that will come in handy in the event of an emergency. This will include a flashlight, first aid kit, GPS or a compass and map, water purification tablets, as well as a few knives used for skinning or gutting. 9. Always Inform Family Members and Friends This is always a backup plan for your safety. When planning for your hunting trip, inform as many members and friends of where you will be headed for your hunting season and provide contacts. Any plan changes should also be communicated. This is because a lot can happen out in the wild and you may lack the network to reach out in the event something happens. 10. Research on Where Best to Hunt It is important to gather the necessary information to help you choose where to go hunting. It is no fun when you are set out to hunt and during the entire season, you do not see any animals to hunt. In addition, you are also looking to avoid where animals such as bears and other dangerous animals might be. The above tips will guide you through successful planning of every hunting trip. It looks into ensuring you have everything needed to remain in the right side of the law as well as ensure your safety. Overall, it seeks to ensure a great hunting experience.

Some handy tips to get the beginner on track when it comes to what to do before your hunting trip.

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