Are you interested in start hunting but you do not know where to start, and you have never tried it before? Well, as a beginner, relax and welcome on board and trust you me, hunting is not a hard task as it might seem. Here you will learn some few tricks on how to begin hunting and become a pro in just a few simple steps.There are many ways you can learn hunting, you can learn from your grandfather, father, uncle, neighbor or even online as now you are about to.
1. Department of Fishery/Game Reserve
The best place to start hunting is at the department of fishery or game reserve (or whatever department is responsible for what you intend to start hunting). From this department, you will learn all the rules and regulations that have been laid down to regulate hunting. You can alternatively visit their website to acquaint yourself with the regulations.The reason you should visit the department to know the laws is to know what type of hunting is allowed in your area, what is the best season to start hunting and what kind of hunting weapons are allowed for hunting in this field.
After you have known the rules and regulations, the next step is to purchase the right weapon to start hunting. Before you purchase that hunting weapon, make sure you know what you are going to hunt so that you can get the right weapon to get the job done.When you get to the actual buying of the equipment, whether you decide to buy it online or from a dealer, ensure that you know who you are dealing with. As your hunting increases, you are likely to continue purchasing other hunting weapons hence you will need a seller that you can trust and can be comfortable going back to every time you need something new.Let us say you want a rifle for hunting; you are likely to continue buying ammunition, more hunting rifles and other hunting gears that you might need.
By now you have known what and where you are going to hunt, and you have acquired your hunting weapon. The next step to start hunting is to practice using the weapon you have purchased. Hence you will need a place to practice.Depending on the state that you live in, you might find a public or private place to practice. You can find a private range where you can practice and most probably one with instructors and other special amenities to help you learn fast.Since you are new and beginning to hunt, do not shy away from admitting that you are starting to chase. By so doing, you can get help either from the instructors or other experienced hunters. You can also learn how to use your hunting weapon online. The primary goal of practising is to acquainted with the weapon before you start the actual hunt.
At this point, you will need to research about the game or fish that you are going to hunt. Study the habits, identification, what food they eat, when they eat, habit change due to climate change and so much more about the game/fish that you are after.This information will help you know how you can easily find your target when you start hunting
5.Plan Your Actual Hunt
Once you have known the quarry, habitat, or even the competition on the hunting ground, be sure that you will not be the only one going to hunt hence you need to plan well ahead of your actual hunt.When you are going to start to pursue, make sure you get all the details like for how long will be hunting, what will the weather be like, where to sleep, cook, eat, do you have your license with you, etc. The more questions you ask yourself before the actual hunting, the more prepared you will be before you start the actual hunt.
Congratulations, you are now ready to start hunting. As you go to your hunting site, start with the basics and grow as time passes. Be aware that at the beginning it will get messy, you will make mistakes like missing your target on your first shot, but that is okay. After all, remember it’s hunting, you want to enjoy the experience as long as it lasts and spending time out with friends or family. All the best as you start hunting.