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Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by RMulhern, Oct 27, 2012.
Anyone that has to ask this question needs to take up golf!!
Oh, I dunno. There's a learning curve.
Sometimes people don't get raised as hunters, don't have a father, older brother, or favorite uncle who can show them the ropes. Sometimes a guy decides to hunt game he's never gone after before, or in an area/terrain/weather he's never hunted before.
I think "How to hunt" is a legitimate question.
Now golf... That's never appealed to me!
Golf: A waste of a perfectly good rifle range.
I grew up hunting but..........Dad had poor equipment and still does, he had very limited range and perspective. Dad had a uphill from the road philosophy , never down hill and that almost never worked. He had a limited understanding of the animals he hunted. I remember several frustrated years of hunting but no recollection of ever seeing binoculars used on those hunts. I remember hearing "do not even look down there we would be all night getting it out if we shot something down there", many times hearing "yep it's an elk but it's a cow and the bulls will not be with cows in october. Truth is I love my Dad but an effective hunter he is not. I was so frustrated that I quit hunting altogether for several years. My wife's uncle needed an elk hunting partner half a dozen years back and invited me along, He had a totally different approach: Whatever it takes and wherever they go you go. I took his philosophy integrated a long range scientific solution to improve it and now we fill our tags every year. I shot mine at 522 about five minutes after he shot his at 680 couple days after my wife shot hers at 400.........(All using my rifle).......I have to build them each there own cannon so I am not sharing mine..................Point is: some folks could use and appreciate a different perspective....................and......dad was right, sometimes it takes all night to pack them up out of there but thats elk hunting.
I am steeling that quote.........just so you know incase you see it again. D
Or needs someone to man up and mentor them and take them hunting!!!!!!
I'm with the mentor idea.
I do that every chance I get.
I do not think anyone can argue the benefits of a mentor........ I think I can still make a justification for a discussion center regarding hunting tactics and equipment but admittedly question the need for this general forum when we have specific forums for each relevant species.....ie: elk, dear or coyotes etc.
DIY learning to hunt it quite simple.
Have someone hide a contact lens somewhere in the back yard or city park. Go look for it. Multiple unsuccessful trips may be necessary. Total effort may be unsuccessful.
Armed with that experience, then:
Dress in camo and do it again. Again you'll be unsuccessful.
Pack for a 5 day trip.
Drive 300 Miles
Dress in camo
Carry a day pack, rifle, binos, crunchy snacks and water
Walk around in the mountains, woods etc looking for a contact lens
You are now hunting.
If you see a furry animal. . . shoot it. You are now a successful hunter.
If you shoot nothing, you have learned a ton and can build upon the experience.
Then: repeat this process many times.
You are now an experienced hunter.
Perfectly stated royinidaho. As a kid I hunted birds but I always wanted big game and had no mentor for that. I used to stare off my front porch and look for little black ants. That was the start to and extremely long learning process that has been 30 years in progress. You never stop spending or learning in this sport.
I didn't grow up in a hunting family, didn't have anyone to show me. Still don't. Just read as much as I can and spend as much time in the woods as I can. Trying to be a good student of the game. Haven't taken anything yet. Hoping my hard work will pay off one day.