7 Actionable Hunting Tips for Preppers

By James Barton •  Updated: 10/22/20 •  11 min read

Hunting is an entrancing sport that requires a lot of patience and hard work, especially for preppers. Hence, before you begin to stress over the must-have hunting strategies, start going through some essential tips required to start hunting.

The experience of chasing an animal requires many extended periods of sitting, pausing, and regularly being in different climatic conditions. The hard work brings in your hunt and provides you with the experience needed for your upcoming quests.

Hunting Tips for Preppers – Actionable Advice

1. Know About Different Types of Hunting

Know About Different Types of Hunting

The very first thing you need to be accustomed to is the very idea of hunting and what it might mean for different individuals. Based on your interests and the skills you possess, you will have to choose a mode of hunting that is best suited for your likes. This distinction is based on the type of animals you wish to target, the weapon of your choice, your targetted area, hunting time preferences, and so on. Look through the below points to know a little bit more about the types of hunting and then figure out what is best suited for your needs:

2. Be Slow But Steady

Hunting is not always about being swift and active. At most times, it is about being vigilant and patient. Why so? This ensures that you will not jump into actions that will risk your life. But how? Follow the steps below to be calm as well as steady at the time of hunting:

3. Know How to Track Animals

Tracking animals need lengthy hours of skill and knowledge. While you might presume that a mere understanding of the species will suffice, that is not the case. A detailed understanding of the animal and its habits, the area of its living, the ecological specificity – all these will help you in the long run. Here are specific ways to know more about tracking your prey:

4. Beat Your Competitors

Beat Your Competitors

You might think competitions are limited to the large arenas with trophies and medals. But sadly not so. Like any other field of work, the hunting world is also highly competition driven. More so because of the limited availability and sighting of animals in certain areas and the overlapping hunting seasons within this area. Well, there are multiple hunters out there planning their next big kill. So how can you ensure that the fall happens from your shot? Follow these proper steps to beat your competitors in their game:

5. Take Care of Yourself

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Hunting is tedious work, and you might fall ill alone in the woods. Here are some ways to keep yourself fit for carrying out the hunt successfully:

6. Hunt Small Animals, Too!

Hunt Small Animals

Mostly, the growth of a hunter is measured according to his elevation from small animal hunts to big game hunts. Every hunter wishes to hunt big games. But, this is not a one-way ladder. To improve your skills, you also need to hunt small animals. It keeps your target acquisition skills and precision on point. Not just that, it teaches you a lot more about the animal world and how we make use of their weaknesses. Know how to deal with small games through the following points:

7. Store Your Gear Properly

Store Your Gear Properly

Packing your hunting gear properly and keeping them intact is essential for hunting. Anyone who has visited any hunting or outdoor store and bought these goodies for themselves will surely understand the inherent logic here. These goodies do cost quite much and yes, they require the utmost care. Even that your whole life depends upon such small tools, an extra act of care will go a long way. Here are a few ways to pack adequate gear for your next hunt:

Conclusion

Since now you have a comprehension of how to get into hunting, it is imperative to take the first step. The first step matters as much as the first kill. Follow the tips properly and get your hunting gear on! Off you go, Happy Hunting.

James Barton

James Barton

Hi, I'm James. I am the founder and main editor for The Survival Corps. I have been a part of the survival and prepping community since my mid 30's as I downsized and started to prepare to be self sufficient in a time of crisis.