The journey to becoming an accomplished shooter is a never-ending one. It’s not how many creatures you take down or what kinds of wildlife you hunt or where you go those matters, and it’s how you behave when you’re out there.
The hunter’s job necessitates learning wilderness survival skills along the road. It’s called “do-it-yourself” abilities by some and carpentry by others. Still, irrespective of the name, these are important talents will set you apart from the rest of the pack, increase your utility out in the field, and even help you survive if the going gets tough.
To get accurate readings, use a Compass
A compass can only tell you where north is. You don’t pursue the pointer unless you’re going north. Orient yourself with the compass and choose a point on the skyline in the vicinity of your destination. Reorient yourself using the compass by walking directly to that location. Make your way to the next location and repeat the process till you arrive at your destination.
For a Backcountry Hunt, Pack a Backpack
Invest in a well-packed backpack to protect the back. It’s best to put down soft, lightweight goods like sleeping bags and pillows. Avoid bending or stooping to pick up heavy objects. Cooking supplies and field-dressing equipment may be stored in this area. Extra garments should be packed around the sides. Raingear, maps, and food go in the apex of the pack. Small items, like eyeglasses, should be stored in outer pockets.
A Rifle should be protected
If you’re out hunting, you rarely realize what Natural World has in mind for you, so be prepared with your gun if something bad happens. Replace the barrel and apply a liquid fuel like Contamination to all metal components except the trigger. Lighter fluid can be used to flush the trigger. Make sure to seal any exposed wood in the intake and wrap the barrel with black tape, which will not affect your shot. Wearing a hunting glove can be helpful.
Use a Recurve Bow to Take Your Shots
Because compound bows are machines, they are extremely precise. Consistent. When using a recurve bow to hurl sticks into opponents’ rib cages, your physique has to become a machine. An almost boxer-like stance is required for great traditional bow shooting. A finger in the corners of the lips serves as an anchor while you pull the bowstring to a constant position, bow tilted back from the arrow while maintaining a small bend in your knees. Concentrate your attention on a little object, loosen the fingers on the bowstring, and let the arrow carry you to victory.
Start a fire
When you most need, starting a fire is the more difficult. The dry timber beneath moist coatings of rotting wood can be seen by scraping away the damp layers. Pick up dead wood from trees instead of the soggy ground. Before you attempt to start a fire, gather all of the fuel you will need. The combustion byproducts stove in your bag may be used as a blowtorch to start things going if necessary.
Prepare a Hatchet for Use
A sharpened ax is a useful tool for various tasks, from breaking an elk’s spine to constructing a shelter. Whetstones can be used for honing rather than files when it comes to fixing ahead. Keep a solid grip on the hatchet. Using a spit or a dab of oil, lubricate the stone. Whet the edge in a circular pattern from one corner to the other, starting at the corner. Repeat this process until the ax is razor-sharp on both blade edges.
In the Field, Accurately Aim Your Rifle
If you’re hunting in a remote area, you’re going to end up on your rifle scope. It’s up to you. You’ll lose your zero if you make any of these mistakes. However, disaster can be avoided if enough cartridges and tiny tools are available. Shoot at a plastic plate or a location on a clean, broad tree trunk while prone. At the very least, fire three rounds. Hold firmly on the center of your target and have a friend adjust the turrets on your sight to move the sights. Shoot three more times to make sure. Repeat until you get it right.