When people hunt it isn’t just for the meat of there kills it could be for multiple reasons like trophies, sport, or to sell some part of the kill. Big game hunting takes place all around the world with all different species of animals. Just as the list on big game varies from place to place, so do the regulations and permits for hunting. Knowing your regulation is very important due to how much it varies depending on where you’re hunting.
North America is known as number one on the list for most big game hunting due to the number of abundant species located there. The most significant game hunted in North America include Moose, elk, caribou, bison, mule deer, and white-tailed deer. Let’s take a step backward and talk about when big game hunting first started.
The oldest history recorded dates back thousands of years ago when humankind hunted the great mammoth in groups using only spears and large rocks at least this is what the illustrations found show us. Could you imagine using spears or rocks to kill your target instead of a firearm? It would be more difficult than sitting in a stand waiting for something to walk on by and shoot. Below are a few tips on how to improve your elk, bison, moose, and white-tailed deer hunting but first let’s get into the weaponry used today for big game hunting.
Choosing the right weapon depends on where you’re hunting, what you’re hunting and what you’re comfortable firing. The most common weapons used in hunting today is firearms, bow and arrows, and long-range weapons. People always say the bigger the gun, the better but that not always right! When it comes to hunting the size of the gun isn’t as important as where you hit your target.
Large caliber ammo is considered to be most effective when taking down big game effectively and humanely. Some of the most common calibers used for big game hunting is .30-30 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Magnum, .358 Winchester. When it comes to the type of firearm or ammo, it depends on your option.
Helpful Tips On Hunting
Hunting elk can turn out to be difficult due to there habitat, but there are a few things you can do to make the job easier. Elk’s are a very social animal so learning their call will help bring them out.
Though bison may seem slow and harmless due to their lethargic movements, don’t let that fool you. They are capable of running over 40 miles per hour, jump up to six feet in the air, and are known to charge if provoked!
Human odor spooks deer. Shower with a scent-free soap before every hunting trip, and try not to contaminate your hunting clothes on the way to the field. When out in the field you need to be as quite and possible even when moving your stand.
During the rut or breeding season, hunt near lakes and ponds. When aiming in for the kill shot, you want to concentrate on just one spot. You can also do some preseason scouting or calling to help improve your skills.
These where just a few tips I found that would be helpful. Please let me know in the comment what you do to improve your big game hunting.