from Steven Huntt, Euro Optic


When you have the right strategies in place, hunting can be quite a sport! As a matter of fact, even with the wealth of experience you have, there are various kinds of riflescopes available to improve your hunting skills. Moreover it is also necessary that your hunting gear has all the right things that you would require for gaming. Herein, we will jot down top seven tips that would take your hunting skills to the next level:

  1. Sweep the Forest Debris to Eliminate Unnecessary Noise


No matter where you select your position- a ground blind or next to a tree, you need to sweep clear the leaves and other forest debris to eliminate unnecessary noise. Brush the area with your boots as this would allow you to make a swift move when an animal draws near.

  1. Zoom It and Take a Look Again


You are already done glassing with your sport optics and binoculars in the morning. Quite Good! But then, do not feel at ease with that cursory look. It is rather imperative to refocus on the places that you have already checked out. The changing light might give you the sight of the animals you have missed out or else, you can trace animals which have moved out of the dense woods.

  1. Choosing the Right Weapon


It is important to choose the right kind of weapon while you are setting out on a hunting expedition. Find out the difference between a shotgun and rifle. Also you require good quality rifle scopes and proper hunting gear for this outdoor activity. Make sure you are choosing the right brand for your riflescopes and your hunting gear includes all kinds of stuffs required during a hunting expedition.

  1. Do Not Rush. Anticipate the Quarries’ Moves


This is one of the worst mistakes that even a professional hunter commits. The rule of thumb is to go extra slow, before you prepare your final landmark and hit on the quarry. Try to gauge the movement of the animal, before you take an action. A close watch on the quarry would help you determine its direction and pace.

  1. Clear the Shooting Lanes


This is one of the important strategies. No sooner you take your stand, you should practice taking up shooting positions in different directions from which the animal might appear. The branches and every kind of obstructions should be removed from your firing line you’re your position should allow you to turn in any direction, sans hassles.

6. ‘Instant Drop’ Can Deceive You

At times, you might witness that the animal drops at the very first shot. This can be deceptive! Some of the animals might fall down merely out of shock and are likely to recover and flee.  So, when you see an instant drop, hold your position and be dead-ready for another follow-up shot.

7. Look for Blood Traces Off the Ground


While tracking the wounded animal, do not just follow the blood traces on the ground. You should seek for the blood traces on the sides of trees or on the tips of the grass and bushes. At times, even the professional hunters make the mistake of searching the blood traces on the ground and are left clueless.

8. Following the Blood Trail


While following the blood trail you need to move slowly and quietly as the quarry might be bedded at some distance. If you are hunting in a group, communicate with signals, rather than instructing each other verbally.