Hunting is the pursuit of game animals, using a variety of methods and
weapons. Methods include stalking, lying in wait, tracking, driving,
calling, and the use of decoys.
Hunting weapons include the bow and arrow, rifle, and shotgun.
Guns inflict an incredible amount of damage, which becomes much more
pronounced on smaller prey. Bows and crossbows, therefore, are the most
prominent weapons for those who hunt fowl like pheasant or turkey.
Rifles remain the prominent weapon of hunters around the world. They
offer the greatest range and the most accurate means of downing
prey. Hunting rifles can include sights for greater accuracy.
In addition to the actual tools of hunting, you're also going to need
clothing and footwear, particularly when you are out in inclement
weather. You'll also want to consider your safety while hunting, as
well. Deer are color blind, for example, so during deer season,
many hunters will wear bright colors so other hunters can differentiate
predator from prey. Boots are also important for keeping your
footing and preventing injury when you chase prey after it bolts.
Survival equipment is vital for many hunters, as well. If you are
going hunting in the wilderness, you should always have a map and compass,
or a GPS unit, on hand to help
you get your bearings. You should also bring plenty of water, in
case you become separated or lost, as well as a blanket and means of
creating fire. Even if you are going only a short distance from your
companions, make sure you have the tools you need to remain safe on your
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The mission of the United States Fish & Wildlife Service
is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife,
and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
The National Rifle Association offers hunter services as
well as shooting, training, educational and public service programs
that foster the safe, responsible ownership and use of firearms. www.NRA.org