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hunting - hunter silhouette 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.

hunting rifle 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 own.

Shop for Hunting Gear

  • Hunting at Bass Pro Shops
    This supplier of fishing, hunting, boating, camping, hiking, and outdoor gear.  Founded in 1972, Bass Pro Shops strives to offer outdoor recreational products which inspire people to love, enjoy, and conserve the great outdoors.
  • Hunting at
    Montana-based source of popular sporting goods and outdoor equipment feature a wide range of backpacks, decoys, hunting knives, and hunting apparel.
  • Eders
    New York-based firm is a supplier of archery, blackpowder, airguns, and other hunting equipment.

Hunting Equipment Manufacturers

  • Remington
    Designs, produces, and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets.
  • Buck Knives
    Famous manufacturer of pocket, folding & fixed blade knives for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.

Hunting Resources

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    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 people.
    Online source for state hunting and fishing licenses.
  • HuntingNet
    Informative site for hunters features how-tos, outfitters, breaking news, and communities.
  • NRA
    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.

Hunting Resources

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