If you think that collecting hunting gears and going out into the wilderness to shoot the animals are your first steps, then you would be sorely mistaken. Instead learn the foundation and get to know what you should do and what you should abstain from in your hunting career.
If you are just starting out keep the following steps handy for your referral.
- Look for a safety course: Hunting isn’t a rocket science. Truly it is not. But picking up your hunting gears and going for hunting immediately is not a job of a prudent hunter. Rather he should take the first step first. Looking for a safety course is the first step. It is a certification course which will offer you the basic tit-bits of hunting and you would also get certified.
- Be registered: After you receive the certification, it is time to get a license and get registered. It cannot be simpler than that.
- Learn from an experienced hunter: Everyone needs a teacher to learn hunting. You cannot learn all by yourself if you are just starting out. Just ask an experienced hunter that you are willing to go with him. You won’t take your hunting gear. You will only watch him hunt and learn from him. Eventually once you start to follow his move, he will take interest in you and begin to share more.
- Know the laws: Not knowing the laws will cost you more than you think. Get to know the state laws and regulations before you go for any kind of hunting. It will save you a lot of hassle while you go for hunting.
- Practice gun shooting: If you are a beginner the most important step is to know how to hold the gun, how to use it safely and how to actually shoot. Once you learn the basics of gun shooting, start practicing. It is not recommended that immediately after learning to shoot you go to the field and start shooting. It is rather better if you practice on small objects like placing the tins on something and shoot or play a 3-D game where you need to shoot with gun.
- Don’t buy a gun in the beginning, borrow instead: While practicing shooting, don’t make a huge investment and buy a gun. Instead borrow from someone and practice. Once you are done with the practice, make sure you return it in proper condition.
- Have the know-how of your surroundings: Buying hunting gear will not make you an expert in hunting. Rather if you go around and know your surroundings, know the habits of animals, the density of the jungle and similar information, it will help you become a better hunter.
- Arrange for hunting gear: Don’t try to buy all hunting gear immediately. Start small and buy step by step. Start with a knife, boot, gun and other necessary hunting gears gradually.
- Start small: Don’t think in the beginning that you would be able to hunt dears. It is a very complex task. Rather go for squirrel hunting and try to go along with an experienced partner who can guide you when you need course-corrections.