Hunting refers to the act of pursuing animals and capturing or killing them for consumption or trade. Hunting is one of the most popular sports in the world. Hunted animals are commonly referred to as game animals and include large mammals and migratory birds. Hunting excludes the killing of domestic animals. Hunters must obtain a hunting license to hunt. Deer hunting is an extremely popular sport.
The hunter has to first select a location or spot for deer hunting. Food sources, where the deer feed, funnels and the edge of a habitat are all very good locations for hunting. Prior to commencing a hunt, the hunter has to work out a strategy. Deer stand hunting is one of the most widely used strategies for deer hunting. The hunter stands motionless to avoid detection through movement. Deer are extremely sensitive to smell and sound. The hunter camouflages himself in dark shades and wears clothes that match with the color of the surroundings. The hunter must ensure that the place is clear of leaves and twigs to avoid making any noise that can alert the deer. Hunting at the same location immediately after a shoot should be avoided. It is advisable to carry a strong harness for elevated stands.
Deer hunting needs a lot of patience and practice. The hunter needs a bow and arrow or a rifle for deer hunting. The hunter has a multitude of bows and rifles to choose from. It is important to know eye dominance to pick a left hand or right hand bow. Usually, a right- handed hunter is right eye dominant. Draw length, draw weight and manufacturing company are some of the factors to be considered before choosing the right bow. Hunters can choose between woods and brush country rifles for shots within 200 yards or less. They use long-range deer rifles for long shots. The hunter must be well quipped with a good pair of anti-skid shoes. It is ideal to carry high-tech binoculars with night vision, when hunting during the evening or night.