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10 Things To Know Before Going On A Moose Hunt

Hunting down a moose is no easy task. It is an endeavor that requires a step by step plan and careful preparation as one lousy move may shrink your chances of a successful kill down to nothing. For novices, you should remember one important detail: moose are massive creatures. Nobody should dare underestimate the power of a wild animal that could weigh more or less 1500 pounds. There are tips, secrets and critical notes you ought to know before going on a moose hunt, whether it will be your first time or not.

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  1. It’s critical to schedule a moose hunt on a day free of snowstorms or heavy rains. A sudden change of weather condition may lead to disastrous outcomes. Pick a day that is perfect for you and the moose.
  2. Study the area where you plan to execute your moose hunt. Get familiar with the area, bring a map and a compass with you always to make sure that you won’t lose your way going to the location and coming back from it. If you plan to hunt deep into an area and far from the main road, it’s best to leave trails, though optional. Tell your family and friends about your excursion, your departure and the estimated date and time of arrival from the excursion. We never know what could happen, it is but wise to practice precautionary measures.
  3. Train your body into fitness. Hunting is a physical endeavor that would require your body to exert more energy than usual. Mind you, only a man who is physically an 8 to 10 will be able to handle the weight of the moose meat that you’d have to carry on your back after making the kill. So make a checklist of the necessary equipment, comfortable clothing and the appropriate gear to make sure that you have everything with you need with you. Most importantly, acknowledge your limitations, and listen to your body.hunting rifles
  4. It is inevitable to spend a night or two at the location so include on that list a survival kit in cases of emergency. Pack in that kit some meds, matches, a whistle or a flare gun (again, you never know the extent of the dangers of the wild), extra ammunition, shelter provisions, and high energy food.
  5. Study on how to execute a quick and humane shot aimed at a vital area (heart, major blood vessels, lungs and the liver) on the mouse with the proper firearm. Practice with your rifle and condition it prior to the actual hunting. If you are a beginner and your knowledge on hunting firearms is scarce, research thoroughly about it, ask friends who have gone to hunting trips before, or better yet consult a professional.
  6. If you opt to hunt during rut season, do so somewhere near a body of water. Otherwise, concentrate on areas where food and water sources are abundant.
  7. The most used technique in luring a moose towards you is by moose calling. Research more on moose calling and practice often to ensure that your sound is as accurate as possible. Stand Hunting or glassing, floating, road and trail hunting are some other techniques that you ought to consider.hunting land
  8. Give importance to the direction of the wind and use it to your advantage. Once you’ve spotted your moose, approach from the downwind side to avoid the dispersion of your scent. Include a wind indicator on your list of equipment to bring.
  9. The proper starting incision point when field dressing the mouse should be at its breastbone’s base up until shortly before its anus. Do not wound any internal organs while at it.
  10. Lastly, prior to the hunting, learn how to quarter the moose meat, plan a strategic way in getting the moose meat out of the woods as quickly as possible, and observe a proper transportation and cooling process.

 

Knowing these things will greatly improve your chances in hunting moose and sooner or later you’ll be able to catch one and bring it back home as a souvenir.

Preparing For Cape Buffalo Hunting: Using A Champion’s Bow And Arrow

Have you always wanted to hunt down a formidable beast like the African Cape Buffalo with only a bow and arrow? With a strong conditioned arm (you would definitely need all the muscle power and force your arm could exert), the perfect bow and arrow that will deliver enough kinetic energy for an instant humane kill, and of course a permit from the local government or the big hunting game department to stalk and hunt a Cape Buffalo, you’re good to go on the hunting trip of your dreams. By the end of this page, you will have a concrete idea on how to accurately prepare for a successful Cape Buffalo hunting using a champion’s deadly bow.

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Cape Buffalos, also commonly known as the African Buffalo, are the largest of its kind that naturally occur in the continent of Africa. They are wild bovids from the family Bovidae that stands 51 to 59 inches, weighs about 930 to 2000 pounds (bulls are usually over 200 pounds heavier than the cows), with a muscular and skeletal build heavier than any North American animal, and have horns that grow over 40 inches across. Despite its very close resemblance with the water buffalo, its origin still remains unknown.

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Typically, prior to the actual Cape Buffalo bow hunt, you should first do a lot of research and penetration tests on the perfect combination of a bow, arrow, and broadhead. You can opt for a heavy bow and arrow and a heavy double blade broadhead. The weight of the best bow to use in hunting a Cape Buffalo should be around 80 pounds. Depending on its length, size shafts, and other additional accessories, your arrow’s total weight should be around 800 to 1000 grains. Your bow and arrow’s efficiency will largely depend on your own calculations that would get you the desired kinetic energy, shot placement strategies, and other techniques.

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To give you an idea, one of the more successful hunters used an 80-pound Hoyt RKT bows and Easton Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game 28 and a half inch arrows, with 250 size shafts each weighing 17.2 grains per inch, a 9 grain X Nock, fletches in four inches, and a 75 grain Brass X HIT Break Off insert. With these he made use of Phantom SS two-blade broadheads that weighed 200 grains. In total, his arrow weighed a total of 816.2 grains, giving him the ability to produce an initial kinetic energy of 86.15 ft/lbs.

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A 90-pound draw weight Bowtech Tribute with  Smooth Cams and a 27-inch draw length, a 28 inched Easton 2018 Aluminum arrow accessorised with Easton Trooper Fiberglass shafts inside, Luminoks, a 200-grain Muzzy Phantom stainless steel broadhead and a two-blade double bevel edge with the bleeder blades removed will surely deliver a classic kill shot.

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You may also include other accessories such as a 3-pin Tru-Glo sight, NAP Quicktune Rest, stringer release, Nikon Realtree Rangefinder, and an Alpine Quiver.

Good luck on your next Cape Buffalo hunt!

Elk Decoy Setup Guide

Elk decoying is an art that requires knowledge from a thorough study of elks and skills which are mostly acquired from field experience. A lot of men and women have found leisure and excitement in elk decoying. More often than not, despite the careful planning, meticulous strategies and costly equipment, the decoying and elk hunting tips still goes terribly wrong. Perhaps what you need is a simple to deploy elk decoy and a quick setup guide that will give you a clear shot at decoying a bull. This elk decoy setup guide is concise and effective in every way.

 

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There are some Pursuit Channel shows that have very similar tips on hunting whitetails and elks and you can subscribe to them at Dish Network, Direct TV and now over the internet via Roku.

Here’s how to do it with these elk hunting guide:

Situation Numero Uno: You know the precise area where the elks usually feed, but they only come to that place after the sun goes down and all the light fades.

Decoy setup: Situate two to four cow elk decoys on that same area before dark. They should be visible and positioned somewhere near the path wherein the elk would enter. Quick elk scent sprays in the air should do the trick. Find cover some 20 to 40 yards away and patiently await your bull. Remember that usually a bull will tend to come from downwind, so try as much to take advantage of this. Hunting elks is not usually easy but elk decoys make it more efficient.

Situation Numero Dos: The elk’s annual recurrent sexual period has started but they just wouldn’t settle within your bow’s range.

 

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Decoy Setup: Ask your partner to entice a bull towards your position by calling early in the morning. Settle yourself at a strategic position. Avoid calling too much before sunrise, this marginally decreases the possibilities of a satisfying response. You can opt to spray a scent of a cow in estrus state around the area for maximum results. The bull will eventually notice the decoy and come towards it and as soon as you get a clear aim, release the arrow.

Pursuit Channel’s “Bow Hunting Addiction” TV series are also available in their YouTube channel where you can watch YouTube hunting videos about elks. There are more Pursuit Channel shows that give you expert advice and tips on how to hunt elks.

Make sure that you have a know on the herd’s activity patterns and the area’s thermal changes. When the direction of the wind alters, consider changing your current position too. Thorough observation on the mentioned factors may help you a lot on your endeavor.

Situation Numero Tres: All the cows in the area have been knocked up and bred already but you are extremely sure there are a number of them that are still in estrus, attracting bulls in search for a rut ender routine is one of the best elk hunting tips that you can get from the pros.

 

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Decoy Setup: Set up a cow decoy some 25 to 30 yards away from the area where you sight a bull continuously getting rejected. Cow call at this distance for a while and sit tight for it will only take a jiffy to get a bull stomping your way. When hunting elks; position yourself where the bull won’t notice you but would only walk past you as it approaches the decoy. Once you get the chance, aim straight and hit that bull with your best shot. Don’t forget to watch the Pursuit Channel shows where you’ll learn about trap hunting animals and hunting decoys and tactics.

With careful assessment of each situation, patience, perfect timing and this easy to follow but reliable hunting guide, you won’t miss a chance at a beautiful bull.