Ten Things to Know About Big Game Hunting
If you are up to pitting your human senses and skills against wild game animals who use the same senses to survive, big game hunting may just be for you. The points below are a basic guide line of where to start.
1 Select the correct rifle, ammo and scope for you and the game you are hunting. Learn your cartridges trajectory and understand your zero.
2 Research your chosen game, study his behaviour and habits. Observe and note what you see in the field.
3 Trophy quality. Are you hunting for trophy or meat select a realistic goal.
4 Learn your hunting area, its boundaries, access and limits. Acquire maps.
5 Use suitable equipment, clothing, boots, binos and range finder as required.
6 Shot placement, study your quarries anatomy, think three dimensional, and know your shooting limits.
7 Study and memorise the tracks and sign of your quarry.
8 After the shot always follow up. Even if you think you may have missed walk to where he stood when you shot and check for cut hair and blood.
9 Trophy and meat preparation. Cool the meat as quickly as possible and keep it clean.
10 Respect your animal. Kill only to have hunted; do not hunt in order to kill.