Practice Makes Perfect When Hunting
Hunting is a very rewarding sport, but even the best and most experienced hunters will still find new challenges while Hunting in Hawaii. Many experienced hunters will describe it as more of an art than science, one which takes time to master.
You can increase your success rate significantly if you do things the right way. Hunting in Hawaii has its unique challenges but here are a few tips that we at Hawaii Safaris have compiled, to point you in the right direction towards a successful hunt.
* Practice Enough Ahead Of Time
Every hunter is always looking forward to getting out there and starting the hunt but practice is necessary for results. There is reason that someone came up with the phrase, “practice makes perfect.” This not only applies to beginners but also the experts will spend days or weeks practicing their aim and targeting before the hunting season.
* Always Scout The Hunting Location Beforehand
Hawaii Safaris has obviously got you covered here when you join us, but it is important in general to scout the areas that you intend to hunt when on your own. Scouting will not only help you get familiar with the terrain, but also the number and types of species. Watch out for things like foot tracks, feces, and scrapers when scouting the location to determine whether the animals you intend to hunt are available or not. Also, try to determine whether the terrain will pose any challenges when hunting or not, and think of the possible solutions.
*Choose The Right Hunting Time
Hunting will also require you to choose the perfect timing. If it is open season like most of Hawaii, there might be other hunters hunting the same species and in the same location, and so proper timing is vital for success.
On the day that you plan to hunt, you should enter the location quietly just before dawn, then settle in the blind or tree stand if that’s how you plan to hunt.
By doing this, you will reduce the likelihood of getting spotted by any game you intend to hunt. Also, keep in mind that different animals will have different activity times, and so it is important to have prior knowledge about the activity patterns of the species.
* Study The Animals You Intend To Hunt
You need to have as much information as possible on the animals that you intend to hunt. First, it will help you determine their activity hours to avoid a situation where you end up waiting in a tree stand for many hours with no success.
Secondly, understanding the psychology of the animal helps you determine how it is going to behave in different situations and circumstances.
Learning from more experienced hunters can help a beginner understand the behaviors of different animals better. And if you combine this with some additional research, you should have enough information on your intended prey.
* Go To The Hunt Odorless
Many animals rely on smell to find food and to sniff out potential predators. And with such immense capabilities, you can be sure that whatever you are hunting is likely to recognize any suspicious smell long before you see it. It is vital to make sure that you are completely odorless before you go hunting. Do not use any fragrant products at least a couple of days before you go hunting. Also, avoiding spicy food, alcohol and smoking the day before can help to keep you odorless.