When duck hunting, stay quiet. You may see ducks fly in or take off from the
water's surface--you can follow their movement up-down and side-side.
You can pick up decoys that you have
previously deployed. if the ducks just
aren't showing up, you should pick up
all your decoys and try a different part of the lake.
Ducks usually travel in flocks. For this reason, always make sure you have a
clear shot before firing, as your shotgun will scare the rest of the flock.
Ducks know the difference between a duck and a human with a gun. If you
throw out a decoy and stand ten feet away, then you might as well order a
pizza for dinner, because you're going to come home empty-handed.
Rushing a boar takes bravery, but it's a good
technique. Boars aren't as sensitive or swift as
deer. Just make sure you have a potent enough
gun to do the job.
At Snowbush Ridge, you can track deer by
following their footsteps in the snow.
If you see a deer, try to get upwind of it and deploy
your attractant scent. The deer will be all excited
and come toward you. When it gets close enough,
Animals have a keen sense of hearing. Loading your weapon early may avoid scaring off a target, what with the noise of the barrel or the insertion of the shell. Be cautious in your movements and footsteps when stalking an animal. If you step on a twig, don't be surprised if you spook your prey into the next county. You can also crawl toward the animal. This makes it less likely you will scare it off with the noise of your footsteps. Always keep an eye out for droppings - they're usually near an animal. Pay attention to the wind direction and your compass heading. Deer are like walking noses and they'll bolt if they sense your B.O.