It is very common to see people have a hunting trip on their holiday rather than holding a party at home. However, there are a lot of unlucky circumstances that people are lost or killed in the forest without coming back. The main reason is that they do not prepare fully for their own trip. For families that just learn to hunt, they should be more careful as they will deal with a wide variety of hazardous creatures. So today I will give you guides for preparing before a hunting trip.
Prepare hunting weapons
Having a full preparation for hunting weapons is one of the most important steps that can lead you to the success and great results after the trip. However, what should you prepare? There is no need to prepare all types of hunting weapons, which is a waste of time and money.
The weapons you prepare have to be suited to the types of animals that you target. And here are some details for you.
Carnivores are the animals which eat almost all types of meat and even people. Therefore, they are called the most dangerous types. A lot of hunters still fail to catch them, not mention to being killed or being attacked by them.
Thus, to deal with such a dangerous kind of prey, it is extremely necessary to prepare sharp and powerful weapons such as hunting rifle. You know that a hunting rifle can give powerful shoot and this will defeat the prey easily and quickly.
However, nowadays, people drive their actions towards more humane value so they will only choose to buy a short gun or a normal rifle which only damages animals, not kills them.
There are also some other types of weapons but we feel certain that a hunting gun is of the best effectiveness.
Herbivores are the animals that only eat plants and tree leaves. They do not eat meat so they are a friendly kind. In fact, we should not hunt these animals and kill them. However, if we have passion for hunting and hope to experience hunting, we can create some traps to capture some herbivores and then let them escape.
In this way, you could both enjoy professional hunting trip and arouse the love for creatures. Some tools for trapping herbivores are nets, the basket and some types of vegetable. We can even use hunting weapons of low damaging ability such as a bow and arrows, spears or just a stick.
For birds, we need additional equipment to observe such as the scope or binoculars. We have to use special birding guns or rifles to give exact shoot otherwise we will fail.
Prepare food for surviving
I am sure that you will prepare a lot of food before having a hunting trip. This can help you have a full – nutrient meals but it will cause a lot of inconvenience such as heavy weight or bulky baggage. Therefore, it is advisable to bring only some types of food and drink, mainly fast food and canned food.
In the hunting region, it is likely that there will have full of fruits and meat for us to use. However, not all hunters know where to look for such kinds of food. In addition, with the lack of knowledge about hunting and skills to survive, you will not be able to find anything to eat or drink.
Therefore, you had better prepare food for several days. If you are professional and have much experience, you can bring less and then look for food and cook it. Remember to provide an enough amount of protein and water for your bodies as hunting will consume a lot of energy.
Prepare physical and spiritual health
You may know that hunting requires you to run a lot and work hard to seek the prey. If your health is not insured, you will not be able to stand the harsh condition of hunting.
Therefore, you need to have a detailed plan for doing exercises and improve your physical health during at least 2 months. In terms of spiritual health, it means that you have to be always willing to deal with difficulties.
The fact is that many people go hunting when they are not really healthy so they cannot cross the stream or climb the mountain. What’s more, they are very scared when they have to suffer from the coldness or the dangers in the forest. So before hunting, you should be sure about all the things related to your health.
Prepare first aid kits
Hunting can cause a lot of wounds to people so we have to prepare the first aid kits with full of medial assisting reliefs to treat and heal our wounds.