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postheadericon Hunting knife – reasons hunters can’t do without it

Hunting Knife – Reasons Hunters Can’t Do Without It

Can you imagine any kitchen without a knife? Definitely not! As a matter of fact, some people are not satisfied with just one knife, they own several to perform various tasks! It is the same with a hunting knife. Any hunter is going to feel incomplete without this important tool in his luggage!

Whenever a knife is mentioned, the picture that comes to mind is that of a villainous character as depicted in the movies, brandishing something that looks very wicked and menacing! The reality is something totally different! In fact, hunters try to avoid too large knives because they are not really useful for the tasks they are meant for, plus they are too heavy to lug around!

Like all other knives, the hunting knife is also available in different sizes and shapes. There are also varied brands and models. What the hunter is looking out for is something that suits the type of animal being hunted. To be more exact, the size and weight of the knife should ideally match the game so that it can be wielded easily. At the same time, the knife should be well-made and function efficiently.

The first consideration while choosing a hunting knife is to check the material it is made of–stainless steel or ordinary carbon. A popular choice is the stainless steel hunting knife. It may not be as sharp as the knife made of carbon, but it has the distinct advantage of remaining safe even when exposed to moisture. The knife made with carbon is no doubt very sharp and even easy to sharpen, but keeping it rust-free when it gets exposed to moisture is not so easy. Again, compared to the knife made of carbon, the stainless steel hunting knife loses its sharp edge faster.

The blades of these knives can be of varied shapes, but the commonest ones are the drop point and the clip point. The drop point is highly suited for heavy tasks. The blade with a clip point has a size and weight ideal for cutting ropes and other small tasks, since it is tapering and much thinner. It is not really meant for directly being used on game.

Now the blade of a hunting knife can be foldable or fixed. The foldable blade can be compared to a pocket knife. It is compact in appearance. At the same time, just like the pocket knife, it can be fitted with a saw blade and other tools. It is portable and can be used for all sorts of small tasks.

In contrast, the fixed blade is meant for heavier tasks such as cutting, since it is stronger. These tasks could be something like cleaning and skinning animals. Unlike the foldable blade, the fixed hunting knife requires a sheath. The hunter has to place it in his pack or carry it on his belt.

postheadericon Improving your hunt and game with the ghillie suit

Improving Your Hunt and Game With the Ghillie Suit

Ghillie Suits are a proven tool in hunting, military operations and for snipers. Ghillie Suits have been used to improve hunter’s outcome for over more than a century now. Ghillie Suits are thought to have been invented for military purposes, when in fact they were first used for hunting. It was the Scottish gamekeepers who used Ghillie Suits as a portable hunting blind. Today Ghillie Suits are used for any camouflage purpose; used by hunters, military personnel, paintball enthusiasts, law enforcement offices and snipers.

What are Ghillie Suits? Ghillie Suits are camouflage outfits which are made from netting, or cloth, then attached with loose strips of twine material, when put together looks like scattered leaves and twigs. When a human and especially an animal first looks at you in your Ghillie Suit, their natural and first instinct will conclude that your Ghillie Suit is just a collection of natural shedding or heaving foliage.

Depending on who is using the Ghillie Suit, they provide various reasons of protection or invisibility. For military personnel and law enforcement, the main use of Ghillie Suits is for the camouflage it provides, which is very important for these individuals for capturing the target and protecting ones body. For the paintball enthusiast and the hunter, the Ghillie Suit’s importance is more on providing greater invisibility and less emphasis on protecting one self.

As you can image wildlife animals are eradicate and when hunting they need to be approached carefully and quietly. Have you crept up to a deer, then a branch snaps, the deer see you and it runs away. Well if were wearing a Ghillie Suit, and the exact situation occurred, when the deer turn around to see where the sound came from, they would just have seen another “bush”. This is why a Ghillie Suit give you better odds of winning.

When snipers and hunters sear their lives off the Ghillie Suit and know that it allows someone to better blend into a forest or heavily wooded and bushed area; you know the Ghillie Suit will improve your hunt and game. The genius of the Ghillie Suit, is that it assists the hunter or sniper to hide & blend and brake his human frame; deceiving their target right before a tactical attack against your target.

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postheadericon Bow hunting – natural way of hunting

Bow Hunting – Natural Way Of Hunting

Hunting with a Bow is quite a famous sport; there are a few things a novice bow hunter should learn before getting into the thrilling game of bow hunting. First is to learn about laws and regulations of hunting in different states as hunting seasons and laws vary from one State to other. To get information about a particular state, get in touch with game and fish commission or similar agencies to ensure the exact rule, season of hunting, and state laws. A hunting license is compulsory in every state with exception for some private hunting clubs offering organized bow hunts.

Then learn everything you can about variety of bows that are available. Though the selection of bows, the type, and brand may differ as per the individual’s choice, a lot depends on the season, the animal you want to hunt, state and national rules regarding the hunt etc. There are hunting bows of four types

• Stick bow
• Recurve
• Compound bow
• Cross bow

The first is Stick bows. A stick bow is the long English bow. It is as high or may be slightly higher than a normal individual, in the shape of “D” and does not have a recurve.

The next is Recurves. The side view of a recurve bow shows the curve ending away from the shooter at the tip. This lends a bigger throw to the arrow.

Recurve bows are preferred on bow hunting because they are smaller than a normal stick bow and easier to handle while going through forest areas on horseback. .

Then comes the Compound Bow which is a modern bow. It is a normal bow constructed in combination with a technique of cams, cables and pulleys to give higher speed to arrow. It is essential to judge the draw weight and bow length of your choice and for this consult an expert. Bows are not one size fits all.

The fourth is Cross bow for target shooting and bow hunting. A cross bow is made of a stock on which the bow is fixed. An activated trigger on the stock shoots arrow like projectiles from the bow.

Once familiar with laws of hunting, and after completion of preconditioned requirements to hunt legally like licenses and safety courses in hunting, and selection of the right bow, then decide on the type of arrows to be used.

There are variety of arrows with long handles like cedar, aluminum and carbon. Choose which arrow handle will be best suited for your bow, where you will be hunting, what you will be hunting and if there are any government or hunt club rules to be followed. Ensure with an expert archery dealer, until you can select the arrows best for your bow hunting experience