Darkness always increases danger, and night hunting is not an exception. Weapons are the main attribute of the hunt, and they can bring discomfort as well as helping to achieve the goal. Several tips will be set out below to improve the quality of hunting and increase its safety for life.
First of all, we need to highlight the importance of additional equipment. You should not wholly rely on your vision in such a case as our eyes are much less effective at night. Therefore, here you cannot cope without outside help in the form of binoculars, monoculars, thermal imagers, etc., and only then can you safely go hunting. It would help if you also had good lighting to get to your location.
is associated with the correct location. You need to know the area where the hunt will be carried out, so if the space is unfamiliar to you, it is necessary to study it in the daytime; potentially, there are obstacles in the form of ravines or ditches. You should make sure you have chosen a snug position, where the chance of being seen by the animals is minimal. A good place can be a hill; from there, the terrain will be as open as possible ahead of the hunter, which will make it easier to find the target of the hunt. If you are in an open area (for instance, in a field), you need to find a place behind the forest, and you will have a view of the cleared part of the territory at the same time. It will be the safest place and the most successful one in this case.
Every hunter needs a plan. You should know everything about the area, where further hunting is taking place, which animals can be found there, outline a place for the camp, etc. You always need to know your route in advance.
Never point your weapon at objects that you do not plan to shoot at. Many accidents happen when a gun is jokingly pointed at a person, thinking it is not loaded. Also, do not jump over obstacles with a loaded weapon.
GPS. If you are a beginner or hunting in an unknown area for the first time, the better way is to invest in a GPS device. Although smartphones of today include the ability to determine location, communication can be irregular in different areas.
It would help if you always told someone where you are headed and for how long. There are many wild animals around; if you are not too attentive, the consequences can be rather sad. You never know what situation will take place this time. The best option is to go hunting in a squad as you are not the only hunters at night. You need to notify other members of the group that you are changing location to know about your presence elsewhere.
Always have at least a small first aid kit with you. It should have everything for first aid; it also must have an antiseptic and bandages.
You must be very patient. This is one of the most important keys to success.
Night hunting can be a new experience for any hunter, both professional and beginner. But now you know even more about how to make your hunting safe and high-quality.