We encourage everyone to try hunting, at least once. Even if you have little to no experience, as long as you receive the proper training and head out with people who know what they’re doing, you should be fine. That being said, there are a few common mistakes that novice hunters tend to make. We’re here to go over some of those mistakes and illustrate how you can avoid them.
Many people head out on their first hunt, thinking they are ready to go, but are unfortunately ill prepared for the task at hand. When it comes to hunting, being unprepared can mean any number of things. Maybe you didn’t wear the right attire, either putting on too much or too little clothing for the weather, or maybe you forgot to bring along some essential equipment. All we can say is make a list of everything you need to bring, and double check you have it with you before leaving home.
Forgetting equipment is a common mistake, but not having the right type of gear may be even more common among new hunters. You need to bring along the right type of gun, skinning tools, and even accessories like compasses if you want to have any success. The exact type of gear you need depends on the environment and what you’ll be hunting. If you aren’t sure what to bring, ask an expert.
Finally, one of the most common mistakes that beginners make is either being overconfident or having no confidence at all. You need to strike a right balance otherwise you can’t expect to hit anything when it comes time to fire. Don’t get ahead of yourself, but don’t be afraid to take a shot either.
Follow these tips and you should have a better hunting experience the first few times you go out. For more tips and news, keep checking back with Tioga Boar Hunting!