Traditional Hunting Methods

Traditional hunting methods include bow hunting and rifle hunting. Traditional hunting methods require the hunter to be in open terrain where animals aren't fenced, lured with bait or shot from great distances.

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An ATV can make a hunter's job a whole lot easier. And you can even buy one in camo to match your outfit.

By Richard Winter

If you select carefully, you may luck into one lone knife that meets all of your hunting needs. But which to choose -- folding or fixed, carbon steel or stainless steel?

By Amy Hunter

Are you an archery fanatic who can't get enough target practice or a hunter who longs for an extended hunting season? You just might find yourself interested in this nontraditional approach to catching fish.

By Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.


Perhaps nothing is more frustrating to a hunter than being discovered by a target. One way to get an advantage over your prey is to use hunting blinds.

By Libby Little

Hunting is a controversial sport, and when you throw dogs into the mix the debate becomes even more heated. Is it unethical to hunt with dogs?

By Vivien Bullen

Animal trapping has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. But if you're about to go out trapping with a cardboard box and a stick, you might want to read up here and get some tips.

By Sarah Siddons

A deer's nose is extremely sensitive, and the better it can smell you, the less likely you are to get a shot at it. What can you do to cover up your human scent?

By Dave Roos


You might think hunting generally takes place on foot, but tree stands let hunters stealthily pursue their quarry from above. How can these structures allow you to get your game?

By Rosalind Jackson

Tree stands are important tools for hunters to help them get the right angle for a kill. But they can be dangerous if you don't set them up correctly. How can you avoid a serious fall?

By Jonathan Strickland

Still hunting isn't what it sounds like. It's actually about as different as can be from sitting tight in a tree stand. So what is still hunting, and why do you need a compass, map and orienteering skills worthy of Davy Crockett to do it right?

By Maria Trimarchi

For many sportsmen, rifle hunting is a source of personal achievement. But there's more to it than simply firing into a forest. Several factors must be considered, including the type of gun you choose, ammunition, preparedness and ethics.

By Sarah Siddons


Modern hunters have an arsenal of weapons to choose from, and perhaps the most interesting and challenging is the bow. How has bow hunting changed since the Stone Age?

By Simon Shadow

No hunter would be fully equipped without a knife. Your blade is essential for field dressing, skinning and preparing game, as well as for safety. Regardless of what you're hunting or where you're hunting it, the knife is an invaluable tool.

By Sarah Siddons

Though there was a time when poachers were thought of as heroes -- taking from the rich to give to the poor -- that perspective seems to be a thing of the past. Poaching is a serious issue that has detrimental effects around the globe.

By Simon Shadow

What would the sport of hunting be without the sporting dogs? These furry, four-legged assistants can find, point out and retrieve game -- and still have enough energy for a game of fetch.


Choosing the right rifle scope may make a huge difference in whether or not you're able to hit your target. But how do you choose the right scope?

By Jonathan Strickland

It's not you who chooses the rifle. Nor, for that matter, does the rifle choose you. Here's a hint: What you're hunting makes all the difference.

By Jonathan Strickland

It takes more than muttering "gobble gobble" to attract a turkey into shooting range. Hunters master all kinds of calls to lure prey. How do they make these sounds?

By Debra Ronca

While playing in the backyard, you notice Fido suddenly lower his head, raise his front paw in the air and stare intently at a flittering, oblivious bird. You then realize he's just doing what comes naturally -- hunting.

By Jennifer Horton & Chris Opfer


Not all of us were cut out to be hunters. The hours of waiting for prey to emerge from the woods coupled with the bloody business of slicing up a carcass is a lot to take. But have you considered whether hunting just isn't fair to animals?

By Josh Clark