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As we all know the technology area is upon us, and whether we like it or not, hunting will never be the same since the introduction of Hunting Technology. The older hunter may find it hard to accept new high-tech equipment and gadgets; their argument is that it robs people of the real essence of hunting.
Despite the opposing views with regards to the use of advanced hunting tools, there is no stopping technology from coming up with these mind-blowing devices for modern day hunters to utilize.
Here are some of the technologies being used in the field of hunting:
There is a gadget on the market called Firefly. It is designed to determine wind direction even when there seems to be no wind at all. Firefly can determine wind drifts and thermals down to 1” per second. It uses patented technology to take 512 readings per second, which it then analyzes to give you the most accurate readings even with winds undetectable to human. Any hunter knows the importance of determining wind direction to take an accurate shot. There are also other gadgets on the market.
Choosing a scope for your rifle will be one of the biggest factors in determining how accurately you’ll be able to shoot. Leopold has some of the best rifle scopes out there. The new VX-6HD is taking optical performance to a whole new level. They gave it a High-Definition optical system for sharpened clarity, and the Twilight MaxTM Light Management System for even greater low-light performance. This changes and newer technology give hunters a visible advantage at dawn and dusk when the biggest game is on the move. To make scope mounting even easier, they added an in-scope Electronic Reticle Level indicator for precise leveling, and a throw lever for fast magnification changes, right or left handed.
Game Calling Apps
Hunting Technology has really pushed hard in providing an app that can be very useful for hunters. There’s an app that has more than 20 calls in conjunction with a speaker in order to create a game call system. This way, you can lure your targets closer instead of relying on binoculars to line up your shots.
Digital trail cameras are some the most popular tech products in hunters’ arsenals. Trail cameras give hunters useful and valuable information about the behavior of the animals they’re tracking. The hunting world is right on the cusp of seeing trail cameras that can stream photos and video content from the field to computers and smart devices.
Although many people feel that technology robs people of the real essence of hunting, we need to accept the fact that technology will keep on growing and that we simply need to keep up or get left behind. Hunting technology and gadgets are a great addition to your arsenal and will definitely improve your success.
Bushman field-craft is important to consider when planning a Bow-hunting Safari. The Northern Cape Province is ideal for Bow Hunting because of the type of vegetation also called Kalahari Bushveld from where our name also originated. Classic Bow Hunting Safaris into Africa have become increasingly popular amongst discerning archers with a variety of species on offer.
A Bucket List is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. Your Hunting Bucket List is exactly the same. There is an extremely diverse assortment of game animals available in Africa. A hunter needs to narrow down the species he intends to take on a given safari as all species are not common to a single geographical area. Here are two animals that not a lot of people have hunted before, and if you haven’t hunted one of them yet, it should definitely be on your Hunting Bucket List for your next trip to South Africa.
The Roan is the second largest antelope in Africa. This fairly large antelope is indigenous to the northern reaches of Southern Africa. However, game ranching has made him available in many places where it was not previously found. The “roan” in its name refers to its coloring, which shows a strawberry tint when the light is right. The .270 Win should be the absolute minimum when hunting Roan. The 30 calibers is a much better choice. Your best bet for hunting roan antelope is a good .338 magnum, the 9.3mm or the trusty .375 H&H. The high heart/lung shot will do nicely for the side-on presentation, straight up the front leg one-third into the body. Be cautious when hunting the roan antelope, as this big fellow can be extremely dangerous. Definitely one for your Hunting Bucket List.
The Tsessebe is reputed to be the fastest of all African antelope. It has a dark face with purple blotches on the shoulders, whereas the withers and upper body are reddish-brown. The .270 Win and a good expanding 130-grain bullet should be considered the minimum. Rather look to the 7mm’s or the 30 calibers with up to 180-grain bullets for a better result when hunting Tsessebe. Do not be fooled by the hump on its shoulder, it may cause you to shoot too high. With a side-on presentation, the high heart-lung shot is the recommended medicine, up the front leg about one-third into the body. Do not place your shot any higher than the midline. If you take a shoulder shot, place it a bit further up and farther forward than you would the standard high heart shot. The neck is a bit too slender to recommend the neck/spinal shot. If while hunting Tsessebe, he offers the frontal shot, take care and place your shot in the center of the chest between the shoulder joints; wait until he lifts or turns his head. When spooked, he will run a short distance, stop and look back, even if serious danger has threatened. There is its mistake, and there is your shot.
Goals that are not written down are just wishes. We would accomplish much more things if we did not think of them as impossible. South Africa should be on the top of your Bucket List as a Holiday destination. Its unsurpassed wildlife combined with wonderful clear skies, amazing sunsets, breath-taking natural scenery, history, culture and some of the best vineyards in the world will ensure an adventure you will never forget!
The skills female hunters can teach their children – Most parents, and especially women, reconsider their lifestyle when their children are born. They consider whom they befriend, how they act in public and in what daily activities they engage in. Hunting is also something every mother should consider when having children.
Here are some things children learn when they see their mother hunting, or go with her, when hunting.
Emotional management is crucial to hunting. Every mother has a choice of how she wants her child to see her. Most mothers would agree that they would like their children to think they are strong enough and able to handle a variety of problems or situations. Being too stressed or too excited could all lead to a failed hunting attempt. Sometimes the day doesn’t go according to plan. Unfortunately, that is how life is too. Children need to see their mother handle disappointment and success, so that as they grow, they are able to reflect back on those moments and learn from them. It makes for good life lessons.
Hunting is a skill that needs to be practiced. One does not just take up a weapon and shoot. Time, effort and dedication needs to be put in. Children learn what weapon to use for what type of game and what to take into consideration when shooting long distances for instance. Through this they learn that acquiring a skill takes practice and dedication.
Walking in the bush for day in and day out creates perseverance. Unlike what most people think, hunting can be tedious, as well as rewarding. Walking and stalking a specific prey can take hours and days. Most women hunt with men, who might physically be more able than they are. During that time, each woman comes face to face with the knowledge of her own physical strength, ability to persevere, ability to fail and ability to succeed. It is often acknowledged how people gain self-insight through periods of hardship. A hunting trip can create that same situation for self-reflection for women.
Benefits of nature
Child specialists all agree that playing outside has definite developmental advantages, from enhanced physical development to increased health from vitamin D exposure through the sun. Children (and also their mothers) do therefore not only develop physically when in nature, but they also experience nature through the feeling of crisp mornings and spectacular sunsets and sunrises. When children are in nature they have a chance to see how animals behave and what animals move during what time of day and season. The only way you can truly gain such knowledge is by spending time in nature.
Hunting teaches that small things count. One needs to be aware of nature and all its facets. The time of day, temperature and direction of the wind all affects the behavior of animals and one therefore need to adapt one ones expectations. Because nature doesn’t change according to your whims. A child learn to respect nature and that there is something bigger than their own needs.
Hunting teaches all involved what role they play in the eco-system and how important it is to look after all role-players in the system. From the conservation of endangered animals, to feeding and taking care of the local communities through feeding schemes and work creation. Children learn how to handle weapons responsibly, keep it safe and have respect for it. Children learn to not only be aware of their own safety, but also to be aware of the safety of others. In a world that teaches freedom of expression and behavior, hunting teaches the control of behavior.