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Adventure | Outdoor Activities | Alternative Hunting Methods

Alternative hunting methods include long-range hunting, deer baiting and hunting on food plots. Alternative hunting methods are typically easier than traditional hunting methods because there are certain tricks which are utilized.

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How Deer Baiting Works

You leave a pile of food near a hunting blind with the hope of attracting deer. In the minds of some sportsman, this is an ideal hunting technique -- but to others, it's an unethical method that gives people an unfair advantage over animals.


How Subsistence Hunting Works

 How Subsistence Hunting Works

Subsistence hunting involves hunting for survival and utilizing every part of the animal. Learn all about subsistence hunting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Long-Range Hunting Works

 How Long-Range Hunting Works

Long-range hunting is hunting with scoped rifles from far away. Learn all about long-range hunting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Sport Hunting Works

 How Sport Hunting Works

Sport hunting has become one of the most popular forms of hunting. Learn all about sport hunting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Party Hunting Works

 How Party Hunting Works

Party hunting involves going hunting with a large group of hunters. Learn all about party hunting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Predator Hunting Works

 How Predator Hunting Works

Predator hunting is when humans turn the tables on natural predators. Learn why some say predator hunting is a public service, like coyote hunting. See more »

What's a controlled hunt?

 What's a controlled hunt?

A controlled hunt limits the number of hunters allowed and the amount of game that can be killed. Find out why there needs to be a controlled hunt. See more »

How Hunting Leases Work

 How Hunting Leases Work

Hunting leases are becoming more popular as public lands begin to dwindle. Find out what goes into a hunting lease. See more »

How Deer Baiting Works

 How Deer Baiting Works

Deer baiting involves baiting deer with treats and scents. Learn all about deer baiting at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Food Plots Work

 How Food Plots Work

Food plots are privately owned pieces of land where food is provided for game to eat. Learn all about food plots at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Hunting Preserves Work

 How Hunting Preserves Work

Hunting preserves are fenced in plots of land where game is kept. Learn all about hunting preserves at HowStuffWorks. See more »