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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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.

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  • How Bow Hunting Works

    How Bow Hunting Works

    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? See more »

  • How Bowfishing Works

    How Bowfishing Works

    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. See more »

  • How do you mask your scent while you hunt?

    How do you mask your scent while you hunt?

    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? See more »

  • How Hunting ATVs Work

    How Hunting ATVs Work

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

  • How Hunting Blinds Work

    How Hunting Blinds Work

    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. See more »

  • How Hunting Calls Work

    How Hunting Calls Work

    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? See more »

  • How Hunting with Dogs Works

    How Hunting with Dogs Works

    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? See more »

  • How Knife Hunting Works

    How Knife Hunting Works

    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. See more »

  • How Poaching Works

    How Poaching Works

    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. See more »

  • How Rifle Hunting Works

    How Rifle Hunting Works

    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. See more »

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