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Adventure | Outdoor Activities | 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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The Ultimate Hunting ATVs Quiz

 The Ultimate Hunting ATVs Quiz

Hunting ATVs enable hunters to go to locations that were previously beyond their reach. Take this quiz to learn about the benefits of hunting ATVs. See more »

The Ultimate Poaching Quiz

 The Ultimate Poaching Quiz

Poaching in the 1500s was punishable by death in some places. Take this quiz to learn more about the poaching of fish, wild animals and plants. See more »

The Ultimate Rifle Hunting Quiz

 The Ultimate Rifle Hunting Quiz

If a kill by a hunting rifle is quick, relatively painless and during hunting season it's an ethical kill. Take this quiz to learn more about rifle hunting. See more »

The Ultimate Rifle Scope Quiz

 The Ultimate Rifle Scope Quiz

The rifle scope makes for good hunting from safe distances. Take this quiz to learn about the importance and operation of a rifle scope. See more »

The Ultimate Hunting with Dogs Quiz

 The Ultimate Hunting with Dogs Quiz

Hunting with dogs is not for every type of dog nor for all methods of hunting animals. Take this quiz to learn more about hunting with dogs. See more »

The Ultimate Hunting Blinds Quiz

 The Ultimate Hunting Blinds Quiz

Hunting blinds can be installed high in trees or dug into a pit -- location is key. Take this quiz to learn more about using hunting blinds. See more »

The Ultimate Hunting Calls Quiz

 The Ultimate Hunting Calls Quiz

Hunting calls are used to appeal to a hunted animal's sense of hearing. Take this quiz to learn about hunting calls and how to use them. See more »

The Ultimate Knife Hunting Quiz

 The Ultimate Knife Hunting Quiz

Knife hunting is for those who are looking for thrills, kills and danger. Take this quiz to learn more about the challenges of knife hunting for wild boar. See more »

The Ultimate Choosing a Hunting Knife Quiz

 The Ultimate Choosing a Hunting Knife Quiz

Choosing the right hunting knife can make the difference between life and death. Take this quiz to learn more about how to choose a hunting knife. See more »

The Ultimate Bowfishing Quiz

 The Ultimate Bowfishing Quiz

Bowfishing is a sport that is gaining in popularity yearly in the United States and around the world. Take this quiz to learn more about bowfishing. See more »