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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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What is still hunting?

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?


Deer and Elk Hunting Quiz

 Deer and Elk Hunting Quiz

How much do you know about deer and elk hunting? Pull out your camo, and take aim at this quiz at HowStuffWorks to find out. See more »

How Hunting ATVs Work

 How Hunting ATVs Work

Hunting ATVs allow hunters to get to areas that would normally be unreachable. Learn all about hunting ATVs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Choose a Hunting Knife

 How to Choose a Hunting Knife

A good hunting knife is key for a successful hunting expedition. But which knife is best? Learn more about how to choose a hunting knife. See more »

How Bowfishing Works

 How Bowfishing Works

Bowfishing combines the thrill of hunting with the skill of archery and the sport of fishing. Learn why bowfishing is growing more popular. See more »

How Hunting Blinds Work

 How Hunting Blinds Work

Hunting blinds can do a lot more than keep hunters hidden from sight. Learn all about hunting blinds at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Hunting with Dogs Works

 How Hunting with Dogs Works

Hunting with dogs requires skill on the parts of the hunter and the dogs. Learn all about hunting with dogs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Trapping Works

 How Trapping Works

Trapping is the act of trapping an animal, typically to harvest its fur. Learn all about trapping at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do you mask your scent while you hunt?

 How do you mask your scent while you hunt?

Hunting safety tips will help you stay out of the hospital when you go after big game. Learn more about these 5 important hunting safety tips. See more »

How Tree Stands Work

 How Tree Stands Work

Tree stands help hunters remain hidden from their prey. Learn all about tree stands and how hunters use them at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Set Up a Tree Stand

 How to Set Up a Tree Stand

How to set up a tree stand depends entirely on the kind of tree stand you're using. Make sure to climb safely. Learn how to set up a tree stand. See more »