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Backpack Camping and Woodland Survival/Skills/Hunting and gathering

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Historical, subsistence and sport hunting techniques can differ radically, with modern hunting regulations often addressing issues of where, when and how hunts are conducted. Techniques may vary depending on government regulations, a hunter's personal ethics, local custom, firearms and the animal being hunted. Often a hunter will use a combination of more than one technique, and some are used primarily in poaching and wildlife management, explicitly forbidden to sport hunters.

  • Baiting is the use of decoys, lures, scent or food to attract animals
  • Blind or stand hunting is waiting for animals from a concealed or elevated position
  • Calling is the use of animal noises to attract or drive animals
  • Camouflage is the use of visual concealment (or scent) to blend with the environment
  • Dogs may be used to course or to help flush, herd, drive, track, point at, pursue or retrieve prey
  • Driving is the herding of animals in a particular direction, usually toward another hunter in the group
  • Flushing is the practice of scaring animals from concealed areas
  • Glassing is the use of optics (such as binoculars) to more easily locate animals
  • Glue is an indiscriminate passive form to kill birds
  • Netting, including active netting with the use of cannon nets and rocket nets
  • Scouting includes a variety of tasks and techniques for finding animals to hunt
  • Spotlighting or Shining is the use of artificial light to find or blind animals * before killing
  • Stalking is the practice of walking quietly, often in pursuit of an identified animal
  • Still Hunting is the practice of walking quietly in search of animals
  • Tracking is the practice of reading physical evidence in pursuing animals
  • Trapping is the use of devices (snares, pits, deadfalls) to capture or kill an animal