Air Gunner - - HUNTING -

So let’s re­cap on what we need to do, to max­imise our chances of a suc­cess­ful sum­mer stalk.

Field­craft – know where your rab­bits live. Know­ing where to ex­pect your shot saves time and max­imises your op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Make your stalks smoother and qui­eter by re­mov­ing any ob­sta­cles prior to your visit.

Check the weather and make sure con­di­tions are in your favour. A sunny morn­ing af­ter rain usu­ally pro­duces more rab­bits out feed­ing at any one time.

Cam­ou­flage is use­ful, but not es­sen­tial as long as you break up your sil­hou­ette; a head net and face veil are cru­cial, in my opin­ion.

Do not rush when you get the chance of a shot – find some­thing to rest on, or go on one knee for a steady shot. Make sure your breath­ing is as nor­mal as pos­si­ble be­fore pulling the trig­ger. I hope this fea­ture will help you to gain the knowl­edge to go and stalk your first rab­bit, but noth­ing is set in stone and we learn from ev­ery trip.

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