SUCCESSFUL SUMMER STALK
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.