A Word on Hunting.Night closes in. I sit behind a small trunk, what was once a sizable cedar tree, my rifle laying in my lap. A cool breeze serves to keep me alert as my eyes audit the field of view before me. I am searching; waiting noiselessly and patiently with the only goal in mind to outsmart and outdo my quarry.More Like This
When I do move, I do so slowly; and in fluid, smooth action; this appears far more natural to the eyes of an animal and thus preserves my concealment.
The greatest threat to a hunter's concealment is, in fact, his own nervous system. Nervous twitches, tics, and common behaviors of boredom and idleness such as tapping, will defeat any other successful actions taken to conceal oneself. The solution to this threat is conscious control of one's nervous system, to prevent rapid, jerky movements and any act of impatience. Furthermore, deeper nervous control is necessary to become a skilled and successful hunter. Many hunters make the disastrous mistake of succumbing to what is c