Hunting Skills

For many deer hunters finding cast antlers is like winning a raffle. More often than not, environmental elements have already taken hold, with antlers turned white and chalky.

Looking after game meat is done easily if a few principles are followed.

Meat Eater’s Steven Rinella giving a very detailed, step-by-step account of how to gut any horned or antlered game.

There are four marksmanship principles: aim, hold, sight and shot. These can be seen as the fundamentals of accurate shooting — and they must be utilised every time.

In this video, Eric Chesser explains how to remove the tenderloins using the gutless method. The gutless method is fast and easy, requiring only a knife – even on big game such as sambar and red deer.

A nice Kiwi video about father/daughter bonding around the hunt.

For those times when the prone position is not an option, former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner discusses alternate shooting positions to make sure you are as stable as possible.

Correct technique for shooting from a bi-pod.

Watch for 5 surprising ways to sharpen a knife without a sharpener. That's right, you can sharpen your knives with 5 everyday items and a little bit of ingenuity.

This book is a tribute to rusa deer and by far the most comprehensive account.

Ryan Cleckner shows you how to properly set up your rifle and scope combination so that it naturally aligns with your eye.

A very through rifle cleaning reference video.

This is the most detailed and in-depth Deer butchery video going.

This minimalist, beautifully conceived shelter has never let me down.

David Hughes microbiologist hunter gives invaluable advice for field butchery and keeping quality of your hard-won deer.

Taking night photos of your hunting camps.