While there are few things as primal as killing your own food, that doesn’t mean you can’t include technology in the process. After all, you don’t want your early mornings and cold fingers to amount to no results. Utilizing technology can allow you to make more of the time you have and ensure you always have your freezer full of wild game.
While they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, wind detectors of any type can be your best friend while stalking a target. Even with the best scent concealment, you still risk being detected if you get caught in the wind. These devices give a quick and accurate read-out of the wind direction and speed so you can always position yourself for maximum effectiveness and minimal detectability.
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There’s nothing worse than carefully lining up your shot only to have a gust of wind take it slightly off-target. Ballistic assistants utilize information about your firearm and cartridges to calculate the perfect aim for every shot. Accounting for variables such as wind velocity, detected movement, and many other variables, these devices will ensure you encounter much less heartbreak in the field.
Battery-Powered Pest Repellers
If, while in especially deep woods such as on a hunting preserve like Cypress Ridge Hunting Preserve, due to your lack of smelly bug repellant, you become the hunted rather than the hunter, a battery-powered pest repeller may be for you. These devices heat a special bug repellant that is completely odorless and therefore undetectable by your prey. No longer will a mosquito buzzing in your ear cause you to lose focus and miss the perfect shot. Instead, the only bite you’ll take is that first bite of wild game after it’s been processed.
If you have a smartphone, chances are you’ll have it with you in the field, even if you don’t get reception. Utilize what’s otherwise a nice paperweight to create game calls to avoid using your own breath on a manual game call. You can add an external speaker to ensure there’s plenty of volume and quality. Before you know it, you’ll have plenty of targets to choose from.
Hunting, like most other areas, has benefited from technological advances that have provided handy and helpful devices. At the same time, don’t let the technology fool you into not putting in the hard work to stalk your prey, patiently wait for the right shot, and carefully aim, pulling the trigger at just the right moment. Plus, at the end of the day, when it’s you and your buddies enjoying time around the fire, all that technology won’t matter, anyway.
By Dixie Somers