Hunting can be a deeply personal experience that you can enjoy all by yourself, or it can be a time to share with friends, family, and fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
Group hunts are perfect examples of the social aspect of hunting. People gather together with the common goal of getting outside, working together, and hopefully having a strong harvest.
Group hunts are great for learning new hunting techniques, connecting with like-minded individuals, and having a more productive and rewarding hunt.
But let’s face it, group hunts can be frustrating too. Lack of communication, disagreements, and differences in hunting styles can quickly turn a group hunt sour, and can even create dangerous situations where different hunters are not on the same page.
Most hunting groups consist of a large percentage of alpha males, and let’s face it, we don’t always like to follow instructions, especially if we believe we know more than the “leader.”
Get over it.
To have a successful group hunt, you need one person to be the designated leader. This will usually be the person with the most experience or the person who best knows the land you will be hunting. Either way, make sure everyone in the party knows who is going to be making decisions for group movements and individual responsibilities.
What is the protocol for shooting in your group? For example, if you are on a hunt for pheasant of quail, what happens when a bird flies directly in front of a hunter? Does that person get the first shot and others can shoot after a miss, or does everyone within range get a chance at the flying bird? Different hunters learn different standards, so communicate the expected manners for today’s hunt before a single shell is loaded.
The more people in your party, the greater the chance of an accident. It’s just the simple truth. In order to have the safest hunt possible, everyone should be wearing at least some blaze orange, which stands out like a beacon against the earthy tones of the outdoors.
Certain hunts may also have legal requirements for wearing hunter orange, so check your state’s regulations and make sure everyone in your group is dressed appropriately.
If you need blaze orange apparel for your group hunt, visit the online store from NOMAD. You’ll find a large selection of blaze-orange options, including hats, shirts, and jackets.
Depending on the game you are hunting, keeping quiet and talking as little as possible could be very important. While you never want to neglect conversation related to safety, hunting some animals requires a stealthy approach, and everyone in the group should be aware of this.
For example, a loud, talkative party may scare out all the deer before posters are in position, allowing the game to escape. A quiet approach from the entire party would be more effective.
If you are looking for top-quality apparel for your next hunt, let NOMAD help. You can choose from a large selection of layered apparel, all designed to give you maximum potential in the all-too-short hunting season.
Alaska is arguably the best place in the world for a NOMAD to hunt. You can pursue everything from waterfowl to grizzlies and Dall sheep within the state’s borders. The scenery and challenge of the terrain is simply unmatched. But many ignore one of the most intriguing targets lurking out in the rugged Alaskan wilderness: the Kodiak mountain goat. Denizens of some of the most inhospitable terrain in the state, these large goats are worthy and challenging quarry for your next trip. Here’s everything you need to know about Kodiak mountain goat hunting in Alaska.
There’s nothing wrong with hunting rabbits, squirrels and other small game. But few hunters drift off to sleep at night dreaming of these critters. It’s big game that quickens the pulse and inspires the imagination. And you can’t talk about big game without mentioning moose. Standing nearly 7 feet high at the shoulder and weighing as much as 1,500 pounds, moose are one of the largest animals pursued by hunters anywhere. And moose hunting in Alaska adds all of the challenges that make for a dream trip. To give you the edge, here are some essential moose hunting Alaska tips and gear.
Although it can take a lifetime to master, bowhunting can be extremely rewarding. You’ll be surprised how quickly the bow will begin to feel like an extension of your body. Even if you use the most sophisticated compound bow available, you’ll still feel a primal connection with the hunters who came before you. After all, NOMADs have been feeding their families with bows for far longer than with high-powered rifles and commercially produced tree stands. Feeling the urge and ready to learn to bow hunt? Use this comprehensive guide to bowhunting for beginners.