Hunting strategy

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A hunting strategy, or hunting method, is for locating, targeting, and killing a targeted animal. Hunting methods have also been applied to situations such as the pursuit of fugitives by government agencies and the targeting of a small military unit by a larger one, especially during low intensity conflict.[citation needed]

  • Baiting is the use of decoys, lures, scent or food to attract targeted animals.
  • Blind or Stand hunting is waiting for animals in a concealed or elevated position.
  • Calling is the use of noises to attract or drive animals.
  • Camouflage is concealing oneself visually, or with scent, to blend in with the environment.
  • Dogs may be used to help flush, herd, drive, track, point at, pursue, or retrieve animals.
  • Driving is the herding of animals in a particular direction, as over a cliff or to other hunters.
  • Flushing is the practice of scaring targets from concealed areas.
  • Glassing is the use of optical instruments (such as binoculars) to locate animals more easily.
  • Spotlighting is the use of artificial light to find or blind targets before capture. Modern lighting also includes IR and other devices.
  • Scouting consists of a variety of tasks and techniques for finding animals to hunt.
  • Stalking is the practice of walking stealthily, often in pursuit of an identified animal.
  • Tracking is the practice of interpreting physical evidence to pursue animals.
  • Trapping is the use of devices (e.g., snares, pits, deadfalls) to capture or kill an animal.
  • haulting acting like an animal that naturally hunts the other to get it to stand his ground used by Native Americans as they would conceal themselves as wolves to hunt bison