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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.
- Aggressive mimicry is when the hunter tricks the animal into thinking that they're also an animal in order to get closer.
- 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.