Hunting With Sligshots

Is the slingshot suitable for hunting small or big game? This video will help answer this question, and we’ll provide the pros and cons of slingshot hunting.

Of course one of the Great aspects of the slingshot is that it is low-maintenance and can be carried easily. You can think more of other aspects of hunting rather than your weapon when you have a slingshot prepared.

Slings and ammo

The most important considerations when using a slingshot to hunt are your slings and your ammunition. The actual slingshot to use isn’t that important as long as it is sturdy and usable. If it provides a good grip and it is solid when you pullback on the sling, then chances are it is a decent sling shot. If you want to ethically harvest game with a slingshot the most important things you need to worry about are the slings and the ammo.

They need to be able to generate a certain level of energy that is well controlled. You cannot be too powerful, and it cannot be too weak. You need to be able to make kill precisely and without too much pain,  just like you would with a gun or a bow. But because a gun and a bow are more standardized, you don’t typically need to worry about how much power you were using.

Northwest Territories Big Game Hunting

In Canada’s far north, there are still many untouched lands where people have never visited. Here we can find some of the most spectacular scenery, and some of the most challenging hunting imaginable. The logistics of a hunting trip to Canada’s wilderness can take months to plan, all leading up to one moment of decision while you are on the hunt.

Here, Jordan Goza and Kevin Meacham head to Canada’s Northwest Territories in search of Dall Sheep, Mountain Caribou, and Canadian Moose. A true test of human will and a game against the self, hunting in the remote wilderness can be an extremely rewarding, if difficult and unpleasant, trip that one will never forget.

Newfoundland Caribou Hunt

A back country caribou hunt in Newfoundland is unlike any experience you have experienced before, if you have never been on one. The wide open plains make stalking very difficult, and the size of the herds often causes them to be alerted to your presence before you can make a clean shot. Caribou are often overpopulated in Newfoundland, so hunting is a means of herd control.

See how professional hunters work themselves into bow range for hunting caribou, and the painstaking process for hunting in the wide open spaces of Newfoundland. First they get themselves into range of the herd, allowing the herd to become reasonably comfortable with their presence. Afterward, they choose their target and work themselves into weapons range. See for yourself what happens afterward.

Top Ten Tips To Enjoy Your Hunt

Many hunters only get the chance to go on a hunt once or twice per year. So how can you get the most of your precious hunting time? Here are ten tips to make sure you’re prepared to have a great time.

1. It may be cliché but safety really does come first.

Depending on the type of hunting you are doing it may be necessary to wear blaze orange outerwear to make yourself visible to other hunters.

Make sure you know how to safely handle your weapon. For anyone that is new to the sport many communities offer firearms training.

2. Decide what type of hunting best suits you.

If you are the type of person that cannot stay still, sitting in a tree stand from dusk until dawn may not be what you are looking for.

3. Hunt with friends and family.

As with most things, having love ones enjoy the experience with you makes memories that last a lifetime.

4. Do research on where you plan to hunt.

If you don’t own the land you plan to hunt be sure to get permission from the owners. Talk to other hunters and outfitters for local area information and do a lot of research & planning to make sure you have a good hunt. If you plan on hunting state owned land follow any extra guidelines that may be imposed.

5. Have the right gear.

Being uncomfortable can make your hunting experience completely miserable. Check the weather so you stay warm and most importantly have comfortable boots. Get in with a good outfitter nearby to make sure you have all the supplies you need.

6. Keep in shape.

No matter what type of hunting you plan on doing there will be plenty of physical activity. You don’t want to ruin the day with not being able to perform them so a little exercise during the offseason goes along way during open season.

7. Respect the environment.

Whatever you bring in, take out with you. Hunters are stewards of the land, let’s keep it beautiful for future generations.

8. Enjoy the peace and quiet.

It can be frustrating when on a hunt all day without any success but just take it slow, enjoy being away from it all. As the old saying goes; a bad day hunting is better than a good day at work.

9. Take pictures to help you remember the trip, but don’t overdo it.

Whether you bag a trophy or not, make sure to capture the experience on camera so you can relive the moment in the future. Just don’t spend the entire trip looking through your camera lens.

10. Eat what you kill.

Most hunters get very little enjoyment from the killing, consuming what you shoot is the ultimate joy in hunting.

Arguments in Favor of Sport Hunting


Hunting had been prime time activity for early human life. But, with the evolution of human life, culture, tradition, mindset, hunting has long been left behind. For a few people, hunting means killing for the apparent pleasure of stalking and killing, taking antlers and cape for a prized trophy and leaving the meat to rot.

And for some, it is waste of time and lack of respect for animal life. They believe sport hunting is immoral, profligate, and pointless in today’s modern life time.

There are many benefits of hunting; hunters have been conservationists for a long period of time. Here are some of the arguments in favor of sport hunting.

Arguments in Favor of Sport Hunting

Survival of the fittest: For hunters, sport hunting is merely a game, a tradition they want to keep alive for many generations to come. This sport helps them to test their abilities and skill.

For an adventurous hunter, it is not about the fun or entertainment value of killing an animal; rather it is about the survival in the woods, and outwitting their prey. It is a long process, you need to study and understand your prey, their behavior, tracks and mark their habits. Learning new equipment and the ability to use them is a must for every wildlife hunter.

Create a balance of nature: Hunting is also good for conservation. By reducing the number of an already over populous animal species, hunters help to maintain a balance of nature. Otherwise, it would slowly run out of food sources and shelter for the animal survival. Population control is necessary to make sure there is a quicker and less painful death than suffering from disease or starvation.

Improve ecological and economic sustainability: Many ecologists, officers and hunting professional have time to time insisted on the fact that hunting helps in improving ecological and economic sustainability.

As it is operates under strict rules and creates larger tax revenue, it is considered as a feasible tactic for wildlife conservation.

Stay connected with your own body and with nature: Like many other sports, hunting is an amazing education for your mind and body connection. It provides unlimited time to clear the mind. As you are away from the city life, there is no rush to complete your task, no deadlines or schedules; people can get an excellent opportunity to interact with the natural environment which is hardly found in the urban part of the world.

As you improve at hunting, the feeling of mastery improves your own confidence, but at the same time shows you how to respect your own body, those of others, and those in nature. It is the same with sport fitness training of any other kind, which can be learned through guides like those at Piranha Sports Fitness. Hunting is a difficult sport, and through consistent training, you learn a lot about your own mind and the connection to the body.

Nature moves at its own pace, this interaction will create a deep and spiritual connection between you and the wild, like that found in the wisdom of native Americans.

The joy of sharing: Almost every US state has a rule that assists hunters in sharing their bounty with others who either need or want a high-protein, low-fat game meat.

Storing and sharing your game meat with co-hunters, family and friends is a great method in creating new friendships, and also strengthening the existing relationships. Sharing is a great feeling. It reflects positive action and provides a really good example for young hunters.