When it comes to a lot of activities and things in life, the saying ‘less is more’ arises. More often than not however, we find this hard to accept – but when in the shooting field, this advice is the best that you could possible receive. If you have been running about like a headless chicken after taking a shot, quickly looking for your next shot, you have been doing it all wrong. If you do this, it can be detrimental for a number of reasons, but especially because this scares targets away.
When shooting using airgun bbs, because animals have amazing senses and are able to detect huge distances, if you move to quickly, they will rapidly burrow before you take your shot. Not only this but, when rushing to take shots, the chances of actually hitting your target is decreased phenomenally. Therefore when shooting in the field, it is vital that you take your time, stand still, shut up, listen and look around you, carefully planning and executing your shots.
Your eyes are as useful as your feet when out shooting. For every minute that you walk, you should stand still and look around for four minutes, as opposed to walking a while, having a quick look and setting off again. Study your entire are, from every branch to every trunk, don’t leave any area uncovered as animals are often hiding in places where you will not see them straight away.
Basically, if you move less, you will bag more. Think that this sounds like a load of codswallop? Give it a go and let us know what the results are. We look forward to hearing from you all. We bet that you will be pleasantly surprised.