Among hunter-gatherers, where their quarry is timid, stalking is a way of livelihood in order that they may catch what they hunt. Nowadays, stalking is frequently done for purposes of photography or observation of animal behavior rather than for killing.
Whatever the means of killing, the hunter has to be near the quarry in order to achieve it. Most animals are very sensitive to the presence of predators. In many cases, their sense of smell is highly-developed, detecting anything with an unusual scent. The stalker therefore needs to approach from down-wind. Similarly, care needs to be taken to avoid being seen and heard.
In North America the term still hunting is often used to describe a hunter's general quiet, foot bound search for game, with the term stalking limited to hunting individual animals once such animals are identified.
How To Stalk A Deer
Have you ever got less than 20 yards from a deer without it noticing you? Well with help from this article you can do it. This article will tell you how to distinguish a deer track from other animal tracks, as well as how to sneak up on a deer.
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