Pheasant hunting can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, it can also be very frustrating if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Many pheasant hunters make critical mistakes when they’re out in the field, and those mistakes really come back to bite them. Check out some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid making when you’re pheasant hunting below.
Picking the wrong spot to hunt
One of your goals when pheasant hunting is obviously going to be to hunt in areas where there are plenty of pheasants. The last thing you want to do is waste a bunch of time waiting for pheasants that aren’t ever going to come. For example, there are some people who set up shop near a known roost first thing in the morning on a freezing cold day to try and go after pheasants that are trying to avoid the cold. However, by that time, most pheasants have already headed out to load up on food, which is why you’re not going to have much success tracking them down. Picking the right times and places to hunt for pheasants is very important.
Making too much noise
There are some pheasant hunters who are so excited to get down to business that they jump out of their vehicles prior to hunting and start making a bunch of noise. They slam their car doors, talk amongst themselves, and eventually scare the pheasants in the area away. Rather than allowing your excitement to get the best of you, commit to staying quiet from the moment you start pheasant hunting. It’ll increase your chances of keeping pheasants in place until the right time.
Wearing too much clothing
You want to be as comfortable as you can possibly be when you’re pheasant hunting. As a result, you might be tempted to bundle up in way too many clothes. This will keep you warm initially, but over time, you’ll actually start to overheat and feel uncomfortable when you have too much on. That could affect your patience and force you into making bad decisions while you hunt. You should dress for the weather when it’s cold, but you shouldn’t pile on too many extra clothes if you can help it.
The only way you’re going to learn not to make mistakes when you’re pheasant hunting is by getting out there and hunting a lot. Meadow Brook Game Farm can help you gain the experience you need. Call us at 615-888-2411 today to schedule a hunt.