coyote

Coyotes Hunting

coyoteCoyotes use both their nose and eyes to hunt. The cottontail is the coyote’s main meal and they eat more fruit than other canines. You can use either a .222 center fire or a .22 bolt action varmint gun for these animals.

The canine is so sharp eyed he can spot the slightest movement from a great distance and will change direction at the slightest hint of change in his territory. Also they are vocal, often responding to a family member.

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Ruffed Grouse

rgrouseAt no time is the hunting better than from the close of deer season to the end of partridge season, February 29, 1996. With fewer people, less leaves on the trees, the homebody birds occupying smaller territories they are easier to find, see and bag.

The RUFFED GROUSE, a 17 to 20 inch bird with 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 blunt tail weighs about 1/4 pound dressed out. GROUSE hinting is challenging, frustrating but always exciting. Upon being flushed a 100 to 150 yard flight is normal. Should you miss your first shot you may have a chance again by following the bird.

rgrouse

Ruffed Grouse Hunting

rgrouseAt no time is the hunting better than from the close of deer season to the end of partridge season, February 29, 1996. With fewer people, less leaves on the trees, the homebody birds occupying smaller territories they are easier to find, see and bag.

The RUFFED GROUSE, a 17 to 20 inch bird with 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 blunt tail weighs about 1/4 pound dressed out. GROUSE hinting is challenging, frustrating but always exciting. Upon being flushed a 100 to 150 yard flight is normal. Should you miss your first shot you may have a chance again by following the bird.

squirrel

SQUIRREL HUNTING

squirrelIn the woods “Ole Bushy Tail” will play hide and seek; him hiding you seeking. He always keeps a limb or trunk of a tree between you and him. He can be spotted in early morning and late afternoon.

Where are the SQUIRRELS? In nut rich woods. M.D. Johnson says, “Memorize this: buckeye, beach, black walnut in the bottoms, hickory half way up and oaks on top.” Look for stumps with shucks around them. Their sense of hearing and sight are excellent so the SQUIRRELS can eat and watch for their enemies simultaneously.

crow

Crow Hunting

crowFor the die hard hunter there still is some small game that be bagged. That is the common Crow until April 15, 1996. There is an extended hunting season with liberal hunting regulations. Hiding in a hedge row between two fields on Fridays, Sundays or Mondays, two hunters are calling or using an amplified calling device. Sound or imitation calls can be used and there is no daily or season limit. These are the only migratory bird that can be hunted with a rifle. A .22 long or .222 rifle with a scope is sufficient. Also a shotgun with a modified choke and 7 1/2, 8, or 9 shot are used.

Hunting safety

Hunting safety

Hunting safetySafety comes first. Hunting is enjoyable but if you are not safe in hunting then it makes trouble for the hunter. Before you start hunting you could take hunting safety course. It’s make your make hunting safe enjoyable and memorable.

Always carry the gun pointing towards the ground or into the sky, never in the direction of colleagues or dogs. For the seats, not pointing to anyone.

Keep this practice as it catches alone. The weapons can even shoot half-cocked.

Do not have your finger near the trigger, it is preferable to always go with the safety on and only remove it when shooting.

fishing

Outdoor Activities:Keep fishing and hunting

fishing

Keep fishing and hunting waste away from trails and water.

While fish and game viscera are a natural part of the ecosystem, if disposed of improperly they can be unsightly. The goal in disposing of fish and game viscera is to reduce aesthetic impact and encounters between people and scavenging wildlife. In remote or little-used areas, place them away from trails, camp sites, and water, where they will decompose or be quickly consumed by animals or birds. In high-use areas or if you’re just out for the day, consider packing fish entrails out for disposal at home. Viscera left in lakes can wash up on shore and is only recommended in areas where bears might be attracted to the odor. Fish viscera tossed in lakes or streams often wash up on shore, so this practice is recommended only in areas when it is important to cover odors that might attract bears.

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Cherokee Guides

cherokee-huntingCherokee Hunting Guide Service is a no frills, low cost guide service for those individuals who wish to hire an experienced guide to hunt wild turkey, black bear, deer, and wild boar/hog in the bountiful mountains of Southeastern Tennessee and Southwestern North Carolina. Tennessee hunting will be in the Tellico Ranger District which is one of the most popular big game hunting areas in the state.

For those individuals who wish to rent a cabin, there are many cabin rentals available near the Cherokee National Forest. Two bedroom cabins typically rent for approximately $250/month and reservations are recommended. Weekend rentals are available. There are several campgrounds nearby but hunt site camping is available at no cost.