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Some Entertaining Activities that Keep Boredom Away From Hunting

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Today with us is James Finnegan sharing his experience about a travel related activity that it's not usual to find here. Personally, I'm all about observing nature but, since I'm sure many people would list Hunting trips as travel destinations, words to James :)

Hunting is a great way to reconnect with the beautiful nature around us. Hunting can help you to rewind and rejuvenate. It is a fun exercise for many and it seems to be extremely exciting. You need to be extra alert while hunting, as you can never be sure as to when you would be confronted by wild animals. So you must at all times be watchful and ready to make a perfect shot. All this said and done, the fact remains that waiting for game could take hours and sometimes even days. Stalking could be quite boring and you need to keep yourself occupied till you get the opportunity to swing into action. Here are some things which you could try while awaiting action. However, these distractions may sometimes prove to be a bit costly, as you may not see or hear a passing game. Otherwise, these activities would help you keep busy and thanks to them, you would not go insane waiting for game to come by.

Plugging in Helps - If you are carrying a smartphone or a tablet, you can keep yourself occupied for hours. Unfortunately, electronic devices run out of battery sooner or later. Your entertainment is dependent on the battery life. If you happen to have a fully-charged device, you could take hunting selfies and post it on social media such as Facebook, Instagram or twitter. Your friends’ comments and queries will keep you occupied and feeling good for a while. If you are not getting an opportunity to see real wildlife while hunting, devote some time to play free games such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Cut the Rope or any other from a host of free games. However, you must remember to put the device on silent mode.

Reading Books Could Be a Great Time pass - You may be accustomed to reading digital books, but sometimes, it could be highly enjoyable to read the paperback as well. Instead of brooding and waiting for your prey to walk by, the most productive way to spend your time is to lose yourself in a world etched by masterful raconteurs. Always carry a book along.

Think Shooting All the While - You can use your rangefinder to calculate shooting distances. If you do not have a rangefinder you may imagine making a perfect shot simply by going through possible scenarios, wind direction, shot angles and where the animal may appear from.

Time for Relaxation - Sitting continuously in a tree stand or even ground blind for hours could cause tremendous fatigue and you often end up with stiff muscles. If you are positioned in a tree stand do some stretching exercises to prevent stiffness and cramps. Performing yoga child’s pose and breathing exercises could be a great idea if you are sitting for hours in a ground blind.

All you need to do is kneel down with your knees on the ground. Now sitting on your heels you may drape your entire torso just over the thighs. You can now relax by resting your forehead slowly on the ground. This is considered to be a fruitful and a mild stretch affecting your lower body. This enhances your concentration and focus and helps to release tension effectively.
Sleeping and Meditating Helps - Often the hunting schedules could prove to be quite taxing. You get used to early mornings and very long days. It can be pretty exhausting and a short power nap is all you need to keep your senses active and sharp. Meditating for a while proves to be immensely relaxing. You need to identify a comfortable position either while lying down or sitting. Initiate with deep breathing that helps you to relax. Close your eyes and meditate for a minute or so. You may breathe deeply and unwind with your eyes open. This way you could relax and at the same time keep on monitoring the surroundings.

Time to Get Organized - While waiting for game to appear on the scene, you can take some time out to clean and reorganize your backpack. You could devote some time to cleaning the rangefinder and binocular lenses.

Making Lists for Future Hunting Extravaganza - You could always think about new firearms, supplies and accessories which you may need for future hunting expeditions. You could consider browsing through the extensive collection at Firearm Marketplace.

James Finnegan is a professional shooting instructor, who runs one of the premier academies in the country. He enjoys hunting and researching about novelties in the Firearm Marketplace.

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