How to Skin a Deer

While it may not be the part of the hunt that hunters relish the most, knowing how to skin a deer is important when returning from a hunt or when you are still on the hunt. If you have taken down the perfect deer, elk, antelope or goat on your Argentina big game hunting adventure, you will need to have this knowledge. If you are a novice to hunting, this information will be incredible handy for that remarkable day when you are finally able to skin a deer.

Essentially, skinning a deer is believed by many to be quite simple. However, that can be said of nearly any skill that one is already proficient at. The fundamental principle behind it is to follow the built-in guidelines of the body of the deer and work from there. Since the skin and muscle tissues of the deer are naturally separated from one another by protective membranes, the process of skinning a deer is much like a built-in blueprint. Therefore, the skin should easily peel from the meat because of these membranes.

The most important thing to remember about skinning a deer is to use your hands to pull with the weight of your own body. With these two integral tools, skinning a deer can be done easily. In fact, skinning a deer can typically be completed in about ten to fifteen minutes once you get the hang of it. You should first suspend the deer from a tree or other structure. This will make it easier for you to use your body weight in the skinning process. This also ensures that the meat will stay clean. However, it is important to skin the deer within an hour or two of its death.

Next, you will need a sharp knife. If you hang the deer by its legs, find the large tendon connecting the lower leg segment to the rest of its leg. Then, stab a hole with your knife in between the tendon and the bone. Next, use your fingers to feel the lump that is created by the deer’s double-jointed bone. Once you have found that lump, sever the lower leg at the bottom end of the two parts of the double joint. Cut the skin and the tendons here and then snap the deer’s leg over your own leg, using your body’s own weight. deer

After you have broken the deer’s hips, make several incisions around and near the tendon areas. There should be a hole between the tendon and the bone of the lower leg, as well as several incisions near the front legs. Sever and snap the front legs as well. After you have made the preliminary incisions, begin to remove the deer’s skin. Use your finger tips and thumbs to get inside the skin near the lower leg incisions and begin to pull the skin off.

Skinning a deer, while not particularly exciting as the hunt itself, is a necessary skill for any hunter who seeks to bring down big game. At our compound, we have prey for big game hunters as well as dove hunting in Argentina. Happy hunting!

Protecting Yourself from Diseases While Hunting

Unfortunately, there are many possibilities for hunters to get sick while they are in pursuit of their prey. This is true no matter what country a hunter is in. In order to help you protect yourself from some of the sicknesses that can be encounter in the great outdoors, we recommend you take all the necessary precautions so that you and your party remain safe and so that game is the only thing you bring back with you from your hunt. This post lists some threats to hunters and how you can protect yourself and your party.

Among the most common types of diseases that hunters are likely to encounter are those that are spread by mosquitoes. One illness that has been getting a lot of attention lately is the West Nile virus. This virus is spread by mosquitoes but originates in birds. Mosquitoes feed on the birds and then spread the virus to humans by feeding on the humans, mixing the blood types. For this reason, we highly recommend that you always bring plenty of bug spray to protect yourself from mosquitoes that may be hunting you as you stalk your prey.hunting

Another disease that hunters sometimes encounter is Brucellosis. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that is typically spread from animal to animal as they feed on one another. This is why you should take special care when dealing with hunted meat. The kill must be cleaned and cooked properly to professional specifications. Hand washing is also a must. You can find recipes as well as exact instructions on handling your kill online.

Finally, Lyme disease is a common illness for outdoors-people. This is an illness that may affect joints and bones, creating the possibility of skin and nervous system problems as well. Hunters can protect themselves in several ways from this and other diseases by:

  • Using insect repellant
  • Checking clothing and skin often
  • Removing ticks with tweezers the moment they are noticed.
  • Avoid hunting when ill. Your immune system is likely to be compromised.
  • Not eating or drinking while cleaning wild fowl or game
  • If any abnormalities are seen in the chest or abdominal cavity of the carcass, consider disposing of the entire carcass
  • Not eating raw or undercooked meat.
  • Making sure that hunting dogs are up-to-date on their vaccines

Despite these dangers that every hunter can encounter wherever he or she goes, Argentina waterfowl hunting and Argentina Wing shooting can be safe and fun when the proper precautions are taken before, during and after the hunt.

The Invisible Sportsman: 5 Ways to Stay Hidden While Hunting

There’s more to camouflage than meets the eye. That is to say, there is more to being invisible to prey than simply slapping on expensive, well designed camouflage gear and hoping for the best. You have to master the art of concealment or your hunt is bound to be a failure. So, let’s discuss some tips for concealing you from your prey.

  • Pick your camouflage outfit and gear wisely: There are many, many camouflage patterns available to hunters. However, some camouflage is better at helping you break up your outline than others. Use camouflage that is composed of earth tones and that contains natural shapes and patterns. Also, be aware of the environment you will be hunting in for the most success.
  • Make as little noise as possible: Even though Elmer Fudd never did bag Bugs Bunny, he did have it right when he would say to the audience, “Be very, very quiet. I’m hunting rabbits.” Most wild animals have super sensitive hearing compared to ours. Therefore, you should always be aware of how much noise you are making. If you are hunting in a team, agree on a set of hand signals that you can use to communicate with one another. Also, keep conversation to an absolute minimum doing so only when needed.camoflauge
  • Avoid strong smells: Of course in addition to super sensitive hearing, many animals also possess highly sensitive noses. For example, a bear’s sense of smell is 7 times better than a bloodhound’s or 2,100 times better than a human. Therefore, don’t use colognes, smoke tobacco or carry food with you into the field. Many animals will smell you coming from many miles away. Finally, remember to stay downwind of your prey if you can.
  • Remove your shine: You want to wear matted colors and remove all objects that may shine while you are in the field. This is one of the reasons hunters wear face mask, mud, charcoal, etc. They do so hoping to dull the highlights of their face e.g., cheekbones, nose ridge, etc.
  • Move slowly! Be hyper aware of your surroundings and realize that every move you make will produce noise that can spook your prey. Make your movements purposeful and much slower than they would normally be.

In short, remaining invisible to our prey is about more than just throwing on some khaki colored clothing. It is an art unto itself and once mastered will make you a more productive hunter regardless of the prey you are seeking. It will make Argentina red stage hunting and dove hunting in Argentina far more fruitful as well. After all, deer, ducks, boar, etc; have super keen senses that make us appear to be pitiful in comparison. Master these techniques and even the playing field.

The 5 Best Dog Breeds For Hunting

Scientists say that relationship between man and dog began many centuries ago when wolves – the ancestors of dogs -and man found they completed each other when searching for prey. Nowhere is this partnership more evident than when a hunter takes his trusty companion out into the wild to enjoy the sport of hunting. But which breeds are among the best? Here’s our list of the best hunting dog breeds.

  • American foxhound: This small to mid-sized canine was bred for the express purpose of hunting. And although they excel at hunting, tracking and cornering foxes – as you might guess by the name – they are also good at hunting other kinds of prey. They are hard-working, athletic and also make good family dogs as well.
  • Brittany spaniel: Brittany spaniels were first acknowledged as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1934. Since then they have earned the reputation of being a top-notch pointer. This means that they can point and flush out birds easily. Brittany spaniels also make excellent show dogs for anyone interested in demonstrating to others how awesome these animals are.
  • Labrador retriever: Labradors are the ultimate waterfowl dog. They have bundles of energy, a natural cold-weather coat and do not mind plunging into icy water to retrieve prey. And although they perform best as bird dogs, they can also be helpful in flushing out other kinds of prey.
  • Beagle: Beagles are a lot like the American foxhound but smaller. They are persistent, energetic and love running around in the wild. Although it is not very good as a companion when it comes to hunting big game, they do excel in hunting smaller prey such as rabbits, etc
  • American Pit Bull Terrier: For hunters who enjoy going after larger prey than birds, rabbits, etc., the American Pit Bull Terrier is quite capable for pursuing and cornering wild boar, foxes, etc. They are large, scrappy and have incredibly strong jaws. We suggest you adopt this breed if you are in the market for a dog. This serves the dual purpose of potentially have a great hunting dog and helping to reform their somewhat negative image.

Which dog breed do you prefer? Was yours included in our short list of some the most successful hunting breeds. We can make sure that you have all the opportunities you need when Argentina red stag hunting in our country. We also have plenty of Argentina bird hunting for hunters.

6 Trail Camera Tips That Will Help You Get The Best Results

A good hunter uses every tool at his or her disposal to give him/her the advantage over prey animals. After all, many of the animals you hunt will have superior senses and millions of years of programming to give them the edge over you. Thus, one of the most effective tools a hunter can have at his/her disposal is a good trail camera. If you’re new to using trail cameras or if you’d just like to see better results, check out the following six trail camera tips:

  • Place your camera near water: Even the wiliest animal has to drink eventually. Thus, it is just common sense to mount your trail camera near the nearest water source. Without fail, all kinds of prey will eventually arrive and tentatively take a few sips.
  • Cover your odor: You should try to be scent free on each and every hunting expedition you take. Be cautious about what you ate that morning, what you are carrying with you, what you are wearing etc. that could give away your scent location before placing your camera.
  • Get the right camera: Take a serious look at your inventory before you go hunting. If your camera is aging or if it is low quality, consider upgrading before you head out on the trail.
  • Don’t skimp on your batteries: The last thing you want is for your trail cam to fail just as you are about to collect some valuable intelligence. Therefore, make it a point to buy the best, most reliable batteries you can afford in order to power your device. Consider buying lithium batteries as opposed to carbon or alkaline. They last much longer than either.
  • Mount the trail camera securely and strategically: Your camera should be mounted securely so that it stays in place all the time you are using it. Moreover, you may wish to put in a secure lock box specifically designed for trail camera. This will prevent it from being stolen or from bears damaging your camera.
  • Use black flash trail cameras for better nighttime results: The bright lights of your camera flash might be scaring away animals whether you are filing at night or in the day time. With black flash trail cameras you can take clear nighttime photos and videos and the illumination will remain invisible to your potential prey.

We’re confident that you will see better results when you use these trail camera tips. After all, why settle for low-quality images that only catch the back half of the deer? We have plenty of other game that you can choose from at our compound. We also have dove hunting in Argentina as well as fly fishing in Argentina.

The 6 Best Things to Eat and Drink on a Hunting Trip

What many non-hunters – and hunters for that matter – may not know is that hunting is a calorie intense sport. One has to walk for miles, set up his/her stand, push through brush, wade through water, etc. All of which can begin to take its toll if you are not properly nourished. So, how do we hunters maintain our energy levels for sustained hunting trips? We eat just like the prey we are pursuing. This list is written to give you useful information about the best foods to take hunting and it will explain the reasons why.

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches: A prime concern for hunting trying to nourish themselves and keep hunger at bay is that their prey might hear them munching. In comes reliable ole PB&J to the rescue. Peanut button and jelly sandwiches are easy to carry, filling and make no noise when being eaten.
  • Jerky: Jerky gives you a constant supply of protein and fat for the hunt. And like peanut butter and jelly, one can eat jerky and produce little or no noise when doing so. Also, jerky is portable, long lasting and is available in many varieties and flavors at just about every grocery store or hunting supply store.
  • Trail Mix: Trail mix is an excellent source of nutritious food calories. Plus, the nuts in them contain omega 3 fatty acids. Finally, trail mix contains 160 calories per ounce on average to make up for some of those calories you will lose walking, climbing, dressing and hauling or carrying your prey.
  • Water and sports drinks: Lack of proper hydration can be a big problem for hunters. Therefore, be sure to bring plenty of water – in a canteen preferably – and perhaps juice or Gatorade.
  • Granola: Granola bars are also easy to carry, available at most stores and contain about 100 calories per ounce. They do contain a bit of sugar but you will need this for energy.
  • Bananas: Some hunters like to bring fresh fruit along with them but few of them are as silent and relatively scentless as bananas. Moreover, bananas are abundant in potassium and electrolytes your body can deplete itself of while sweating.

According to the site Archery Topic, deer and elk hunters burn an average of around 6,000 and 9,000 calories on an active day. Argentina duck hunting can also be quite intense. (After all, the birds are not going to give up without a fight.) Just remember the tips and to have a substantial breakfast before your Argentina bird hunting or big game trip begins and you should be able to keep up with your prey.

5 Tactics for Hunting Mature Bucks

Older bucks don’t reach maturity by accident. By the time they are four years of age they have evolved to the point where they are more wary than younger deer. They are more trap-shy and have perhaps outwitted a hunter or two in their lifetime. Therefore, it takes a whole different level of hunting expertise to bring one home. Here are five strategies, each supported by expert opinion and scientific research, to get the drop on mature bucks.

  • Stay close to food areas during the off season: Mature buck will bed-down close to food sources when they do not fear that hunters will be in the vicinity. Therefore, it is possible to hunt mature deer once they can feel that the pressure of hunting season is off – outside the spring and summer.
  • Hunt bedding areas: Hunt bedding areas during the peak of conception, when bucks are guarding and propagating with does. This usually occurs late in the hunting season. At this time older bucks are rutted down and resting. Just remember to be patient and try to stay down wind of the deer’s bedroom area once you have discovered it.
  • Stay put: Many hunters after sitting a day or two in one stand decide to move on to areas that may be more productive. They reason that mature bucks will leave a particular area after the rut. In fact, some studies confirm that many males don’t leave their home ranges during the rut. If they do it is often not too far from where they settled. Therefore, be patient and don’t move around too much.
  • Hike in farther to find, remote thickets: Large, older bucks prefer nastier, thicker areas for bedding cover. However, during the rut mature bucks will make an exception to this rule and abandon these gnarly, thorn-infested areas in order to seek female companionship.
  • Stay close to water sources: Bucks are just as likely to consider how much water is in an area that they desire to bed in as they are to consider food sources in that same area. Therefore, try not to ignore water sources as a place to set up your stand.

All this having been said – remember that each deer has its own separate personality. Some are more cautious than others. In general, however, mature deer are the most cautious of all. Therefore, you have to bring your a-game when trying to bring one down. You can test your skills and knowledge of big game hunting as well as dove hunting in Argentina. We also have Argentina duck hunting that will challenge you and your friends.

Tips for Blood Trailing Deer

You’ve acquired a prize buck in your sights. You aim. You hit it. It limps off into the brush, you pursue it and then the unthinkable happens – you lose track of it. Nearly every hunter has had this experience and it is enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The important thing to remember about successfully blood trailing your prey is that practice makes perfect. By following a few simple rules, the tracking process can end successfully 99% of the time.

  • Know where you hit the deer: This may sound unimportant but knowing which part of the deer your arrow or bullet connected with will give you a good indication of how far it may have traveled after it was struck.
  • Watch where the deer goes after it has been shot: Watch the direction the deer travels in after you struck it. Note any markers such as trails, trees, rocks or other objects that can let you know where you should begin tracking your wounded prey.
  • Don’t move forward until you’ve found more blood: Do go aimlessly wandering in the brush. This is a great way to lose track of the blood trail. Only go forward when you have found the next blood sighting.
  • Backtrack: If you find a blood trail, follow it and then it disappears, try going back to where the trail of blood began. From there try to discover clues by noting the color of the blood the deer left behind.
  • Analyze the color of the blood trail: The color of the blood your prey left behind is very important. Pinkish, frothy blood with small bubbles usually indicates a lung hit. In this case, the deer will usually not be able to travel far. Rich, bright-red blood often indicates a heart shot. Such shots are often quickly fatal especially if there is a great amount of blood in the area. Dark, almost burgundy-colored blood indicates a liver or kidney shot. These shots can take a while to kill the deer but are always fatal. deer

Yes, the disappointment and aggravation involved in losing a deer can be overwhelming. However, by following the above tips you can make your Argentina big game hunting more successful. It just takes practice to become proficient at tracking your game after you have hit your mark. Our compound offers you plenty of opportunities to hone your tracking skills as we have red stag and other big game here. You can also spend some of your time duck hunting in Argentina.

7 Deer Hunting Myths Exposed

Are you a hunter who is the victim of the Mandela Effect? The Mandela Effect is when a large number of people believe for certain something that is demonstrably untrue. Well, if you believe certain myths about hunting then it could make you less productive overall. Let’s look at seven common yarns, generalities or outright deer-hunting myths that even some experienced hunters still believe.

  1. Rubber boots prevent scent detection: Many hunters mistakenly believe that rubber boots effectively mask their scent from deer. The fact of the matter is that deer are more likely to smell other parts of your body – such as your head, hands, etc – than your footprints anyway so wearing rubber boots does not mask your odor completely.
  2. The rut begins when there is a full moon: A full moon does not encourage the rut. In fact, deer may actually shy away from the light produced by the moon in order to remain less exposed.
  3. Gender can be determined from tracks: This one is believed mostly by inexperienced hunters. Deer claws are not accurate in determining the gender of the deer you are tracking.
  4. More hours in the field equals more bucks on the wall: How you spend your time in the field and the strategies you use are much more important than how much time you spend there. Know how to recognize high opportunity times to be in the wild. This comes with experience and with knowing the area in which you will be hunting.
  5. Mature does are hard to hunt: Despite the idea that mature does are so wise that they cannot be captured easily, they can indeed be very predictable in their behavior. Once you know how to spot these specific behaviors they will be easy to target and harvest.
  6. Store bought products completely mask your appearance and scent: No matter what claim certain manufacturers may make, no product can ever completely cover up your human appearance and smell. If they could, nearly every hunter would be a success nearly all the time.deer
  7. Bucks make rubs to determine boundaries: Actually, the opposite is true. Doe hold territories and boundaries. Bucks tend to not limit themselves as much.

Hopefully, this information will make you a better educated and more successful hunter in the future. There is plenty of Argentina big game hunting here waiting to be harvested by hunters who are skilled and knowledgeable enough. We also have plenty of dove hunting in Argentina that will challenge and excite you and your party.

Mistakes to Avoid In Waterfowl Shooting

Every hunter feels excited while going waterfowl hunting. However, waterfowl season is perfect to enjoy your hunting. Argentina is a perfect place to make your hunting trip amazing! It is undoubtedly the top most waterfowl hunting destination in the world and has a wide number of duck species. The species include Teals, Bahama pintail, shovelers, whistling ducks, yellow billed pintail, rosy-billed pochard and many more. Argentina basks in its glory not only for waterfowl hunting but also for dove hunting, perdiz hunting, big game hunting and many more. If you are getting ready to join Waterfowl hunting in Argentina, there are certain mistakes to avoid in waterfowl shooting.
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  • A Grubby Gun Check the gun before you go for hunting. It is the most common mistake everyone does, but it is humorous and hurtful and can cost you the waterfowl.To fix this problem make sure that your gun is well cleaned. If it is grubby it will trouble you in hunting. Also, make sure that gun is completely loaded. If you shoot from an empty chamber, it will leave you disappointed. Waterfowls are short distant targets so hunting them is easy with a shot gun.
  • Shooting Positions : When it comes to the shooting position, most of the waterfowl hunters are likely to sit or kneel while hunting. Doing this may obstruct your ability to position your feet correctly and may make you swing when you shoot the target. So it is best practice if you refrain from this. Firstly, identify your bird which you going to shoot, take the correct position and mount your gun with one coordinated motion this will make you shoot better.
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  • Must have hunting gear :
  • Hunting Knife
  • Hunting pants, vests and boots
  • Spare clothing
  • First aid kit
  • Blaze orange tape for route marking
  • Maps
  • An Uncontrolled Dog: If you take an uncontrolled dog to your waterfowl hunting it will definitely spoil your hunting trip. First, you should learn how to how to train a dog for hunting and then train your dog before taking it to the hunting. Well trained dogs always help you and make your hunting more fun.

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  • Don’t Be Too Quick : Some hunters would like to show off their quick shooting skills in waterfowl hunting but shooting quickly may reduce the effectiveness of hunting.

Now you may be thinking of many other annoying shooting habits and mistakes, but don’t panic just consult Argentina Birdman. We offer best-ever waterfowl hunting trips in Argentina and also provide an experienced guide to assist you in hunting. Visit us you’ll definitely have a great time with us.