Varmit hunting with an air rifle
The sport of varmit hunting with an air rifle can be
fun, although the death toll can be high. Small animals such as
squirrels, mice, gophers, and rats easily fall victim to these
firearms. Varmit hunting is an easy way to rid a barn of pests. An air
rifle is usually the perfect caliber to extinguish these animals
quickly and humanely.
of patience goes into varmit hunting. You must sometimes sit still for
long periods in order to catch the movements of small creatures.
Staking out a place near a food source is always a good idea. Remember
that most of these small animals stockpile food for the winter, so
setting up shop near a walnut or hickory pile with your air rifle
usually pays off.
varmit hunting prey for your air rifle
Groundhogs, gophers, and marmots all qualify as small game that is
often targeted in varmit hunting. Squirrels and rats are also
ubiquitous across most of the country. When you take your air rifle
into the country to seek your prey, make sure you bring with you a
fine pair of binoculars. You may spend many hours scouting the
wilderness with the binoculars glued to your eyes, so it is important
to have a high quality pair that feels comfortable.
Before going varmit hunting, make
sure you are familiar with the seasonal gun laws of your state or
territory. Many times,
you can only hunt squirrels or other prey during a particular season.
The rest of the time,
your air rifle might be collecting dust in the garage. Luckily, you
will find that in most locations, hunting small game like the species
mentioned here is legal year-round.
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