Welcome to the leading page on hunting slingshot and the history and techniques behind slingshots and how you can use them for actual small game hunting.
Most adult men have childhood memories which involve a homemade slingshot made from either rubber bands or old tire parts and a Y shaped stick. However a slingshot can be much more than a kid’s toy, and today a wide range of hunting slingshots can be bought at online hunting stores.
Some people have also modified their hunting slingshot into a arrow shooting hybrid between a bow and a slingshot. This type of hunting slingshot has been known to put down deer’s and large fish.
So why should you try slingshot hunting instead of regular hunting with a rifle? Well the charm and the thrill of this type of hunting cannot be described in words! While hunting with such a primitive tool, you instantly feel closer to nature and more in tune with the animals you are hunting for. It is like you are hunting on “fair terms” and hence the sweeter the feeling once you manage to stalk and kill your first animal with a hunting slingshot.
My own story as a slingshot hunter is that of a classical hunter who wanted more thrill from my hunting, and so I turned into bow hunting before I stumbled upon slingshot hunting. It made hunting even small game a lot harder and I did not catch as much game as I used to with a rifle, but the thrill it gave me and the connection with nature and my surroundings could not be matched by anything and more than made up for the lesser kills.
Now before you go out and begin your career as a slingshot hunting ace, you must spend a lot of hours at a practice range in order to get your aim and technique in tune, and get to know your slingshot, its advantages and its limits. This will improve your own personal safety and greatly reduce the risks of you wounding an animal instead of killing it.
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You will need to know how to aim your slingshot, the maximum range of your hunting slingshot and the ballistics behind the projectiles you will use.
The art of stalking game is a whole different ball game and it can only be learned in the wild by doing some actual stalking, but be prepared for a lot of trial and error before you make your first successful stalks. I often do stalking practice off season without any arms, simply to improve my stalking skills and keep the senses sharp for the coming slingshot hunting season. The stalking practice will also allow you to get more familiar with your hunting grounds and will eventually give you an edge over your pray.
The slingshots that I advertise are tried and tested types that all makes good hunting slingshots, and all off them has high safety standards. Nonetheless I urge you to make safety a priority! Always use safety glasses, gloves and long-sleeved shirts while using a slingshot. Furthermore you should respect a hunting slingshot just as you would any other deadly weapon and keep it out of reach for children and all times.
I hope that you will find the hunting slingshots and the information provided on this page useful, and wish you all the best on your coming season as a slingshot hunter!
I highly recommend that you visit the video resource page for some good tutorials on slingshot hunting and stalking techniques.