You have a plan for how you'll hunt.
And using your gear is second nature.
You're well on your way to becoming an efficient hunter. A RedKettle hunter.
But hunting is organic.
If you want that big buck. Or wild meat. You need to be able to adapt to what happens in the field.
The last step on the ladder. But how do you get there?
Efficient is also about how fast you think.
I've talked about John Boyd and the OODA loop in the past. And how "orient" is the most critical phase and skill.
But what does that mean in practice?
You need to define a situation summary.
It has three components.
- The animal
- The area, and
- The weather.
Note what's relevant for each of the parts.
And you've built a simple but effective picture.
It's your reference for what to expect. And how to react.
It might not be bang on every time.
But in most cases, you'll be one step ahead.
Boyd would say you're inside the animal's loop.
Which is another way to say you're well on your way to put a trophy on the wall. And wild meat on the table.
There's an easy way to create the summary, which I'll discuss in future posts.
I hope this post gave you some food for thought on efficient hunting. On RedKettle hunting.