Are you familiar with hunting "red flags"?

The things that require you to stop, orient, and adapt?

To avoid making mistakes.

One of them is anything "new".

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I've made plenty of mistakes on this account in the past.

But there's a neurological reason why you need to act.

Which I'll get to.

It's not an excuse, but at least it helps you identify and address the issue.

Here's what to look out for.

Three scenarios

the hunting learning curve

  1. You're new to hunting.
  2. You're experienced, but plan to hunt a new area, country or animal.
  3. You're experienced hunter, but you've bought a new piece of gear.

The first scenario is obvious.

And you probably know you need to put in some work to get up to speed.

Booking a hunt away or abroad is exciting. But you also move down the learning curve. So you need to make sure you update your plan. And adapt your gear and skills.

There's nothing like retail therapy.

But a new piece of gear can be a doubled-edged sword if you don't integrate in your setup.

Your mind can only hold about four new concepts as once.

More, and you start dropping the ball. Which you can't afford when you're reading the situation in the field.

"When it goes down, you want to be able to kick into autopilot as much as possible. That is why perfecting the basics is so important, because your mind is going to be thinking about so many other things that you want your movement mechanics to be as smooth as possible".
- Robert Keller - ex US Army Delta Force

There's nothing new about that, but...

Few hunters have a good process to help them

  • Identify and learn skills.
  • Adapting their set-up.
  • Integrating new gear.

I didn't either. And paid the price on some occasions.

Wasted time.

Wasted money.

And occasionally failing to meet my own standards.

So I had to come up with a solution.

Solution: The Efficient Hunting framework

efficient hunting framework

Over time I've developed a simple framework to help me.

It works on different levels.

And when it comes to preparing for a specific scenario, I use five questions.

They're powerful tools to help you address the "new" red flag.

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Over time I've developed a simple framework to help me.

You might have heard me talk about it in the past.

I use five questions to prepare for any new hunting scenario.

This can be a new animal, a new area, or a substantial gear change.

They're powerful tools to help you address the "new" red flag.

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And get one step closer to venison in the freezer and a trophy on the wall. :-)