Predator Hunting Guide

Hunting predators requires strategy. If you're a seasoned hunter who targets whitetail deer, elk, hogs, or even varmints, then you understand what it takes to track down your target prey. Predator hunting is far more difficult than tracking down even the grandest of bulls. Predators are completely aware of their surroundings, they often stalk their target to learn their every move, and they are constantly moving to prevent anything or anyone from catching up to them. If you're looking for a challenging hunt, predator hunting may be the next step to take in your hunting career. 

Predator Hunting at night isn't just about chasing predators - it's a hunting adventure that relies upon a strong understanding of the instincts and weaknesses of your target. To be successful, you must maintain silence, be aware of your surroundings, and utilize the right tools while hunting predators at night. The primary predator species that are hunted include coyote, fox, bobcats, mountain lions, and even wolves in certain areas. Predator hunting is similar to a chess match, in order to win the right strategy is required. Most animals such as whitetail deer, elk, hogs, and miscellaneous varmints will pause and allow the hunter to pull off the perfect shot. Predators rarely stop moving.

In order to win the chess match called predator hunting, one must be fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses each predator species has. The predators know what their strengths are, and they are going to use them to their advantage. It is your responsibility to learn their weaknesses and utilize the right hunting tools to increase your success rate. Our predator hunting guide is a great starting point in helping you understand what it takes to be successful at predator hunting. 

The following are a few steps to take before you can officially begin predator hunting:

  • Purchase a Hunting License: Most states require a license to hunt, predator hunting is no exception. Licenses often aren’t very expensive, and it’s all you need to legally begin hunting.
  • Acquire Necessary Gear: There is some gear you need before you can start predator hunting, and one of the most important is a Predator Hunting Light. A predator light designed to take advantage of a predator's weaknesses is essential to be successful at hunting predators at night. There are many night hunting lights out there, but there are very few lights made for predator hunting.
  • Find the Best Hunting Spot: This step may take some help from an experienced predator hunter. Much of where you go depends on what kind of food sources are around, the time of year it is, local water sources, and the layout of the terrain. Often, taking a satellite view of the property you will be hunting can help you determine where predators may be located.

A key ingredient to a successful predator hunt is the equipment you hunt with. Predator's do not give hunters many chances, and they rarely give second chances on missed opportunities. Having the right equipment and gaining first hand experience are the two keys to consistently successful hunts. Outrigger Outdoors offers some of the best predator hunting lights and supplies that are made based on the understanding of predator behavioral traits and attributes. Next, we encourage you to gain additional field experience by exploring our blogs for expert level tips and tricks. Ultimately, the secret to getting good at predator hunting comes with practice; the best predator hunters have spent many hours in the field, developing their strong instincts. As with all things you want to be the greatest at, practice makes perfect.

If you have any questions about our predator hunting guide or would like to know more information, contact us. We’re happy to help you get started predator hunting!