Nova Scotia Crossbow Safety Course




Unlike still hunting, stalking is used when a hunter is following fresh game, or animal signs or has seen game in the distance. These signs might be fresh tracks in the dirt or leaves; they could also be scat or rub lines along a known game trail. If a hunter spots game animals in the distance, the stalking technique helps him or her to move closer and set up for a safe shot. Stalking requires the same approach used by still hunting. A hunter moves very slowly, facing the wind and being mindful of footing to avoid breaking twigs or slipping.

Safety First! When stalking, a bolt should not be loaded until the hunter is ready to shoot.