The basic approaches to hunting are almost gone as hunters are now employing advanced methods to make the activity more fun and less hectic. Technology is doing a great job as far as sports hunting is concerned. Apart from the powerful automatic rifles that are also used in military actions, there are other new products that can spice up a hunting experience.
So, here are 10 technology trends that hunting enthusiasts should keep following;
Digital tactical cameras
The availability of new digital trail cameras is one of the most popular technology trends every hunter should not miss. If you are a hunting fanatic, you need to add a digital tactical camera into your arsenals. These devices allow hunters to get useful information about an area and the animal behaviors. The hunting world is no longer the same because the cameras can capture videos and images while the hunter is streaming the information right from a smartphone, computer, or a tablet. Some of the cameras have flash-less night vision capabilities to take videos and images without alerting the animals.
Scent control products
Due to the need for keeping a hunting area uninterrupted as possible, there are scent control products in the market nowadays. These also include the hunting gear, sprays, and apparel specifically designed for ‘hiding’ human scent from being noticed by the animals. The chemical technology is already taking care of different sprays and hunting attire scents that are targeting different animals that are popularly hunted.
Improved GPS units
There are already 3D maps for helping hunters to navigate through the forests. These maps are created by specific smartphones so that a hunter can understand the surrounding environment easily. Interestingly, there is no learning curve because people nowadays know how to use smart devices.
Advanced bow technology
Hunting bows are no longer considered as traditional hunting weapons. The modern bows are well designed putting in mind the need to meet different hunting experiences. Hunting itself is an art, and that’s why the modern bows reflect real artistic weapons. They are more accurate and easy to use.
Whether a hunter uses a rifle gun or a short gun, there are intelligent optics for all guns. The scopes come together with improved binoculars, as well as rangefinders that have made the technology in hunting to take a new shape. The optics can tell a hunter how far the target is, while the tracking points on firearms can track a moving object up to around 1,000 yards away.
Improved digital game calls
There are new smartphone programs that act as soundboards for a range of game calls. The applications can be used conveniently by hunters just as box call or mouth call versions. However, the further improvement is expected as the app developers take on speaker technology upgrading.
Mobile apps and smart devices
The advancement in mobile technology has made almost everything possible because hunting apps are everywhere nowadays. These are geared towards enhancing the hunting experience. Every hunter can now download the app on his or her mobile device. So, you can get updates about certain hunting opportunities depending on your current location.
Locator call devices
Hunting some animals is always a hectic task. For instance, birds such as turkeys are not easy to locate given their sensitive eyes and ears to notice a hunter from a far distance. The introduction of more advanced locator call devices enables turkey hunters to attract the birds as near as possible by use of signals.
The traditional hunting binoculars have been replaced by high-tech models that can view animals from many yards away. They are typically for extensive exploration without physically visiting an area. So, a hunter can view a deer clearly while it is several meters away. This also eliminates the daunting task of walking all over the field searching for the target animals.
The latest tactical flashlight was launched a few months ago. It is said to be the brightest flashlight ever. Though it is meant for military, hunters can also use it to scare away dangerous animals at night. They can also be useful when finding small items in the woods such as earplugs that just fall off.