Small Game Tips & Tactics

What better way to start your season early, teach a youth about hunting and woodsmanship, provide food for the table, or begin your own hunting passion than the pursuit of small game.  Small game, and I’ll throw bird hunting under this label too, can be one of the most rewarding experiences spent outdoors.

I grew up slipping through the woods with my father trying to sneak up on a grey squirrel or busting brush to kick up a rabbit or flush a cockbird.  I didn’t always realize it at the time, but those are some of the fondest memories from my childhood that I have.  Not to mention, that those adventures, with my Red Rider in hand, instilled a love of nature and the outdoors that has become an obsession today.

If you are interested in hunting for the first time or just to expand your hunting season, small game hunting is a great place to start.

Below are a few articles about such lessons learned that may help you on your next hunt.  If you don’t find your answer here, please feel free to contact us through the website, facebook, etc. and we will be more than happy to try to offer you some advice.

  1. Squirrel Hunting Basics
  2. Squirrel Hunting Trick
  3. Summer Groundhog Hunting

Also, we don’t know everything.  If you have a tip that you would like to share with the class, please e-mail it to subject Tips & Tactics or message us social media.  Please include your name, state of residence, and any photos/video necessary to illustrate your tip.


The DEER30 team offers tips and tactics for bow and rifle hunting, photo galleries and videos of fair chase hunts for deer, turkey, small game and fishing as they happen. This site also includes delicious wild game recipes, provocative thoughts and comments on various relative topics, and much more. Thank you for visiting with us!