A lot of people are moving out in the country and building houses on small 5 to 10-acres plots. If you’re having trouble with varmints you hate to whip out your .338 Win. Mag. to dispose of a rat in the barn. Whereas if you use an airgun your neighbors won’t even know that you’re shooting snakes, Eurasian doves, pigeons, rats, skunks and so forth.
4. NO RECOIL
Due to no recoil, you get fast follow up shots. Plus, you can see if you hit or missed your target. Low recoiling airguns are a great option for training kids to shoot properly.
5. PELLETS ARE READILY AVAILABLE
I don’t need to tell you how it’s been impossible to find ammo lately. Even for the lowly .22 rimfire. If you do by chance get lucky enough to find some .22 ammo, you almost hate to go out plinking since it is so expensive! On the other hand, pellets? Ha, you can buy a tin of pellets almost anywhere. Pellets are also easy to store and you don’t have to worry about moisture deteriorating them.
6. AIRGUNS ARE GREAT TO START KIDS HUNTING
Hunting small game with airguns is the perfect avenue to get small kids into hunting. I’ll write a whole article on this soon. For now just know that UMAREX offers a variety of airguns that your kids, grandkids and neighborhood kids will love.
7. PRACTICE MAKE PERFECT
I think that I am a lot better shot because airguns allow me to hunt small game/birds in the off season. On a good day of ground squirrel hunting, I might take 400 to 500 shots. I can concentrate on trigger squeeze, breathing, target acquisition, and even shooting quickly before the opportunity passes. Think about some of your past hunting experiences when elk, deer, bear and other game paused for that perfect shot. They step into the clear, but before you can line up your shot and take it, they’re gone. Practicing to shoot quickly matters. You gain confidence and hone your ability to align sights on target and break that perfect shot. Hunting and shooting a lot with airguns while small game hunting enhances these skills.
7 Reasons to Hunt Small Game with Airguns — Ron Spomer Outdoors is written by Tom Claycomb for www.ronspomeroutdoors.com