The difference between still hunting and stalking is that when stalking, you follow signs leading to a particular type of game or group of animals, or close the distance to game already spotted.
You may stalk to:
- Follow tracks on trails or a morning “dew” trail through leaves and brush.
- Follow sounds or scents of animals, such as elk, sheep, or collared peccaries.
- Sneak closer to an animal for a better shot.
Stalking requires total focus because you must remember to keep downwind, stay quiet, stay alert, and remain patient.