Small Game Hunting With A Slingshot

When hunting small game, your last weapon of choice would probably be a slingshot….. right? Hunting with a sling shot may seem barbaric; however, it’s still a very viable way of hunting small game. Small game hunting with sling shots can be dated back to the early 1940’s. This method of hunting is incredibly effective, fun, and even safe to use around kids under the right supervision. Slingshots can be a bit difficult to find in your local stores, so if you’re in the market for a slingshot i recommend this model.

keep in mind sling shots are anything but toys

Best type of ammo to use for a slingshot

When using a slingshot the best type of ammo to use is either led or steel BB’s. Using the slingshot above in conjunction with BB’s allows users to generate around 8 lbs of force. When hunting small game, like squirrels, 2-3 lbs of force is all you need in order to secure a kill. If you’re looking for the most energy, we recommend using led BB’s.
Always wear eye protection when shooting a slingshot. 

Properly holding a slingshot

When holding a slingshot, don’t choke or squeeze the grip, the goal is to push the slingshot away from your body, and stabilize the unit. Make sure to hold your grip high on the forks of the slingshot in order to reduce strain on your wrist.

grip slingshot, forks

Properly aiming with your slingshot

In order to accurately aim with your slingshot, it’s best practice to draw a straight line with the bands of the slingshot to the target. Make sure you have a good follow through upon releasing your shot. Practice and repetition will make you a master in no time.

Written by Leo

Having graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, it wasn't long until Leo abandoned his career in finance and entered the survival industry. Leo's survival specialization is in rescue and wilderness survival.