Hunting in Runescape

Not all hunters can earn a lot of Runescape Gold – only some outstanding hunters can be rich by hunting. The hunter skill is separated into differing categories, each with different animals and differing styles of hunting.

The compiled list of information below will explain in detail, what each hunting style is, and how it works. At certain levels you gain the ability to set more traps. The table below shows the levels at which you gain these abilities.

Tracking is rather self-explanatory – you track down your prey. Tracking involves searching for Kebbit prints leading out of Burrows, then following the tracks around by searching nearby plants, rocks and trees. You will probably have to find the rest of the trail about five times before it leads you to the Kebbit you are hunting. At this point it is vital you have your noose wand equipped. After finding the end of the tracks inspect a nearby bush, or something else the Kebbit may be hiding in, and inspect it. You’ll hook yourself a Kebbit if you have the noose wand equipped.

Bird Hunting
Adam’s Screenshot of Tracks
Bird Hunting is a very basic and understandable concept. When bird hunting, always remember to bring at least 2 snares. If you are at a higher level (20-40) bring more snares, as you may set more than one trap. The reason you bring extra snares is because you can often fail to see that one has collapsed, or even lag out, thus losing your snares. As the areas where you catch birds are quite remote, it’s a pain to trek back to a bank or a Hunting Store to get new ones.

Butterfly Catching
While butterfly catching requires concentration at all times, this is a very easy method for levelling up from levels 15 to 40. To catch butterflies, a butterfly net must be wielded, and at least one butterfly jar must be in your inventory. To catch a butterfly, locate one and click on it. You will attempt to catch the butterfly and this, depending on your level, could take many attempts. To speed up hunting butterflies, it is wise to have a lot of butterfly jars in your inventory. This saves time lost repeatedly releasing them. Another, more tricky method, is to find the butterflies respawn spot. Finding it speeds up hunting much faster as there is no need to find the butterfly.

Fall Trapping
Using the fall trapping option is a very good way to collect experience for the Hunter skill. The only downfall is that it can be very popular as well. To set up a fall, you first must have the required items: 1 Knife, Logs (A good amount, any type of log will do), Bait (Varies on the creature, not required but recommended), and Proper clothing for the certain area you are in (Not required once again, but recommended). Once you have those items, head over to a spot that looks like this. Basically it looks like a bunch of boulders on the ground. First set up your fall by clicking on the boulder, this will automatically take out the logs from your bag and set it up. Next, this is recommended, click on your ‘bait’ (Once again varies on the animal, it might be raw meat to fish to even barley) and use it on the fall. Then sit there and wait, eventually the creature will get close and go under the trap. The boulder will then fall and fall on top of the creature. Click on the boulder again and collect the drops.

Box Trapping
Box trapping is used to capture Chinchompas in the woodland area, Red Chinchompas in the jungle and – with the release of the quest Eagles’ Peak – Ferrets. To trap an animal, simply set up a box trap (bought from any hunting store) and place it in the area where the hunted animal is. Then your trap can be baited (different animals like different baits):

Chinchompa (Woodland) Spicy Chopped Tomato
Red Chinchompa (Jungle) Spicy Minced Meat
Your trap can also be smoked by using a lit torch; this will remove any scent you left behind which decreases the intervals at which they come to you. This, like any trap, has a chance of failing – if an animal walks up to it and pauses, it may spring the trap prematurely, startling it, but not catching it.

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