Welcome to part three of the Deer Hunter 2014 tips and tricks guide! Click here to go back to part 2 of the guide.
You are going to need a new rifle for each stage of the game that you get to. You can see the prices of each of the new rifles before you even get to the next stage (each odd numbered rifle can be purchased with hunter bucks). Start saving up with tricks such as intentionally losing on the final trophy hunt, which earns you massive hunter bucks. Also, only buy the upgrades to the weapon that you need, or buy the next weapon up even when you are still on the same stage.
There is no reason why you should ever have a pistol in either your primary or secondary slots. Every other gun can do the pistol’s job better than the pistol can, so ignore the pistol. Use the rifle or the assault rifle on land animal “cull the herd” club hunts, and use the shotgun on bird hunts.
Some of the pouncing enemies, such as the cheetahs and hyenas in Northern Africa, are insanely difficult to kill and may take more than one hit to kill even with the required power level. Use the assault rifle if this happens so that you can empty multiple shots into their heart or lungs at the same time, and of course, upgrade it to where it needs to be in order to kill them. Otherwise, you can buy a better shotgun, or use the rifle.
Use a heavily powered up shotgun during club hunts with attacking animals, such as the predator hunt where you have to kill as many cheetahs as possible. Assault rifles won’t touch them unless you have the most powerful assault rifle in the game and even then you will need to upgrade it a significant number of times to make it work.
Aim at the legs of any of the “cull the herd” animals in order to slow them down and stop them from running away. Once they are slowed down, aim at their heads, necks or lungs to land a nice kill shot.