As the summer comes to an end, you are probably getting excited to get out and go hunting. Getting everything ready for hunting season can be a long process, which is why we recommend starting as soon as possible. Here are 5 things you can do to prepare for hunting opening day starting now.
Each state has different regulations for hunting, and these often change from year to year. Before planning anything else check for the season dates, what licenses are required, and any other fees. See when you can purchase a hunting license and make sure to do this before leaving for your trip. These are all small checks that you need to do to make sure that the rest of your planning and your trip runs smoothly.
You can start looking for your hunting equipment as soon as possible to reduce stress when opening day is approaching. You may be able to find certain items on sale towards the end of the previous season. Make sure you have a safe and effective tool for hunting whether that be a rifle or a bow and arrow. Also look for clothing that is temperature appropriate for the area you will be hunting in and that is also easy to spot. A flashlight you can rely on is another piece of equipment you will need. You can find a reliable High power flashlight or a hunting flashlight from Fenix. This way you will be able to navigate easily through the woods in the early morning or at dusk. You won’t want to buy a cheap flashlight only to have it die halfway through your trip.
Visit the Range
Many hunters spend time at the shooting range during the summer to prepare for hunting season. This is especially important if you have new equipment or will be hunting a new type of game. Range shooting is also a fun activity that can hold you off until hunting season finally comes around. Practicing at the range will likely lead to a more successful hunting season.
Are you hunting in a new area this year? If you are planning hunting trips somewhere new, make sure to figure out the logistics of the area before you get there. This way you will know where you should be hunting from and what parts of the area have the best hunting. Once you do this, you will have a better idea of where to book your stay.
Once you know what area you want to hunt in, it’s time to book your accommodations. Opening weekend can book up fast, so it’s important to do this as soon as possible. Booking a place to stay that is convenient to your hunting spot will reduce your travel time while there and allow for more time to hunt.
One of the easiest ways to ruin a hunting trip is by forgetting an important piece of equipment or misreading regulations. We hope that preparing these 5 things early on will ensure that you will have a great hunting season.