Who is in need of some hunting season preparation tips? Fall is approaching and so is deer season! It takes time to learn just the right moves or routines that work. Learning how to prepare for hunting season is so important. It protects the safety of you and everyone else around you. If you’re willing to put in the extra time, you’ll be surprised at how successful your outcome is. There are six major tips you need to know. Check them out below.
Get your hunting license
First, save time and purchase your license ahead of time. If you are a new hunter, find out if there is a Hunting Safety class available near you. Check with your local Parks & Wildlife office or with your county extension agent.
Check dates & regulations
In addition, many state regulations are updated annually. Examine the fine print to make sure you are in compliance. Also, different species of deer require various permits, so make sure you know exactly what you’ll need. You can check them here.
Clean and repair your equipment
If your equipment has been set aside for some time, it needs to be cleaned. Check the sight and scope of your rifle. Clean your deer feeders, and check your blinds. Any repairs needed are best done now to save you time during hunting season. Make sure you have ammunition on hand, get it early as supplies can be limited at times. Don’t forget clothing!
- Test your equipment – If you haven’t been practicing at least once a month, it’s time to start. This keeps you in practice for aiming, shooting and handling your gun.
- Check your lease or property – Do you need to clear out some areas? Is your deer feeder in the right place? Put your deer blind up so the wildlife becomes used to it. Scout out patterns and be ready.
- Safety first – Have a first aid kit on hand in the blind, your truck or on the property. Refill it with any missing items. Consider having an emergency plan in place, it’s always best to be prepared.
Hunting season preparation is key! Follow these simple tips for a successful season. Let us know how you do!