Summertime means fall is coming!
So it is finally summertime. A time to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. A great time of year to get ready for a hunter's favorite season, fall. Summer is the perfect time to make sure you're ready hunting season.
Summertime may have just started but hunting season is right around the corner and most of us can not wait. So what can you do to prepare for this anticipated time of year?
1. Treestand and blind maintenance
What better way to spend a hot summer day than in the cool air of the woods making sure your stands and/or blinds are ready to go for the upcoming season? You want to make sure that everything is in working order and lacks any need of major or even minor repair.
It is very important to ensure that everything is in working order ahead of time, because who wants to be sitting on the ground in the mud or snow when the time comes.
2. Managing food plots and feeders
Food plots can be an essential component for a successful hunting season. You want to make sure that your crops are coming in properly and are offering a healthy supplement for your game. When properly managed, the results can make the difference between game you'll harvest next year and the game you are definitely not going to let escape your scope.
Keeping up with your feeder is definitely a great summertime project. Feeders offer the same benefit of food plots and require more maintenance throughout the weeks. and what a great way to pass time until hunting season then slipping away to the woods to keep up on your plots and feeders
3. Trail cam anticipation
Summertime gives us beautiful sunsets and bountiful starry nights. It also gives our trail cams perfect photo ops to catch our anticipated game in the upcoming season.
Not only do these trail cam photos show us our beautiful scenery and our prey, but also give us insight on our food plots. Trail cams and food plots go hand in hand showing us periodically how substantially our food plots have helped our game. Trail cams offer a fun way to take a look at the land and animals you manage.
4. Weapon upkeep
Preparation is key when it comes to your weapons like guns and bows. You want to make sure that everything is firing properly and is in working order before deciding to head out in the fall. Summertime is perfect for preparing your weapon and gives you ample amount of time to make sure you are ready.
5. Land prep
Along with the last four tips, land prep should be right on top of your list of things to do. Clearing shooting paths and overgrown, unnecessary brush can make the difference between a successful shot or a worthless shot slowed down by the brush you should have cleared.
You also want to make sure that you have the perfect amount of coverage to keep you hidden. Keep in mind that too little will get you caught and too much won't allow you to get a perfect shot.
So this summer have fun and take the time to prepare for our favorite season. Happy preparing and even happier hunting!