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Make Old-School Predictors Work in Your Favor This Hunting Season


Advanced technology is becoming a prevalent accomplice to hunting these days, but the old-school methods still have value.

This season consider using other means besides the advanced technological hunting apparatuses to have a successful hunt.

Below are some tried-and-true methods that will always assist you in making this hunting season a successful one, even if you can't find reception on your smartphone.

Local Folklore

Chances are you're going to visit local hunting stores before heading out into the field to purchase ammo, gear, and supplies, but if you play your cards right, you will be able to acquire priceless information from the locals.

Ask around next time you visit one of these establishments for homegrown tips and personal accounts of hunting in the area you plan on going to.

Who knows, you might acquire knowledge that has never been written down from an old geezer who's been hunting since before you were born, making it that much more special and valuable.

Two Older Hunters Rest

Farmer's Almanac

Since 1818, the Farmer's Almanac has been the go-to source for everything you'd want to know more about--from weather to gardening, and astronomical data to conservation tactics, and of course best hunting practices.

Published by the Almanac Publishing Company of Lewiston, Maine, this book has an annual circulation of four million copies. This popular resource will be able to tell you what days will be the best for hunting in your area, among other useful clues.

Solar and Lunar Calendars

The hunting season is often directly influenced by natural forces, so consider researching what those two orbs in the sky, the sun and moon, will be up to before you plan your trip.

As elk, deer, and other species' behavior is influenced by solar and lunar patterns, knowing their particular phases and cycles will give you a better grasp of how these animals may behave come hunting season.

Now that you've read about some of the non-tech ways to help your hunting season be more successful, the only thing left to do is get out there and harvest something you can be proud of.

Especially if you can do it without the necessity of advanced technological equipment.

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Make Old-School Predictors Work in Your Favor This Hunting Season