Although hunting season may still be months away, it’s never too early to start checking things off your to-do list.
After all, no matter how you slice it, there is a lot of work that goes into getting ready.
Fortunately, for today’s hunter, things have changed drastically from decades past. It used to be that hunters slept in tents, heated tin cans of beans over an open fire, wore puffy down hunting parkas to keep warm and stayed near paved roads in case they got stuck.
Now, lodges, guides, cooks, cell phones, and all-terrain vehicles make hunting a more enjoyable and safer experience.
With that in mind, the following tips will help you get prepared for this year’s hunting season:
1Check Your Hunting License
Ensure that it’s valid and covers all varieties of wildlife you intend to hunt. Even if you’ve hunted in the same location, check that permit requirements haven’t changed. Regulations get updated yearly, so don’t assume that what was valid last year still applies to your favorite watering hole.