Make This Your Best Season Yet
August 21, 2018
Hunting season is quickly coming upon us. In the coming months, the air will be getting cooler, the leaves will be changing, and tags will be attaching to antlers. To make sure that your season is as good as it can be, make sure you take care of a few things beforehand.
The first thing you will need to do is to make sure that you have secured permission to hunt on the best plots of land for your hunting season. Whether this requires you to join a lease, knock on doors, or call up an old friend, make sure that this is done well in advance of your hunting season. Once you have the land secured, scout out the property to find the most productive areas to hang your stands. For many, this is second nature, and you hang your stands in the same areas year after year. But for many, this will mean pouring over maps to find possible pinch points and funnels. Once you know which area you will be hunting, you can then put out cameras to see which animals you will be after this season.
The next thing you need to make sure of is that all of your equipment is ready for the hunting season. That means that your guns and bows are sighted in, clean, and in good working order. Maintenence of your equipment especially applies to muzzleloaders. It is not uncommon for users to neglect to clean or take proper care of muzzleloading rifles. Failure to clean your muzzleloader can render the muzzleloader unusable for the hunting season. If you find that your muzzleloader is in this state, do not use it. Instead, try to clean it as much as possible. Make sure no projectiles or loads were left in the chamber. If they were, remove it promptly. If your gun is not working correctly, do not hesitate to call us at 770-449-4687 for technical advice as well as to set up an RMA ticket. Ensuring proper function of your muzzleloader will often be the difference between taking a big buck during deer season or sitting at home and wishing you were hunting!