It’s the off-season; now what? Just because it’s that time of year doesn’t mean you stop being a hunter!
While it’s technically the off-season, there’s still plenty you can do during this time to keep yourself busy and prepare for the coming hunting season. You may not be able to shoot your gun or your bow, but we like to think the off-season doesn’t exist — the fun (and the work!) doesn’t end when the season does. There doesn’t have to be an “off-season” since there’s always something to do, some way to keep up your skill, and to get ready for future hunts.
Read more below about how you can spend your off-season time.
What to Do During the Off-Season
Scout All Year Long — There’s no sense waiting until late-summer to start scouting. The more time you spend in the sticks, the more you learn and understand the area and the wildlife. There’s a lot to know; whether you’re on site or not, the information is out there, and this information might be valuable to you.
Stay in Shape — Getting in shape for a hunt can be a lot of work, so don’t lose it only to have to get it back six months down the road. Whether you hit the gym a few times a week or head for the hills to take in some of Mother Nature’s beauty and fresh air on a hike, staying active is critical. While you’re at it, take your hunting pup along (if you have one) to keep their senses keen and their body’s agile.
Perfect Your Shot — Now is not the time to let your aim get rusty. Instead, spend time at your local shooting range or a safe (and legal) place to practice outdoors. Perfecting your shot now will help ensure a more successful season.
Test Your Gear — If you’re like many hunters, you’re probably really into hunting gear. You’ve likely acquired new equipment since your last hunt and have plenty of well-loved gear you use year after year. Don’t wait until the hunting season begins to test out what you’ve got. Take a weekend to pack up your things and test it all out. Not only is this a fun excuse to get away for a few days, but it is very telling of how prepared you are. Do you need to replace anything? Do you need to purchase anything else? Are you as ready as you can be? A weekend away with your gear will give you all the answers you need.
Go Shed Hunting — Shed hunting a great way to spend early spring. You get to enjoy some incredible views and crisp mountain air while you learn about mammal behavior, which might come in handy in your future hunts. Not to mention, you might walk away with a beautiful antler or two.
Contact R & K Hunting Company
The off-season is the perfect time to book your next hunt with R & K Hunting Company. Our team of talented and knowledgeable guides is eager to take you on an exciting Rocky Mountain hunting adventure in the beautiful hills of Utah and Wyoming. Our experienced staff will take on the headaches and hassles of obtaining permits and applications for you, so you can truly enjoy this unique and exhilarating, once in a lifetime experience. Contact R & K Hunting Company to book your next hunt today.