Fall is swiftly approaching, and every avid hunter knows what that means. Deer hunting season is upon us. There are several helpful tips to help set you up for success. Here’s how to prepare for the fall hunting season.
Get Familiar With Regulations
The first way to prepare for the fall hunting season is by getting familiar with regulations. There are several important hunting rules you should follow to stay safe, and it’s helpful to know what they are. Hunting laws and regulations are in place to ensure the public safety of people and wildlife, so it’s essential that you follow them appropriately. Before the fall hunting season begins, it’s beneficial to double-check the regulations, season dates, and bag limits within your area because rules can vary from state to state.
Secure Hunting Land
Securing hunting land is another helpful tip for preparing you for the fall hunting season. There are laws and regulations regarding where you are able to hunt in each state. Therefore, you want to ensure that you are aware of the designated hunting areas. You can hunt on public or private land. Many people will lease private hunting land from other landowners to hunt for the season. When you secure your hunting land, start to familiarize yourself with the area. Look at topographic maps and aerial photos of the area, so you will have an idea of where the best spots for deer will be.
Set Up Equipment
The third way that you can get ready for fall hunting season is by setting up equipment. Once you have your hunting land, you can start setting up essential gear, supplies, and equipment. For example, you can strategically set up trail cameras, so you track deer. You can also set up tree stands in areas you wish to hunt. Gathering all your hunting materials and supplies will help you to be more successful during the season, so put in the extra effort. You may also want to set up a first-aid or survival kit for yourself to ensure your safety while hunting.
Now that you have tips for prepping for fall hunting season, you can get ready with confidence and ease. The more prepared you are, the more successful your season is likely to be.
Wes White represents the collective — yet individual — voice of the Western Whitetail editorial staff.