The hot days of June, July and August leave us agonizingly awaiting the first signs of fall so as to start our pre-season equipment inventory. However, this is the time we should be evaluating our equipment for the upcoming hunting season, because with evaluation comes replacement and upgrades.
There is no rush at this time of the year, and the off-season gear can be found at your local Bass Pro Shops with great prices. In the event that an item may need to be ordered, there is no anxiety about whether it will arrive before the first hunt of the season.
Also, utilize this time of the year to use the indoor ranges at the local Bass Pro Shops to fine tune that bow or firearm that’s been dormant for several months. The advantage of using the ranges this time of year is that they are air conditioned, and their availability is very high.
Avoid the rush. The stores are not as crowded this time of year, and the availability of the staff is greatly increased. So take advantage of this time to get those product questions answered in detail.
Every minute of preparation now will pay off in hours of enjoyable hunting, where all you have to concentrate on is the harvest of the game you’re hunting.
And Remember: Safety first in all your outdoor adventures ...
Written by Shawn Cook
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