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6 Ways To Prepare For Hunting Season

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6 Ways To Prepare For Hunting Season

With hunting season just around the corner, preparing your gear and getting things in order for opening day is a highly anticipated time for many hunters, especially for those who are prepared. To help get you prepared for hunting this season, follow our 6 tips to get you organized and make opening day an enjoyable one.

1. Renew or register for your hunting license

In order to hunt on opening day, you must renew your license, register if you haven’t in previous years, and ensure you have the appropriate licenses for each hunting season. For those who are unsure how to register or renew, check out our blog that walks you through each step of the process. Additionally, if someone under the age of 12 is interested in hunting, they must apply for a Mentored Youth Permit. For the Mentored Youth Permit to be useable, be sure to have a licensed mentor age 21 or older accompanying the child.

2. Organize your gear

Be sure your hunting gear is all in order, including required items like colored vests, tags, licenses, and hunting bags. If you’re unsure what firearm is right for you, our team can help you pick the perfect one and understand how to use it.

3. Scout out hunting spots

 It is essential to understand where private property lines are drawn. Do your research to know what land is open to the public. If you have friends who are avid hunters, leverage their knowledge on the best local spots to scout out.

It’s always a good idea to check the hunting guide or ask a professional for a second opinion or instruction

4. Prep your firearms + stock up on ammunition

Before you go out and take your first shot in the field, be sure your firearm is prepped and your ammunition is stocked and ready. If you’re unsure what ammunition you need or have questions about cleaning your firearm, we’re here to answer your questions.

5. Practice with your firearm

Come to the range and sight in your shot- it makes a big difference in taking an animal. Like all other sports, the more you practice, the better you are. If you have questions about a firearm or ammunition, we’re happy to help! We can get you familiar with your firearm and make sure you feel comfortable and confident using it.

6. Know what to do with the harvested animal

Hunting involves more than just a good shot. Once you get your animal, it’s important you know exactly how to properly field dress it and how to remove it from the field.

When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to check the hunting guide or ask a professional for a second opinion or instruction. By preparing for hunting season in Pennsylvania with these 6 steps, you’ll be sure to have the tools and plans you need to get to hunting.