We have been all caught up in preparing our hunting sight for the season. Cutting grass, fixing stands, planting food plots and shooting our bows have been top priority. It would be easy to get swept along in the process and forget some of the other things that need to get done. I started this weekend with kicking out some laundry. Here are some other things I need to make sure and not forget to do:
Check Portable Deer Stands
We have three ladder stands and two hanging stands that need to be maintained. The bolts all could use a tightening and the straps have to be checked. This is easiest done in the garage where I have all the tools I need to make adjustments.
Clean Knives and Gear
After the season ended last year all of my gear was cleaned and put away, but it never hurts to pull out all of the knives, binos etc and make sure they are in good working order. Those blades do not sharpen themselves so get to it!
Trucks and Trailers
It's not just the gear that needs checking, but the method of getting the gear to your hunting spot. Take a look at your tires, brakes and fluids on your truck and trailers. Again, it's easier to fix the stuff now than on the side of the road when it breaks. Don't forget the lights and windshield wipers while you're at it.
It may be to late for some of us to do anything about our beer belly's but it is something to think about. People die every year from over exerting themselves in the woods. Even if you just take a walk every night from here until the season starts, you will improve your chances of staying out of the hospital.
These are just some of the things I have tried to keep in mind while getting ready for the season. I am sure there are plenty more out there. The key is to not lose focus on the laundry that has piled up while you were planting food plots!