Deer season is upon us, and gathering the best hunting supplies is crucial to a successful season. Pritzl’s Trading Post in Nekoosa, WI, knows it’s important to create a to-do list, and there’s plenty you need for an unforgettable hunt. Here, they list four ways to make the most of deer season.
4 Ways to Prepare for Deer Season
Buy Your Deer Hunting License Early
Before you start shopping for hunting supplies, apply for a deer hunting license. There are usually different licenses depending on whether you are a resident of the state you are hunting in, so make sure to apply for the right one. You’ll also need to consider the weapon you are using, as a gun, crossbow, and archery license are all separate.
Assemble Your Hunting Supplies & Survival Kit
Make sure you have gathered all of your hunting supplies and crafted a personalized survival kit. The kit should include a charged cell phone, an emergency food supply, a first-aid kit, a map, a GPS or compass, a flashlight, and batteries. It’s also important to pick up any bait or scents that will lure deer toward your post.
Check Local Regulations
It’s essential to check regulations for hunting in your area—verging outside of these can result in fines. Regulations may restrict your hunt to certain areas, specify what weapons you may use, determine the minimum age to hunt in the area, and set the “bag limit”—the number of animals you are allowed to hunt in a day.
Secure a Post on Public or Private Land
If you are hunting on public land, scope out your post ahead of time. Take time to explore the land and find an area you feel comfortable in so you can be prepared on the day of. If you are hunting on private land, you may need to speak with the owner before choosing a post. They may assign you one or operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you need hunting supplies, hunting licenses, or items for your emergency kit, Pritzl’s Trading Post is equipped to prepare you for a successful hunt. Visit their website to learn more about how they can outfit you for deer season, or give them a call at (715)-325-2281 to speak with one of their helpful employees.