It’s that magical time of year when hunters start saying, “This Season” instead of “Next Season”.
Across the west every year when the big game draw results become public hunters start to plan for their fall trips. Once you know the results of the draw it’s time to assemble the gear and goodies you will need for a successful hunting season.
The problem is eternal though, that for most sportsmen we are still fishing, boating, hiking, camping and doing all those summer time activities with family and friends. It’s difficult to turn your attention to fall plans when you’re so busy having fun in the outdoors.
Doing just one small thing can greatly aid in your fall preparations and takes only a few minutes out of your summer. Last season either you gun broke or you decided it needed an upgrade before next season. Well, next season is now this season. Grab that gun from the safe and get it to the gunsmith now. You can avoid the seasonal rush and be much more likely to get your job done before the fall hunt is upon you.
It takes time to get in parts or barrels to upgrade your firearm. Leave time for the gunsmith to acquire the parts you want. Many gunsmiths I talk to even offer specials this time of year to encourage bringing projects in early.
So drop your gun off now, so you can get back out there and enjoy the summer. Then when fall hits you will have that new barrel, scope, stock, trigger or whatever you need to be more successful on you hunt this fall.
Now go have some fun!