Yes, that is right, just 10 weeks from today is the opening day of Maryland’s 2013 bow season! Hard to believe it is so close and I am sure time will fly by between now and then for many of us.
In the meantime, now is the time to start getting your equipment ready and start shooting your bow. If you are going to place your bow or any equipment on it, now is a great time to do so, that way you have plenty of time to get adjusted and get shooting accurately.
I started shooting about a week and half ago, first out of necessity a groundhog took up residence in my shed. So I informed him who was boss one evening while he was out attempting to eat our flowers. Then this past weekend I actually took the bow out and shot targets at different distances with a friend of mine. I was pretty rusty, well I’ll be honest I was pretty bad a distances. My bow needed some adjusting as it turned out, but I also need some good practice. I was still my normal pretty deadly self at anything under 20 yards though.
Getting some good practice in this time of year is not only good for you, but it also gets you mentally ready for hunting season and gives you a reason to go outside for an hour or two other than to cut the grass!
I am looking forward to the upcoming season and learning new things. Last year I had a good year and I felt like I learned a lot in terms of deer habits and hunting locations. I also learned that sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone to get a chance at those big boys!
While out driving the past week or so I have started to see more and more deer, and I have even seen some antlers! A lot of small bucks , likely will be spikes or 4 pointers. But I have seen a couple that were already out by there ears and with good mass and that got my blood flowing and wanting hunting season to start.
I will be putting trail cams out sometime in July and as soon as I start getting some pictures I will start sharing them with all of you as always! As you put your trail cam’s out we would love to see some photo’s even if they are small bucks or does, it’s always nice to see what other people are seeing!
Have you started thinking about the upcoming bow season? We would love to hear from your doing to get ready or as I said see some trail cam photo’s!