Maryland's archery season starts in 30 short days from today! September 7th could not get here fast enough in my mind. This year with opening day 8 days sooner than in years past, time to prepare is shorter and you must plan for different weather. Regardless, now is an exciting time of year. Bucks are almost finished growing their antlers; we start to plan our different hunting spots as well as finding trees, and planning entering and exit routes from those spots that will allow us to disturb these hunting areas as little as possible. Accounting for wind, people traffic, and weather is very important when planning travel routes and you want to try to do this before the season starts!
Everyone is getting ready for hunting season by shooting their bows, setting trail cams, and feeders if you use them on private property. All of this preparation is so exciting for those of us who live and breathe hunting.
As a side note to this, if you have been out the past few weeks in the woods, you know that the weather this year is killer. High humidity mixed with hot temperatures have made doing anything in the woods tough and unpleasant to say the least. Bugs are very bad and certain types of under growth have really taken over in some areas. However, if you are like me and several of my friends, you are just crazy enough to still be hitting the woods to do all your pre-season work to prepare for the upcoming season.
You should be shooting your bow regularly, and making sure your treestand and such are all in working safe condition over the next couple weeks. Having your equipment ready and in working safe condition is very important, and could save your life in the end.
At Bow Hunting Maryland we are really looking forward to the upcoming season and have high hopes for this season. We hope to see some good pictures this season and will hopefully be sharing pictures with you all along the way as well!
How are you preparing for the upcoming season and what is your opinion on the earlier opening day?