If you love to travel but you also love to hunt, then taking a hunting trip could be the best of both worlds for you. However, while planning a trip is going to be stressful enough as it is, planning to travel far from home to hunt can make things even more complicated.
To help you in figuring out all the details for this adventure, here are three tips for planning a hunting trip.
Research Your Desired Hunting Grounds
The first thing you need to decide when planning a hunting trip is to know where you want to go.
According to Mark Kenyon, a contributor to OutdoorLife.com, certain states are going to be more economical for out-of-state hunters to visit. Additionally, you’ll have to figure out where within that state you can actually hunt. While you can try your hand at hunting on public lands, you could also do some additional research to find private land that might be ideal for your hunt. And with the Internet and social networking websites, it might be easier than you think to get in contact with someone who has private land in the area that you’re wanting to hunt.
To hedge your bets, try to find at least a few different areas that you can hunt once you get to your desired location. Then, if one of them doesn’t work out, you can have something else to fall back on.
Match Your Training To Your Location
If you’re going to be spending the money to go on a hunting trip, you better make sure that this trip is going to be worth your while and that you’re going to be able to physically handle everything you’re setting out to do on this hunt.
To get physically ready for this, PureHunting.com recommends that you match your training with the location that you’ll be hunting in. For example, if you’re going to be hunting in a very mountainous area, try to do a lot of hiking as you prepare for your trip. Or if you’ll be covering a lot of flat miles in a day, get used to long hikes wearing your pack or carrying your weapon.
Work From A Packing List
On short hunting trips that you take near your home, it’s not going to be that big of a deal if you forget something. But when you go on a hunting trip, you’re going to want to double and triple check that you’ve brought everything you’ll need with you.
As you pack for your trip, spend a few days compiling a list of everything you’ll need to bring with you. Hopefully, as you’re thinking about your trip over a few days, you’ll be able to remember everything that you’ll need to bring. Then, work from this list while you pack for your trip. By doing this, Justin Klement, a contributor to GoHunt.com, shares that you should be able to remember everything vital to your hunt, like an extra cooler and bags of ice for your kill.
If you’re wanting to take a big hunting trip, consider using the tips mentioned above as you plan for this adventure.