How To: Gear Up For Hunting Season This Summer

Whether you hunt during the summer or are just trying to gear up for the fall, hunting is a sport that is truly one of a kind. Do you have all the tips you need to be the best at hunting and get your best shots in? Check out our tips for gearing up this hunting season or making your game better this summer.

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1. Hit The Gym!
No matter which season you decide to head into the woods, it's important that you can be in shape for what is one of the most demanding outdoor sports ever. From working out outside to joining a gym, there are many ways to get in shape for this sport.

2. Do Your Research
Whether you're a first-time hunter or have been around the block once or twice, it's important you do your research. Look up areas in your town that allow hunting - it may have changed over last season. On top of this, make sure that there aren't any new animals you're not expecting. If you're living in an area that might be built up, animals may be moving without you realizing it.

3. Stock Up On Bug Spray
From the summer to the fall, bugs are everywhere when it comes to hunting. Whether you're a summer hunter or a cold weather person, you're in the woods - ticks are still around. From mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, and more, you're in their territory. Be sure to pray yourself silly on wherever you're not covered so you aren't at risk.

4. Join A Community
If you live in an area where hunting is huge, you probably already made friends that enjoy your favorite activity. If you live where hunting isn't as popular, the Internet provides a great option to find other people with the same interests as you. YUDU is a social media network for hunters and fishers to share their best moments - join and connect with others in your area to meet up when you start your season again.

5. Play Games To Up Your Skill
From bowhunting to archery to even darts, there are a ton of games to keep you on your toes. From bar games, apps, and arcade games, you're sure to find a game that will keep your eye on the ball. No matter what you're preference is, you won't be off your game if you keep practicing. Sure, it's not the real thing - but it's better than nothing!

6. Know Your Surroundings
If you have a hunting spot you're using, clear the path. It's been known that animals will bear more to a path they find easier to walk through. Make your path the place they want to be and the shot is all yours.

7. There's Always Room For Improvement
The more you practice, the better you'll be, right? If you took pictures of your kills last year, you can be sure that you will be better this year. Practice makes perfect!

What's your favorite way to prepare for hunting during the summer or the offseason?

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