What do hunters do when not hunting? Some ideas for you.

Thanksgiving is 2 days away and being a 4 day holiday my desire is to stuff my belly full of turkey and all the palatable sides that accompany it, wait for the tryptophan to wear off and head to the woods. Unfortunately that is not an option for me this weekend so with no potential camo or ammo in my immediate future what is a hunter to do over the long weekend besides all the honey-do’s that have been piling up from every other hunting trip I have been on this year. So I decided to compile a list of things a person in my situation may do and figured I would share it since I hope I am not the only one spending this weekend at home, sorry “misery loves company” I guess… My real hope is that you are able to get to the woods. I would love to hear your hunting stories when you get back. If you are staying home this weekend here are some things you might do:

  • Go to the range and sight your rifle
  • Archery (practice, practice, practice)
  • Clean your guns (rifles and pistols) and wax strings, tighten screws
  • Seek out Black Friday specials
  • Catch up on DVR’d hunting shows
  • Watch YouTube videos on hunting
  • Service and clean UTV (or whatever you have)
  • Watch new hunting shows when no other DVR shows are left.
  • Relive a story by sharing it with others on I Hunt in Texas: Story Submission

What ever you get into I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. What are your plans if not hunting this weekend?

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One Response to What do hunters do when not hunting? Some ideas for you.

  1. India says:

    You put into words what many blue collar herutns have dealt with for the past several years. I couldn’t afford land or a yearly lease so we bought a house in the middle of a large public land area. I have to share and it gets crowded sometimes but it works for us. You wrote “We won’t take walks and hunt together.” I assume you meant on the old land if not don’t give up. Don’t let this get in the way of passing on the love of the outdoors to your kids. They will thank you. Thanks for sharing your situation.

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