Off-Season Practice and Preparation
Spring for most, is a date on the calendar. It’s hope for those who spend their winters in offices, homes, and commuter lanes.
It’s as if most of the people you talk to only consider the world to exist when the temperature is above 70 degrees.
That’s when we don’t have to shovel and salt the walkway, put on the coat and tear the house apart to find our gloves before running out of the door.
So many times, you hear “there’s just nothing to do in winter.”
By now you’ve probably archery hunted the late season, had your last shot at geese, and stretched your season out with small game.
Usually around this time of year though it can be tough to find ways to enjoy being outside with limited fishing and hunting opportunities.
For the winter’s last final grip of 4-6 weeks, depending on which groundhog’s prediction you trust, the cure for your restlessness might be to stop by the store.
Continue reading to learn more about our top 5 late winter and early spring activities for outdoor enthusiasts.
1. Shop New Hunting and Fishing Products
Outdoor product manufacturers are always looking toward next season.
In fact, trade shows for hunting and fishing companies are exclusively in the colder winter months when fewer of us are out in the field doing what we love.
2. Shoot Our Indoor Archery Range and TechnoHunt
Hardcore archers shoot all year long, and the cold icy days of winter don’t have to stop you from shooting with our heated indoor archery range.
Winter doesn’t even have to stop you from spending an afternoon drawing back on elk, whitetail, turkey, antelope, grizzly bears, and even rattlesnakes — all in the same day.
With our indoor TechnoHunt range you and one friend can enjoy traveling the world and testing your archery skills on moving targets.
The scoring of your shots can even lend itself to some friendly competition about who’ll have to buy dinner, or drinks, after you’re done.
Once the days warm up and the woods start to become green again, local sporting and archery clubs are quick to set up the 3-D targets for archers.
Taking your archery skill test on a 3-D course is a perfect way to judge distance and form while out on a hike.
If you’re thinking about a new bow, rest, or release for the fall, there’s few better times to start now and practice all spring and summer. While being fun, it’s a set recipe for confidence in the tree stand this November.
3. Upgrade Your Fishing Rods, Reels, Tackle, and Bait
The fishing section is currently stocked with this year’s newest and best.
There’s even a new version of the classics that never need a change to help you reel in your limit this year.
4. Prep For Spring Turkey Season
Turkey season in less than two months.
You probably still have your snow shovel handy, but still now is the time to start shopping and practicing your calls while checking in on your spring hunting gear.
Turkey calling icons Matt Morrett and Eddy Salter will tell you, practice early, often, and in your truck.
Even the best spouse will at some point become, less than supportive of your rehearsing.
Take the time now to sharpen your calling skills, without landing you in the dog house.
5. Grab a New Pair of Hunting Boots
Boots especially take 4-6 weeks to break in, and you wouldn’t want to lose any time chasing long beards because blisters forced you back to the truck early.
Every day it seems, there are more boot and footwear choices on the shelves at the store.
If your boots don’t have the tread they used to, or your socks got soaked on an early morning hunt, now’s the time to take a look at an upgrade.
Winter shopping can lend itself to a more enjoyable experience.
Usually, fewer people are out trying to get the same gear at the same time and more products are in stock and available.
It’s a great reason to get out of the house and put you in a better position when things thaw out in a few weeks.
To shop our full assortment of archery, hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear – visit our website at show.kinseysoutdoors.com or stop by and visit us in-store at 1658 Steel Way Drive, Mount Joy, PA 17552.