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How to Prepare for the Upcoming Deer Hunting Season

October 05, 2021

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Whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran, you can never be too prepared for the upcoming hunting season. Make sure you have all your ducks in a row with this quick list of topics you will want to keep on your radar and take care of before opening day. Once your bag limit has been met you also want to be ready to process your game. Get everything you need from meat grinders to meat slicers from LEM Products.  

Get Your Deer Hunting License

Waiting until the last minute to acquire your hunting license will put a major damper on your overall experience. You may be choosing to hunt in a different state than where you reside. Regardless of where you hunt, you need to be aware of the regulations and necessary requirements for that state. Many require you to mail in a paper application and you will receive the license in the mail as well. Plan on getting it well in advance so you have it in hand on opening day.

Pick Your Location

You can’t just pull up to any wooded area, grab your weapon, and start hunting. If you are going to hunt on private land, you need to secure your spot. Make a reservation with the landowner and make sure that you maintain a positive relationship with them. For public land, you can scout out the location in advance and become familiar with the landscape through online resources. Other hunters will be around so you may have competition. By getting a jumpstart on knowing the topography, you will give yourself an extra edge. 

Learn the Regulations of Where You are Hunting

Different states will have slightly different regulations, so you want to be certain that you are acquainted with what is and is not acceptable where you are hunting. This includes topics like bag limit, baiting and feeding deer, as well as tagging and transport. Do your research and it will pay off in the end. 

Ready Your Weapon

Whether you plan to hunt with a firearm or a bow, you want to make sure your weapon of choice is in top condition. Zero-in your gun in weather that is similar to the conditions you will be hunting in to ensure accuracy. Stock up on ammo so you don’t run out when you need it most. Check your bow to ensure the strings and cables do not need to be replaced. Don’t forget to ensure your knife is well sharpened so you can field dress the carcass. Removing the entrails enables you to get more meat out of your weight limit. 

Put Together a Day Pack 

While you don’t want to get stuck hauling around unnecessary items, you do want to ensure you have essentials at the ready in the event of an emergency. A day pack is like a survival kit. Make sure to think of what you may need if the worst-case scenario happened. Items can include:

  • Map and compass
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Lighter
  • Emergency food supplies
  • Water purifiers
  • Extra Batteries

And of-course make sure you have a fully charged cell phone with a backup charger. 

Equip Yourself to Process Your Own Meat

Hunting for deer is only half of the fun of this sport. Once your bag is filled, you can make the experience even more rewarding by processing your own meat. Turn to LEM Products for all of the tools you need including meat slicers. You don’t have to plan on storing all of your game in the freezer. A deer jerky dehydrator is just the thing to help you store and savor your deer meat long after hunting season is over. Find all the equipment you need and more at