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A Whitetail Hunter's Spring Training: Things To Do Before Deer Season

Dustin CohickCorrespondent IMarch 12, 2009

Spring is a down time for many whitetail hunters, but not for those of us who really love it.

For me, spring is an exciting time to start setting up scouting cameras, and searching for antler sheds. Spring also offers warmer temperatures, which makes finding new hunting areas more enjoyable.

One can also try gaining access to local private hunting property during this time of year. As everyone knows, showing up on someone's doorstep in all camo three hours before dark usually warrants a "NO" response.

You could offer to help with chores around a farm that spring or summer to gain permission.  Although it will not seem worth it while doing the labor, the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor will come when fall rolls around.

The offseason hunter also now has time to practice shooting.  Whether you prefer archery, crossbow, muzzleloader, shotgun, or rifle hunting, this is a great time to hone your skills or try out that new piece of equipment you got for Christmas.

Spring allows you to better acquaint yourself with how these tools of the trade can perform.

Lastly, always remember, no matter what the endeavor, safety above all else!

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