For many of us it has been a long, cold and snowy winter. A lot of us really don’t care about that, especially if your a winter hunter. We’re not a bunch of sissy metro-sexuals who worry about getting salt stains on those fancy shoes. Heck, if you’re like me then you’ve spent many hours perched up in a tree with blowing winds or on the crest of a hill, watching across the valley, lying in waist-deep snow when it’s 30 below. That’s what we do when we hunt.
So, for those of you that do prefer the hunting lifestyle, have you ever thought about building an igloo? I used to build then in my back yard simply by piling up all the snow, packing it down, then tunneling inside and carving out an inner section that I could use as an igloo.
But what about the true definition of building an igloo. Right, I am talking about taking snow blocks and building it in the traditional fashion. Ever tried it? I have heard there is an art to building an igloo.
With the hunting season now behind us, this is a great time of year to start reviewing many different things. Yes, there are a bunch of wildlife that may have escaped us this season, but we all know that we will be back!
One thing that I start doing as soon as home after hunting is reviewing my equipment. This includes my guns, gear, trailer, quads, snowmobiles, and pretty much everything else that I take with me when I head out for the season.
Doing this over the next couple of months allows me time to update things over time instead of doing everything in a rush when fall approaches. It is also a good way to save money. Lots of things go on sale during the slower season, so look around at your local hunting stores and outdoors retailers.
I also like to price watch things that I may need. Keep watching as there are always deals to be had. This is also a good way to spread your dollars out over time so that you don’t get hit with a big amount of expenses when it is peak season for the things that you need.
Want to start seeing some of the new gear that is out there? Look into the various sporting shows that should start happening as early as February. These are great ways to see a lot of hunting gear and accessories in one place. You can browse around all day, see the various vendors and talk with their reps to gain great knowledge.
So, as much as I would like to think my dogs are great singers, they really can’t sing all that great, but at least they tried! I guess they really are better at being out in the bush with me as we try to hunt for deer, elk and moose! Check it out:
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