January 15, 2022
Good morning! Well readers, it's our job to keep you informed and today we have some bad news...
We hate to be the ones to report it officially but we may as well get it over with. If you happen to be somewhere north of us, this likely won’t affect you but down here we are feeling the pain.
Yep. On our calendars, tomorrow is not just Sunday— it's the day that marks one week from the worst day of the year.
Deer season (at least in our county) is officially over. There. It has been said.
It’s sad, but looking back, last season was a great one! Almost all of us made at least one harvest. We all experimented with the new tree saddles and perfected our “spot and stalk” techniques. Food plots were planted and we got a chance to try out some 2022 bows before the season reached its end. Right now there is plenty of meat in our homes and we can’t help but praise the Lord.
Our afternoon deer hunts on the weekends won’t be back for a few months — but the end of the season doesn't have to be the end of the excitement! Although the season has ended, some of our most wonderful experiences outdoors are spent in the time between the seasons taking care of our land together.
That's what we are here to talk about today!
If you're looking for a reference point to track your outdoor activity this year, this is just for you. This is a calendar to help you track and/or plan when you take care of your harvest, your animals, and your land from now to the end of the year!
JANUARY - FEBRUARY
January through February are the months of ends and beginnings. Sure, deer season ends, but with its end most fowl comes in season which means it's time to load up on ammo and get out there!
Your plants have shriveled up in the cold which means it is also time to burn your land to wipe the slate clean (learn more about burning with safety here) so that new things can grow. January and February can be some of the coldest months but spring is on its way!
If you have some meat you processed left over that you want to freeze, this would be the time to get it wrapped up in plastic wrap and two layers of butcher paper (make sure to write what it is on the package so you don’t accidentally throw it away!) Your gear may need some maintenance when it gets out of that January cold so it's time to do a little bit of New Year’s cleaning for the next season too.
MARCH - APRIL
March and April always end up being a busy time of year. If you're from the south, the shrubs you had for the winter are already starting to sprout up and turn into a jungle, which probably means the weather is great and it is time to enjoy it!
It's time to finish clearing out your land, time to get out your decoys and go hunt for turkey, time to comb your land out and get it ready for the good things to grow. Go on a camping trip with the family, start looking at things to plant, and have a good time in the weather while it lasts!
JUNE - JULY
June and July are beautiful months. In them, our free country was founded, for which we are very grateful. And not to mention, in them we spend plenty of time fishing and clearing land and using the extra time to work on our bigger repairs. It is a great time to practice in the evenings and to take up a new sport — this year, bow fishing is ours!
If you want plenty of time working out all of the kinks on your bow for season, this is the time to bring it to male sure everything is just right (and just in case an odd part needs to be ordered😆).
And we are back to deer season! That wasn't so bad.
August means school is starting back and so are most hunting seasons — including bow season! Our yearly startup event is hopping, the corn in our garden is ready for harvest and if your bow isn’t already prepared, it's really time to bring it in. The start date for 2022 early in September and everyone needs to be ready!
The season has officially begun! You have learned your land by now and know what your deer want. Put out food for them and get to hunting!
October is what they call the month of the harvest. We would say that is pretty accurate.
This is the beginning of some of the best meals you will ever have. Find some recipes you like, cut your deer meat lean and eat like kings and queens! A lot of people take late October and November to go on long distance hunts. Don’t forget to grab some gear that is going to keep you warm!
November is a busy time a hunter’s life. The rut bursts into full swing and it's time to get on your game. Stay safe wherever you're hunting, but don’t get lazy about your pursuit! This is the time when things start happening and opportunities come out of nowhere.
Finally, December. New bows are launching, and people are scrambling around to get ready for Christmas. Everything flies by and suddenly January is here and the season is ending.
Keep getting outdoors as you can — there's always something to pursue out there with your family and friends (if there wasn’t, God would have made the world pretty boring 😉), even when the season has ended!
This year, we look forward to helping you get outdoors at your very best. Refer back to this if you need to, spend time working your land or helping with someone else’s — whatever you do, don’t miss the richness waiting for you outdoors!
Feel free to use the calendar below to keep track of your outdoor activities!
June 18, 2022
June 04, 2022
May 20, 2022
The weather isn’t the only thing that can change in a matter of minutes in Georgia — each shot is different from the last one and they just keep getting more epic!