Depending on how your duck, goose and, if you take part in it, your snow goose seasons are going will most likely determine how bad you may, or may not, want the season to end. Regardless of these different scenarios, there is going to be an offseason. For most of us, this particular time happens between the middle of March after the last push of snow geese head north, to September 1st when early Teal and Canada goose seasons come back in. Those five or so months between the seasons can potentially make or break how your next season will go. When you are primarily hunting pressured birds as most of us do, it is becoming harder every year to be successful on a continual basis and the offseason is where preparing for the next season plays a HUGE role in your success.
Just because you can’t go sit in the blind, pit, or layout for another five months or so, does not mean you shouldn’t be preparing for the next season. Here are some of the things you should do shortly after the season closes to prepare for next season...
1) clean and repair your decoys (For owners of Fowl Foolers decoys, be sure to wash your decoys with soap and water so it doesn't stain!)
2) completely disassemble your guns for a very thorough cleaning
3) shoot clays as often as possible (Not just the last week in August)
4) keep in contact with landowners that gave you permission to hunt their land and make contact with other farmers in those areas in an attempt to get new land to hunt
5) constantly practice with our duck and goose calls (and not just in the car because the acoustics in the car is way different than the marsh!)
So I want to help you get started by offering 10% off any repair service here at Fowl Foolers. Whether you're looking for fresh paint, burlap repair, burlapping old foam blocks, or adding some new heads. We will offer 10% off our repair service while we can. So don't miss out on the opportunity to those old blocks into new decoys in your spread next year! Call Roz in the office or Dave out in the field at 410-960-6016 to get your repairs started.