• Go ahead and pull out all of your camo and see if you have all of the pieces that you need. Early season is usually still pretty warm. Make sure that you have plenty of layering options so you are ready for anything Mother Nature throws at you.
• Thoroughly check all of your safety gear including harnesses and hunters orange pieces.
• If you hunt from a shooting house, go ahead and make sure that nothing has turned it into a summer home during the off season. Insects are usually the main offend- ers so pack a can of wasp spray just in case. If you plan on using a climbing or ladder stand, inspect them to make sure that everything is still tight and in good working order.
• Last but not least, check your equipment. Inspect bows and rifles for any- thing that looks out of the ordinary or could become a safety issue later in the season. Here at Mark’s Outdoors, one of our experienced gun
smiths or bow techs can look them over for you.
As always, Mark’s is your one stop shop for all things hunting. Swing by and let us help you make sure that you are ready to bag that trophy buck.
Mark’s Outdoors 1400-B Montgomery Highway, Vestavia 35216 205-822-2010, www.marksoutdoors.com
Don’t Miss Dove Day! — Be sure to join us for our annual Dove Day, Friday September 9 at Mark’s. We will have lots of great savings and fun as a way to thank all of our loyal customers. It is be- cause of you that we get to do what we love every day and carry on Mark Whitlock’s legacy of helping people prepare for quality time in God’s great outdoors. We couldn’t do it without you!