posted on March 30, 2013 11:01
New hunters is what drives growth in the hunting industry. It’s always a good time to take young hunters and new hunters out in the field when you have the opportunity.
The late season presents a great opportunity to take beginners out in the field. The rush of the early season is usually over and you and your hunting partner can focus on learning the finer details of the hunt.
It’s always exciting for every hunter to get out during opening weekend. Even the first week or couple weeks of the season are exciting. The pressure is on to have fun and fill the limits early in the season.
Pheasant season is pretty unique in most states. Seasons last several weeks and as the season wears on only the die hards are left standing during the final weeks.
This makes the hunting grounds prime for teaching.
In some states, including Michigan, hunting preserves make special late season efforts to attract youth hunters and new hunters. These preserves seem to understand the opportunity to grow the sport by offering promotions that are appealing to the new hunters.
During the early season it’s difficult to teach beginner hunters. As the teacher there is usually the added pressure to have your own successful hunt. The late season allows that pressure to be waived in favor of full teaching for the new hunter.
In the case of preserve hunting there is also usually the opportunity for beginners to hone their skills with trap shooting. You can take in some practice before heading out to the field to learn the finer points of pheasant hunting.
Most pheasant seasons are closed by the spring, but some preserves still have a couple weeks remaining for their seasons. It’s the perfect opportunity to take new hunters out and show them the enjoyment you enjoy for yourself and with your fellow hunters.
Pay if forward this year and take a beginner out to enjoy the great outdoors.