Spring Prep with SNS Outfitter & Guides
How I Spend My Spring Before Hunting Season
A couple of months ago, we jumped into my first blog about the entire process of applying for a Wyoming antelope and mule deer license with SNS Outfitter & Guides, as well as booking my hunts. Thus far, the team at SNS has exceeded my expectations. Not only is their process efficient, but they know how to treat their guests. Because of this, it’s easy to apply. Without a doubt, I can’t wait for my antelope and mule deer hunts this fall.
With that in mind, below are a few things I’ve started incorporating into my routine to prepare for these hunts. First and foremost, physical conditioning. Feel free to reference the blog article that SNS published on their blog earlier this year. The blog has great tips on improving your physical fitness, which is extremely important for your hunt. If you’ve spent time on their website – or on the phone with Sy or Ambrosia – you’ll know that some of their hunts are very technical, especially if you’re hunting in the Grays River area of Wyoming. Those hunts require a handful of preference points to draw, so contact SNS if you have specific questions. That said, whether you’re heading into a technical hunt or not, you’ll want to be prepared as possible. Even for an antelope, you’ll want to be at peak physical condition. You’ll need to be prepared for crawling around in the sagebrush, as well as being down in prone position, getting ready to shoot.
Personally, I’ve been working on various fitness aspects to enhance those movements, which will help me optimize my hunt. As you can likely agree, I want to get the best bang for my buck. Secondly, beyond physical conditioning, I have started target practicing out in the fields around me. Thankfully, the snow has finally melted. Spring is here. So, during the beautiful weather weekends and evenings, my husband and I head for the hills and we target practice. In the next month or so, I’ll explain the type of gun I’m using and why I chose it for my hunts. Same with optics! That will be coming out shortly too.
Third, please note that spending time familiarizing yourself with your firearm, really knowing the ins and outs of the overall operation of your firearm, and simply feeling confident on any shot – at any given yard – is necessary. With the antelope hunt, I’m expecting to shoot a prong horn between 200-500 yards away. With that on my radar, I am working diligently on my accuracy and siting in, as well as how to adjust those longer shots and where my scope needs to be set. Based on conversations with SNS, I will want to be confident around 250 yards; so, so far so good!
In the meantime, stay tuned. In the coming months, I will have more information regarding siting in, and how to adjust based on your conditions. For now, I wanted to check-in and give you an update. Also, I wanted to remind you that the application deadline for Wyoming is approaching. If you want to get out there this fall, either reach via email or phone to SNS Outfitter & Guides. They will certainly be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as get you booked for the fall.
Happy hunting, and hopefully you’ll choose to book with SNS Outfitter & Guides. After all, they’re the best of the best.