How To Plan a Successful Hunting Season


The summer sun is still shining its mighty rays, so it’s hard to imagine the weather changing anytime soon, but fall hunting season is just a couple months away. Have you created your hunting plan yet? What strategies do you have in place to make this your most successful hunting season yet? We’ve got some tips on how you can create that effective hunting plan for the upcoming season.

Plan Your Locations

Pre-season is a great time to scout out potential hunting locations. Even if you have a hunting location that’s always your go-to, year after year, it’s a good idea to have a couple other locations in your mind as a back-up plan. It would put a damper on your hunting plans if you showed up to your usual location and somebody else had set up their treestand or blind before you and you didn’t know where to go. You need to be able to go to a plan B or plan C if your favorite hunting location is occupied. Being prepared for curveballs is a big component of the hunting process and should be part of your hunting plan.

Plan Your Food Plot

Have you planted crops in your food plot yet? If not, consider the different options before you plant. Do you want to plant crops that deer will eat immediately, like winter peas? Or do you want to plant crops that will attract deer during the fall, in the heart of hunting season, like cereal grains or brassicas? Whichever you choose, think about the outcomes and how it will affect your hunting season.

Plan the Time of Day

Check your trail camera footage and note the time of day the deer herd tends to come around, then plan your hunting trips accordingly. You’ll want to know the time of day the deer are the most active before opening day so that you can plan your season around those times. Time spent in the treestand or blind is precious, so you want to make the most out of those hunting sessions and go to your locations when you know there will be activity. Make it part of your plan to try to be set up before the deer make their morning food run so you can catch them going to the food plot, then you’ll have another opportunity when they leave. You could also wait and catch them on the return trip and hunt on foot. Either way, it will be helpful to know the time of day you’ll be hunting so you can plan your trips and your schedule accordingly.

FUEL Focus Can Help

Our FUEL Focus hydration powder stick packs can help give you the energy you need to tackle the pre-season tasks on your to-do list. Each pack has electrolytes, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and 100mg of caffeine to help you through a scouting trip or planting your late-season food plot. On those early morning hunts, FUEL Focus will help you stay awake and alert with the focus and mental clarity you need for a successful hunt thanks to the 100mg of Cognizin™ in each pack. Hydrate with a Focus pack the morning of your trip or task to give your body a natural boost of energy that won’t leave you with a harsh crash.

No matter the details of your hunting plan, our FUEL Focus packs can help you achieve the focus you’ll need to make this the best hunting season yet. A life outside is good for the soul, so as long as you “Feel Better, Get Outside,” we think that makes for a great hunting season already.

How do you plan for your hunting season? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks in the comments below!