Local bowhunters prep for season opener
Last updated 9/21/2021 at 7:28pm
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures becomes slightly more tolerable it is plain
to see that fall and hunting season are just around the corner. For local
hunters, the first taste of hunting season came in the form of the opening of
teal season which was followed shortly by the south zone opener for dove
hunters. Wing shooters and water fowlers aside, the most anticipated event here
at home as well as all over the state will be the opening of deer season.
October 2nd the archery only season gets under way and another deer season in
Texas will have officially begun.
Light cool fronts and pleasant temperatures have sparked some serious activity
among local archers, especially those who are lucky enough to call Precision
Archery in Bridge City their home base for hunting.
Each year during the summer
and all through the months of hunting season, the good folks at Precision
Archery are busily helping hunters prepare for a successful season. The shop
almost resembles a human ant hill, archers from all over the area and
surrounding states come here to get the best service and most professional help
Precision Archery's staff runs a first class outfit that serves hunters of
all ability and skill levels with equal courtesy and knowledge.
At this time of
the year it is rare to see anything that resembles an empty parking lot, in fact its almost more rare to find a parking space as last minute hunters rush to take care of the final details.
With the official start of the season only days away the traffic at Precision
Archery has been predictably high to say the least. The worst enemy of any
hunter is procrastination and many archers are feeling that pressure. The well
prepared hunter has already taken care of all the little details and is ready
for legal shooting light on Saturday. For those that still have work to do
before the opener a trip to Precision Archery can help cure those problems.
Now as far as conditions go for local bowhunters the weatherman is not a friend
right now but help could be on the way. Temperatures that reach upper 80's
during the day and a big full moon right now are not the best way to
open the season. Projected cooler temperatures for later next week will
hopefully bring some relief from the current conditions because they are
borderline miserable for any hunter right now.
East Texas has been the
beneficiary of timely rains at perfect spots during the antler growth period and
that will certainly show up in the caliber of bucks that will be taken this
season. Several bowhunters I know have shared some impressive trail camera
photos with me recently and it's easy to see why they are so excited about the
Good luck to all the bowhunters and remember if you climb a tree to hunt be sure
to wear your safety harness, no deer is worth a fall or injury.