Goal Setting for Hunters

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2012

Yes, another year of hunting has come and gone and we wave goodbye to 2011 while welcoming 2012 with open arms. This New Year brings better hopes of more deer during the upcoming hunting season.

Since we have a clean slate, we are hoping to make this hunting season better than the last. Everyone makes a New Year’s resolution. A lot of people say they will eat healthier or maybe exercise more, while others, hunters like us vow to make this hunting season one of the best.

Resolutions might not be the way to go for everyone, but setting goals might be something that you can actually stick too. Hunting goals might be what you need to make this year a total success. There are a few steps that you can work on to make this year great.

Keep All Hunting Goals Specific: You need to make sure that each of the goals that you make for yourself this upcoming hunting season are as specific as they can possibly be. This is because you want to make sure you get the most out of your goal, and the only way to do this is to be specific. If you want to kill a buck this hunting season, then write down specifics. Does it have to be over a certain length or weight? Does it have to be more than 3 years old? Specifics are the best way to go to make sure you know when you have met your goal.

Keep All of Your Goals Realistic: When it comes to making goals, you have to make sure that they can actually be met. You can dream about doing all sorts of things, but when you actually set your hunting goals, you want to make sure that you do not have to jump through hoops in order to obtain them. You want to make sure the size of your expected deer is reasonable and realistic for the part of the woods that you hunt in. Your goal should be high, but not so high that your goal cannot be achieved.

Create Your Goals on Paper: Sit down and jot down your goals on paper so you can see them, and not just think about them. This makes the goals more obtainable since you know what you’re looking to do. You can keep it out pinned to the fridge, or anywhere else that you can see them. Remind yourself every day that you’re going to obtain them this hunting season, and how you’re going to do it.

Think of your paper as a map, and you have to get to your goal or your destination through this map. Add things as you think of them, or take notes when the time comes. You can plan and get ready for the upcoming hunting season this way, and actually see your progress written down. Break your goal down and take it step by step.

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