Are you a school sports enthusiast--running around to all the school sports events that your family and friends are involved in? It occurs in the fall each year, but for others it may be an itching to get out and feel the adrenaline from a whole different sort of fall sport-- I’m talking about the elusive wildlife that many go in search of around this time of year. With the incredible weather, it is hard to stay inside when that call of the wild beckons. For some this means adding in a few trips in the vehicle in hope of adding the trophy of all trophies to their hunting record.
In preparation for this year's hunting season, have you gone out and sighted in your gun? Bow season is already in full swing and rifle season draws closer. It can be a good chance to pull the camping gear back out and wash your camouflage off for another fall tour of the wilderness. If you are at all into hunting, activity increases around mid October with the start of rifle season. As the bright morning dawns there are many hunters that are looking for the prize of a big buck or for that large bull elk. Hunters are eager to use those tags and help fill a freezer with meat. With such a wide range of possibilities in the valley, there are many things to consider when planning.
Do you like to look for that herd far out in the backcountry? The plans for a day of hunting involve mapping the trek out which is always a good thing to consider before venturing out on a long trip into the wilderness. Don’t forget to add any needed supplies, like a flashlight, extra water, some snack items, and a couple extra old blankets and sheets in which to wrap the fresh kill, keeping the smell down, as well as helping eliminate an excessive amount of vehicle cleaning later. If you need the full clean after you have returned from the field, keep us in mind as the enjoyment of the hunt a day later can become secondary to the need of a thorough cleansing of your vehicle. It takes a little while to get the smell out of a car that has been used for hunting; since there is a lot to clean up whether its leftover fur or blood. It can be beneficial to keep things well wrapped and ventilated.
Let us know what you are most excited for this season and don’t forget to share you favorite hunting story or photo. We want to hear from you on what works the best for initially cleaning or protecting your vehicle before and after the hunt. Leave us a line on our Facebook page. It may be that hunting is not your thing and instead, you are already preparing for the ski season by looking at the weather in hopes that you will be able to get out for some early season backcountry skiing. Whatever your passion we deal with vehicles that have many demands, and we are happy to take care of the extra burden of cleaning up after all the fun.