Our lives are full of reminders. My reminders are scribbled on pieces of paper scattered across my desk. Change oil on the truck, move hay, set up electronic caller, attend winter concert and others all keep me organized, and on schedule; well at least most of the time.
Here's a reminder to you and me. It's once again time to begin applying for big game tags. Yes, I know hunting seasons have just finished for the most part, but some states start early. Whether they are well organized or just like to bank your money is a question that requires a person a pay grade above me to answer. Nevertheless, you need to apply if you want to play.
My home state of Wyoming is one of the earliest. Elk applications are due this month. Get on it. If you have too much on your plate, consider one of the application services that do the work for you and even provide you with unit suggestions for hunts suited to you. I use Cabela's TAGS (www.cabelas.com/hunting-fishing-trips) to do the bulk of my application chores. I still do some of the states that are near and dear to me, but for most sheep, elk, moose and trophy deer hunts; they do the work.
Other states will be following with lots of deadlines coming up in February and March. Don't let the applications slip by and if you don't have time for several hunts this fall, purchase preference points so you can cash them in when you do have the time.
On a final reminder note, I'll be in Denver this weekend at the International Sportsman's Exposition (www.sportsexpos.com) speaking on extreme Western big game tactics. Stop by and catch the seminar and visit after the presentation. I'll also be at the Eastern Sport Show (www.easternsportshow.com) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 10-12, along with many of the North American Hunting Club crew. We're doing "You Call The Shots" scenarios live so come on in and join us. Finally, I'm going to be in Lansing, Michigan, for the Deer and Turkey Spectacular (www.deerinfo.com). My presentation there will be on shed hunting, a passion near and dear to me. I hope to see you at shows, or better yet, in the field. Just don't show up when I have a coyote running down the barrel of my TC.
Wait a minute, was I supposed to be at a winter concert or presenting seminars in Michigan today? I have to get a better system in place to organize my life.