Those words strike fear in the outdoorsman. The
main hunting seasons are over and nighttime temperatures are in the
single digits. What can be done to cure such a condition? Here’s a Top
10. Watch various sports shows on the outdoor
channel; however, this has been known to make cabin fever worse.
9. Review and clean all gear. This includes guns, ammo, fishing line,
8. Go for a hike. Now is an excellent time to pattern deer movement.
Tracks in the snow don’t lie. If you are bored, scout, scout, and scout.
7. Brave the elements and go trout fishing. Get a 2010 trout stamp and
head out to Mountwood, Pennsboro, or Cedar Creek.
6. Secure permission to hunt new land. Now is a much better time than
the week before the season.
5. Start making your own baits or flies. Personal satisfaction is much
better that way.
4. Go to the Calhoun Library and check out a book about the outdoors.
3. Go to a hunting show or seminar.
2. Touch base with an old hunting friend and plan a hunt.
1. Spend time with your family. Take the wife to dinner. Spend
one-on-one time with your kid.
If you harvested a large buck or had an extraordinary
hunt, please email me at
Note: Cory is the son of Ronzel and Karen Boothe of Russett. He is a
1996 graduate of Calhoun County High School and is a teacher at Meadow
Bridge Elementary, Fayette County. He resides near Summersville.)