Driftwood Outdoors: Here's how to be a happy camper

Taking part in hunting camps is one of my favorite things to do. I’ve been part of some great ones and some not so great.

Over the years, I’ve found certain aspects make a successful camp. The following list of tips should help your camp run smoothly.

Set your goals

Everyone has to understand the parameters of the camp. Are you managing for trophy animals, or is the goal meat on the pole?

To ensure there are no hard feelings or disappointed hunters, your camp must clearly define what is fair game and what must be left alone to live another year.

Believe in your abilities

You have to be ready when opportunity knocks. How much time did you spend at the practice range before the season opened? When that buck appears, are you completely confident you’ll make a perfect shot?

No one wants to be the guy in camp, and no one wants a guy in camp who has a reputation for wounding game.

Pick hardworking partners

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