View Full Version : Personaly Goals for Next Year - Hunting or Non-Hunting related

03-02-2015, 11:46 AM
Since it has been a little slow around here since the season wrapped up. I thought I would start a thread where we could post our goals for the next year as well as place to keep track of how we are working towards those goals and any challenges we encounter. Sounds like fun right?

Goals for next year:

1. I would like to get into better shape come hunting season. I hunted out of my climber this year for the first time in 2 years and was amazed at how out of shape I was and how much I hurt the next day after carrying my climber and walking through snow for an hour.

2. I want to spend more time exploring and scouting in the off season. I did get out a few times small game hunting after christmas this year but the snow and ice has made getting around more difficult than it is worth at this point. As soon as the weather breaks I want to try to go for a walk in the local game lands once a month to see what I can learn.

3. I would like to continue my hunting success. I have had the pleasure of harvesting two deer each of the last two years and I would like to keep that trend up. Learning my hunting lands better should help.

Game plan to attain my goals.
1. Get in better shape
- I started an the T25 exercise program 5 weeks ago and have lost ~10 or 11lbs so far and I feel great.
- I plan on doing the P90x3 program once I finish the T25 program.
- I have been eating healthier the last 5 weeks mostly meat and lots of veggies. Less eating out etc. This is something that is sustainable for me versus a super strict diet. I need this to last long term not just a few months.

2/3. These are simple. I just need to make sure I get out and explore my local hunting grounds at least once a month during the off season. Hopefully more. I have every other friday off of work. I hope I can use that time to go for a walk in the woods.

So what are your personal/hunting goals for the next year? Those are mine.

03-02-2015, 02:19 PM
well your right about being slow here, been a down ward sprial since the rut LOL

well, I again, don't have any plans to deer hunt 2015 season, if I have any plans , I think I plan to build a new rifle or too for some odds and end;s things I do
shooting wise
might think about buying a new atv and just maybe getting back into fishing more than I have in the past
also want to toke a few trips out west this yr, maybe add fishing, or an atv trip with that!

other wise, this yr will be perttty much the same as last yr for me I think?
I hope less stressfull and costly LOL

03-02-2015, 05:18 PM
New to site

Harvest first black bear with bow. Headed to Canada this spring
Keep archery streak alive of getting buck with a bow.

03-02-2015, 06:00 PM
I hope to do some work on the property that will help hold deer there throughout season. Hinge cut, timber cut, etc..

03-03-2015, 07:02 AM
Sounds like a good time Big_Holla. Nothing like some chainsaw time. That reminds me it is almost firewood cutting season for me.

03-03-2015, 10:13 AM
My goals:

Don't eat a tag in 2015/16

Scout more.
Commit to take both my sons out this year (regardless of sports obligations)
Clear some trails for more stealthy access to stands
Practice more with my bow
Scout more.
Spend at least as much time in the woods as last year

03-03-2015, 10:14 AM
Ohhh one more I forgot

Help the predation problem in my area - Yote hunt this spring.

03-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Ohhh one more I forgot

Help the predation problem in my area - Yote hunt this spring.

If you want to put a dent in populations of coyotes, now is the time to hunt, its breeding season now, so killing a few before that have more, is the time to do so, come spring, damages are done, and there will be more Yotes to deal with just a heads up?

03-05-2015, 12:48 AM
For my goals this year...

-Try to get our 2 oldest (5 and almost 4) out in the woods/fields as much as possible. Already planning on taking the oldest turkey hunting this spring behind the house where I shot one last year...she's stoked.
- Hopefully get a new bow, I love my Diamond but I want to get something faster. And start shooting it a lot this summer.
- I went out last week after all the snow and dumped some corn and looked to see how many tracks I could find in the food plots. Well it didn't look to good, no fresh tracks, but could see a few that had been walking a around. No one has been back in the plots for a while so not sure what's going on, but I thought they would be tearing the turnips up...nope! So my point is, first decide of I'm going to plant another fall plot. And secondly if I do, do all the work that comes with that.
- Spend time with the family! We're not promised tomorrow, so I'm going to try to spend as much time with the wife and 4 lil ones as possible. Before I know it, the kids will be running off and wanting to do their own thing, lol.
- And of course the honey do list!

That pretty much sums it up for me....so far.

03-05-2015, 06:21 AM
Get the 4 year old out teach him safety first and try to be patient with him

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03-05-2015, 12:34 PM
As far as for Ohio: I seem to be in a rut, hunting the same area, the same trees. Having success, but feeling I need to expand my options. After taking a buck on thursday last yr, I did move around and do some scouting. Just don't like boogering the place up during the rut. I want to change areas and find more locations to put into my GPS. I'd like to do that in this spring. ( maybe)
I also would like to have a couple more guys to join us on the hunt in Ohio. Alot of friends show interest, but never commit and come down in Nov.
As far as NH: I do the same thing here, and hunt the same areas. Need to invest some time in scouting a new location or two.
Bring my two grandsons, who are now old enough to go. Just maybe they will put down those games with no reality, and get into hunting and fishing with reality.
I should lose some wieght and get in better shape. ( Fat chance of that happening) !
I am for sure putting my fathers boat in the water this spring and doing some fishing. We lost him last June, and I'm sure some old memories will arise when fishing the same lakes we did together for so many years. He is missed.

03-11-2015, 02:45 PM
1. Set up my treestands, cameras and feeders earlier this year and scout way more.
2. Lose 40 pounds by the end if 2015
3. Get into my Bible more this year
4. My last goal is to balance my other activities better with hunting during deer season.

03-12-2015, 03:43 PM
Good luck bryson. Do you have a plan of attack for meeting your weigh loss goal?

03-12-2015, 04:14 PM
Yes. I've been eating much healthier and been doing cardio.. jogging and walking with my dog

03-13-2015, 07:02 AM
Great you have to start somewhere! I cant stand cardio as in running/jogging. I plan to go hiking as soon as our snow melts. I have been doing workout dvd programs which have helped. Stick to it and you will reach your goals.

03-14-2015, 04:19 AM
Thx. I'm not a big fan of cardio but jogging and walking with the dog makes it suck less.

03-15-2015, 11:56 PM
I just ordered p90x3 today so that's gonna help me meet my weight loss goal

03-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Good deal. I have been doing the T25 program for 8 weeks now. I have gotten good results, I didn't follow the nutrition "guide" as it recommend 1600 cals which in my mind is way to low for a normal guy. Plus I wanted sustainable results so I eat more and mostly meat and veggies. I have lost 10 lbs but I dropped a clothing size and look a lot better. I don't worry about the scale as long as I have an improving body composition. P90x3 is my next program if I can find it for sale without being bundled with the shakeology suppliments/meal replacements.

03-16-2015, 03:17 PM
Ya it adds up I had to jump through hoops to get just p90x3

03-17-2015, 09:12 AM
I hear ya mossberg, I just want the program not the supplements as I will pick those on my own and off of the sale rack for much less, also I do not want a coach. I am self motivated and don't need to "check in" with anyone. Those things aside it is really a great program.

gonehunting 45
03-20-2015, 08:07 PM
My plan for this coming season is.
get in better shape. would like to lose around 30lbs...those hills wore me out
scout more
shoot the bow more.....just bought a Hoyt Nitrum 30