By the time our guests get to Tara for their hunting trip, a lot of behind-the-scenes work has gone on to make sure your experience is a good one. As our supervisor Bobby Culbertson says, “Anything we can do to make our guests’ experience better and safer, we do it. We cross the T’s and dot the I’s starting in August and going up until the day that deer season opens.”
Pre-season Stand Prep Work
At the end of each deer season, we remove every deer stand to check for any safety issues and repair them. We replace grommets and repair any seats that may be chewed up, and if needed, we touch up the paint on the stand.
As the new season nears, we go out to scout good locations to hang the stands. Once the sites have been identified, we remove any poison ivy vines, test the stand’s stability, and trim the shooting lane by clearing the line of site of any hanging limbs or anything that would obstruct the view.
For those 8 months of the year in which we aren’t in the woods, a lot of limbs and trees may come down. We go out and inspect our roads and food plot locations, removing any large limbs, overhanging limbs that might hit our equipment or trucks, and cut up or drag off any trees. If a road has washed out in places or is showing some wear and tear, we repair the roads.
From August to the end of September, we spend our days from sun up to sun down, nearly 7-days a week to prepare Tara for our guests. We want your experience to be great and we hope it shows.