While it is officially the off-season, there are still plenty of things to keep you occupied and prepare you for the upcoming hunting season. There is no need to off in the off-season because there is always something to do. It is time to maintain your skills up to date, and prepare for future hunts.
Make sure your equipment is up to standard. If you're like most hunters, you're undoubtedly quite interested in hunting equipment. Since your previous hunt, you've probably purchased new gear and have lots of well-loved gear that you use year after year. Don't wait until the hunting season to put your skills to the test. Take a weekend to pack your belongings and put them through their paces. This is not only a wonderful reason to travel away for a few days, but it also reveals how well prepared you are. Is there anything you need to replace? Is there anything more you require? Are you as prepared as you possibly can be? A weekend away with your gear will provide you with all the information you want.
Practice your shot. Now is not the time to practice your aim. Spend your time instead at a local shooting range or a safe and legal outdoor range. Practicing your shot now will help you have a better season.
Maintain your fitness. Getting in condition for a hunt takes a lot of effort, so don't lose it just to have to get it six months later. Staying active is important, whether you go to the gym a few times a week or go for a stroll in the hills to take in some of Mother Nature's beauty and fresh air. Take your hunting dog, if you have one, along for the ride to keep their senses sharp.
Scout all the time. It's pointless to wait until late summer to begin scouting. The longer time you spend in the woods, the more you'll discover about the environment and its inhabitants. There's a lot to learn; whether you're on-site or not, the knowledge is there, and it might be useful to you.