Giving thanks to landowners is one thing. You should also take inventory of all the people who helped you chase turkeys this year: guides, buddies who shared “their birds,” wildlife management biologists who may have pointed you toward some public land opportunities, and most especially your family who puts up with your early risings and travels afar.
Gear items, now dispersed in your truck and turkey vest, need to be returned to proper locations. Wash, dry and store camouflaged apparel. Place turkey calls in locations where you can find them this fall and next spring. Return shotgun loads to originals boxes. Label shot pellet sizes on shell hulls with a permanent marker if that detail has worn off. Clean your firearms now, not later. Tweak your archery tackle too and ready it for your 3-D target shooting during the barbecue months. In short, reorganize your stuff.
Your truck has likely been down a back road or two. The same goes for your Yamaha ATV or Side-by-Side. Check tires, fluids and all other mechanical details to see if your hunting rigs need some post-season care. It’ll put you in good shape for recreational riding this summer and certainly for next hunting season.