Regular season is right around the corner – which means I get to venture into the woods with my Winchester .270 and Deer Season XP Ammunition very soon. This also means that I have been dragging my feet and have yet to put posted signs up on new property! AHHHH.
The woods is one of my favorite places, I find it peaceful and therapeutic. So why do I always put off putting up new posted signs? I guess at this point in my life I like to think of it as tradition – NOT a very good one either.
It seems I always end up running around last minute to gather all my supplies, just to realize I am missing something essential for hanging signs and need to make a quick trip to the store, so I put off the signs for another day.
To make it easier for you and myself I decided to put together a list of posted sign hanging MUST haves…so here we go!
Yes, this is a no brainer! I used to buy the plastic ones at tractor supply, that was until I found out about VOSS signs. They make all types of signs in both plastic and aluminum. I buy the aluminum signs because they last much longer than plastic ones and stay in place! They come in yellow or orange. Another bonus is you can print your information right on the sign – say goodbye to that marker and hand cramps!
I like to cut up a slab of plywood and use that as a backing for the signs. It allows the signs to lay flat and not get blown around as much in the wind. Which is a must – unless you like spending money and time to buy and replace signs!
This is a life saver for me. A battery powered drill makes the work go much faster than it would if I were to use a boring old hammer! Also, it assures that the sign is nice and snug – staying right were it needs to be.
Screws and washers
The length of the screws will be determined by the width of your plywood backing. As for washers, I have put signs on with and without washers, however I like using washers as a proactive measure!
Side by Side
Alright, this isn’t a must have but it is a nice bonus! I use my can-am for literally everything – and hanging posted signs is no different. I drive it to the field, in the woods, back it up to trees so I can stand on it – anything to get that perfect sign placement.
So there it is! My posted sign must haves, I know most of these seem like a no brainer. However, I have a tendency to wait until last minute before looking for things and then realize I am missing an important part – WHY do I do this to myself!
I hope this list is a nice little reminder to get organized before waking up one day and deciding to hang signs. Do you have any tips or tricks that you use when hanging posted signs? If so let me know in the comments and if you found this information helpful, please share it with a friend or screenshot it and share it on your social media pages. I would greatly appreciate it!
Good luck in the field this fall!