BLAKE SHELTON is getting’ ready for a very busy fall.

The Voice starts up again on September 22nd, his album Bringing Back the Sunshine comes out on September 30th, and he has a string of tour dates that will take him into early October.


All this activity comes at a price for Blake . . . he'll miss a good part of hunting season.


He tells Rolling Stone, "Every year for the past 10 years, I've had this phone call with my manager where I say, 'Hey man, this fall . . . I'm not kidding this time, I'm not doing it. I don't care what it is. I'm tired; I want to protect my fall . . . that's when deer season starts. I just want to be home.' And here we go again."