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Old 11-02-2010, 12:10 AM
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New here, new to hunting also....

I've always wanted to bowhunt, but til recently never found anyone who was willing to teach me. Lots that wanted to talk about it but none willing to actually show up if ya know what I mean. The guy I am going with has been hunting since forever, so I have a good teacher!

So anyway, I have access to about 20 acres in the suburbs of the Twin Cities, MN that is LOADED with deer. We went out last week and scouted around, picked out spots for treestands, etc....

Yesterday, we went back out and hung a couple stands and today I went back out and finished clearing limbs in the way, etc....

Also, today we went to the bow range and tuned up my bow and got it sighted in perfectly at 20 yards. Wouldda done 10 as well, but ran out of time. At this point in the game, and given the location of my stand, I doubt I will sight in any further than 20 yards. I was hitting the center pretty reliably at 20 on the range, but to be honest with myself I doubt I would attempt a shot any further than that until I get a LOT more time to practice.

It will probably be next week before we have any time to get out, so I should be able to get a lot of range time in to get more comfortable before I actually climb the tree and have something brown to shoot at. Which is good- because the single biggest concern I have is not being able to make a good shot that will kill quickly.

So anyway, that's my story for now. I have been reading the forums for about 2 hours now and would probably stay up the rest of the night if I didn't have any discipline LOL!

Of course I am here to learn, so if anyone has any "must-read" threads they wanna share, or advice for a new guy, please feel free to post away!
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:26 AM
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Welcome to a great site. Good luck this season
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:39 AM
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Enjoy and good luck this year, you are now going to become obsessed!! No good reads can beat good practice!
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:11 AM
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Welcome, Just sit down and start reading the threads. Lot's of good info them.

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Old 11-02-2010, 11:24 AM
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Glad to have u and good luck this season!! And 3 words of advice practice, practice, practice!!!!
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:52 AM
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Welcome and I have been an addict for 20+ years now!
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:41 PM
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welcome brother!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:02 PM
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Welcome to the campfire and welcome to the addiction!!!
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:35 PM
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Good Luck this year!!
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