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Beginning hunter needs advice

Old 12-08-2006, 07:44 AM
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a female interested in hunting should have no problem in getting advice from some local male hunters that frequent your shop you work at.. i could care less what gun you get just as long as you are comfortable with it. you might be able to handle a 30-06 better than most guys anda .243 may be to light. find some locals to let you shoot there guns and see what you like.. by first piece of advice would be to cover your scent. without doing so with all the best equipment in the world you still want tag deer
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:13 AM
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i would say go with a .243 savage accutrigger for a begginers gun, it is easy to handle and has virtually no kick! Plus it is a good price at under $300. Then get some quality camo thats going to keeep you warm, your local shop will have some good guys working there to help you out with that! Next I wouldn't worry about calls at this point since the rut is already over, but for next year I would go with Primos "The Can" and a True Talker! Also when it comes to boots you cannot go wrong with anything Rocky Brand, Danner, or Irish Setter. We are all here to help you and am happy to see a girl who is enthusiastic about it and also don't take this the wrong way but easy on the eyes.

P.S.- My name is Ryan and would be more than happy to help ya out.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:09 AM
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For clothes, hit the local Wal-Mart NOW. They should be having clearance sales, get it a size or two to big and you can pile lots of clothes under it to keep warm.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:40 AM
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I totally agree... personal preference on gear... but be warm and dry... the days out can feel agonizing [:'(] if your wet and get cold...

good luck on your future hunts.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:37 PM
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Buy yourself a good hunting book and then decide what type of hunting you want to do.

Then if you decide to hunt with a rifle, go buy a book called "shoot better II".

The first chapter will tell you everything you need to know and understand about a bullet once it leaves the barrell. The rest of the book is nothing but tables/ballistic charts. Use them to pick your new rifle.

Good luck,
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:44 PM
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go tp bass pro and ask some peps there what kind of stuff u need but for gun get a 243 wssm harder to find ammo but bass pro will have get a good rifle and scope i have a browning abolt and a lepould 4-12
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:19 AM
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From the looks of your pic, you better bring someone to haul a deer out of the woods for ya too!I think its great that you want to learn how to hunt deer,but you will learn alot faster if someone shows you the ropes.You can watch t.v. all day long and read books,but you wont know what they are talking about till you see it, feel it,and actually do it.Then you can hone down the skills you have into something.
As far as guns,you have to know what kind of terrain youre hunting.A fast bullet wont do any good in the brush,thats shotgun,30-30 kind of stuff.A shotgun wont do as well on longer shots,Thats for a faster-flatter gun.After you determine that,theres a zillion kinds out there,differant makes,styles and sizes.TRY THEM,and find out which one will allow you to drop a deer and leave your shoulder where it is.I mentioned dropping a beer because you dont want to be wounding them,because of shot plasement,or too small a round.Sometimes a dead deer is only dead because you chose a certain type of round.and thats another issue.....
I wish you luck! and keep at it.
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:54 AM
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I would also check into Savage rifles, they are very accurate guns and they are decently priced. The size is up to you, no one can really tell you what to go buy unless we see you shoot every different style and cartridge. A .243 to .270 would be a good starting point I would say. Just to to the local gun shop or Wal-Mart and hold as many as you can to see what feels the most comfortable to you. If you can find someone to let you shoot their guns that would be even better. Buy enough clothes to keep you warm as mentioned above. Camo bibs/coverals are usually more expensive than regular stuff so you can just buy the normal good insulated clothing and get a camo shirt and pants thats big enough to wear over all your other clothing, thats what I do. I actually got a pair of camopants, zip-up shirt, 3 pairs of gloves, face mask and bow limb covers off ebay for $22 and thats what I wear, fits over all my clothing. In Missouri you have to wear a blaze orange vest and hat during firearms season. Another thing, DON'T STINK! I wash everything I am going to wear in regular detergent and then rewash in about a half cup of baking soda to remove any odors.Do not use a dryer sheet either! Spray yourself down with a scent killer before you get to your hunting spot also. There are quit a few people on here from MO and I am sure anyone close to you would be willing to help you out if needed or people who come into the shop you work for. Last of all, good luck and be safe.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:10 AM
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there is hunting on tv 24/7 but come on folks, that hunting isnt realistic most of the time. lets not give this girl false hope
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:16 AM
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I wish i could fast forward through the boaring parts of my hunts,mabe not.Its all kinda part of it for me.If it was like on T.V. Id get board with it.
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