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Old 11-29-2010, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by OneFederalist
Dennis, thanks for the tip. Haven't heard of him, but a quick Google search and I see he's got a bunch of vids. I'll look into that. Thanks.
Hey bud I know I put his website as deerjohn.com but its deerjohn.net Yeah give it a try his books are like $9 a piece and there's a ton of info in them, well worth it!!

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:48 AM
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Seems that the industry, as a whole, kind of gears their newbie workshops/sessions/special newbie licenses, etc. to kids/teens (which is understandable and, for the record, I don't have a bit a problem with that), but if you're a little "advanced" in the age bracket, and don't know anyone who hunts (as I say, I'm relatively new to the area so I've yet to know anyone well enough to know if they hunt), seems you just have to suck it up, learn what you can, and just do it. Am I wrong?
I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. There are a lot of adult hunters with years of 'experience' that really have no clue what they're doing each fall, especially when it comes to understanding deer behavior. Many think you should dump a pile of corn and sit over it...that will work if you're not picky about what you shoot (e.g. yearlings and dumb does), but since you're just starting out you might as well start learning as much as you can about deer behavior from the get-go.

So along these lines, the best thing you can do is learn about deer behavior, because you will get more out of yours scouting time if you know what you're looking at (and looking for). I'll strongly second the suggestions to read some of the Eberharts' books. They're largely geared towards bow hunting, but the lessons on deer behavior and hunting tactics apply fairly well to gun hunting.

Bottom line is that none of us knows everything there is to know about deer hunting, so talking to other hunters and doing your reading is always a plus.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:03 AM
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Bottom line is that none of us knows everything there is to know about deer hunting, so talking to other hunters and doing your reading is always a plus.
All good points well taken UPHunter. Good hunting!
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