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Calico2311 02-06-2015 09:56 AM

new hunter need advice
I'm a new hunter. Never hunted before. I live in the northwest. So any advice, tips, gear suggestions. Would all be super helpful. Thinking about starting off with dear and smallish game. Until I get my feet and some experience.

Thanks for the input

Wilcam47 02-06-2015 09:58 AM

Whats your age? What weapon will you use? Have you taken hunters ed course?

Calico2311 02-06-2015 11:29 AM

I'm 25, I've been leaning on a Remington 700, .308 its familiar to me from my time in the military. But I'm open to any suggestions. As far as rifle and optics go. I have not taken a hunters ed course yet. But my next step from what I've been able to gather online.

VTBoneCollector 02-06-2015 11:58 AM

Starting off with deer hunting you might want to find a friend who has done it before. It can be a lot of work but it's very rewarding when you finally get a deer in the back of your truck. Don't let anyone tell you that you have to start out by shooting the biggest buck in the woods. Just go out and shoot whatever your happy with and years down the road, if you want more bone, then you can hold out. Most important is just enjoy your time in the woods. And you'll learn along the way. I'm in my mid 40's and in the last couple of years I've realized that it's not the end of the world if you end the season with a little bit of tag soup. Good luck and welcome to the hunting family.

Calico2311 02-07-2015 10:30 AM

Right, I have a friend from the military, that lives near me, said he would take me and show me some of the ropes.

VTBoneCollector 02-07-2015 11:37 AM

Target practice as much as possible, because you owe it to the animals you hunt and to yourself to make the best shot possible.

Calico2311 02-07-2015 01:45 PM

Thank you. I plan on going to the range at least once a week

jerry d 02-07-2015 03:50 PM

Welcome to site the Calico. A Rem.700 in 308 is fine for anything you'll encounter in NA. You started in the right place for advice. Take your hunters safety course.
If some one's willing to take you out and show you the ropes that's great,best way to get stated. You can read all kinds of stuff on the internet,hunting mags ect....there's no substitute for hands on experience. Good luck and welcome to hunting.

Sheridan 02-07-2015 07:30 PM


Welcome and thank you for your service !!!

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Calico2311 02-07-2015 07:35 PM

Jerry and Sheridan thank you.

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