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Old 02-06-2015, 10:56 AM
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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.

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Old 02-06-2015, 10:58 AM
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Whats your age? What weapon will you use? Have you taken hunters ed course?
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:29 PM
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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.
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:58 PM
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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.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:30 AM
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Right, I have a friend from the military, that lives near me, said he would take me and show me some of the ropes.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:37 PM
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Target practice as much as possible, because you owe it to the animals you hunt and to yourself to make the best shot possible.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:45 PM
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Thank you. I plan on going to the range at least once a week
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:50 PM
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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.
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Caiico,

Welcome and thank you for your service !!!

You might enjoy looking at this site............................

http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2d.rifles.htm
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:35 PM
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Jerry and Sheridan thank you.
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