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Old 07-26-2016, 04:17 PM
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Hey fellas new hunter here. I'm originally from Ms moved up to maryland and been here ever since. Really love the woods the peacefulness etc etc. I've gone out with people before hunting but only for short periods of time. Have a shotgun and all that etc but give me some tips fellas aside from needing camouflage how should a beginner go about hunting? Got private ground I can hunt on also. But is it as easy as dumping some deer corn and sitting in deer stand and waiting? Like how should I go about this? Where I would be hunting is a open field with nearby cornfields. I don't even know how to scout really and I don't own any deer cameras.

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Old 07-26-2016, 04:26 PM
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Start by taking and passing a hunter education course. You need to find a mentor. You will not learn how to hunt on the internet. If it was as easy as dumping a bag of corn and waiting for a deer, everyone would be doing it.
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr
Start by taking and passing a hunter education course. You need to find a mentor. You will not learn how to hunt on the internet. If it was as easy as dumping a bag of corn and waiting for a deer, everyone would be doing it.
^What he said, especially about taking a hunter safety course and finding a mentor. I would also recommend starting out with small game, squirrel hunting being my favorite.
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:08 PM
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Good tips guys! A mentor that knows the ropes is the way to go after the newbie passes a Hunter Safety Course.
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:33 AM
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Of course Ya'll are kidding right? If it is legal like here in Michigan you stop at the local gas station buy a bag of shelled corn, a bag of apples, another of carrots and maybe a bag of sugar beets. Drive to the woods where you have seen deer tracks, dump out your supplies of deer bait (For lower Michigan) equal to 2 gallons over 10 sq. feet and set a bit away and some does and fawns will show up for you to shoot. Some of the master baiters even get a small young buck on occasion.


Maybe you can't learn to hunt deer off the internet but many a kid read library books back in my younger days to learn.


You don't need camo, you don't need a game camera, What you need is to learn to use your eyes and ears while in the woods and field. You need to learn to move slowly very slow is to fast.


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Old 07-27-2016, 05:12 AM
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I would register for a hunters safety course at a local rod and gun club. While there, I would talk to the guys about joining. You will make friends with hunters and can ask all the questions you want and even go out in the woods with a couple guys.

One of the guys in our club started hunting as an adult and by himself. He did the reading and Internet stuff, but he made connections with other hunters and learned a lot from other people taking him under their wing.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:53 PM
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Thanks fellas! Great tips forgot to mention I do have myou hunters safety course license. And the hunting clubs here are full of grumpy old menough to be honest lol. I'm gonna be a weekend warrior nothing crazy just a nice doe or buck will keep me happy. I just love the idea of harvesting your own food. It's so organic and back to human nature's roots.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:06 PM
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safety course then start reading.......why reinvent the wheel when there are so many great books out there from world class hunters that will teach you everything youd need to know to start and get your woods iq up.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:18 PM
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Well RPcross, I have met very few older hunters who were not willing to share their considerable knowledge with a new hunter unless the new hunter approached them with an attitude. Sportsman's clubs are a wealth of knowledge and also a place where you can go to shoot and fraternize with people who have been there and done that. However, if you approach those experienced hunters with that organic and back to human nature's roots motivation, that could be annoying and I can see where they may look at you with raised eye brows.

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Old 07-27-2016, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr
Well RPcross, I have met very few older hunters who were not willing to share their considerable knowledge with a new hunter unless the new hunter approached them with an attitude. Sportsman's clubs are a wealth of knowledge and also a place where you can go to shoot and fraternize with people who have been there and done that. However, if you approach those experienced hunters with that organic and back to human nature's roots motivation, that could be annoying and I can see where they may look at you with raised eye brows.
Maybe the title he put up for this thread is very accurate for anyone he has contact with!
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