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If its anything like the public land by me there are tons of hunters on the first day, less the next and almost none by the third day. You will see the crowd again the following Saturday (If gun season is still open) but other than that, If you hunt with a bow or any time outside of the firearm deer season. You will have the place all to yourself. (Possibly not even any deer either eye roll ) but you'll get to see where they were! Just Kidding, my point is that if you pick the right days in the field you can really get to enjoy your time more.

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Location: St. Louis County
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Hey Alan,

I apologize for my earlier bogus call out. After reading your posts in this forum, I think you're sincere. I've just never seen anybody take up the whole topic page with single questions....

Please accept my apology and if I can help in any way let me know. Thumbs up

-dave

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Location: FORT DODGE IOWA
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Illinois_Dave wrote:
Hey Alan,

I apologize for my earlier bogus call out. After reading your posts in this forum, I think you're sincere. I've just never seen anybody take up the whole topic page with single questions....

Please accept my apology and if I can help in any way let me know. Thumbs up

-dave

apology accepted...im just really into deer hunting id love to go sometime but id rather have someone take me and show me first hand...i went once but that group didnt show me or tell me anything..they made me do all the walking why they sat amd i have asthma not good...plus there was 7 plus me all 7 guys got a deer but me..wife brought me a slug barrel 2 years ago its still in the closet has yet to be sighted in..from what i read on forums deer hunting can be fun and a rush...im just a newbie with a lot of questions and interest in deer hunting..im easy to get along with

alan

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Hey Alan - The most useful book I read was by David Morris called "Hunting Trophy Whitetails". Covers alot of different areas and would answer alot of questions, But by all means keep asking Thumbs up

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Location: St. Louis County
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The main thing you want to concentrate on right now is location. If you have a place to hunt, go out and start looking around. Look for runs (trails), rubs on trees, places for them to bed and eat. Pick out a couple of good trees to put stands in. ( I have a portable climber) A decent stand can be made with scrap 2x4s and some plywood.

Next thing you want to do is break that slug barrel out and sight it in at about 25 yards. Once you sight your gun in, it should be pretty true out to about 50-60 yards.

You can pick up some scent removing detergent in the deer hunting aisle of your local Walmart. You're just getting started, so don't worry about grunt calls or rattling for now.

Once you're confident in your location and your gun, go out and have fun. You will learn something new
every time you're out there. I do. Yes

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Location: FORT DODGE IOWA
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ive got books from north american hunting clug ive been buying off ebay...my problem is im a slow learner

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Keep reading and keep going to the woods. Put to use in the woods what you read and sooner or later you'll start piecing the puzzle together. Once you learn something firsthand in the woods its hard to forget it. Big smile Good Luck Thumbs up

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