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Location: SE United States
Joined: 08/09/2008
Posts: 3
New Hunter

Greetings,

I am a new to the sport but i have no experience, training, or useable knowledge about hunting. I do not know were to start or what kinds of hunting i can do or were. I do know that I would like to start slowly but i do hunt something challenging. The Primary information i am looking for is suggestions about game choice. I would greatly appreciate any information on getting started, a particular type game to pursue, the equipment required, the necessary skills to pursue that particular game, and the general region in which to find it.

Thanks for the Help

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Location: Kingston, MI
Joined: 01/16/2007
Posts: 648
New Hunter

First and foremost, you should take a hunter safety course. There should be some in your area. I suggest going to a local sportsman's club and start asking some questions. They will steer you in the right direction.

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Location: Misouri
Joined: 11/30/2005
Posts: 365
New Hunter

Pick a card, any card.

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Location: SE United States
Joined: 08/09/2008
Posts: 3
New Hunter

thanks for the help! I have found a hunter safety course in my area thruogh a sporting goods store. do you have any other helpful advice as well?

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Location: Florida,USA
Joined: 08/21/2003
Posts: 1566
New Hunter

Welcome to BGH Kent.

Do you have Family members who hunt?
Might try and get a guided or semi guided hunt if you can afford it.

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Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
Posts: 1300
New Hunter

Know the anatomy of your quarry. Cleaner kills.
Study up on field dressing and getting the game out of the woods and into the freezer or to the butcher, without spoiling the meat.
How to judge trophy sized game in the field, is always good knowledge.

These should keep you busy for a while.

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Location: Western MA
Joined: 07/29/2008
Posts: 40
Learn quickly by bowhunting

I have been hunting for over 15yrs now and I found that i learned much quicker by bow hunting than with a gun. With a bow you have to be so much more in tune with what the animal is doing in order to even see any. I would suggest starting with Whitetail and read as much as you can about them. Let me know if you would like some titles, i have read quite a few good books in the past five years. By reading you will gain more of an understanding of the game and what you need to do to be successful. the hunter safety course is going to give you some guidance too. Good luck and let me know if you could use some reading material.

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Location: Yukon
Joined: 07/11/2007
Posts: 107
New Hunter

well, what do you like to eat?

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Location: NH
Joined: 08/10/2008
Posts: 40
New Hunter
Taku wrote:
well, what do you like to eat?

simply brilliant!!!!!

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Location: manitoba canada
Joined: 07/21/2008
Posts: 9
New Hunter

join a gun club learn how to shoot, buy 30.06, ammo is cheep, build a foundation from there.

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Location: SE United States
Joined: 08/09/2008
Posts: 3
New Hunter

It would be helpful to find some good reading materials.
Also suggestions of what kind of bow or 30.06 and any other equipment.
thanks again

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