I wanted to take a minute to give a tip to the younger guys out there. Now that I'm in my 40's I have started to buy the things that if I had purchased years ago would have made life a lot easier and I can't believe I waited so long.
When I was younger I put all my money into new guns that many times rarely got used at all. Lately instead of that I have been getting the things I always looked at but never picked up. Even if money is tight try to save up and get something once a year or so and you will be very happy with the results. Here's a list of items that I am very happy to own now.
A good rangefinder for those long shots. Get the best yuo can as there is a big difference in their abilities.
High quality binoculars and scopes. they don't have to be the best but the cheapest out there will leave you dissappointed.
A gps will save you a lot of time looking for public land and keep you from going in circles.
A game cart for wheeling out game animals would have saved me countless hours and sore backs over the years.
A hoist system for the trailer hitch on the back of my truck and we can now skin them in the air instead of rolling them around on the ground.
A decent camera for better pictures. I used cheap throw aways for many years to save money and you can tell from most of the picture I took. Sometimes the pictures are all you have so the better they are the fresher the memories will be.
I'm sure there are many more that could be added but that's a good start to making life easier. Any good rifle will get the job done but the rest of these things make a big difference before and after the shot.