Awesome advice from Hellbilly. Definitely get in touch with your Wildlife Management department (or department closely related to hunting laws and regulations) and find a Hunter's Safety Course before you head into the woods. Take your kids, too! No matter what age, everyone should take this course. I took the course when I was 22 and there were 6 year-olds in there with their fathers. State land always seems to be way too overcrowded. Look around in the classifieds in the newspaper or at your local sporting goods store and see if there are any hunt clubs that are looking for new members. Might be a bit costly, but its better than hunting crowded public land. Also, talk to your coworkers and friends to see if any of them need some deer management on their land (especially if deer are destroying gardens or flowerbeds). Good luck!