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Old 10-29-2008, 01:04 AM
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im interested in deer hunting!! maybe not this year but next!! any tips?? not sure where to even start!!
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:14 AM
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Well you came to the right place. Thanks for joining up.

This conversation could get lengthy so I will start with a few basics.

1. You ever taken the hunters safety course. Most states offer one. (where you from)

2. Do you have any hunting buds that you can hook up with on your first hunt?

3. Tell us some stuff about yourself. How old are you, what woods you gonna be hunting, what other wildlife have you hunted in the past, etc. Our responses would be different according to age. There are things I might say to an adult that I would not say to a young sportsmen. (for example an appropiate gun size)

Enjoy the forums. Im sure when our members learn some more stuff about you quite a few folks will throw their 2 cents in.

Welcome to the world of hunting. Hang around with us this year and you will see why we hunt.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:52 AM
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Welcome from Ohio. Lots of advice here, tell us about your thoughts and area you will be hunting. I'm sure many will offer their experience and help.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:53 AM
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I love these topics, it will truly show you that there is more than one way to skin a cat........or deer. welcome to the forums..

The most important thing i can think of is make sure your wife knows that "Buck fever" WILL cause you to be away ALOT, mine still gives me a hard time about saving all my vacation time for "Prime Time". The long after work drives just to sit in a cold stand for a few hours before dark.
It WILL make you do things you never thought possible.
It WILL change the way you look at life.

Every thing i have learned hunting helps me in my day to day. The same things that make you a good hunter will also make you a good man/woman. I hope you stick with it there really is nothing else on the planet like this great sport we call Whitetail hunting.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:38 AM
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all good points guys.so where ya from?
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:06 AM
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im interested in deer hunting!! maybe not this year but next!! any tips?? not sure where to even start!!
Greetings from Vermont, Welcome to the Club, joining was step #1

1. where ya from
2. what type of hunting are you interested in, rifle, muzzleloader, shotgun, handgun, Archery.
3. any hunters in your family? dad, brothers, uncles, cousins, etc etc.
4. has your wife given you permission to hunt? lol j/k (I like asking that question and seeing the expressions)
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:30 AM
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hey thanks guys, im from the wausau area here in wisconsin! i have talked to a few guys at my work, and they all suggest private land! should be my best bet, but heres the thing, never hunted big game in my life, only small game! with my dad. technically i never took a hunter safety course, but this time i want to things the write way!
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:43 AM
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here's a link to the Wisconsin Hunter Education info and upcoming classes.

Wisconsin Hunter Education Info.<-- click to view

That should be your first step and If you stick around, Our members here will do all they can to offer tips, info and suggestions to help you get totally prepared for next years hunting. Good Luck
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:34 PM
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For Wisconsin residents, a Wisconsin certificate is valid in lieu of a small game hunting license from the date of issuance until March 31 of the following year. Also, first time graduates may receive a free Special Antlerless Deer Carcass Tag. This carcass tag is valid for an antlerless deer during any open season with the appropriate license and corresponding weapon. This tag can only be obtained at a DNR Service Center.

does this mean that i will have to get a certificate every year? or is it a one time thing?? sorry for all the questions!! deer tags??
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:18 AM
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Welcome to deer hunting,I know nothing about wisconsin laws,but I can tell you their is no need to apologize for any question you may have. Ask away, on this site hunters love to answer questions, that keeps us all learning something new.
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