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Old 12-05-2013, 06:28 PM
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100% agree, many hunters are over gunned.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:53 AM
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More Gun/Less Gun I agree with HM but no matter what rifle or calibur you get you need to become proficient with it. Practice the same whether you are going to hunt with an air rifle or a .950
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:11 PM
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the replies have covered it well., welcome to the Club...
One thing I have not seen mentioned is that you do need water. Please be sure to bring water we would not want anyone to get dehydrated out there.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:45 AM
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I take water,sandwich,apple and small candy bars.I'm usually away from the truck for 4 to 5 hours.In the truck I have a complete change of clothing,boots, rope,extra knife, matches etc. in a waterproof container.Also a large lunch box with enough food for a 10 to 12 hour day.I often drive 100 miles both ways for a days hunt.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:33 PM
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Default Become a rifleman prior to becoming a hunter

I would recommend that you pick up a rifle that will help you as you learn the basics. If you can afford one I would start with a 22 rifle, then buy a Deer rifle that doesn't have a lot of recoil. A bolt action 22 mounting a 4x scope, followed by getting a Deer rifle mounting a lower powered variable is what I would call perfect for a new shooter/hunter. If you start with something like a 7mm Magnum you will pick up all the bad habits right away. I know that we have some members from the Southern States here in the forum that can offer more relevent recommendations about how to hunt where you will be hunting. I live in MN and I don't think we all use the same tactics to get our Deer. I know that there isn't a Deer in Alabama that can't be killed with a 243 Win, 7mm-08, or 308 Win. Welcome to the forum.

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