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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hi i just starting huntng for deer can any one give me tips on what gun i would buy to hunt deer .
Also what other gear i would need
and tips would be greatley appreaciated
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 05:56 PM
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Welcome to the club. Well my opinion for a hunting rifle would be a 243, 270, or 30-06. You'll need a treestand for the easiest way to see and shoot deer. Hang in there the other members here will be of great help to you.
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welcome to the club my advice would be to read through the forums past and present to get an overview.if you have specific questions feel free to ask

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-11-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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I agree with Joel, should start off by browsing thru the forums different topics and feel free to ask any specific Q's you may have.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-11-2009, 09:37 AM
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Yup, just take some computer time and go through the posts. After reviewing them try to get some specific questions on your most important questions. There is a ton of good information here!
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Also your age would help us out some too. For example if your 13 we will not recommend the same type rifle of say a 38 yr old. Any other hunting experience etc?
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This should get you started.:biggrin:

License

GADGETS:
Spotting scope and tripod
Binoculars – shoulder straps – hands free carrying
Range finder
Two-way radios
Headlamp
Leatherman

NAVIGATING:
Compass – GSP
Bright eyes – reflective thumb tacks
Topo / aerial maps
References from other hunters – hunting strategy / terrain

HARVESTING:
Knife
Trail marking tape – blood trailing
Winch system to get game off ground
Drag strap
Tagging carcass – string/ zip- tie
Knowledge of taxidermy- don’t’ cut the hide wrong
Game cleaning procedures
Butchering knives
Meat cutting supplies
Wax paper
Tape
Marker to label
Utility saw – wood / bone
Quartering – cheese cloth bags
Back pack – frame to carry out meat
Garbage bags

ATTRACTANTS:
Calls – buck grunt, doe bleat can, rattling horns
Scent free shampoo
Scent free deodorant
Scents -
Wind dust – check your scent flow often
Scent free clothing and equipment spray
Scent free wipes
Bug spray – dirt smell
Cover scents
Scent wicks

CLOTHING:
Boots
Rubber knee high- insinuated
Rubber knee high – insulated
Leather – 8” high
Camp boots
Pack boots – 1000gram insulated or better
Moisture wicking under garments
Wool socks
Thin socks – double up – prevent blisters
Shower Sandal
Gloves
Leather – work /camp
Camouflage – shooting – 2 pair
Water proof
Insulated gloves
Raingear
Camouflage clothing
Blaze orange – 50% of upper body +hat
Day pack – shoulder / fanny
Face mask / paint / dust
Head net – early season bear, whitetail
Hand warmers
Toe warmers
Carpeted board 2’ X 3’ to stand on at truck – changing into hunting clothes

HUNTING EQUIPMENT:
Gun / bow - back up gun and bow
Hard case and soft case (soft case for carrying weapon out before dawn and
after dusk –
Shells to fit game
Guns sling
Shooting sticks / bi-pod
Scope covers
Extra shell clips
Gun Cleaning kit
Bow accessories
Release
String wax
Bow tools – allen wrenches, screw driver
Arm guard
Bow holder – attached to leg
Quiver
Arrows / broadheads
Practice arrows for at camp
Target – bow practice – field pt. and broadhead
Arrow back pack / bow pack
Trail Camera – digital

STAND/BLINDS:
Tree stands ––
Lock–on
Screw in tree pegs
Climbing sticks
Climbing
Safety straps
Gun/bow tow line.
Screw in equipment holder in stand
Pop up blind – stakes
Lock – on Seat
Foam pad

SAFETY:
Waterproof matches
Safety heat blanket
High energy bars
First Aid kit
Bandaids
Ace Wrap bandages
Gaze
First Aid Cream
Peroxide
Pain relievers
Cold pack
Sun Screen – lip and skin
Whistle

AROUND CAMP:
Duct Tape
Water proof tarp
Coolers – 54gal. – great for dry ice transportation
Chain Saw – tree across road
Lantern / large lights – trailing game
Extra mantles
Extra batteries
Extra Fuel
Small tool kit

MISC:
Camera
Camcorder
Flashlight
Alarm Clock
Watch
Toilet paper
Baking soda – chaffing
Ear plugs
Zip-ties

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what did ya give him the short list forI mean really have ya ever seen the hardcover edtion of cabelas catalog

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 09:47 PM
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Question Rifle

First what is your age
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-14-2009, 08:44 PM
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what you need

I am still shooting a rifle that I bought in 1981 for big game. It is a Remington 788 in .308 caliber. I have probably taken around 100 total hogs and deer with this rifle. So, I recommend you buy a good rifle.

Next, you need a good scope to match.

In this game, you really get what you pay for. If you buy decent quality equipment and take care of it, they can last you for decades.

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