Great to have you here on the site HB23, and welcome to the wonderful world of hunting. There is so much advice one could give but the easiest would be to take some time and scroll through the forums and there you will definitely get great advice to steer you the right way. There are also many great people here who have large amounts of knowledge of the outdoors and wild game as well.
Congratulations and Best of Luck to you.. All I can add is if you aren't able to find someone to talk with,
check with the owner of the local gun shops or hunting supply stores,, most of those guys can offer great advice/tips
for hunting the local areas.. Good Luck.
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Welcome to the world of Deer hunting and to our club.Like its been said look through the past posts.if you have a specific question please ask away.books have been written on deer hunting so its hard to give ya a quick what to do answer.Onehorse is a veteran western hunter and will be able to give ya some great advice.how about a little more info about yourself so we can give you better answers
thanks for the help i will be sure to ask around.
aslo i believe someone said more info?
well i will be hunting in a well based habitat with trees and all that etc
the hunt is going to be in NM.
i will be using a 50. cal muzzleloader and thats pretty much it
all I can add is practice, practice, practice, and then practice some more, if you're heading high, start getting in shape now, nothing worse than finding that once in a life time buck and find you're breathing so hard you can't steady yourself for the shot.
As mentioned practice til you are comfortable with your rifle and can shoot it well. Since you will be hunting mule deer the difficult part is locating the animals. Buck or doe tag? Mule deer live have a very large home range and change their movement patterns constantly, you will be best to use spot and stalk because of this.
Welcome to the club and congrats on drawing the tag. Everyone has chimed in with valuable advice. I'd add by saying have fun, enjoy every aspect of the hunt, and be grateful for the opportunity.
Let us know how you make out.