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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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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
 

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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.
 

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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 for:lol:I mean really have ya ever seen the hardcover edtion of cabelas catalog:lol:
 

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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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Welcome from Montana. We always like new members to freshen things up a bit, and lots of times they ask the same question, so reading the old posts is a great way to start. We can give you more personalized advice if you tell us something about yourself and the specific type of hunting you will most likely be doing. For example: Do you have any experience with firearms, and if so, how much? Will you be hunting in heavy cover - long shots or short shots, or both? Stuff like that - the more you van tell us the better we can help you.
 

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scentlock

I just found the site and joined a couple of days ago, love it. You must get a scentlock outfit. Use that with rubber boots. Spray any exposed areas with scent elimitating spray. By the way, there are a hundred different sprays out there, but they are all basically the same- peroxide and water. I have been making my own for years. Mix 50/50 in a squirt bottle. It works great and is much cheaper. Everyone I see on tv always has their pants tucked into their boots. If your wearing some type of scentlock, I like to wear it outside my boots. that way I don't get the slapping sound of sticks hitting my boots. Also, a common mistake for new hunters(and some old hunters too) is they get to their stands like Jim Brown going through the line. Slow down, act like your stalking your stand, both in and out. Even if you don't see anything, you don't want them to Know you were there. This has helped me a lot.
 

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Welcome from Va. and yes theres good advice all over this site, could you please tell us more about yourself, where you plan to hunt? Public land or private, what experience do you have hunting in general? Just starting theres so much to learn.
Start with the basics, learn all you can about deer, spend all the time you can in the area you plan to hunt, get your body and eyes in shape to hunt, when you decide on a rifle and scope(if you want and can afford it)don't cut corners, those will be your biggest investment.
Once you have them, use them, learn them, practice all you can, try different ammo, and see what your rifle likes the best(shoots the best groups).
Hunting is unlike alot of other sports, you can't be a"casual"hunter, the game deserves your very best, so learn all you can, talk to folks in your area, and post questions you have here, heck tell us what you've learned, we can learn also.
Best of luck, and keep us in formed
 

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I just found the site and joined a couple of days ago, love it. You must get a scentlock outfit. Use that with rubber boots. Spray any exposed areas with scent elimitating spray. By the way, there are a hundred different sprays out there, but they are all basically the same- peroxide and water. I have been making my own for years. Mix 50/50 in a squirt bottle. It works great and is much cheaper. Everyone I see on tv always has their pants tucked into their boots. If your wearing some type of scentlock, I like to wear it outside my boots. that way I don't get the slapping sound of sticks hitting my boots. Also, a common mistake for new hunters(and some old hunters too) is they get to their stands like Jim Brown going through the line. Slow down, act like your stalking your stand, both in and out. Even if you don't see anything, you don't want them to Know you were there. This has helped me a lot.

Yeah, I think this is a point that people miss all the time. That and dont underestimate the value of getting to your stand EARLY. The August issue of Field & Stream had a really good article in which they did a few tests with a drug/bomb/fugitive sniffing dog finding a hunter. Came up with 3 results:

1) The dog couldnt detect two 2 hour old tracks, one with de-scented gear and one without and carelessly plodded.

2) The dog nailed both trails minutes old. De-scenting had zero impact on the dogs ability to detect the trails.

3) The dog busted an upwind hunter at over 250 yards.

Moral of the story: Get to the stand early, De-scent, and keep the wind in your face!
 

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I use Dead down Wind, and I have no idea if it really helps, but like has been said by Idontlikeyou get to your stand early, and that way you can get things in place and be ready. I like to get on stand atleast an hour before shooting light.
 

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Hey poppy I think that is why I have NEVER had any luck in the A.M. I have never hit the stand an hour before light. I definately will go earlier this season and not be so lazy. LOL :yes: Thanks for the advice.
 

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