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Hey guys I know I haven't been around often. Reasons. Anyway I just got my hunting license and starting it so late (31) I never grew up with it. What do I need to do? Are there good youtube channels on it? I know how to fish I catch largemouths like a maniac but I've never gone hunting before.


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What do I need to do?
Go into the woods.

Be very quiet. :-#

Locate whatever game animal is in season.

Kill it humanely. :uzi:

Take pictures of the mighty hunter and vanquished foe. :ttiwwp:

Clean and dress the carcass. :deadhorse:

Bring it home.

Have wife prepare sumptuous feast. :yum:

Enjoy. :cheers:
 

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Get a heavy coat, boot and socks. Come north to Central Virginia. Be in shape to climb a mountain. Bring a 30/30 Winchester 94. We have a few more here than we need and I have a good place to go not far away.

Fair to good chance you will go home with a good sized cooler full and nice rack.

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You should try the pursuit channel for hunting videos. Do you have a place to hunt? What are you planning on hunting?
 

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Go into the woods.

Be very vewwy, vewwy quiet. :-#

Locate whatever game animal is in season.

Kill it humanely. :uzi:

Take pictures of the mighty hunter and vanquished foe. :ttiwwp:

Clean and dress the carcass. :deadhorse:

Bring it home.

Have wife prepare sumptuous feast. :yum:

Enjoy. :cheers:
Fixed that for you...
 

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You should try the pursuit channel for hunting videos. Do you have a place to hunt? What are you planning on hunting?
White tail deer with rifle. My grandparents have a good bit of land in Newton County down off 212 close to Jackson Lake. If not there then probably on the same place my old sgt had a lease on.
 

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White tail deer with rifle. My grandparents have a good bit of land in Newton County down off 212 close to Jackson Lake. If not there then probably on the same place my old sgt had a lease on.
Sound like a great start. Now you want to start scouting as early as possible but the woods are not a lot of fun when its hot. One thing you can do is go early in the morning while its still a little cool and try to get an idea of where they are bedding and feeding. Wear bug spray preseason, tick bites are bad news. Once the season started I just wore long sleeves.
 

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For early season scouting and/or hunting, I highly recommend odorless Permethrin by SAWYER. You spray it on (outside) every piece of clothing (hat, shirt, shorts, pants, socks, boots, gloves) you are going to wear and then hang it up to let air dry. It can even survive up to 6 washings. This stuff works........and the bugs hate it. Walmart sometimes has it and is the cheapest I have found, or outdoors box stores should have it. You can order it on Amazon if you use that.

These days........you do not want to get any tick bites. They carry some nasty things. Lyme disease and https://www.google.com/search?q=alp.....69i57j0l3.2692j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8



 

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I suggest you get out there now. In hot weather. Sweat like a pig and let your scent get all over the place. Be frequent. Be smelly. Let them get used to you. Take an apple or 3. Spread some deer food. Toss it around. No where specific, not in the same place and not routinely. Let them associate your being around as not being a bad thing and not necessarily as being a good thing either. Let them realize you are not any significant threat to be avoided. Spread the treats so they can tell their buddies and cousins and may get more horns in the are you will be.

Come fall when they do sniff you out, and they will, you can be a non-issue. Regardless of no smell stuff, smell sealing clothing and holding your breath so they don't detect breakfast, they will sniff you out. Let them keep you in the no threat category.

And do the bug repellant. Now and later.

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Hey guys I know I haven't been around often. Reasons. Anyway I just got my hunting license and starting it so late (31) I never grew up with it. What do I need to do? Are there good youtube channels on it? I know how to fish I catch largemouths like a maniac but I've never gone hunting before.

**Shooting deer in the head after a vehicle accident doesn't count**
To start it's all about having the right gear. I personally use a climbing tree stand made by Summit which is very nice for being able to hunt on public land and on base (Ft. Stewart). If you have some land that you'll be using consistently you might consider a more permanent ladder type stand instead. Get a safety harness, most stands come with one.

In my hunting bag I keep a Thermacell, toilet paper, garbage bags, large ziplocks for meat, a game dressing kit with knife sharpener, some rope, water, snacks, a headlamp, a map of the area I'm hunting, and compass.

You'll definitely want some scent blocking clothing as others have mentioned, plus some scent spray.

Depending on the time of season you're hunting you may want some sort of deer scent such as eustrus. Some people like to use a doe bleat call. A can type call that you simply turn over is the easiest to use. Watch youtube videos on how to use these and what times of the season to use them.
 
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