Deer hunting like any other sport takes dedication and patience. If you do
not have either of these traits, you might consider something more to your
liking. The majority of hunters, hunt for the venison, they make steak and
winter sausage, ground with beef the venison will taste much like regular
ground beef. If you hunt for the meat, you are on the right track .
To get started deer hunting is pretty simple, but expensive to do. If you
are serious about deer hunting, ask a friend if you can borrow an extra
weapon. This will give you a chance to familiarize your self with the
weapon before the hunt . You can take a “Hunters Safety Course” for ten
dollars, by a state run wild life resources officer. Many states it is
mandatory, to hunt state and local lands.
I would never go out and buy hunting weapons the first time out. You may
not even like the sport, it is best to ease your self in to the realm of
hunting, than jumping in to unfamiliar territory. Hunting lodges often
will have rentals on the equipment and even the choice of weapons. This
is a good way to start your hunting adventure, and keep your cost at the
If you are like many hunters,you hunt for the meat or you hunt for trophy
bucks. People that hunt trophy bucks, often will give the meat to locals
or land owners,in exchange for the right to hunt restricted properties.
Checking a head of time with Wild life Resource officials of state owned
lands, will give you the chance to scout out, where the deer may be .
Then you can determine where you will hunt the deer from.
Read up on different methods of deer terminology. Magazines such as
American Sportsman, Field and Stream and others, offer good information
on how to hunt a deer. The more knowledge you give your self about the
sport, the more prepared you will be for the hunt.
If this is your first hunt, go with a friend or a guide that is familiar
with the lay of the land. Once in place, stay in one place. When there
are other hunters in the woods, this will be the safest avenue for any
hunter. The friend or guide wants you to succeed in harvesting your first
deer, trust their advice and stay out of harms way.
Read all regulations pertaining to the game you hunt. Deer have strict
guidelines and game officials are very unforgiving if you harvest a deer
in the wrong way. Game management officials are in place to benefit you,
as well as protecting the rights of the deer population . Be sure to have
your big game license and appropriate tags to register your kill. In order
to monitor deer populations, it is necessary to record where the deer was
Dress accordingly, to the weather. Most deer hunting is done during winter
months and if you are not dressed correctly, the deer can see you. Your hunt
can be miserable because of the wrong attire. Check the weather the day
before a hunt, this should tell you how to ready your self for the elements.
The important thing to remember! If you can not see the deer clearly, do not
shoot. Many hunters have been killed by other hunters not clearly seeing
what they are shooting at. Always keep safety in mind and enjoy your hunt.