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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragsbo View Post
    Here is my 2 cents worth and you get it for free

    Best way to learn is to find a hunter who is willing to take you under their wing. I know there are some older folks around here (yeah me) that would do it for the right person. They know your local and all.

    Also think about pest control. Groundhogs, coyotes, etc. Mostly can be hunted year round and you will sharpen your skills as you go. Don't underestimate the rabbits and squirrels and other smaller game. It all takes the same skills.
    Definitely picking up on the "find a mentor" theme, which I'll certainly try to do. Problem is I don't know many hunters, so I'll have to go knocking on what doors I can think of. Reminds me, a classmate's husband is an avid hunter; I'll have to ping him about it.

    Time to go find some wily rabbits and squirrels to whack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    Time to go find some wily wabbits and squiwels to whack.
    Fixed it for you. Just be vewy, vewy quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    Definitely picking up on the "find a mentor" theme, which I'll certainly try to do. Problem is I don't know many hunters, so I'll have to go knocking on what doors I can think of. Reminds me, a classmate's husband is an avid hunter; I'll have to ping him about it.

    Time to go find some wily rabbits and squirrels to whack.
    go to your LGS and start askin. bound to be an old guy or someone with a buddy

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    Yep. I met the guy that let me hunt on his property my first year in TN at the local gun store.

    I'd also recommend joining a Facebook group for your local hunting community and asking around there.

    People are often hesitant to share hunting spots, but I actually found a lot willing to share and teach.

    I met one guy that took me rabbit hunting with dogs and has invited me to duck hunt (haven't had the time) and deer hunt as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    Definitely picking up on the "find a mentor" theme, which I'll certainly try to do. Problem is I don't know many hunters, so I'll have to go knocking on what doors I can think of. Reminds me, a classmate's husband is an avid hunter; I'll have to ping him about it.

    Time to go find some wily rabbits and squirrels to whack.
    Contact your local Fish and Game folks. Don't know about your region, but our people are enthusiastic and resourceful. They had a network of hunting groups, clubs and committees that will hook up hunters of all ages, types and ranges of experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    Fixed it for you. Just be vewy, vewy quiet.
    Ha! That means I'll have to go alone, as most people I know are fairly chatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knowledge View Post
    Thermal, night vision and a suppressor. Get them and learn how to use them by doing it. You will learn.
    What are your recommendations on brands, particular equipment to get, etc.? I know next to nothing about any of those equipment components, although I wouldn't mind getting a suppressor at minimum (preferably one reasonably useful on multiple calibers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    Huntindoc, I'll take note of your suggestion to get a good bow, for stalking purposes. That actually kinda sounds like fun, to go after something pretty well as silently as possible to use a quiet weapon. Suggestions on quality beginner bows that don't break the bank?
    There are lots of good bows out their these days. Short, lightweight with good extras included. Here is just one: https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/blac...nd-bow-package

    Keep an eye out for last year’s model closeouts as well. Go buy your local archery shop as well. Frequently you can try before you buy.

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    [QUOTE=Huntindoc;

    Keep an eye out for last year’s model closeouts as well. Go buy your local archery shop as well. Frequently you can try before you buy.[/QUOTE]

    Also don't over look a used bow. Some folks are always trading up to the newest and grooviest shiniest things that come along; leaving some good used ones on the market. Can get a good deal on one and see if it is for you. Also think about crossbow, a lot of places they are legal to use and easier to learn how to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    What are your recommendations on brands, particular equipment to get, etc.? I know next to nothing about any of those equipment components, although I wouldn't mind getting a suppressor at minimum (preferably one reasonably useful on multiple calibers).
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