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#492024 - 11/13/07 04:00 PM Newbie Advice
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Hey Ya'll. I'm in my late 30's and I want to start hunting. I'm thinking about starting with small game, and moving up from there. Is there anything I need to know? Any things that I absolutely MUST do or absolutely CANT do? I have a .22 LR, a .410 bore and I'm looking to get a .12 GA for Christmas. Words of advice?
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#492111 - 11/13/07 05:18 PM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: Tnscot]
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Small game is the best way to start. Practice target shooting the 22. When you are good enough to hit a squierrel in the head consistantly. You are good enough to start deer hunting.
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#492234 - 11/13/07 07:09 PM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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im 40 and just now taking up hunting for my kids.theres some great people on this forum and theyre experiences and knowledge has helped me more than i can say.its been a great experience for me and i hope you come to love it as ive had.and welcome to the forums.
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#494358 - 11/15/07 06:51 AM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: ]
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Welcome to the forum ! My name is Scott too \:\) I started out hunting rabbits , pheasants and squirrels in Mi. with a 12 ga. shotgun .
Small game hunting is fun , and a relaxing way to get started hunting . I would suggest going along with an experienced mentor/hunter .
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#494614 - 11/15/07 10:43 AM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: Radar]
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Would it be strange for me to hunt rabbits without a dog? Because I see a lot of rabbits around. And I dont need a dog to see them. So it stands to reason that I wouldnt need a dog to hunt them. But every time I look up rabbit hunting online, it ALWAYS involves a trained hunting dog. Opinions? Comments?
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#494930 - 11/15/07 02:31 PM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: Tnscot]
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 Originally Posted By: Tnscot
Would it be strange for me to hunt rabbits without a dog? Because I see a lot of rabbits around. And I dont need a dog to see them. So it stands to reason that I wouldnt need a dog to hunt them. But every time I look up rabbit hunting online, it ALWAYS involves a trained hunting dog. Opinions? Comments?


I used to kick brushpiles and jumpshoot them before I got beagles .
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#495264 - 11/15/07 06:44 PM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: Radar]
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Welcome!.. \:\)
Take a hunter saftey course. It is a good thing to have. You don,t have to have dogs to hunt rabbits or anything else in Tennessee that I know of. They do save a lot of leg work tho. Get a good pair of brush pants and go in after em!

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#495853 - 11/16/07 07:20 AM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: tndrbstr]
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Good Luck. If you need any help with anything let me know. DO you have somewhere to hunt?
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#502182 - 11/21/07 12:37 PM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: trealtree]
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welcome!!!! ya need to find yourself a mentor kinda like jerimiah johnson had in the movie minus the grizzly bear experience though hahahahaaa!!!! find your self someone to teach ya the ropes good luck!!!
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#502192 - 11/21/07 12:45 PM Re: Newbie Advice [Re: Tnscot]
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Hunters Safety Course then get in the woods.
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