At what age did you start deer hunting

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I was a late bloomer i guess... i didn't start deer hunting till age 24...I am the only hunter in my family...kinda picked it up on my own.....
 
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I don’t think I killed my first deer until 10 years old. That was when I was first allowed to carry a weapon on the hunts we would go on.
I used to go and sit with my dad when I was five or so.
 
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14. About to turn 55. My brother in law took me. Killed a doe with my recurve and a spike with my 30 30 that year.
 
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50. Actually I hunted deer for a couple of years before that but very little (hunted small game from about age 11). Killed my first deer at age 50 on the 50 acres that I bought that year. If my count is correct I have now killed 61. I guess my next goal will be to shoot may age. I'm 70 now, so I have some work to do as my age increases. :)
 
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Around 10 or so and 44 now. My dad doesn’t deer hunt but my grandfather on mom’s side did so my brother and I hunted with him. Didn’t kill one until I was 16 on the last juvenile hunt.
 
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I was 12 and I killed my first deer at 15. I just turned 41.


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I started at 14 but didn't kill my first deer till I shot it out of a canoe with a bow at 18.
 
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CharlieTN

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40. Definitely a late bloomer here. Have been deer hunting for 7 years now and love it more each year.
 
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9 or 10 for me but both my boys killed their first at 7.
 
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14 or so, hunted with a 12G slug gun at first. Few years later, once he saw I liked hunting a lot, my grandad bought me a Remington 700 ADL .270 from the local Kmart. I killed my last three bucks with that exact same rifle.
 
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I was 10. Back when you could hunt around airports I killed my first deer at 10 on Rockwood airport. it was standing on the runway when I shot it nice 8pt I was using my dad's Remington 7600 270. I remember it like it was yesterday that been 26 years ago

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I was 23 and that was 45 years ago. Tutored the first year and then I went solo.
 
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22. No one in my family hunted. A buddy got my started. 30 now.

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My first deer was on my first hunt when I was 11. 90 pound doe. My cousin put me in a stand with a Browning BLR 308 and told me to shoot whatever I saw. I'd been rabbit, squirrel, coon, dove, duck and quail hunting as long as I can remember but my father and grandfather didn't deer hunt. My twin brother killed one with him later that year. The next year they turned us loose on my grandfather's 350 acre farm. We had no clue what we were doing but we killed a bunch of deer and a few nice bucks over the next couple years.
 

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