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u/Maximum_Ordinate · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Buy yourself a decent bolt action .22 or a shotgun, a good 3-5" fixed blade knife, a blaze orange hat or vest, and a decent little first aid kit (don't forget a tourniquet).

Step 1: Take a hunters safety/education class.

Some states have classes exclusively for adults. This will give you some basic, but good info on gun/bow safety and state laws pertaining to hunting. In addition, they should have pamphlets that will outline the different hunting seasons, game animals, invasive species, and state/federal hunting areas.

These classes might also help you meet some more experienced folks who could bring you along or offer some valuable advice.

Step 2: Learn how to use your gear.

Your ability with your gear can mean the difference between success and failure on the hunt--and in some cases life and death (especially pertaining to your med kit).

Let's start with the rifle. I like bolt action .22's. You can get a very accurate gun and learn how to use it for very little money. Using a bolt action .22 with iron sights forces the shooter to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship, building a solid foundation for the future.

I like the Savage MkII and the Ruger American.

With either rifle I'd recommend adding a peep sight and a regular 2 point sling.
Both are accurate and inexpensive rifles that you can shoot day in and day out for years.

You should be able to find a range with at least 50 yards to sight in (aka zero) your rifle. If you need guidance here, there are plenty of online resources, however, you'd do better to ask an experienced shooter for a hand. Be sure to use the same ammo for zero and hunting.

For shotguns you can't beat the versatility of a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Get either gun in 12 or 20 gauge. The beauty of these two is that you are always a simple barrel change away from being able to shoot birdshot (birds small game) or slugs (everything else).

With a good .22 and a good shotgun, you should be able to hunt most wild game in North America. There are better calibers and rifles for specific hunting applications but those two will do it all.

What I don't recommend for hunting rifles/shotguns and why:

1 I don't like scopes (at first). Forcing yourself to learn on iron sights means you develop a firm foundation in the fundamentals. I remember wanting a scope for my .22 so bad, so my dad made me a deal. I had to kill 100 red squirrels or starlings and 10 groundhogs before he'd let me add a scope. It took me the better part of a summer to accomplish this but I walked away from that summer being able to put lead on just about anything within 150 yards of that little rifle.

2 I don't like autoloaders (at first). Simply because shooting a bolt gun means you have one, maybe two shots to get the job done. You learn to make ever shot count. Once you are proficient, go wild.

3 I don't like tactical/tacticool rifles for beginners or really hunting for that matter. They are usuallly auto loaders (see #2), heavier, and more expensive. You don't feel so bad taking your $230 Savage through brambles, tripping over roots and dropping it, or leaning it up against a rusty fence post. If you don't trust me, look at what the professional hunters use.

Extras: buy a quality, brass rod cleaning kit and some decent gun oil (or CLP) for deep cleans. Keep a [Bore Snake](.22 .223 .25 CAL Bore Snake Cleaner Kit Cord Rope Brass in an extra pocket for the times you get dirt or debris in the barrel.

Get yourself a good knife. I always have my pocket knife (a CRKT M21-02G) and a skinner when I'm hunting.

For a pocket knife use what suits you. For a skinner I really like knives like the Schrade Old Timer 158 for general skinning and this blade from Ontario Knife.

You also need a good way to keep your knives sharp. I've had a lot of luck with the. [Lansky System](Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System

Last, please get yourself a decent med kit. Too many people have died in the woods due to a knife accident or gun accident that could have been easily treated.

You can easily make yourself a basic kit or buy one like [this](Ever Ready First Aid Meditac Tactical Trauma IFAK Kit with Trauma Pack Quickclot and Israeli Bandage in Molle Pouch pre-made.

This kit has everything you need except for a tourniquet like [this](Tourniquet - (Black) Recon Medical Gen 3 Mil-Spec Kevlar Metal Windlass Aluminum Lightweight First Aid Tactical Swat Medic Pre-Hospital Life Saving Hemorrhage Control Registration Card (1 Pack) and an Israeli Bandage like [this](Ever Ready Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch

You can learn to use all this stuff over the course of an hour via YouTube. You would do better to find a nurse, paramedic, or Navy Corpsman to give you a crash course in the use of the contents of your IFAK. If you can find a Corpsman, they are probably the best for this kind of thing. Lots of good tips and tricks for field you can pay them in beer.

Don't forget to add extras like any medication you might need, chapstick, Bayer aspirin (good for headaches and heart attacks), a little tube of antibacterial ointment, and a couple fabric bandages.

If you won't carry this on your person, keep it in your vehicle.

For good practice I like squirrel and rabbit hunting. Makes you consider a lot about safety, a lot about taking only the good shots, plus they are easy to clean and good to eat.

Last learn how to use what you kill.

If you are hunting varmits, that is one thing. I shoot invasive species (when legal), and varmits that are causing a nuisance and that is reason enough for me.

If you are hunting anything else for exclusively for sport, please use it. You can use some of the books referenced earlier to learn about skinning and field dressing. I like to watch shows like Meat Eater, to learn better ways to use the meat I've harvested. Once you get into cooking game meat, you will wonder why you ever went to the store for meat.

Just don't forget that hunting is about stewardship and learning. It's a lifelong pursuit that is very rewarding.

Always be safe, always be ethical, always be responsible, always have fun.

Edit: If you ever find yourself in south central or southwest Michigan, I can help you with anything I've outlined above. I'm a lifelong hunter, a lifelong shooter, a small arms instructor in the military, a certified combat lifesaver, and a decent game cook.

u/L8sho · 3 pointsr/Hunting

I'm adding to what Pedro said above, because it's spot on.

For a beginner, definitely start with a curved tip knife. You don't want to go overboard while skinning and drop or puncture the guts at the wrong time, and you definitely don't want to accidentally cut a tendon in the legs that the deer is hanging on. You can get a nice "deer kick" in the face, due to the laws of gravity.

I've cleaned hundreds of whitetail in my life, and taught dozens of new hunters. My father taught many times more than me. Accidentally cutting the tendon when skinning around the legs is the biggest rookie mistake I see. The last guy that I taught (this last season) did exactly that, even after I told him not to no less than 3 times beforehand.

I'd recommend a knife something like this one for a cheap start. They probably have one similar, if not identical in every Walmart in your area

As for cutting the feet off just before separating the shoulders, I have a few tricks. One is to use a cordless reciprocating saw. You can cut the feet off in a couple of seconds, and you can also split the pelvis slightly quicker than you can sometimes do it with the knife. Use a wood blade with large teeth, rather than a metal blade with small teeth. It always seemed backwards to me, due to the hardness of bone, but I promise you it will work better. The saw is also invaluable for cutting skull or spine depending on how you want to harvest antlers.

Another way to cut off the feet is to use a large pair of bolt cutters, or a large pair of landscape "lopping" shears. They will both cut right on through the bone.

I have also had success with these. Once people get over the drama or hilarity, they generally see that it works well. This allows you to pull the last bit colon\rectum out of the deer before you start cleaning, allowing you to keep your meat clean. If you wait until you are "into" the animal, everything is so slick that it's hard to pull out cleanly by hand sometimes. This keeps the turds off your meat.

A good gut bucket is a must. As you figure things out, you will learn to take the animal apart in a way that allows you to drop everything in the bucket as you go. I have used everything from large storage totes, to galvanized trash cans. I think I like the galvanized steel trash cans the best, because they are taller, but they do tip over easier if you haul off the guts in the back of a truck. I use the firm edge of the trashcan like a saw horse when I am cutting the front feet off.

Obviously, your work area also makes a big difference. We run a small family hunting operation where we might clean 8 or 10 deer in a row on a decent day. We have a purpose built shed for cleaning. You don't have to have a dedicated building, but there's a few key things that help. These are a cheap hand-cranked boat winch for raising the gambrel. This makes it easy to adjust the height of the gambrel to fit the deer and your comfort zone. Also, it seems obvious, but one of the worst things is trying to skin one in shitty light. Most of the time it doesn't matter, but if you are skinning for a mount, you'd better be able to see. Running water is definitely a key element. Nothing sucks worse than getting a fatty deer that fouls all of your knives before you are done skinning. Being able to wash right there is a major luxury.

Otherwise, there are several videos on youtube that I have been pointing people to, to give them a refresher when I am not around to help. Just search a bit. They are not hard to find.

When you get good, you can clean one casually in about 10 minutes. This doesn't include boning out the quarters.

Sorry for the wall of text, but this is something that I am passionate about, having spent so much of my life doing it.

u/LoveLampara · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I use a rifle, .22 caliber, but you could use a bow or shotgun as well. If you use a shotgun you would ideally use something smaller like 20 gauge rather than 12. With a shotgun you could take shots with the squirrel or rabbit moving, but with a .22 you can aim better and more accurately on a stationary one and get a head shot so that you don't ruin any meat. If you were to use a .22 you'd want to be out on some land not near a city or anything because you wouldn't want to shoot at one up in a tree and miss and the bullet come down on someone. It's not likely by any means, but still.

I have this book(The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl) by Steven Rinella that's all about small game hunting, including techniques on how to hunt things like rabbit, squirrel, quail, duck, etc. and it also tells you about what gear to use(including essentials like guns and ammo as well as non essential stuff like binoculars), and how to clean and cook the animal including recipes. Has a lot of useful information from an experienced hunter that explains things way better than I can lol. It's only $15 and I highly recommend it to help get you started!

u/_marco_polo_ · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I use a 30L Marmot, an 85L Osprey, or a regular school backpack sized Northface, and absolutely love them. It really depends on personal preference and what kind of hunt you are going on. If you do buy an internal frame pack, be sure to go to a store and try it on with some stuff in it. If you go to a major hunting/camping place, they will have staff to fit it for you. Do that and then buy online to save money.

I've used cheap walmart base layers for years until this year. Got an amazing set from a Cabela's bargain cave and decided that from now on I am going to get the expensive ones(unless I find another sale). The cheap ones will do it, but aren't nearly as comfortable or warm so I had to wear more layers. My fiancee swears up and down that her under armor set is better than the same set I bought from cabelas(she has both).

For a jacket(and maybe pack) do you need it to be camo? If no, for a jacket I suggest a Carhartt. If yes on camo, I love my Drake but it was super expensive. Maybe check out Macks Prairie Wings site?

As for anything else to make your hunt more fun, if you are done growing, I suggest splurging on a great pair of boots. Warm, dry, and comfy feet make me really happy. I also sometimes bring a little pocket rocket or a jetboil for warm food or drink but that really depends on the type of hunt. Stanley makes a great thermos for warm liquid up to 10-12 hours.

Also maybe think about a compact trauma kit. Accidents happen. I've got an Israeli bandage (get a bigger one that I linked. 6in isn't enough) coupled with a put together trauma kit. Blood clot packs, gauze, alcohol, thermo blanket, etc.

Hope reading this wall of text helped.

Ninja Edit: Rope or paracord for dragging dead game.

u/Halcyon3k · 11 pointsr/Hunting

I think it depends on what kind of person you are. If you think you'll be happier doing it yourself, knowing how it was done and learning while you go then you should take the leap and give it a shot. It's really not that hard to mess up and the learning experience will be invaluable. I'm by no means a professional but I always do it myself and like it that way. I know exactly how it was taken care of, I've done it how I want to and I've been in control of the whole process. It can be daunting, no doubt but the best way to learn, like most things, is to jump in. And in the end, if you found that it's just not for you then, then at least you know what it involves and can move forward with that knowledge next time.

If your worried you don't know enough or don't know anyone to help you through it then there are now lots of places to pick up good information. If you have netflix, throw on Meateater, season 6, episode 6. Steve Renilla is a great example of how to do things right and I wish he was around when I started hunting. You could also pick up Renilla's book (link below) which is great for many reasons besides being well worth the cheap price.

One note, I know Renilla doesn't like vacuum sealers for big game but I found it works fine if you don't bang them around. His method is most likely more durable (and probably cheaper) but if you want to vacuum it, that will work too.

u/HeavyDluxe · 10 pointsr/Hunting

Find an experienced shooter to take you to the range... Practice some marksmanship fundamentals with them on a small round (.22lr would be ideal) and then transfer that to the .308. Stepping up through a couple intermediate calibers while practicing (like .223 which lots of shooters will have for plinking or .243) would help.

The .308, as others have said, is NOT a 'small' gun. But, I think you're absolutely right that it is a "One Gun to Do Them All" chambering. You can take any huntable game with a proper .308 load.

Putting aside the gun whargarbl for a minute, here's some stuff on your more foundational question:

  1. You should find and enroll in a hunter safety class first. Period. Hands down. You _need_ the training, really, and it's a great way to meet new hunters to go into the woods with or more experienced hunters who will be willing to be mentoring resources for you.
  2. I'd point you to Steve Rinella's _Complete Guides_ if you're looking for a generalist resource to get started. There's two books focused on different classes of game (small/large), and a lot of helpful information for the hunter entering the sport. I am/was that guy. I quickly found myself wanting to move on to other, more in-depth resources on the specific things I was interested in, but these are no-brainers for 'first books'.
  3. Rinella's podcasts and Netflix show (MeatEater) is excellent, too.
  4. Get out in the field NOW. Start going to the woods or marshes (I'm a waterfowler) or fields and just walk. Get your body in shape for walking/hiking long distances. Start walking around and REALLY looking at what's around you. Begin training your eye to just 'see stuff'. You might not know what you're seeing, but snap a pic of it and google stuff when you're back home. Learning to navigate and observe in the field is the most important thing a hunter can do, based on my own experience. So, get out there now. If you can find someone more seasoned to go with you, all the better.


    Hope that helps. I'm 4 years into learning myself. Happy to chat more!
u/will_fred · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I really like Tom Dokken's Retriever Training.

I think this is the best advice: start young and keep it positive and fun. When it becomes not fun, the training session is over. Short, positive training sessions throughout the day are much more effective.

Best of luck to you!

u/oneeyebear · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I'm looking at the same thing. I'm tempted by the cheaper course but was hoping to hear that the $35 course would get more actual hunting information through to me.

I may just go that route and hope for the best since it's pay only when you pass and it is a once in a lifetime thing.

Edit: I'm in Texas as well.

Thought I'd mention that I picked up This book based on recommendations from this sub and it's good. I'm thinking I'll get what I was hoping for from the hunters education course but just through this book.

u/WindirValfar · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I'm new to hunting as well, just started duck hunting last season and still haven't gone after any big game. First mammal I got was some cottontail.

I found Steven Rinella's books to be extremely helpful, he has two volumes: The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game and The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl

Very reasonable prices and packed full of knowledge. In my opinion one of the best starting places to start learning hunting before you dive into more detailed books on specific species. That being said, if you can find a mentor that's really one of the best ways to start but educating yourself through books, videos, etc will help you understand the tactics much better. Like any endeavor you'll probably have disappointment your first few times out but that's just part of the experience and learning. Good luck!

u/jococeo · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Well the first and best place to learn is here:

In NC to hunt on private land you need written permission and have it on your person when doing so. There are public lands to hunt, but be careful (hunter orange) and it is best in middle of the week.

Steven Rinella wrote a couple good books I would recommend.

The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game

There is also a small game version.

u/dwm4375 · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Couple other things: Start by taking a hunter safety course, preferably with range/field time included. Buy decent binoculars and look for game with your glass, not your boots. Speaking of boots, buy a good pair and make sure they're broken in before you go out too far. Squirrel or doves are a good place to start. In California, you could probably start with deer hunting on a National Forest. Wyoming doe antelope or javelina in Arizona would be a good first out-of-state big game hunt. The tags are cheap, easy to draw, and the animals are found on public land. A good resource/introduction to hunting:

u/crappycstrike · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I’d highly recommend checking out for a variety of venison recipes. The author, Hank Shaw is my go-to for anything wild game. I own several of his books, including Buck Buck Moose which I highly recommend. It is all about everything antlered. Great info on butchering and breaking down a deer, and recipes for every part of a deer. Corned venison tongue sandwiches is one of my favorites.

u/mtblurker · 1 pointr/Hunting

I'm in the same boat as you - in the process of 'self-teaching'. I just picked up this book and found it very helpful.

I've decided to start with a bow - and I've found archery to be an awesome hobby outside of hunting as well. Hopefully I'll get lucky and get a deer before the seasons out - although I haven't seen anything in WI since gun season started

u/x888x · 1 pointr/Hunting

I snagged these on sale for under $40. One of the best hunting related purchases I've ever made. They have a pick up mic on both sides, so you can determine direction of sounds. The electronics actually work like a hearing aid. You could hear a mouse fart in the next room.

Most importantly, they are super low profile so they don't need with your cheekweld.

Amazon Link

u/Iknoright · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I would start with a hunters education course. You can find local ones online, check the department of natural resource sites for either your home state or states neighboring DC.

I'm sure it's going to get mentioned more in this thread, but find what you want to hunt, and check out this book (or volume 2 if it covers the animals you want to hunt, or get both): The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game

The books cover pretty much everything you need to know about hunting, and Google and YouTube are your friends from there.

Other than that, your issue is getting some hands on with firearms. For that I would suggest finding a range that offers gun rentals and has a range officer to help you get started. A more expensive option would be to take classes on gun handling and shooting.

Also, you may check out MeatEater on Netflix. The host is the man that wrote the book linked above. He doesn't cover a lot of the basics, but it paints how to hunt in broad strokes.

u/bucketman · 21 pointsr/Hunting

If you want a great book resource, I would highly recommend Steven Rinella's Complete Guide to Hunting series. It covers a wide range of topics from gear selection, hunting methods, and some recipe ideas. His show and podcasts are also good.

Amazon Link

u/jik0006 · 3 pointsr/Hunting

I've had mine in the field for a few months. Great battery life, takes either picture or 10 sec videos. Can set the timer to take those every 1, 5, or 10 minutes. Great pics and video in night or day. Can't go wrong for less than $60.

u/IlliniFire · 15 pointsr/Hunting

Try this book. I felt like it was a great starting off point for me. Kept me from having to ask a ton of silly questions of friends and family who are experienced.

u/fdguy · 4 pointsr/Hunting

Meat Eater by Steven Rinella is a wonderful book about his life as a hunter.
American Buffalo is another book from Rinella that not only tells of the hunt but contains a great history lesson.

u/so_there_i_was · 5 pointsr/Hunting

Howard Leight Impact Sports work great for me. You can actually amplify sound louder than usual, and still get great hearing protection.

u/dashinglassie · 2 pointsr/Hunting

You obviously don't know anything about Steven Rinella. He is probably the most honest, humble author and outdoorsman I have come across. His book Meateater is awesome and deserves a read by every hunter.

u/FMRYP · 3 pointsr/Hunting

That was a great read! I ordered this one right after I finished reading it because I wanted it to keep going haha.

u/HuntingGearDeals_com · 2 pointsr/Hunting

Here you go bud. I like that it goes up to 12 power since you may get longer shots in MT. Vortex offers great value and a killer warranty. I normally get a commission from Amazon, but I'm not supposed to post those links here. Please check out my website when you get a chance.

u/jaggazz · 16 pointsr/Hunting

Anything by Steven Rinella. (Meat Eater, Scavenger's Guide to haute Cuisine, American Buffalo and The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game (Volume 2 Small Game comes out soon). I've read them all.

A sand county almanac is really good too by Aldo Leopold..

If you like humor, anything by Bill Heavy.

And for Shitter material, you can't beat this collection of short stories.

u/wellzor · 1 pointr/Hunting

I tanned my deer skin from a couple years ago and it took so long I never really finished it. I would highly suggest getting the tools and work space prepared before starting the work as it takes a long time to complete with half assed prep.

You can salt the hide and keep it up to a year before tanning so don't feel rushed to start just because you have the skins.

I used this stuff and followed the directions on the bottle. I also watched some of these videos by skillcult on youtube

He does some more ye olde natural tanning methods though. But he has good info on the rest of it like fleshing the hides and whatnot.

u/burnttoast332 · 1 pointr/Hunting

Will be hunting in NE Wisconsin so I know the Blaze Orange is a requirement. Looking at getting a cheap blind but not sure what is good, what isn't. Any thoughts on this one? Really appreciate the tips!

u/rrpish · 1 pointr/Hunting

Mittens or those hand warmer like this.

u/mister_self_destruct · 2 pointsr/Hunting

We don't have seed ticks in my neck of the woods, just wood and deer ticks, but Permethrin is the best tick repellent I've ever come across. I treated my clothes this spring before turkey season and never found a single tick on me after sitting in the woods for 3 days.

My buddy came out to hunt with me one afternoon in untreated clothes and after sitting for about an hour he pulled at least a half dozen ticks off of himself.

u/tikka_me_elmo · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Steve Rinella's Complete Guide to Hunting Butchering and Cooking Wild Game. Volume 1 is big game, volume 2 is small game. I have only read Vol 1, but it's great.

u/Trover · 5 pointsr/Hunting

[Water Dog by Richard Wolters.] ( This book has been around since the 60s. It's easy to follow and it worked well for my dog. It does not have any of the more advanced techniques but it will certainly get you started.

u/Mech-lexic · 7 pointsr/Hunting

Anything by Steve Rinella - he has The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wildgame books which is full of stories, tips, and how to's and contributions from a thousand different hunters - I found them at my local library. I also really enjoyed "Meat Eater - Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter," it's a lot of non-fiction short stories of his life in hunting. He also has "Scavengers Guide to Haute Cuisine" and his buffalo book.

u/about_treefity · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I started wearing my Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic earmuffs when hunting. When you turn them up they actually amplify sound so not only are you protecting your hearing when you shoot but you're also hearing better and if it's cold they keep your ears warm!

u/KnockingonKevinsdoor · 15 pointsr/Hunting

Read Steven Rinellas Complete-Guide-Hunting-Butchering-Cooking Cooking Big game. I never had a mentor to teach me how to hunt I picked up this book a year ago read it twice basically. It's jam packed with info I don't think there's another book like it. He ll walk you through the whole process from what gear you need and don't need, there's a chapter every type of big game animal in North America And how to hunt it. It pretty much covers all the questions you had in your post. Could not recommend this enough.

u/TheDragonLake · 1 pointr/Hunting

Can you verify if it's this? I'd love to have a deer pelt <3

u/benjig7 · 3 pointsr/Hunting

This book is honestly the best way to learn how to hunt, -and it's broken down by each species. I have hunted since I was a little kid and still learned a lot from it. Cannot reccomend it highly enough.

u/PaulMckee · 1 pointr/Hunting

I keep the 2 books below at my camp. They are great for people that forgot a book. Also I pick them up and reread the stories all the time. Great to take with you for a long day in the stand. I have one more anthology down there that is really big but I can't remember the name.

u/OutdoorsNY · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I use this blind in NY for both fall and spring. Works well for both turkey and deer. Turkey don't care how long it's been there, they don't really hang out and take in the view so you can just pack it and set it up on the same day. Deer are a lot more perceptive so you want to put it where you'll be hunting probably a month or so ahead of time to be safe. Also doesn't hurt to throw brush across it to try to cover smells.

u/blsimpson · 8 pointsr/Hunting

I have both volumes of this, and it is super detailed. Volume 1 is large game, and Volume 2 is small game. It goes into detail about a lot of the basics.

u/termanader · 2 pointsr/Hunting - Howard Leight (very common, very popular)

Using some active ear muffs will both improve your hearing, and protect your hearing of potentially damaging sound levels.

u/derpderpdonkeypunch · 1 pointr/Hunting

Check out :
[Water Dog] ( by Richard Wolters or, for other fowl,
Gun Dog by the same guy.

While I don't hunt fowl (I'd like to, no time, water, or land to go on right now) my uncle did for many years and used those books to produce very well trained dogs. The g/f and I have a golden/chesapeake bay retreiver mix that's about six months old. We've been doing basic training with out of Water Dog and it's worked well so far. I'd reccomend them to anyone with a breed that has the particular behavioral inclinations of a pointer or retriever.

u/bkelley · 8 pointsr/Hunting

I would highly recommended Steven Rinella's Hunting, Butchering and Cooking Wild Game to anyone interested in hunting, regardless of experience level.

u/mossington1911 · 3 pointsr/Hunting

I looked back through a couple posts because I remember seeing a hunting book recommended. I found it thanks to u/KnockingonKevinsdoor

u/thewanderer0 · 1 pointr/Hunting

My brother has this one and really likes it.

u/Fritzzzz · 4 pointsr/Hunting

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    I'd suggest getting the above stuff first, if you think it's OK and works for you -- you can order the chemical yourself and dilute it yourself.
u/queese00 · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Second this and when I went out first time last year his book had all the info I needed to, 1 stay safe and 2 tactics in hunting and 3 how to field dress it.

The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game

u/kaiuhl · 2 pointsr/Hunting

Steven Rinella wrote a book, Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game, that is an incredible resource for learning about wind, hunting strategies, and some basic information about various game species. Highly recommend you read it now and start applying what you learn in scouting trips prior to September. I took a deer with a bow my first year and you can too.

u/eyejayvd · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I am in the same position as you, and I just finished reading this book. Its not everything you need to know, but I feel much more prepared after having read it.

u/ChopBangBuzzDylan · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I have these and like them. I use them in my shop too.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526)

u/truss84 · 2 pointsr/Hunting


The first hide I tanned I have about 16 hrs into it. Once you figure it out you can get it down to about 8-10 hrs. I use lye for my buck solution and eggs and sesame oil for the dressing.

i know the scraper is rusty I just hit it with a brillo pad and soap before I use it.

For the record buckskin is like a suede leather that adsorbs water but will also dry soft it is machine washable and to dry it you just let it air dry. Tanning to get deer hides into leather you basically soak the hide in a tannin solution for a few weeks to several months and then soften

u/joe_canadian · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Electronic ear muffs, like these are well worth the expense.

They allow hearing of regular noises (such as range officer orders or a deer sneaking along) but cut out on gunfire.

u/chemicalBurnScrodum · 14 pointsr/Hunting

Buy this, and read it-
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game

Then buy this, and read it-
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl

u/samandbob · 13 pointsr/Hunting

Read the guide to hunting, butchering and cooking. Vol 1 is big game, vol 2 is small game. Check out the show Meat Eater on netflix. Also watch a guy on youtube named Randy Newburg.

That will cover a lot of the basics.

u/billblack77 · 5 pointsr/Hunting

Sawyer Products SP657 Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce (Spray Bottle Color May Vary)

u/Mythary501 · 1 pointr/Hunting

Adding that for this year I purchased a hand muff pak for cold mornings, etc.

u/someomega · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I have a set of Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs. They have a audio input on them. I usually attach my ipod or my phone and listen to a book on tape or music while in my stand.

u/JumboClock · 0 pointsr/Hunting

I've had some decent luck with the A5 - plus it takes video, so you sort of avoid the reset time.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/Hunting

>is she already too old to train?

Oh no. I suggest this book if you don't have any experience.

u/turanaur · 1 pointr/Hunting

Amazon is having a deal on this exact cam right now for $57.64. I thought about picking one up, but the reviews aren't great, and it will only take 1 pic/min.

Moultrie A5 Low Glow Game Camera

u/holy_buckets_batman · 2 pointsr/Hunting

Here is what I have:

Scope Rings:


Ill take off the scope and re-mount it, see if that helps I suppose. I sure hope the recoil isn't the issue since that is specifically what the scope is designed for. And it shouldn't be a flinch either with the gun in a vise. Additionally, I shot my buddies gun which was dialed in and hit right where I wanted it to.

Either way, ill try re-mounting and some new ammo.. otherwise, deer season is right around the corner here in Iowa (December). I might have to just put on my smooth bore and shoot some rifled slugs if I don't get it dialed in before the start of the season.