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What does a beginner deer hunter need to hunt? And what is the approximate cost?

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  • What does a beginner deer hunter need to hunt? And what is the approximate cost?

    What does a beginner deer hunter need to hunt? And what is the approximate cost?

  • #2
    That depends on what type of hunting you plan on doing and where you live.

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    • #3
      Well first you need a gun. As for cost, if you find one you will prolly be payin some big bucks for it.

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      • #4
        I'm looking to hunt from a tree stand in North Carolina and I'm in the process of buying a Browning A-Bolt in a 30-06.

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        • #5
          I started out wearing some old winter clothes, a red hat, a pair of Army boots, a used rifle and some ammo.
          Total cost today would be about $400-500. Maybe less.

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          • #6
            Rifle or shotgun how much do you want to spend, scope,without one you have half a gun,knife,shells,now the boring part boots,warm clothing,hat and gloves. Without good boots and warm clothing you won't be out there long. Other items binoculars,field dressing kit treestand. Dont think you have to have all this at once,it takes time to put it together. Remember its a learning process!

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            • #7
              Not counting rifle?

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              • #8
                All you "need" is a gun, bullets, and a knife. But that's if you want the really low cost option! Clothes would be nice too. Hunting naked isn't too fun, especially when it's cold

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                • #9
                  Good start with rifle.

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                  • #10
                    This is one of my answers from a similar post a few weeks ago.
                    "Im surprised how often this question gets asked on this site. It isnt hard just to kill any deer, with a gun that is. Emphasis on any. You dont need much beyond the basics (gun, bullets). A pair of boots will keep your feet warm if its cold, but if you have ever done any hunting before im sure you have boots. Warm cloths to keep from freezing. But honestly I would venture to say you dont even need camouflage, Ive killed dozens with in a big flappy orange vest. Deer cant see color very well, I know a guy who just hunts in a carhart jacket and jeans. I think all these hunting shows are making people think they need all this junk. At my local sporting goods store I saw one of those sitka jackets for $300 dollars. Its just a warm jacket with pixelated camo, are you kidding me. You dont need a backpack full of junk to kill a deer. Personally I think half the stuff out there thats supposed to help you kill a deer actually hinders you. In short you need warm cloths, gloves, boots, a knife (if you get one), and patience. and half that you dont even need if your hunting in the early season."

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                    • #11
                      #1 find land to Hunt on.
                      #2 A good Shooting Rifle & Ammo.
                      #3 Some old Army Camo,Knife,Boots.
                      #4 Hunting Lic,for your State.
                      Total cost $500 to $700 that's with a scope, but not counting in a Car/Truck Ins/Gas,tree stand or ground blind,Corn Feeder,bug repellent,Snake Boots if needed,Cell/W~GPS,Trail Cam,Food Per.Day,Rain Gear,Camping Tent,Stove,Heater,Cooler,(Beer),Ice,Trailer + 4weeler.
                      Total cost $10,000 +/-..+ 1 Deer....Lol

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                      • #12
                        Rifle- 400$ to the sky is the limit
                        Ammo- 25-100+$ depending on the caliber and bullet type you choose.
                        Boots- 65- 400+$
                        Knife- 20- 200+ $
                        Treestand- 100 for a hang-on right up through buying a sky box for thousands
                        Camo & hunter orange- 30- 600+$

                        I would say a minimum of 650 if you don't own a stitch of hunting gear, right on up through tens of thousands if you fall for all the newest products on the market. In the near future, a nice set of gore-Tex or like wise waterproof hunting pants and jacket can make the experience much more enjoyable and get you in the woods on a few more days a season.

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                        • #13
                          You need a license for certain. You can usually borrow a gun and I highly recommend at least 2 bullets in the unlikely event that you miss your first shot. Once you get a deer on the ground, a skinning knife comes in pretty handy. I recommend the thin plastic gloves for keeping your hands clean while field dressing. I also like to take a bottle of water to drink. Although it is not necessary, I like to take a little rope to tie around the deer's head to drag it out of the timber. Other than that you don't need anything.

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                          • #14
                            Patience, a weapon, a sharp knife, a license, and a place to hunt are all that are necessary. Let your budget dictate what else you bring in the field for gear.

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                            • #15
                              Taxidermy $500.00... Sounds like you are off to a good start with a gun.I have a bow so I'm not asknowledgeable with rifles but and going to start learning more about them... That doesn't mean I don't know anything
                              Seth

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