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  • Sorry for all the questions, I and an older friend are going out hunting this year for the first time. We don't have enough mone

    Sorry for all the questions, I and an older friend are going out hunting this year for the first time. We don't have enough money for all the gear( ground blind, Tree stand Etc.) I have all the essentials though ( binos, range finder, boots Etc.) So we are going still hunting or finding a place and sitting. Do you have any tips for either? Thank you SO MUCH. Seth

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    P.S. We just got our Licenses and could only get two Buck tags. That complicates thing. Our Ages Mid Teens, and Early 3o's. State Massachusetts.
    Thanks Again.
    Seth
    Really ANY info will help. I have done allot of research but more info is always wanted.

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      If you want find a spot that looks promising and you want to sit you could always build a ground blind with branches and brush.

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        You should really go with someone with experience the first time. I trust you have taken the hunter safety course.
        Find a good spot with animal sign, droppings, food source, trails, etc. Position yourselves so you cover more area and do not shoot in the direction of the other - always know where the other person is located. Blaze orange is mandatory if you are gun hunting.
        As mentioned, fashion a ground blind to break up your silhouette - against a tree is good. Sit still and be quiet.
        Good luck and be careful.

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        • #5
          Seth,
          Another safety concern is to be absolutely sure of your target identification and that nothing is behind it, like another hunter or another deer.
          Once you squeeze that trigger, nothing can bring the bullet back.

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            Seth,

            Along with the absolute safety awareness before during and after your hunt, you definitely can be successful hunting without all the gear. I hunt the New England area and have for years and have been fortunate to take a few wall hangers still hunting on my feet. I assume you will be hunting some type of public land so review as many maps as possible, ask questions to those who are experienced hunters and try and find a good area to hunt. Scouting for sign is a must to try and find out where the deer are traveling in any given area and attempt to set up on potentially a elevated landform such as a ridge or rock to get you elevated. Be aware of being out on the open so any natural blind you can set up is the best. As always, be aware of the wind and your scent! Use scent eliminating sprays and set up with the wind in your face to where you think deer are traveling. Try not to set up down wind.

            Lastly, read read read about hunting whitetail. Good luck!

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            • #7
              if your a first time hunter, its going to be a little tricky. first, i would spot the deer, as in where they move to and from, where they are eating, and where they are bedding, find a nice strong frequently used deer trail, then walk 75-100 yards either direction (witch ever way you think the best shot would be from, and just build a all-natural materials blind, out of dead stuff, and limbs off of pine trees. only because if your a first time hunter, and you dont know all the techniques, to hunting, and how deer react to smell, and movement. use atleast sometime of cover dont just go out and sit under a tree.

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