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getting into hunting late'ish in life

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by idahoan, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. idahoan

    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    I'm in my 30's and haven't been deer hunting since I was in my teens with my neighbor. I went out back of his house and we sat and bullbubblegumted until a deer walked into his yard and I shot it. that was my first and last time hunting. I would like to actually learn how to hunt but am unsure how to start. I am new to the area so I don't really have any hunter friends.

    So, how would you propose that I start?

  2. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. 30 ain't old to start!
    Start with this.
    Talk to anyone about hunting. Your in idaho and that's big time.
    Figure out what you want to hunt.
    Grab a .22 and hit the ground squirrels.
    The quickly hunt deer this next year.
    Rifle hunt.
    No camo needed.
    Gun, knife, ammo, rope, game bag, binos.
    Go down to your fish and game office and ask questions.
    Here is the most important point.
    Beileve you will get something.
    Will it to happen. -key!
    And enjoy the experience.
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  3. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    It's never to late. I got into hunting five years ago. I'm in my early 50s. Take oregonhunter5s advice and go for it...
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  4. scubadvr

    scubadvr Carnation, WA Member

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    I am in a similar situation. 37 and never been hunting. I've been doing a lot reading and taking a hunter education course online to get started.