I've read a few of the threads about new hunters coming into the sport and I too am trying. I'm looking in the Eugene and Springfield area for a mentor. I've been shooting before and am buying my first rifle this weekend. I took a hunters safety course in NY where I am from when i was in Jr. High but am looking into a refresher. Also, I'm looking for someone who'd be willing to take me and my grandfather shooting out here as we previously shot in Colorado not Oregon. I am willing to help pack out meat and help out however I can for tips and mentoring.