New to the area and wanting to get into Hunting

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by EGA Tanker, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. EGA Tanker

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    I've just moved to Portland from Texas and wanted to get started hunting. I've been on an elk hunt before with a friend, but never with my own tag. I was pretty much just a spotter/helper. I'm looking to get into hunting and was hoping to find a buddy or seven who wouldn't mind somebody new to the sport. Even if I don't get a tag I don't mind being spotter/helper, I'd just like to get the experience and some knowledge from experienced hunters. Any advice or resources would also be greatly appreciated.

    As for my shooting/firearms skill, I'm a former Marine with over 25 years firearms experience, I just never got into hunting until now.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. daiello91

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    What part of Portland? East side, West side? The Oregon Hunters Association has local chapter meetings once a month, there are 2 Portland chapters. 1 in Forest Grove and 1 in Gresham.

    Other than that I'd make a similar post on ifish.net in the hunting section. It gets a lot more activity than this sub forum.

    There is also the Oregon Duck Hunters Association, Oregon Bowhunters Association, Oregon Outdoor Council, Safari Club International, Rocky Mountain Elk foundation and a few other groups that have gatherings of one sort or another where you can meet potential hunting partners.

    Edit: There is also the stickies at the top of this forum that can be helpful on getting started.
     
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  3. EGA Tanker

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    Thanks for the good leads I appreciate it. I live in the SW but I'm pretty close to both.
     
  4. nwwoodsman

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    You should get a gun rack, NRA sticker on your vehicle and a camo hat. You're guaranteed to strike up a conversation about hunting with at least one of your new neighbors.
     
  5. Brutus57

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    [and some knowledge from experienced hunters. Any advice or resources would also be greatly appreciated.

    As for my shooting/firearms skill, I'm a former Marine with over 25 years firearms experience, I just never got into hunting until now.

    Thanks,
    Jeff[/QUOTE]

    Welcome Jeff and thanks for your service...and I'd like to add.... THOSE POOR ELK this fall.

    Brutus Out
     
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  6. charvey9

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    Bow hunting or rifle?
     
  7. EGA Tanker

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    I'm starting out with rifle. I haven't held a bow since boy scouts.
     
  8. EGA Tanker

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    I've got the hat and a USMC plate (almost as good as the NRA sticker) but I couldn't fit a gun rack in my car if I tried.
     
  9. PopsBdog

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    I put this info on other posts where relevent.
    Those of you who want to hunt, the OHA is a great way to find some info and people. We also lobby for laws on Hunting, Trapping, Wildlife, and Gun Rights. Oregon Hunters Association
     
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