Deer hunting is popular around the world for males and for females, and it is that time of year. Hunters everywhere are dusting off their rifles and heading out to their favorite hunting grounds to bag themselves a buck. If you have never hunted before, here are few tips to help you have a successful and trouble-free season.
1. Make Sure You Have the Appropriate License – every state requires a hunting license, so if you are crossing borders, make sure you have the appropriate one. In addition, some states will require first time hunters to take a safety class before issuing the license. Check with the local Fish and Wildlife before heading out on your trip.
2. Hunting Clothing and Gear – you will need the right gear and clothing for your trip, especially if the weather is scheduled to turn bad. Know what the surroundings will be so you can have the appropriate camouflage gear. You will also need equipment such as binoculars and hunting knives. Check with your hunting buddies to ensure that your group has everything that everyone needs.
3. Hunting Times – different areas favor different times of the day. If there are people in your group that have hunted these ground before, they will have a better idea of when the deer come out to feed or travel throughout your particular area. Typically, the best times to hunt deer are early morning and just prior to sunset.
4. Know the Terrain – if the area is new, scope it out for items that will attract deer, such as acorns and hardwoods. Pick a spot that will give you a clear shot to the grazing grounds. Once you have it, get comfortable and wait for the deer to travel through the grounds.
Hunting can be a tedious experience for a beginner. There is a lot of waiting for that one brief moment of excitement. If you happen to bag a 10-pointer on your first trip, do not brag too much, because there is probably someone in the group that has been hunting for a decade that has never even so much as seen a buck.