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Hi there, thanks for the great site.
I am new to hunting this year. I have my core course from years ago and look forward to purchasing a license, tag and gun.
I have a very good friend to help as he has been hunting for years. But being new to hunting and not being too young (47 years old) if you have any advice or tips for us new guys, they would be very welcome. I am excited, and a little nervous not knowing what to expect.
So wish me luck, and here's to a good first season.
Thanks for the comment Al. You know, novice hunters can learn a lot just by observation. Even us experienced hunters can learn. I am always alert when someone is talking about how or where they got their game.
New methods, tips, various setups can all lead to increased success.
My advice... read all you can, watch, listen and be alert while in the field.
I think I could write volumes about the little things, because invariably those are what will add up to make a difference.
Learn to identify good habitat, then find out if your quarry frequents the area. My absolute best tip I can give is this...
Never give up!
You will have many days when you see nothing, this is not uncommon for novice hunters and the experienced alike. You cannot find game if you are in camp
, get out there. Get out of your vehicle and walk out to areas that are relatively undisturbed by human traffic.
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As for your nervousness, that is OK. It is probably a good thing actually. A novice hunter that is overly confident may make too many mistakes where others who are proceeding with caution may win the day.
I've been hunting moose for well over twenty years now and I still get very excited about the season. I know I make the odd mistake but I have also learned from the many I have made over the years.
It is important to realize that we all make mistakes, it is just with experience we make fewer. Learn from them, take the various situations over with your hunting partner. Figure out where and what could have been do differently for next time.
Every hunting situation is different, every animal acts in it's own unique way. Because we hunt in varied terrain every stalk, belly crawl or stand will bring it's own challenges.
Be consistent in your hunting... watch for horizontal lines in a vertical world. See that freshly overturned rock... not sure if it is fresh? Turn another over yourself... now compare the two.
I think there are too many novice hunter tips to list. The above are about .001% of what you have to learn.
You'll be dead before you will know all there is to learn, so will I. But I will continue to learn every time I go out. You should too!
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