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    I am super excited to say that I just bought my first hunting bow. This year I am going to go all out Grok and hunt some deer. It will be my first time hunting ever. If you have any deer hunting tips I would love to hear them. In the next three weeks I will be completing all my hunter safety courses. Let's just hope I'm a good shot.
    Height: 5'2"
    Starting weight: 180lbs
    Current weight 130lbs

  • #2
    Longbow? Curve? Compound? What did you get? What's the hunting like in S. Korea? Keep us all posted.

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    • #3
      Don't be too disappointed if you aren't able to kill a deer on your first bow hunt. It is extremely difficult. But, a successful hunt doesn't have to include killing. Enjoy being out amongst the wild things. There are too many tips to list here so I'll try to keep it simple, don't let them smell you or see you. Concentrate on one single hair through your sight and breathe. Have fun and good luck.

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      • #4
        Practice, practice, practice. Learn your effective range, learn to judge distance at that range, or get a good range finder. Make sure you get the right arrow and braodhead combination, practice with field tips the same weight as your broadheads. Get an extra set of broadheads and practice with them, too. Don't practice with the broadheads you intend to hunt with--it will dull them. Really good broadheads to use are Muzzy's 125gr. Muzzy Products - Bad to the Bone

        Are you in the military or an actual Korean?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Nix View Post
          I am super excited to say that I just bought my first hunting bow. This year I am going to go all out Grok and hunt some deer. It will be my first time hunting ever. If you have any deer hunting tips I would love to hear them. In the next three weeks I will be completing all my hunter safety courses. Let's just hope I'm a good shot.
          What? Really?

          Basic tips: Get good binoculars, learn to stay still, learn to stay quiet, but above all, learn to not small like a human.

          No smoking, no kimchee, nothing. You can spook a deer, and it can look right at you, then go back along it's business without a second thought, but if it smells you, it's gone.
          My Fitday public journal.
          Me vs. Russian Boar, hunt is on Aug. 20th. WHAT'S MORE PRIMAL THAN THAT?!
          Recently survived Warrior Dash, New England.
          Game Developer, ex-Chef, long time Fatbody.

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          • #6
            spend a LOT of time practicing, hours a day for weeks if you can handle it. you are getting a late start and you owe it to the deer to make sure you dont gut shoot it if you get a shot.
            bow hunting is short range, typically within 25 yds, binoculars and any telescopic sights are a waste. you need to learn where the deer go and then be there ahead of them, ideally in a tree stand 10-20 ft above the ground. If you can find a well used trail then put up a tree stand as soon as possible, get in that tree stand 30-45 minutes before the sun comes up and WAIT. hold still untill one comes down the trail.

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            • #7
              well yeah, it's a waste if you're wasting your hunting time stand hunting. Not so much of a waste on a spot and stalk.
              My Fitday public journal.
              Me vs. Russian Boar, hunt is on Aug. 20th. WHAT'S MORE PRIMAL THAN THAT?!
              Recently survived Warrior Dash, New England.
              Game Developer, ex-Chef, long time Fatbody.

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              • #8
                I plan to do this myself, as well as turkey hunt.

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                • #9
                  If you are in the states now, alot of states have a *HUGE* feral pig problem. Needless to say, there are *tons* of free pork running around legally considered to be pest animals rather than game animals - meaning you can hunt them any day of the year (and night) for that matter. Might be harder than deer hunting though because they are low to the ground and only like to be out and about at night...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wildwabbit View Post
                    If you are in the states now, alot of states have a *HUGE* feral pig problem. Needless to say, there are *tons* of free pork running around legally considered to be pest animals rather than game animals - meaning you can hunt them any day of the year (and night) for that matter. Might be harder than deer hunting though because they are low to the ground and only like to be out and about at night...
                    I've wanted to spear hunt a boar for a while now.... but I'm not a sporting man, rifle with scope if I ever have the free time ever again.

                    Also wonder about parasites and feral pigs.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                      I've wanted to spear hunt a boar for a while now.... but I'm not a sporting man, rifle with scope if I ever have the free time ever again.

                      Also wonder about parasites and feral pigs.
                      The proper way of thinking of pig hunting is not as "hunting" per se since they are pest animals along the lines of coyotes and cockroaches. You can hunt pigs in ways that are not legal for other animals (though there are limits). Thus, "sporting" is not a requirement. Some states allow machine guns to be used, if you legally possess one. Texas lets hunters on helicopters do it.

                      Parasites - thats what cooking pork to high temperatures are for. And don't shoot the big, old pigs, go for the tender young ones that likely have less of them.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DarthFriendly View Post
                        I've wanted to spear hunt a boar for a while now.... but I'm not a sporting man, rifle with scope if I ever have the free time ever again.

                        Also wonder about parasites and feral pigs.
                        Cook it right and they will all be killed. I would also love to get me some feral hog.

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                        • #13
                          If you do go, don't go with a small gun either. Bring something big. Even if you are spear hunting, bring something big, like a 45 pistol or 12 gauge with slugs. Cause, if you piss it off, or any other hogs, like a mother with piglets, they are going to come for you and they will want blood and some hogs can get really really big.

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                          • #14
                            You should take equal caution when cleaning feral hogs as when eating them. Wear gloves and don't let any of the pig's blood into a wound while you're cleaing it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Nix View Post
                              Let's just hope I'm a good shot.
                              please practice before you go. nothing worse than crippling an animal.

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