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#5417766 - 11/13/14 09:47 AM Rookie deer hunter
Chris2326 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 4
I'm headed out this weekend for my very first deer hunt and I'm so excited that I can't hardly sit still! My uncle has a place in Hamilton county and we have been out there to shoot hogs before but never deer. I haven't even been able to set up a feeder this year or scout the area at all so my expectations are tamed but I'm still hopeful I can get on a buck when he's chasing. Any tips for a rookie?

Thanks in advance for the advice!

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#5417774 - 11/13/14 09:50 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
welcome Throw some corn out in several areas that you can make a ground blind or brush blind to hunt out of. Watch the wind direction and have fun! cheers
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#5417780 - 11/13/14 09:53 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1741
Loc: Houston, Texas
Same at STX mentioned...and above all, have fun!
Good luck!
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#5417783 - 11/13/14 09:53 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: stxranchman]
dlrz71 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8958
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
welcome Throw some corn out in several areas that you can make a ground blind or brush blind to hunt out of. Watch the wind direction and have fun! cheers


welcome This ^^^ this cover it.
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#5417787 - 11/13/14 09:54 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/29/14
Posts: 664
Loc: West is the best...
Good luck watch those antlers spread if your in AR country be safe and have fun.
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#5417798 - 11/13/14 09:57 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Seadog Offline
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Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 13451
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
Same at STX mentioned...and above all, have fun!
Good luck!


and welcome
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#5417858 - 11/13/14 10:16 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Seadog]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 4945
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
Originally Posted By: Seadog
Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
Same at STX mentioned...and above all, have fun!
Good luck!


and welcome
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#5417874 - 11/13/14 10:18 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
basspromaster Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 527
Lots and lots of deer in this area. Corn the roads/ areas that u see any sign of deer. If there's cattle on the place it's a good chance deer will use the same trails. Look around these trails and see if you don't find any sign near them. Check the wind direction and set up pop up blinds or brush blinds down wind of where u anticipate deer coming in. Good luck and hunt hard and often. Don't be afraid to walk around in a different area outside where u are hunting. If you choose one spot spend your non hunting hrs scouting the rest of the place out.

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#5417876 - 11/13/14 10:19 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
TxYoteHunter Offline


Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 1781
Loc: Dallas, Tx.
Like they said, scatter corn on the ground where you can see it and within your comfort zone for shooting. Kick back and watch the area. Get yourself calmed down before you try to take the shot then make it count. We'll be looking for pics of your very first deer. Good luck and be safe out there.

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#5417879 - 11/13/14 10:21 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
hook_n_line Offline
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Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 3929
Welcome and Best of Luck!
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#5417883 - 11/13/14 10:22 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
Homer Jay Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 3846
Loc: Fort Worth
welcome

X 2 on the corn. The freeze this week will burn up all of the green forage thus making the corn more appealing for the deer.
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#5417933 - 11/13/14 10:43 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: stxranchman]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23579
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
welcome Throw some corn out in several areas that you can make a ground blind or brush blind to hunt out of. Watch the wind direction and have fun! cheers


X's 7

Also ask your uncle where he see them the most, he should have a good idea where you need to focus.
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#5417947 - 11/13/14 10:48 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
davvy Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Ft Worth
Like its been said CORN! I also like to get a bag of sweet grain when it's cold because it has alot of extra fat and sugar that the deer use to put on some extra weight for winter. It's not a good staple food for feeders and such but it can help keep deer eating a little longer and the longer the does stay the more likely a buck will walk up.

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#5417958 - 11/13/14 10:53 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Western]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6061
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
welcome Have fun and be safe. Make sure hunting license and Hunters Education card or one year deferral are with you if you were born after 1971 and you are over 17. up

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#5418002 - 11/13/14 11:10 AM Re: Rookie deer hunter [Re: Chris2326]
S.A. hunter Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2224
Loc: Buda Texas
I'm still a rookie, only started 3 years ago. I started with a pop up blind, feeder, and cameras. That's so that I would be able to move around with no problems. In order to locate the deer. Look for pinch points where multiple trails come together.

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