You may have been hunting before but hunting deer can be a little different in terms of what you need and what you should expect. I’ve never done much hunting before but a friend of mine introduced me to dear hunting a while ago and I have to say I really enjoyed it. However, it is important to know some things before you start, I remember looking online and only finding information for seasoned pros which I was not. So I thought I would make some suggestions for those of you who are considering deer hunting for the first time!Dress appropriately, if it’s warm it doesn’t mean you’re all good to go to wear a vest and shorts, wear layers. By wearing layers you can adjust your clothing accordingly depending on where you are and what time of day it is. It may be scorching hot in the morning but by late evening and in the shade, you could be shivering. Most importantly, wear plenty of bright orange, this means you’re not going to be mistaken for a deer. If it’s cold them make sure you wrap up warm, hats are essential and good quality waterproof hunting boots are your friend.While your gun is obviously important it’s not the only thing you’re going to need, that is of course, unless you want to shoot the deer and leave it there. Nope? Didn’t think so! Well make sure you have some tarp, a very sharp knife and a rope, that way you can gut the deer, hang it and use the tarp later on to get it back to your vehicle. Practise makes perfect, before hunting season make sure you get to know your gun well, there’s no point in going hunting with a rifle you have no idea how to use. Know you and your gun’s limits, that way you won’t be frustrated come the big day.
Shooting from a long distance is really fun, I can tell you and it gives you a greater chance to get the deer you’re after. However there’s no point in even trying unless you know about good scopes and how to use them and what’s the right one for you and your set up. http://www.riflescopeguide.com/ is a good guide explaining all the variations of scopes and what kind of things to look out for. There’s no point in buying a scope only to find it’s not compatible with the rifle you’re using!