GUN Can someone make a little EDU on how to get into hunting?

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  1. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Noone in my family owns a gun :hs:. Not my dad, grandpa, or even a crazy uncle. I live in MI and I want to hunt deer. Getting a permit and such isn't that big of a deal, but where do I go? Should I go with someone? Any reading material I should cover? Rifle or shotgun?

    I'm pretty much shooting in the dark here. The only people I know that hunt is one guy at work who has a 870 but I don't think he really knows what he's doing either, and my girlfriend's sister's ex-husband but he's a good drive away from where I live. :dunno:
     
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    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    goto hunters education first, most places require that for a license.
     
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    SnakeEater OT Supporter

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    since you live a bit south in MI,you`re restricted to using a shotgun
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  5. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    That solves that then. :eek3:
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Yeah take the basic hunting class you'll learn a lot. If you get fined by the game warden you'll be wishing you did.

    I like hunting small game the best with my shot gun anyway. No waiting around in a blind all day for a deer. Walk around and take out some rabbits or squirrels while they are on the move.
     
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    Werd, I just drive to a few dairies about 10-15 minutes each from me and go shooting there. Closest one is best for pigeons, and one about 15min away we can kill over 20-30 rabbits a day :cool: Then there are still two other dairies to shoot at if wanting to drive a little further.

    Much better than waiting for a deer or two.
     
  8. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    In Texas we'll drive all the way across the state to go deer hunting, I think you can handle part way across MI. Go make a weekend of it.
     
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    The first deer you kill you must drink its blood.
     
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    Jurisbot Esq. Don't blame me I voted for Ron Paul. OT Supporter

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    hsmith OT Supporter

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  12. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    Definitely take this, it is usually taught by a game warden.

    This will have basic information about safety, methods of taking game (bow, shotgun, rifle), seasons, etc.

    If you have any questions I am sure that the game wardens or instructors will be more than happy to answer any specific questions you might have.

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10363_39267-143673--,00.html

    This is Michigan's dept of natural resources hunter education page. Here you can find where classes are, when they are offered.

    If you any other hunting questions just ask.
     
  13. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I got into hunting the easy way - no need to sneak around in the underbrush, wait around for hours on end in a deer stand, or even avoid detection by your prey.

    Just load up your sawed-off shotgun with some slugs and head out to farm country where there's plenty of game just standing around that just might walk on up to you - especially if you're wearing overalls and carrying a feed bucket. Let's face it, you don't want venison, you want steak that's easily quartered up with a chainsaw while your hunting buddy keeps the engine running and an eye out for those self-described "game wardens" that think they "own" the game.
     
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    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    You mean ranchers.I own animals and guns.
    And like anybody around here will use one to protect the other.

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    interesting concept. Use my animals to protect my guns. :mamoru:
     
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    You ever had a bull put on you.
     
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    Several years growing up, I earned extra money working for a relatives slaughter and farm, I've been around plenty of bulls.

    I'm hoping I'm just mis reading you, because I hope you know better than to take anything around here too serious.
     
  21. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    So everyone want's to hear a smart ass answer to there question.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    We always just took a big bite of the heart, there's usually some blood left in there anyway
     

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