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Medikman

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Intro to hunting
« on: February 25, 2009, 12:15:11 am »
As I posted in another thread I have never hunted a day in my life but would like to get started, and would like to ask if anyone had some good resources to learn about it. At least for now it would be mostly Pheasant or other type of birds (going to have my new lab trained as a gun dog).
This is going to be something that me and my dad can do together (we don't have much in common so I'm really excited about this) but he hasn't hunted in over 40 years. Any help would be appreciated, and I mean any help, including where are good places to go in Northern Utah, best loads, tips and tricks that help you, best stuff to wear.....etc. I tend to go overboard on research, but I hate getting into something unprepared.

I came across a website for a place called the Wasatch Wing and Clay Club, anyone know anything about it? good, bad, not worth the money?
seriously I'm a total newb to this

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    Re: Intro to hunting
    « Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 10:33:07 am »
    Medikman,
    I'd suggest that you take the Hunter's education class that most states Department of Wildlife teaches.  I'd suggest that your father take it with you since it has been a while since he has hunted.

    If you are interested in bird hunting, which I haven't done, I'd suggest trying trap or skeet shooting so that you become very proficient with your shotgun.

    Edited to add: Pick up a copy of the hunting and fishing abstracts for your state.  This should be available at sporting good stores, town halls, online etc.  Read and understand them.  If you want to hunt migratory birds you will need a Federal bird stamp.

    I would urge you to take the necessary hunting classes now.  Later in the year the classes will fill up and you will get busy and be forced to either drive a long way for the class or you won't be able to fit it into your schedule.  Also, going to the class now will give you more time to resolve any questions or equipment issues you might have.

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    Re: Intro to hunting
    « Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 12:39:14 pm »
    Thanks for the suggestions, I am taking the Hunter's education course my county is offering in march, and I do quite a bit of Trap and Skeet shooting already. That is what actually got me into shooting in the first place  ;D

    As for taking it with my dad that would be a bit difficult since he lives 75 miles away from me. I will try to get him to take a class near him.

    and I will go find a copy of those hunting and fishing abstracts thanx.

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