Dave P. said:A.J. said:I have never hunted deer in my life but am considering taking the plunge. I live on large acreage that hasn't been hunted since around 1952. The place is thick with deer. Wife is pushing it pretty hard. She's allergic to pork and beef, but venison is good-to-go.
I'm in Mid Michigan and if firearm hunting was legal in our township I could just open
a window and shoot one.
Bought a crossbow last year and went out and sat in a brush pile a few times and
got one. Couple of weeks ago went out in the field maybe 200 yards
from our house and got an 8 point on a Saturday evening. Took about an hour
before he walked by.
If it wasn't for the mosquitoes it would almost be like going to the
Congratulations on your 8 point!
I plan on throwing together a little deer blind alongside one of the main deer trails. I'm gonna pick up a license this weekend. I have never deer hunted, never butchered anything larger than a small mouth bass, bluegill or a chicken. Utube will be my friend.
I plan on using a shotgun with a smooth bore slug barrel. I would like to use a nice .308 bolt action deer rifle, but the market is pretty much dried up. If I can't get a close shot with a 12 gauge slug, I won't take the shot.
Highest priorities will be:
- compliance with the law
- humane and quick killing of the deer