Taking Pride in My First Solo Deer Hunt: Overcoming Mistakes and Handling the Entire Process

  • Walt's avatar

    First off congratulations this is a great accomplishment for you.

    Couple quick pointers to help with the equipment issue. I started to do this as young hunter and continue to do it as an older hunter. Once I have everything sighted in. I take a sharpie and mark on the sight, and rest. This allows you to do a quick check that everything is still set.

    Second take every opportunity to take a practice shot before you hit the woods. This does 2 things for you 1st you can check your set up. 2nd this builds your confidence.

    Good luck.
    Aim small. Miss small.
    Pick a hair and put the arrow there.

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Alex S


My dad made sure that growing up in a city wouldn’t deter me from having a relationship with the outdoors. Hunting opportunities were limited but i learned to shoot guns at 7 and spent most of my time outdoors fishing (salt water, fly fishing), hiking, camping, canoeing/kayaking and just adventuring. Hunting entered my life in my early 20s when I met my now fiancé who had access to places to hunt. Archery hunting for big game or taking a shotgun out for birds - I’m learning about it all!

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