Deer Hunting For Beginners: What To Know
October 2, 2019
While they may not show it, there are so many people who have never hunted deer but are dying for the opportunity to do it. They might have never had the chance because of cultural pressures, location, and other influences that stopped them from even thinking about doing it. Make no mistake, deep within everyone’s psyche is an ancient innate need to hunt. While we can just go to the grocery store and get our meats, our ancestors had to hunt to survive and thrive. While far less prevalent, this need to hunt is inside all of us and presents some interest in us all. If you’ve finally decided to go hunting for deer for the first time, there are a few things you should be aware of before ever entering the woods in search of that great buck.
What To Know Before Hunting
- Location, Location, Location
- Patience Is Key
- Familiarize Yourself With Your Weapon and Tools
Location, Location, Location
Finding the right location for your hunt is half the battle. Chances are, you won’t find large bucks running around through Central Park in New York City or any other metropolitan area. Rural areas and locations with large forests are more likely to have larger deer populations. Georgia, in particular, is known for its deer hunting. With its large bucks and dense yet peaceful forests, Georgia deer hunting stands high above the rest. If you’re looking for a place to stay during your hunt, don’t worry. Hunting plantations such as Gray Ghost Plantation offer full amenities for rest, relaxation, food, and more. These plantations are also built on private lands designed solely for hunting, so you’ll be able to go out on your hunt all day and come home to a warm meal and comfortable bed.
Patience Is Key
Much like fishing, patience is a huge part of deer hunting. You can’t expect to find the perfect buck the second you start. You have to remember that what you’re hunting doesn’t want to be hunted. Hunting is a challenge that requires your time and patience. It can be grueling and exhausting, especially when you go a whole day without netting a single deer. It’s important to understand that it’s perfectly fine to not snag that perfect buck. Becoming a hunter is a process and a long one at that. Learn about your hunt, discover its patterns and uncover the best strategies for following it without alerting it. You may not get it right the first time, but give it time and you’ll walk away with a gorgeous piece on your deer hunt.
Familiarize Yourself With Your Weapon And Your Tools
Before you ever go deer hunting, you need to familiarize yourself with both your weapons and your tools. These are your sidekicks, and they were designed to make your life easier. However, by not knowing what a certain tool does or how to properly reload your weapon you leave yourself at a great disadvantage. Take time to go to the shooting range, or going tool by tool and ensuring that you’re comfortable with each one. With advance knowledge of everything you’re bringing with you on your deer hunt, you’ll be properly equipped and ready to go when the time comes.
If you’re interested in deer hunting in Georgia, don’t bother with public hunting facilities or other hunting plantations, and visit Gray Ghost plantation. Call us today at (478) 334-5841 to learn more about booking your hunt!