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May 23, 2017
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donnieclark

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Hi All,

I am getting older (in my 40s now) and I really want to learn to hunt. My father wasn’t an outdoorsman, so I failed to learn there. I have been trying to educate myself online, but there is so much to know. I know I need a license, there are also tags, also where to hunt, what kind of weapon do I need (I have a few rifles, but don’t know if they are appropriate, or if I need a shotgun), how to clean an animal, the list goes on and on. I am embarrassed to say that I know next to nothing, but would like to learn and hopefully go hunting this year whenever hunting season starts. I would like to hunt deer, elk, turkeys, hogs, and ducks probably in that order. I would like to do it both for the sport and the meat. I love the taste of game and filling the freezer might make my wife feel better about the time and money spent. I would be grateful for any help, or just pointing me in the right direction for finding what to read or where to go to learn. Please Help. Thanks !
I didn’t find the right solution from the internet.
References: http://texashuntingforum.com/f…..t6758483 

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May 25, 2017
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bluewater
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The wildlife and fisheries department of many states furnish pamphlets with the hunting and fishing regulations  for their state. You can usually get them free at any WalMart store. If you have any good friends or relatives who hunt, they would also be a good source of information. Don’t worry about your age, you have plenty of time, I’ll be 78 this sept.Frown

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August 6, 2017
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wyflyguy
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I would check with the Texas Fish and Game.  Often, departments will offer classes to get your foot in the door.  If you haven’t taken a hunter safety course, that would also be a good place to start as in most states (not sure about Texas) that is required before you can hunt.  You’ll likely be in the class with a bunch of kids, but don’t let that bother you.  It will be a great intro in to the world of hunting for you.

After that, the best thing would probably be to find a friend who hunts and who is willing to teach you some things or let you tag along.

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