New guy looking for tips

Discussion in 'General Michigan Hunting' started by KinOfDarwin, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. KinOfDarwin

    KinOfDarwin

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    Seeing that right away! Already blown half my day reading hunt stories lol
     
  2. TriggerDiscipline

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    Welcome to Michigan! I’d recommend hunting squirrels in the off-season, it will teach you a lot about how to hunt, I.e. how to stay quiet and develop instincts. Coyote season is open too.

    Your first gun should be a 12 gauge pump. Either a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. You can hunt literally every species in Michigan with one. Get a slug barrel for deer hunting and you’re golden. If you have the money, get a pump and a .450 bushmaster.
     
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  3. ReallyBigFish

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    And just so you're clear, the $5 just assures you the right to buy a $20 tag. That is if you win the drawing.

    Welcome and good luck.
     
  4. KinOfDarwin

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    We are going rabbit/squirrel hunting in a few weeks actually! I already have a residential squirrel in my freezer because my mom's dog is a killer and slow squirrels get shook! She visits the kids every few months (lives out of state) and the dog treats my house like a hunting lodge!

    My first gun was actually a 12 gauge pump, a mossberg 500 tact. I loved it and plinked it for years until selling it a few years ago. After my hunting money is refreshed next year I plan on looking at the Remington 870s for sure. It seems like an easy way to get one is just get an express and switch the stock out later if I want. My father in law does all of his hunting with one except for small game. He is usually bringing home a couple of deer each year with it.

    I just scored a savage axis 350L at dunhams for 379 after taxes, bore sighted scope comes mounted. Now I am on the quest of trying to find ammo to start getting familiar with the round and rifle. I'm very excited. :)

    Great comment thank you for the advice, pretty much dead nuts inline with what my plan is moving forward!
     
  5. boydaway605

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    Get a 30-06 or 6.5 creedmore .any ruger or tikka or Winchester. don’t bother getting a suppressor most people end up regretting it.
    Most importantly try a tree saddle just one sit and you’ll never go back. I Can’t hunt in Michigan without one now
     
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  6. KinOfDarwin

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    That is the first I've seen one of those. You can sit up there for hours eh?
     
  7. KinOfDarwin

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    Just wanted to thank everyone who commented and PMed me. Picked up 4 boxes of ammo for my new gun today because of tips over PM. You guys absolutely rock!
     
  8. snortwheeze

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    Its a great site like I told ya.. Very few dicks, still a couple but not many.
    With your attitude you'll make friends. Glad we could help!
     
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  9. Hammer62

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    Welocome to the hunting fraternity....its an addiction!
     
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