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I haven't been deer hunting since I was a kid in Tennessee and I would like to get back into the sport. I am a soldier stationed

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  • George Clawson
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    There are some great hunting areas at Ft.Carson. I was stationed there in 2003-04. Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope and Turkey. Expecially on the south end of Post. Check with the Rec-Services they can set you up with Hunters Ed., permits and pretty good deals on guns and ammo. And point you in the right direction. You need to check in with Range Control before going down range, for a range pass. They also have a nice range that you can practice with civillian weapons. Wooha!! Any more Questions?? e-mail me at [email protected]

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  • ryanwest
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    get a lower caliber, i use a .243 it is a smaller rifle little recoil and when you shoot it the deer wont a big mess to clean the highest for deer that i would go with is a .308 and that is for closer shots in the brush a lower powered scope is better if you hrnt in the woods (you can see more at one time)

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  • 6phunter
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    just an added thouht,if u are able pick up a bow seasons are longer and the skills learned will guadruple youre chances during rifle season.the idea is to travel slower and look longer.good luck and welcome to the brotherhood.

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  • copenhagencowboy
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    ALright I will definelty take a look at those other rifles before I decide on which one to buy. From what Ive been told there is a gun show going on in denver sometime in sept so I will most likely be heading up there to purchase my rifle. Thanks

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  • Matt
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    Dear copenhagencowboy, to start off let me thank you for your service to the United States overseas in Iraq. I've been to Colorado before and judging by the country out there I would recommend something like a Weatherby Vanguard, Remington 700, or a Kimber Super America. The .270 Winchester, &mm Rem. Mag or .308 calibers would be best for you. All shoot flat and have good power at close and far ranges. My dad has hunted with his Vanguard for 20 years and has never missed. But since this is Colorado we're talking, you might want to go with a Kimber Super America .308 Winchester. My uncle recently bought one, and if you're hiking through the high-country of Colorado that I've seen, I would get the Kimber. It weighs just over four pounds, making it easier to carry through the mountains. As far as gear, just find a good stand and some camo if you're going to wait 'em out, or have a good pair of boots ready if you want to hike it.

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  • copenhagencowboy
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    thanks aaron thats pretty helpful...guess you guys have sold me on the 30-06 now i really cant wait to get home to do some hunting. Thanks Guys!

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  • Aaron1991
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    id like to third drophook- thank you, now if your just geting started, a 30-06 will suit you wellfor deer, personaly i shoot 150 gr. remington core-lokt ammunition, for smaller game such as coyotes i recomend droping to 125 gr. ,if you plan to go for elk or bear kick it up to 180 gr, top that off with a decent scope, possibly a leupold, but ive always had luck with simmons and tasco, personaly i think SE Oklahoma, just pick out the one you want, personaly i never wear camo, use scent or hunt from a blind, just blue jeans & a dark long sleave shirt, a good area to hunt would be near a wheat feild, in a creek bottom with lots of oaks... if you have any questions contact me at [email protected]

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  • rrmont
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    I can't say it any better than the guys before, Thank you!
    As for a gun I would go with a 30-06 topped with a Leupold scope, with a set up like that you can shoot anything that you want in CO. I would also recommend a good pair of binos and boots.

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  • copenhagencowboy
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    You guys have been great. I can tell you how much I appreciate yall lending me a helping hand. It will not be forgotten. I promise. THANKS!!!

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  • www.dropjhook.com
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    Thak you 3 times more you are protecting what freedoms we have! When your over there when things are getting ruff remember you have or support 100% & or prayers!!

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  • Big O
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    As has been said "THANK YOU SIR !" If you contact me at the following e-mail, I'll give you all the help I can. I guided in Colo. for a while.
    [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • copenhagencowboy
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    I want to thank all yall for answering my questions. Lots of good info. If Im lucky enough to drop anything this fall I will definetly post a pick for you dropjhook. Once again, thanks for the help.

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  • charlie elk
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    All good advice that I will second and third. My son patrolled the Sunni Triangle. I salute you for serving our country and appreciate the excitement you will feel upon your return home to hunt.
    What are you thinking of hunting Copenhagencowboy?
    If your hunt will be in Colorado off the top of my head it could be elk, deer, bear, cougar, antelope, moose, turkey or small game. I have several good books covering these subjects if you would like me to send a book or 2 drop me an emial [email protected] with instructions where to send it.
    Again from the bottom of my heart thank you sir.
    Charlie Elk

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  • Bo
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    I will second dropjhook, thank you for your service to our country. As far as the hunter ed class, some states exempt military personnel as they figure who knows more about safe weapons handling than the guys in the military.
    But to be sure, contact your state's controlling authority over wildlife. In Oklahoma, its called the Wildlife Department, Nebraska it's the Game and Parks Commission. So contact them and they can usually give you all the information that you need.
    Again, thanks for your service. My prayer for you is that you will stay safe and be able to return and enjoy many years of hunting.

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  • bigjake
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    i would check out local hunting/shooting clubs or groups in your area,local guys can give you indepth tips about hunting in your part of the country.

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