First time hunter

Jacob.Wakefield

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Joined
Feb 7, 2020
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Location
Utah
Hello! I live in the beautiful state of Utah and want to get into hunting big game. I have been on one spike elk hunt and didn't see anything. I have also helped a co-worker cut and wrap some deer meet. I am looking for some knowledge, tips, and tricks that might help me to bag my first ever kill this fall. Any and all advice welcome Thank you.
 

Bluejeep

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Joined
Jan 31, 2018
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391
Location
Billings, MT
Welcome. Lots of good Info on here, just search the old threads and almost any question you can think of has a thread already, but we love answering questions too, so dont be afraid to ask.
 

kansasdad

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Joined
Jul 30, 2011
Messages
4,386
Location
Wichita
Welcome to HuntTalk.

May I suggest you wear out Randy Newberg’s YouTube channel and get to intimately know your weapon of choice. Get good at hitting paper at the range and clay if you are gonna shotgun hunt.
 

ntodwild

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Joined
Dec 21, 2018
Messages
364
Location
Washington
Hello. I would tell you that "very specific" questions are the way to go on this forum. Don't be afraid to ask even if you think it's dumb. Everything from camping gear to weapons of choice. Try and stay away from GENERAL OPINION QUESTIONS. Once again, be specific and you will get specific answers. Ton of experience on this forum.
 

JeffJ

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Joined
Jul 23, 2019
Messages
198
Location
Missouri
Welcome! I won't be able to chime in much on Western hunting, much like you I'm trying to absorb as much as I can before trekking out West - but there's a lot of good info here.
 

greatwhitebuffalo

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Aug 9, 2013
Messages
303
Location
Wyoming
My wife and I are trying to decide what college we want to attend so I'm not 100% where we are going to be but I can say that the places we are looking to live would be up north in the Ogden area or down south around Cedar City.
I've only been down by Cedar City once or twice, so don't know a whole lot beyond some of the legendary deer and the ridiculous prospects of getting some of those tags. I would think that Ogden might have some more realistic prospects within commuting distance. That said; there's probably lots of good options if you're willing to drive a little while. Pick about two areas that you really like once you get settled and start pounding the pavement. It can be difficult with the pressure that some of those heavily populated areas bring. But, there out there to be had IF you know the area well enough.
 
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