- Meredith welcome to the club. One thing you'll learn, as we all have
learned about hunting. You never stop learning abouthunting. just
when you think you know it all, you learn something else.
Alot of people are concerned about what they are eating and take
up hunting so that they know they are eating food that is much
healthier than what we can buy in the meat section of the grocery
About your new shotgun. Alot of women do in fact buy 20 ga.
shotguns (as well as youth shooters) so that recoil is reduced. I'm
sorry about your experience with the 12 ga. If you are still hesitant
about the 20 ga. put a recoil pad on it and that will help reduce the
felt recoil your shoulder receives.
Another thing, I'd like you to visit a website called women
hunters which can be found by clicking the following url
http://www.womenhunters.com There are lots of interesting articles,
message board, etc. to help you in getting equipped for hunting.
Good luck in your hunts and I look forward to hearing about them
in the future.
- Hi Meredith. Welcome to the club. And, welcome to the wonderful world
of hunting. It really is a new world!
If turkey season is open in your state, you really HAVE to try it.
Once you do, you'll become a little turkey-hunting monster. You can
hunt them with just one call such as a box call or a slate or glass
call and wear green or brown pants & shirt if you don't have the camo
yet. A must is a face mask and gloves, or camo makeup because they
WILL see you face & hands.
When I finally get around to buying a woman's gun, the weight will
be big factor because the Remington 870 man's gun I use now is very
heavy. I finally bought a strap for it so I can carry it on my back.
I really hate carrying that heavy thing all over the woods.
You'll find many knowledgeable people on this club who can help you.I
just started hunting about 4 years ago when I joined this club, and
got very good advice here. I still consider myself a newbie.
I'm also sort of an artist. I use acrylic paints. Just painted a
covered bridge on my first turkey feather and it is not too bad.
Good luck to you.
--- In womenhunters@y..., lightbownamadon@a... wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I am a new member recently and just started "hunting" last fall. I
put it in
> parens because I really am learning everything from scratch. I live
> of Boston in Massachusetts, don't know anyone that hunts, didn't
grow up in
> a neighborhood or family that hunted and have come to this later in
> I'm about to turn 55. Some of my friends are "preserve the
> people and some think that hunting is OK. Of these, some would
> nice venison steaks if I should ever become lucky enough to get
> think the whole process of going out into the wild, (and I love the
> spent in the woods and fields), capturing your prey, dressing and
> it and finally putting it on the table is a very fulfilling and
> experience. So far, I've only put fish on the table, this may
> but I have a reverance for the food and appreciation of where it
> that just doesn't match with supermarket food.
> This new hobby began last summer when I confessed to my mother that
> wanted to go hunting. this realization came about on my morning
> through the conservation land around where I live, where I sighted
> coming out to feed on the tender grass in one of the fields. My
> partner thought aren't they pretty and I thought venison. Well, my
> said, "your relatives up in Maine all go hunting every year. I'll
> and see if you can go with them." So, I took the hunter education
> got my FID and hunting licence and was off and running. My
> mostly potato farmers way up in the back woods of Maine, close to
> Scotia. One of my cousins, Basil, a farmer with 40 acres, took me
out in the
> woods surrounding his farm, for two days in a row. (Most farmers
have to do
> logging to make a living now, the large corporate farms have put
them out of
> business.) It was a great experience, those woods had never been
> like the land in Massachusetts which has all at one point been
> Colonial times for farming and has now filled in, the Maine woods
> dense, you could hardly stick your finger off the logging roads
> woods. Great fun! I saw "my" deer the first afternoon out,
> but it was a doe and I ddn't have a doe licence. Afterwards, my
> said, "You should have dropped her, we could have put it on my
> licence." But it's just as well. That first sighting was pretty
> when she lifted her head, turned to look at me curiously, and smelt
> to pick up my scent, but couldn't because it was raining. That was
> I'm hooked.
> My first gun was a disaster. I don't really know what I'm doing,
so I went
> to a sporting goods store here in Cambridge and asked the salesman
> I said that I wanted something I could use for both bird and deer,
> versatile and with not too bad a kick.
> Well, he sold me a Stevens 12 ga. break-action shotgun, single
> left me with a bruise for two weeks and gun shy. He said it was a
> for a beginner. I am almost tempted to think he didn't care for
> hunters. This week I took it back and got some of my money back.
Oh, also it
> was used, which is OK. I have been talking to knowledgable people
> been advised to get a 20 ga. semi-automatic shotgun, which won't
> kick. I am an artist, illustrator and this may sound silly but I am
> at a gun which I really like for its aesthetic value. It's the
> Montefeltro 20 ga. semi-automatic and may be used with the
> both bird and deer. but it is light. I like that, the feel is
just right to
> me and the weight I could carry for a long time, but I'm worried
> recoil. would I just be replacing one killer recoil for another? I
> like this gun, though. So I would end up getting an absorber for
> and a shoulder pad. This is kind of a pricey gun and so I am saving
> it. I don't think I'll be unhappy. Any thoughts are welcome.
> Turkey season opened here on Monday. I don't know if I will be
> afford to hunt this season because I need everything-from camo to
> it's been fun so far learning the how-to's.
> I very much enjoy the messages from this group and it makes me feel