Deer Hunting is a very time honored sport. It has been around for a long time. In some areas it is a leisure activity where hunters go in the field to congregate, go to the lodge, and then talk about the bagged game afterwards. In other places, it is a matter of survival as the deer meat is used for needed food. Either way, deer hunting is fun and if you practice safe and conservative hunting habits then you will see how much fun deer hunting is.
To get started you are going to need a few things. The very first thing that you want to know is the hunting laws in your particular area. Most states require that you take an approved hunter safety course before you can apply for a hunting license. You can go the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and they can provide you with that information. These education courses are excellent for all ages and they teach proper hunting plus laws that affect your state.
When it comes to deer hunting the most obvious thing that you need is a gun. Rifles and shotguns are the mandatory when it comes to deer hunting. Shotguns are for close range hunting, less than 100 yards. The perfect shotgun for deer hunting is the 12 gauge. When it comes to ammo for the 12 gauge, buck shot is what you want. Buck shot is self explanatory. It is made for killing buck deer. Buck shot shells contain roughly six to eight round shot. There is also spread shot but they are made for wildfowl hunting. They are smaller, spread out shot. Rifles come into different varieties: .243 and .270 are the best for deer hunting. Rifles are accurate from several hundred yards and come with one solid shell. I highly recommend a rifle for deer hunting for the sheer fact that they are accurate from long distances.
As far as attire, camouflage gear is the best. You will be in the woods hunting and you need a way that you can blend in with the environment. Cameo and burnt orange are the best. As far as baiting deer there are several ways. The best two being salt lick and deer urine which can be bought from a hunting supply store. When a female deer is in heat they spray and the deer urine acts as a attractant to the male buck deer. Deer just love the taste of salt.
The best thing to do is go online and do some research yourself about deer hunting. Or you can consult with a local hunting club. Once you start deer hunting you are going to find out that it is a very rewarding and fun sport.