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View Poll Results: How old were yoi when you got your first deer

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  • Still in Diapers

    1 0.14%
  • 5-10

    39 5.36%
  • 11-15

    248 34.11%
  • 16-20

    160 22.01%
  • 21-25

    97 13.34%
  • 26-30

    58 7.98%
  • 31-35

    31 4.26%
  • 36-40

    22 3.03%
  • 41-45

    12 1.65%
  • 46-50

    8 1.10%
  • 51-55

    4 0.55%
  • 56-60

    6 0.83%
  • Still Hunting

    41 5.64%
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Thread: How Old Were You When You Got Your First Deer

  1. #241
    Boolit Master

    45&30-30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    I thought getting started in my mid 20's was late. Inspiring to see folks picking it up later in life.
    I Like Guns - Steve Lee

  2. #242
    Boolit Master redhawk0's Avatar
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    Apr 2016
    North East, USA
    First deer was a doe at age 14. First buck however, that took longer. I was 28...but since then I've gotten a buck about every 2-3 years...and a doe almost every year. I guess patience and experience with age has something to do with it.

    The only stupid question...is the unasked one.

    Not all who wander....are lost.

  3. #243
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    I was 12 when I got my first deer. That was the youngest age you could get at tag at the time in Nebraska.

  4. #244
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Twelve, Calif. didn't allow you to hunt until you were 12yrs old. I got my license just under the wire. The next year Calif. went to HUNTER Safety Course requirement to get a license. Used the Family .257 ROBERTS built on a M1917 action. Still have it too. My little Buck had 4 points on the left? But only 3 on the right. Skunked the next year. But my little brother got his doe with the .257
    Happiness is a Warm GUN & more ammo to shoot in it.

  5. #245
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    I was in my late 20's. My Dad didn't get his first deer until age 60. My son got his at 13.

  6. #246
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Middle of Canada
    Started hunting at 13, but the old man didn't have a lot of time for that sort of thing at the time, so I got by on geese, duck and partridge for a few years. Lost interest for a couple years when girls and cars happened. Then I smacked a button buck at 19 using an old .54 Hawken grandad gifted to me. Followed it up with a small 3x3 in rifle season later that year, then the following year I whacked the big one with Dad's Remington 700. Now I've spent 17 years trying unsuccessfully to top it, lol.

  7. #247
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRT Farmer View Post
    I don't remember exactly what year I got my first deer, but I do remember the day I saw my first deer track. Dad was working the bottoms and shut the John Deere down running to the house. We thought something was wrong, but Dad had found the first set of deer tracks on the farm. That would be in April 50 years ago this year.
    I was in the 11-15 year group. I got my first deer probably not too very far from you. I grew up in Perry County.

  8. #248
    Boolit Bub aws1963's Avatar
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    Apr 2018
    Northern California
    16 years old. Nice 3x3 muley near Highland Lakes, CA (Alpine County). Used a well worn Winchester 94 30/30 that was gifted to me from an Uncle.

  9. #249
    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Upstate SC
    Did not start hunting deer till I was 61 - got my first deer at 62 - which is not in this poll - so i marked age 60. Age 66 now and still hunting.

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