Having read through one of our newest members (Randonguy) 's post I started to wonder how many people new to our sport have found our forum and are reading through our threads trying to piece these things together. Maybe some will join but I'm guessing a lot will just watch from outside trying to learn what they can. Most of us learned the ways of hunting as children but obviously there are adults and quite possibly teens out there that are curious about deer hunting as well. We as deer hunters need to grow the sport and be supportive of ALL that are interested in deer hunting. Most members of this forum are veterans and I can imagine that it would be a bit intimidating to enter into a discussion with a bunch of veterans as a newcomer to the sport. So let's welcome in some new guys! Having said that I would like to start a thread for the newcomers that gives basic info on how to deer hunt. "Deer hunting 101" if you will. I would also ask that anyone posting list how many years that have been hunting. At the end it'll be interesting to see the number of years of experience we have here. I'll start it off. I'll have to admit it took some thinking to get back to the basics. A lot of the info I thought of I've taken for granted for many years.