Getting Started

Deer

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Tips for Hunting Deer

There are a variety of things you should know to prepare for a successful deer hunt.

Basic equipment for firearms hunting

Ready to go on your first hunt? Learn more about the equipment you need when hunting with firearms.

Field Dressing Your Deer

Field dress your deer immediately after killing your deer.  Follow these steps to ensure proper technique.

Scouting Deer

Scouting is one of the most important aspects of deer hunting. White-tailed deer are a challenging quarry that requires hunters to study their habits and develop a plan to intersect their movements. Here are a few things to consider when scouting.

Stand Locations

Where is the best location to hang deer stands? Many factors must be considered when picking the right location, here are a few things to consider.

Choosing the Right Firearms

Firearms are the most widely used method for harvesting deer. Unfortunately, this most basic piece of deer hunting equipment is also one of the largest investments. What is the right option for you?

Choosing the Right Archery Equipment

Selecting archery equipment for deer hunting is not as complicated as some would make it seem.

Scents and Scent Control

To fool a wary whitetail, you not only need to beat its eyes and ears, but also its keen sense of smell. Knowing how to use and control scents is a good tool to add to your deer hunting toolbox.

Apprentice Hunter Program

Missouri's Apprentice Hunter Program gives people a chance to try hunting before getting hunter-education certified, as long as they hunt with an experienced hunter.