I've never been hunting before though it's something that really interests me. But really I'm not even sure where to start. I'm interested in both rifle and bowhunting but where I'm at right now I haven't got any support/mentors whatsoever. I've got no experience with either (I have fired a relative's 22 at some gophers one thanksgiving but I don't really think that counts P: ) If I were up in Wisconsin with my cousins that'd be one thing, but I'm in SoCal with my siblings and mother who are all at minimum clueless about it and at most vehemently against "harming innocent animals" as my sister put it So I'm wondering mostly if I can get any ideas on what kind of gear i should be saving up for in either case, any recommendations (I'm generally looking to hunt deer), tips, that kind of thing. I'm pretty sure I've already missed California's season so hopefully I can get myself geared up and through some training for next year.