This subject came to mind when I received an email from a reader asking what mistakes he should avoid when starting out deer hunting. Geez, talk about a loaded question (no pun intended)! After a little thought, I've come up with the 7 most common mistakes I believe new deer hunters make. While it's obvious that most of these mistakes are often belong to a beginning deer hunter, I've seen veteran deer hunters also make some of these mistakes (myself included). If you see one that should be on the list, drop me a line. So, here are my top 7 mistakes I see deer hunters make. In no certain order.