I've never hunted before - this is my first year. I'm 30, though, so I'm getting a little later start. Drew two deer tags this year - one for general rifle, and one for muzzleloader. The muzzleloader tag is either sex, and is in the middle of turkey season, so I think we'll be multi-tasking for that one.
I haven't decided whether to do with 30-30 or .308 for deer. I may bring both, and just carry whichever one seems appropriate for the terrain.
If I manage to bag my first deer this year, though, you can bet your butts I'll post a thread and pictures.