Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bscott29, Apr 8, 2014.
This might be true in some regions, but there is still a lot of public land in this country. Even in New England, where I grew up and lived until a few weeks ago, I was never more than a 20 minute drive from state or Federal land on which to hunt. In Maine where I last lived there was still a good amount of logging and paper company land that was open to the public, though not as much as there used to be.
Now that I'm living in a northern California city, however, I imagine I'll hunt a lot less for a few years.
You don't need to be rich to hunt in Indiana. You just need to know some landowners and have time.
I wish we didn't have any pigs to harvest.
I just read that myself. Now that's got me excited. I see a ruger or marlin purchase in my future.
Can anyone explain the logic behind straight wall pistol cartridges only? If they think it's less powerful, a .44 Mag is legal, but a .38-40 is illegal because it's a bottleneck?
3 shots max loaded, or 3 shots max capacity?
As shown earlier the statistics don't back your assertion. Too, I know here in South Dakota, there is a lot of land available for public use. In fact my family has over 700 acres in the Walk-In Area program that anyone can hunt big or small game on, so long as they access the area by foot (and no, there's no some uber-long hike to get there....you can drive to the fence-line and park there without issues). I often hear about people complaining of lack of access, and then when countered, argue the quality of the land or animals found there. That said, I've take 170 class mule deer off of public land no more than a mile from my parent's front door. The land and the animals are there if you care to look in a good many areas. "Lack of access" and "hunting is a rich man's sport these days" seem to be excuses for a lot of people that simply don't want to put any effort into fidning a place to hunt. You may not be given a treasure map with X marking the spot you'll get a trophy kill, but even minimal effort will often get you a place to hunt. It might mean making phone calls, knocking on doors, or studying (and understanding) maps of public access areas, but the opportunities, at least in most areas, are there if you look a bit deeper than than average hunter is willing to....
West Virginia offers affordable non-resident hunting as well. I suggest that you seek hunting opportunities outside of Ohio.
Good hunting to you.
Come up to the Toledo area. I have a groundhog problem. Damn thing has taken up residence in my barn and caused all kinds of damage. Unfortunately I live in a township with a housing development behind my property. Neighbors tend to get a bit upset when I try sniping the thing. It's also a tad illegal to be shooting on the property where I live as it has grown up and there are now many developments, schools, churches, stores, etc in the way. I have been thinking about going all "Caddyshack" on the thing, not that I am obsessed or anything! so, if you have a hankering to help overcome these issues come on up. Bring bail money, and the number of a friend to collect us from the local hoosegow.
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