Just a little rant.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bscott29, Apr 8, 2014.

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  1. Jason_W

    Jason_W Member

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    I just moved from a rural location to the land of urban sprawl. I'm not sure when I'll be able to hunt next, so the guns I'm interested in are those that fall into the category of lot's of fun at the range and can also hunt.
     
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    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.
     
  3. HoosierQ

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    There is an enormous amount of land in Indiana on which you can hunt. No leases or any of that nonsense here. If there's a place outside of city limits where there are 4 or 5 trees standing together, there's a Hoosier hunting squirrels there! Deer are plentiful here too...they get big eating crops in the field. Coyotes are abundant. Turkeys too. And geese? Canada Geese? Well here in Indiana folks call them rats with wings instead of pigeons! Thousands upon thousands of Canada Geese here. We have a season. I don't think waterfowl hunting is the tradition in Indiana that it is elsewhere...not in central and southern Indiana anyway...but man are there a lot of geese here!

    You don't need to be rich to hunt in Indiana. You just need to know some landowners and have time.
     
  4. Arkansas Paul

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    I wish we didn't have any pigs to harvest.
     
  5. sugerwater

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    Might want to check Ohio's new hunting laws. Will be able to use straight cased cartridges in a rifle. 3 shots max.
     
  6. bscott29

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    I just read that myself. Now that's got me excited. I see a ruger or marlin purchase in my future.
     
  7. Speedo66

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    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?
     
  8. Davek1977

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    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....
     
  9. sugerwater

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    My understanding is 3 rounds loaded max. Will not have to plug a magazine tube, just have only 3 in the rifle. Will also not have to plug a shotgun, just load 3. Common sense finally prevails. Not sure of the caliber restrictions but 45-70 is ok.
     
  10. T.R.

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    My folks retired to a semi-rural area near Calcutta, Ohio for the lower cost of living. Dad hunted as a non-resident within Pennsylvania for the remainder of his life.

    West Virginia offers affordable non-resident hunting as well. I suggest that you seek hunting opportunities outside of Ohio.

    Good hunting to you.

    TR
     
  11. allin

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    Hi
    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.
    Just sayin
     
  12. aka108

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    If you want to hunt hogs, here is how you do it. Find a place in the woods and load it with hog feed. Hogs will find it. After awhile they will come there all the time. Then you put up a single side of a hog pen and keep feeding. Hogs will get used to the fence line. Then install another side and continue feeding. Then install a third side and then a forth side leaving a open space for a gate. Hogs will become accustomed to this. Then put in a gate but leave it open. Hogs will get used to that. Then one day while they are all feeding and happy you simply move in and close the gate. Now you have the whole herd and they have given up all their freedom and don't even know it. For some reason this sounds like what the govt is doing to us also.
     
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    Greetings from the Peoples Republic of Illinois. I know how you feel, living in the land where you can't hunt deer with a rifle and a CCW will eventually cost you 800 dollars. Don't know why they call it "The Land Of Lincoln" anyway, Lincoln was born and raised in Kentucky. He never set foot in Illinois until he was a grown man.
     
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