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Mostly I hunt here at home, in Washington State.

Time to time though, I go out of state to hunt or fish. Typically I'll hunt Wyoming every few years for mule deer or elk. I'll also fish in British Columbia or Alaska every couple of years. It's getting expensive though, and I'm not sure I'm going to continue doing so.

In Alaska, I get to fish a silver salmon run that is phenomenal. Simply phenomenal.

In Wyoming, I get to visit with friends, and sometimes get the opportunity to take a good bull, buck or even just a doe. Besides, I like the change of scenery. Wyoming is an 800 mile drive east for me, but worthwhile. Just not sure I want to keep spending the money for those non-resident tags, as well as the travel expenses...

Do you venture to other states or other countries to hunt or fish? Is it worthwhile to you? Why or why not?

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I stay in Ga for my hunt'n. I'm on the east side of Atlanta and it's only 65 miles to the hunt'n land out by the Ga-Ala border... usually an hour 15 min drive. Yeah I'm spoiled ;D
 

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Hello Guy ;D

I grew up hunting in Wyoning for big game and have hunted most everything here. I fish and used to bird hunt but not as much as I used to. I have hunted big game in Montana, Washington state and New Mexico. I have fished in Alaska several times, Nebraska, and did a lot of fishing while in the Navy on the West coast. I have hunted birds in Montana, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico. I will return to New Mexico to hunt again and probably next year. I would hunt big game in Kansas, Washington state, Montana, Alaska and Canada. I f I get the oportunity I go for it and getting to see the new areas is a wonderful expierience. Cost is something to consider but in some cases I make a vacation out of it and visit friends or relative while there. I know it is expensive to go out of state to hunt but we got to do what we got to do. ;D I'm sure that I have for gotten a few things on here like somwhere I hunted or fished so if I think of it later I will add to the list on another post. The thing I like most about going out of state is that it give me more time in the outdoors to hunt and do the things tht I like most. ;)
 

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LT - I had to go all the way to Georgia to find a bad guy who was hiding from me one time. It was an interesting flight home to Washington, with him in handcuffs. Worth every bit of the effort though.

Janott - yeah - I may just keep doing those trips to Wyoming and elsewhere... Figure that if I don't buy a new truck, I can keep on making some great out-of-state hunting trips.

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LT - I had to go all the way to Georgia to find a bad guy who was hiding from me one time. It was an interesting flight home to Washington, with him in handcuffs. Worth every bit of the effort though.

Janott - yeah - I may just keep doing those trips to Wyoming and elsewhere... Figure that if I don't buy a new truck, I can keep on making some great out-of-state hunting trips.

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You enjoy the humidity while you where here? ;D

We have good hunt'n here in Ga... lotsa deer and hawgs :p
 

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LT,

We have hogs up here to but they hang out at the Buckhorn Bar. ;D ;D ;D
 

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mostly I'll stay in Texas...but, I do drive to Ill/Iowa to visit the In-laws/out-laws (thats the excuse I tell wifey) but actually its to bird hunt! Looove them pheasants.
 

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Home state of WV, but occasionally I join my brother in PA. We haven't done it in a while as we are both too busy to get the time away.
 

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I'd love to be able to hunt with my friend across the river in OR, but the tags for deer and elk would cost me about $700, totally not worth it. I hunt within a few minutes of my house. Thinking about trying out the dry side of the state next year, but haven't decided about that yet.
 

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LT,

We have hogs up here to but they hang out at the Buckhorn Bar. ;D ;D ;D
Forgot to mention, Cougars and Dear w/2 point racks are also plentiful down here... and they're in season year round :p ;D
 

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LT - that's Dangerous Game you're describing...
LT said:
Forgot to mention, Cougars and Dear w/2 point racks are also plentiful down here... and they're in season year round :p ;D


Be afraid, be very afraid! ;D
 

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I would be more afraid of the hogs down at the Buckhorn Bar! ;) ;D ;D ;D
 

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I usually hunt here in Utah, but sometimes I get to hunt in Texas. I have, in the past, hunted Wyoming and Colorado, but their Non Res tags are pretty stout now. I have an invitation, one of these days, to go with another preacher friend of mine to the Crow Nation in Montana, preach a lille bit, hunt a little bit, kinda like I did in South Africa years back. Best part of hunting with the Crows is you go out with their game wardens, at night, and take whatever you find...all the meat is used in town, you keep the horns. I have a 7RUM all set up for it!
 

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I hunt mostly in my back yard. For the past three yeaars I've been blessed and able to hunt elk in Colordo with a son who retired from the Air Force there. ;D
 

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In 2010 I was lucky enough to go on a few trips. I hunted Tennessee and Kentucky as usual, plus Alaska, Maine, Georgia and Indiana. This year I will not be so lucky...lol. It will prolly be Tn, Ky and In for deer though. We've already been on our annual Georgia hog hunt and that's a bargain for a "big game" hunt at $20 for a three day out of state license. In the last two years we've been lucky enough to take 3 hogs over 250 pounds. ;D
 

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I hunt here in TN for deer, hogs and bear. I was lucky and killed a bear 2 years ago on the very first morning I went out to try for them. I still hunt in the South Cherokee forest. I hunt for free ranging hogs on private leased land in March every year. Got 1 last year and I am planning to go next month. I hunt deer on my farm (45 acres) and my father's farm (100 acres). I feel I am real lucky to be able to do that.

7 yrs ago I went to Gillette, WY with my son (then 12) and my brother to hunt antelope. We stayed in the local motel and paid a trespass fee to a local rancher. Opening morning by 11 a.m. all 3 antelope were hanging in his barn getting skinned. The abundance of animals was overwhelming. I have pics of mule deer and antelope in the town of Gillette.

I dream of going back out west and hunting mule deer and elk. However I do put in every year for the elk lottery in KY. Haven't been drawn yet. If I get that I'll be happy. If I could get just 1 mule deer, elk and possibly caribou then I would be fine with that. I would have the trophies I used to dream about, Lonnie.
 

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Never hunted or fished outside of NC, except for a couple of border lakes where either state lisence is valid.
Maybe when kids are out of college, loans paid down, ect...
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Interesting stuff guys. 336ER - seems you hit the jackpot of hunting recently, all kinds of places. That's pretty cool.

CF - yeah - tuck the idea away, and maybe it's something you'll want to do one of these days. Make a trip "out west" for hunting or fishing. The summer time fishing trips are easier to arrange around a youngster's school schedule.

Regards, Guy
 
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