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Best states for outdoor life?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by GlockM23, May 7, 2002.

  1. GlockM23

    GlockM23

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    Whats your idea of the best state for outdoor life? Lots of hiking potential, nice fishing and good hunting?

    The reason I post is that I came from a great place offering all of the above (hawaii) to a terrible place, offering almost none of the above (south florida), and am looking at different places to go hunting and fishing for vacation. Ideally a remote spot.
     
  2. glockm23, your more than welcome to come up to michigan and do some fishing and hunting with me anytime! its great up here!

    by the way, whos the mod in this new forum ?
     


  3. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Member Millennium Member

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    Utah!!! We've got mountains, deserts, canyons, snow, rivers, trails, tons of BLM land open to shooting and 4WD! We've got rock climbing, hunting, etc etc etc. It's an outdoor enthusiast's heaven!
     
  4. heyTJ

    heyTJ Giddy up!

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    I can't say just one state, but NewEngland has every possible activity
    you are looking for.
     
  5. RobertJ

    RobertJ

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    Fishing... I love it right where Im at FLORIDA best of fresh and salt Not to mention I live a block from east lake Toho. Hunting is not the best but its here I only dove hunt now nothing like the deer hunting in Enterprise and New Brocton AL
     
  6. ewert

    ewert Glockin' Winger

    Well, when the ice leaves the lakes in July, Minnesota has great fishing! Nah, just kidding. The ice usually leaves about mid-April. Some great fishing in the "Land of 10,000 lakes" and some great Whitetail hunting as well. I am going out this weekend for the MN fishing opener. Walleyes and Northern Pike are on the menu!
     
  7. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    You could head to oklahoma very good fishing and hunting
    very beautiful state to boot;f BTW is it true you have
    to take out a bank loan for EVERYTHING you do in HawaII?
     
  8. MrMunster

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    Have to say that my many years spent in Iowa were enjoyable. Pheasant, quail, white tail, cotton tail, coyote, turkey.....however, the winter of 2000 nearly destroyed the pheasant and quail population.

    If the rules for turkey hunting were the same as they are for quail (8/day 16/possession), I could have easily shot my limit several days in a row last year.

    Once the hunting is over, you can start on the bass, catfish, crappie, sun fish, walleye, northern, etc.

    Of course, my sister and bro-in-law moved to Flagstaff a couple of years ago and keep telling me how great the outdoor life is out there. Of course they are bummed that they won't be able to do any camping this summer because some of the parks will be closed due to the extreme danger of forest fires.

    Oh well, can't have everything.
     
  9. true believer

    true believer Moderator

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    i think the state of Pa..you have a little bit of everthing...;f
    bob
     
  10. MrMunster

    MrMunster

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    Don't know yet. I've only been a PA resident for 45 days....

    However, my in-laws on the other side of the state do have deer & turkey. Supposedly they have quail too, but I have yet to actually see one on their property.

    Only thing to hunt in my area are what they refer to in Florida are "youngins", and I have yet to figure out how they get them in their game pouches.;e
     
  11. glockshootist

    glockshootist

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    While a long way from S Florida, the Yellowstone/Teton area (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming) is a great place to pursue the vacation activities you expressed an interest in. Even though it can be a tourist trap, there are many remote areas to play in. :)
     
  12. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

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    AZ has some great hunting.

    bison
    big horn sheep
    black bear
    elk
    mule deer
    whitetail
    mountain lion
    turkey
    javelina
    rabbit
    ducks
    quail
    doves
    coyote
     
  13. BuckeyePPC

    BuckeyePPC

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    Hey Big C,

    What the best way to start hunting in Texas. I live close to you but this will be the first year I'm able to hunt. Where do you go and what do you like to hunt ?
     
  14. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

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    Utah, Idaho, Wyoming. I'm not a hunter but I love to fish and camp. Living in the Salt Lake City area it's about 45 minutes to a half-dozen different canyons all with small rivers and lakes. Idaho has some scenery and fishing that is simply awesome. The same with Wyoming. Those would be my three choices.
     
  15. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    I'm not a hunter (never got around to it yet) but Texas has pigs, deer, turkeys, all the flying gamebirds, fishing everywhere, coyotes, if you're on the coast, saltwater stuff and even crocodiles I think are legal.... plus lots of land to ride and hike on.
     
  16. TheBigCA

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    Last time I was hunting I was a kid.

    This year I purchased a hunting license, along with the fishing license.

    I'm planning on Elk hunting this year. I always do lots of camping, and plan to do so this year.

    Oregon is the place man!!! We have it all.
     
  17. sooner pete

    sooner pete STOOPS FOR PRES

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    Theres nothing in Oklahoma to hunt or fish for,so you might as well try some where else. :rolleyes:
     
  18. shrpshtr

    shrpshtr

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    i am kinda partial to SC. we have the longest seasons for just about everything here in the entire country. fishing is good too, salt, freshwater, and fly. you can hunt the following species:

    alligators
    armadillos
    deer
    turkey
    quail
    phesant
    ducks
    geese
    woodcock
    snipe
    bear
    coyote
    hogs
    rabbit
    squirrel
    oppossum
    fox
    beaver
    bobcat
    mink
    muskrat
    otter
    skunk
    grouse
    weasel
    crow

    i won't even list all of the fish here.....sportman's paradise