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Old 03-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Hi! Im a norwegian guy curious about which states is better for hunting and generall activities in nature(hiking, camping, fishing etc)? And also gun laws! Here in Norway theres good gun laws and good hunting possibilities for the average man, but my fear is that our socialist goverment will rule in the future and take our freedom apart. Therefore i am considering moving to the US when i am finished at university. Luckily we still have a strong right wing of the politics, that is more positive to hunting and gun activities.

Anyways, back to the question, which states is better for hunting and general nature activities in the US? How about colorado? Montana? Minnesota?

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anywere out west i have never been so i cant say but the southern state appalacian mountains serv many hunts for bear/elk/cougar/bobcat deer and it is down right beutiful

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Hi! Im a norwegian guy curious about which states is better for hunting and generall activities in nature(hiking, camping, fishing etc)? And also gun laws! Here in Norway theres good gun laws and good hunting possibilities for the average man, but my fear is that our socialist goverment will rule in the future and take our freedom apart. Therefore i am considering moving to the US when i am finished at university. Luckily we still have a strong right wing of the politics, that is more positive to hunting and gun activities.

Anyways, back to the question, which states is better for hunting and general nature activities in the US? How about colorado? Montana? Minnesota?
Minnesota seems to attract many from N. Europe. A link to the state's department of natural resources is below:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/index.html

gun laws here are great for hunting, and there is a LOT of public land available still. Check us out!
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Pennsylvania is not as large or remote as some of our western states, but we have respect for the 2nd amendment and huge holdings of land to be kept natural for wild game, non-game species and hunting.

We have good trout fishing, some salmon fishing, and very good populations of white-tailed deer, black bear, Eastern wild turkey, game birds, squirrel, some elk. Furbearer populations are quite healthy, including; beaver, raccoon, fox, weasels and some muskrat. Coyote and bobcat populations are growing.

Our western states are magnificent, if you're considering the eastern U.S., Pennsylvania is hard to beat!

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I would say Kalifornia, we have beautiful scenery in the mountains, but we have crappy gun laws so don't come here.

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Welcome- glad you found your way to us!

Have traveled in, or lived in most of the US. As strange as it may sound, there is some very good countryside for hunting, fishing and hiking in EVERY state.

Minnesota had a LOT of settlers from Norway (you will still hear "Uf dah!" as an expression of surprise)- but the Southern and Western states are very nice. Bag limit for deer here in my part of Virginia is 6 per year, 2 per day, and season lasts about 7 weeks. Yes, we have trout fishing in the mountains, bass fishing in the lower country lakes, and salt water fishing off the coast.

I think every state has some Federal parks, as well as State parks. Here we also have Wildlife Management areas- publicly owned land, paid for with the fees from hunting and fishing licenses. They are open to the public for hunting and fishing.

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Thanks for many good replies! I really appreciate it!

Some of you talk about Minnesota and the norwegian heritage, which of course makes me really exited, because I got many relatives living there, and I been there two times visiting them with my family. Beautiful place! Also been southeast, in Florida, which of course also is beutiful, but in a different way. Minnesota is more similar to Norway in terms of climate and species(well MN is more flat) as bear, ducks, various kinds of elk and deer, and so on! And as already mentioned, norwegian heritage.

Just gotta say that i love the United States of America and im really looking foreward to visiting your great country, and hopefully one day move there. God bless America.

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You're not even American and you say that, you will be welcomed here with open arms.
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The Inter mountain West is made for young men who want to live in the outdoors. Low populations Big mountains and miles of Public Lands. These states are firearms friendly and geared to out door living.
I would look at Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Colorado has fallen into an anti gun Liberal strong hold.

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You could almost throw a dart and pick from a map, like others have stated many states still have wide open areas for exploring. In the middle US we have the Ozark Mountain range that is plenty rugged with lots of deer and bear. We have clear lakes with lots of fish. The weather here is mild winters and summers aren't too bad usually mid 90's. Your welcome to find your own piece of heaven!

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