Americas Greatest Hunting and Wilderness States

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Norwegian, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Norwegian

    Norwegian New Member

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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?
     
  2. Birchhatchery

    Birchhatchery New Member

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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
     

  3. chloeshooter

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    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!
     
  4. eatmydust

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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!

    Thanks for joining us here @ FTF, we look forward to having you join us here in the U.S.A., still the greatest country, in the history of the world, IMHO!!
     
  5. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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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.
     
  6. c3shooter

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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.
     
  7. Norwegian

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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.
     
  8. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    You're not even American and you say that, you will be welcomed here with open arms.
     
  9. nitestalker

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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.:(
     
  10. tri70

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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!;)
     
  11. Norwegian

    Norwegian New Member

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    Again, thanks for very good replies!

    Sorry to hear beautiful Colorado falling to more restrictive firearms politics...

    Many beautiful places have been mentioned in your posts. I had to picture-google em! Amazes me to see how the Ozark mountains were so green and full of vegetation, when thinking of its location (pretty much down south).

    So... which states do you think will be republican in the future?

    I followed your last election and have to say i hoped Mitt should win. Obama seem to me like a good man, i believe his intentions are good, but i just dont believe in the democrate politics.

    Anyways, American politics are frequently in our medias. You seem to have some of the same debate as us norwegians. Semi-auto weapons is being discussed in both our countries due to massacres. Heard about the norwegian nationalist mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik who killed 77 people? After this theres been a lot of discussion i media, and i fear that this is the start of a long run towards less personal freedom and more restrictive gun laws.

    Which states do you think will be states were personal freedom and "gun-freedom" will remain i lets say a 50 years perspective?
     
  12. texaswoodworker

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    Texas is nice. Plenty of wild hogs and deer, plus a lot of good fishing spots.

    Alaska is also very nice for hunting. They have a LOT of big game, and the vast majority of the state is pure wilderness. We call it America's last frontier.
     
  13. texaswoodworker

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    A lot can happen in 50 years. In a lot of states, guns are part of the culture, and aren't going anywhere. While other states have the misfortune of being next to antigun states. What happens is that people from antigun states tend to get fed up with liberal policies, so they move one state over. They then proceed to fight for those same policies to be made in their new state. THAT is what happened to Oregon when Californians migrated North. The

    Most of the South and West will remain pro gun with California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado being the exceptions. Arizona is in some danger due to Californians migrating East, but right now it is the most pro gun state. Hopefully it stays pro gun.

    AVOID California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Washington D.C like the plague if you want a pro gun state.
     
  14. nitestalker

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    We have the Free States. These states allow their citizens to enjoy their Constitutional rights. They are Alaska,Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming. These states allow concealed or open carry without any state issued permits.
    The great American Wilderness areas are all in the western U.S. Most of the large urban states are private property. In those states you must buy or lease hunting lands. In the west there are states which are mostly Public Lands. :)
     
  15. Norwegian

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    Really, really good answers! Thanks.

    Now im getting a better knowledge of which states would be suitable! My brother loves texas, drives a chevy with the lone star(?) on it. But for me, i think id like something more like wyoming or minnesota better, due to climate more like our norwegian, and also more similar nature in most ways.

    You didnt mention Minnesota while talking about "Free states", why is that? Is minnesota more restrictive than those you mentioned?
     
  16. texaswoodworker

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    Minnesota isn't exactly bad, but it's not good either compared to a lot of the South and West. It's fine if your just hunting.
     
  17. nitestalker

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    There are no "Free" states in the more urban South and Midwest. Minnesota tends to be a more liberal state. States with large Urban areas usually do not allow open carry and restrictive concealed carry. The Rocky Mountain states such as Utah and Idaho are very gun friendly as well with incredible public lands. You will only find 10,000 foot Mountain peaks and endless forest and deserts in the Mtn West.:)
    When the moose hang out in your lawn you are in hunting country. My lawn.;)
     

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  18. Rockjeep94

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    Can I come hunt your lawn ;)
     
  19. Nateroftheriver

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    Ill take my mountains an painted deserts of New Mexico