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 Posted: Mon Nov 1st, 2010 10:30 AM
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First post here friends. I do know the USA is very large and diverse and downright confusing to me as an aussie. Pictures and films show me it is also beautiful country and i was going to ask for pics from you folks of different states with  your own take on "this is classic Arkansas hunting country"  for an example. Then  i had  a small brainwave and thought what if the handloaders bench did a quality yearly calendar with 12 states listed with quality photos by your members of their typical favorite hunting areas.Us non USA people would get  a whole lot better idea of the countryside where the game is in each state and indeed  some american people get to see countryside they seldom may see.Give it a note jotting area for each day eg,fired 460 weatherby Monday dentist Tuesday Lol. Just an idea any profit could go back into your site.  What do you reckon?



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Shane wrote: First post here friends. I do know the USA is very large and diverse and downright confusing to me as an aussie. Pictures and films show me it is also beautiful country and i was going to ask for pics from you folks of different states with  your own take on "this is classic Arkansas hunting country"  for an example. Then  i had  a small brainwave and thought what if the handloaders bench did a quality yearly calendar with 12 states listed with quality photos by your members of their typical favorite hunting areas.Us non USA people would get  a whole lot better idea of the countryside where the game is in each state and indeed  some american people get to see countryside they seldom may see.Give it a note jotting area for each day eg,fired 460 weatherby Monday dentist Tuesday Lol. Just an idea any profit could go back into your site.  What do you reckon?
Welcome Shane... Sounds like a great idea.. The powers that be would have to work it out.. :thumbs:



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 Posted: Mon Nov 1st, 2010 12:35 PM
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Welcome Shane, sounds like a good idea.
But on the picture we would need a rule..."no member, plese". some of us blokes are ugly!



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but but i wanted to go shooting in oz ...with a camera at the topless beach :P all kidding aside i have to ask if u mean a paper calender or a cyber calender ? with the note jotting i'm led to believe u mean a paper one ..

where i'm at i may love the scenery but it is fairly flat and mostly wide open , game is where one finds it and during hard hunting pressure usually in a non-descript field of weeds or if ur lucky a creek bed but i will share a foto :wink: even if i am a terrible picture taker

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Thanks for the pic  looks like a fine set of antlers on that head. I really have no idea what species that is ,but hey ,do they taste good? Yes the idea was for a paper calendar  and if it "took off" in future years who knows it could achieve must have status. It really is baffling for me so many types of deer,yep i know about the bears and moose,coyotes and wolves but that is about all . Good luck , and yep its Melbourne Cup day downunder. Hope i back the winner.



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that is a fairly young whitetail deer ( very good eating :wink: ) and last season's tag
i really have no idea on the calendar , that one would be up to the powers above me , and i have no clue as to publishers and cost etc etc , the worse part about it is that the current economics isnt the best time for such a venture but i have been wrong before ....a cyber calendar would be a cool idea and from my point of view a bit easier to do .



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Thank you Fryboy for explaining this to me, I wont keep on but i would like to know briefly the tag system and your own whitetail rifle setup. Thanks Shane. 



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the tag system isnt so easy to explain , the gist is it's a permit to harvest a deer , we have a draw system and also can buy a whitetail only over the counter , in my state u are allowed one buck but depending upon which hunting unit u are in can buy from 0-6 ( dont quote me because this varies yearly ) game tags ( anterless only ) as for the rifle it actually depends upon where i'll be hunting , as a kick around i like the 6.5 swede ( alot even tho it can make a heck of a mess ie; too much gun ) IMHO it doesnt take alot of gun to kill a whitetail as long as one remembers the most import part - shot placement , i've used various calibers in years past , in some states the .223 is legal ( not here tho ) we also have a muzzle loader season , alot of what i take depends upon the planned hunting area and which hunting season it is , i'm really fond of short light carbines with a variable power scope and see thru scope mounts ( for quick snap shots )i actually prefer shooting targets to hunting , both have their rewards but i never worry about a wounded target but targets dont taste as good lolz



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Shane to make it more difficult. Every state has its own laws and seasons.

Take deer hunting whitetails.
In some states, no rifles on slug shooting shotguns. Some states you can bait hunt; others allow dogs, some states it is one buck a year, other you can shoot 6 to 56. Some states you must quit hunting presisely at sundown, other states you must quit at 1/2 hour after sundown, others let you hunt all night.

Some states you might have to wear a florescent orage hat, another, a coat, another doesn't allow you to wear camo orange.

Withing most states they have some type of districts, some times called Wildlife Management Units (WMU) seasons licenses and regulations will vary within a given state by WMU.

I hunt deer in four states and all are quite different. It is tough for me, but I've been doing it for a lot of years.

The stte I hunt most has a longbow season, a junior hunting rifle season, a black powder season and a flintlock season, and a doe only season by WMU only with a tag, you must draw.

very confusing. If you ever get the chance to hunt USA, get someone here to hunt with and get into it at least a year early to get proper tags.



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Thanks again Fryboy and Bear for your efforts in helping me out, confusing it is but given time and reading future posts on tags and the like will all help me grasp at what goes on. Hell this little aussie would not shoot on his own in the US Not in an electric chair state anyways  for fear of fracturing some hunting law :lol:. Many thanks gentlemen.



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when one grows up or lives in a area for a bit you learn the local regs anyways , let's say that i wanted to hunt in momtana or south dakota ( any state doesnt matter at the moment ) here's the link to south dakota's that i found by typing " south dakota fish and game "

http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/

while it did give me a few hits it also showed one that looked official ( the one above ) thru the sub menu's we can find the rules regulation and fee's etc , here's the big game list that might be possible

http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/big-game/

buffalo sounds good ! non-resident cant hunt elk or bighorn sheep ( bummer elk is good eats ! )they have alot of information right at your fingertips !



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Jackpot  Fryboy just spent a good 2 hours there , things are much clearer now, i even read some fish cooking recipes.Easy to see that coyotes are "much loved" by everyone in SDakota. I see it is very similiar in size to my home state and some parts that have 15inch rainfall is same as my district , bit cooler in winter though!Think i could very easily live in South Dakota with its large range of game animals varmints ducks pheasants etc and light human population. Again thank you. 



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ummm that bit cooler is a misnomer ... most of south dakota is on the open plains ...there isnt much between there and the north pole but a barbed wire fence ....and it blew down [dratz] the wind cuts from time to time and the winters can be a lil brisk , glad that you found the site great ! btw ? every state has one , and the differences vary , u could also prolly google what ever game species that you think u want to hunt the most , google earth is kind of cool ( way easy to get ummm absorbed in it lolz ), i have a few hunting spots that i recon from time to time , ur welcome amigo !



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