View Full Version : Where would YOU hunt?

December 28, 2004, 06:24 PM
If you could take a trip anywhere in the US (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) to hunt where would you go and what would you hunt? My dad offered to take me on a hunting trip to the destination of my choice. Lookin for options.


December 28, 2004, 08:43 PM
Back country horseback trip in Idaho or Montana for elk and mule deer.

December 28, 2004, 08:50 PM
also what would be your weapon of choice?

December 28, 2004, 09:02 PM
Miami Beach or Ft. Lauderdale always produced for me, Daytona is great during spring break! I used a concoction called a "Sea Breeze" Stop by and pick me up on yer way and I show you the best spots for, uh......you are looking for women :confused: ? Ohhhh...then try PA mountains for nice whitetails (not as cute as the Florida white tail :cool: ).

December 28, 2004, 09:47 PM
Alberta whitetails are awesome...my "cousin in law" gets to hunt there...he has the antlers to prove it...dress warmly though...it was 2 or 3 degrees there during the day last year :eek: ...this makes for a very cold am hunt...makes me shiver just to think of it...given a chance though (just money I know) I will take it... :)

December 28, 2004, 09:51 PM
Oh, I forgot the weapon of choice...for me it is Brownings stainless stalker in 30-06...Leupold VariXIII 3.5X10X50. It fits, shoots and is easy to carry. If bears are in the area, I might opt for the .338 WM in the same rifle...
I like Federal premium 165 Trophy bonded bullets in the '06, and Federal premium 250 grain High energy TB bullets in the .338....

December 28, 2004, 11:05 PM
for me, id love to go hunting knowing what im going to shoot has a small chance of eating me for dinner. i dunno. bear, wild boar...something of that sort. im looking for 70* and sunny :) keep em commin guys!


December 29, 2004, 12:02 AM
I'd probably head down to Stuttgart, Arkansas and get me some big Mallards.

Or out into the plains of the Dakotas for some Snow Geese.

My weapons would probably be my 870 Express, as it will kill ducks as dead as any other 12ga.

December 29, 2004, 12:41 AM
Southwest Florida wild hogs with my 8mm Mauser. Lots of fun, usually exciting, and some farmers get their tomatoes so torn up that they will PAY YOU to do it :D
After that maybe Brown Bear in the Pac. NW with my S&W .44 mag.

December 29, 2004, 02:03 AM
guess i'm weird......but I always wanted to go out to SD and go prairie dog Plinking and bag some Coyotes

I'm a big fan of varmint hunting because you get more trigger time along with the fact that you're doing the ranchers out there a favor by taking care of the pest.

December 29, 2004, 10:15 AM
bear, wild boar...something of that sort. im looking for 70* and sunny If you're willing to substitute large African exotics for the bears, you just pretty much described about half of the Texas game ranches...

December 29, 2004, 02:34 PM
grizzly's in alaska with my .358 levergun and .44mag super blackhawk

December 29, 2004, 04:47 PM
And try for a Moose, if not that, Kansas, So. Ill. and Iowa would be my top 3 whitetail trips maybe you'll get a mulie in Kansas too

December 29, 2004, 05:29 PM
Some where any where out west, where there are large heards of peary dogs.
Or ground hogs early spring when there eating little soybeans plants.
In Indiana when we hunt earthen piggeys and you hit one with somthing like a 6mm rem, its called "MAKING GREEN CLOUDS"

December 29, 2004, 09:59 PM
Idaho, Montana or Wyoming for a bear hunt would be fun. Would use the 45-70, but I would install a modified ejector first.

December 29, 2004, 11:02 PM
Yukon moose, .300 weatherby

January 11, 2005, 09:42 PM
I would hunt in alaska for, deer, moose, bear, caribou, buffalo, lynx, sheep, rabbit, geese, mallards, grouse pretty much what ever my heart desires for the season. I personally thing the 338 is a good allround gun ranging from 180 grain to 275 grain for big game or a mossberg 500 for fowl.

January 11, 2005, 10:04 PM
First up would be a New Mexico private land trophy elk hunt, archery tackle.

Second choice would be a Canadian duck and goose hunt, my 3.5" SuperX2 would be primary gun.

January 12, 2005, 08:49 AM
La Garita Wilderness in Colorado for deer and elk.
Ruger #1 - 7mm mag.

January 12, 2005, 11:35 AM
Wyoming, Medicine Bow National Forest - Mule Deer - with my 270 (score 4x4)
Montana, Custer National Forest - Speed Goats (Antalope) also used 270 (man them goats make a great stew) I will give up the recipe if you want it....

both were camping type hunts... we saved some coin by doing it ourselves as much as we could. Had a great time and success to boot....

The Rifle was a Remington ADL with a 3x9x40 scope.... I think I used 130g Core Lokt SP's ?

Have fun whatever you pick..... Rojoe67 :D

January 12, 2005, 02:41 PM
bison on a indian reservation w/ a sharps 45-110.

January 13, 2005, 07:39 PM
come on up to canada, more specifically saskatchewan we are of course the home of the worlds largest white tail deer thats right the hanson buck (gotta brag a little i only live about an hour from hansons home town) i shot a 5X5 and saw a 6X6 this year too. we have huuuuge mule deer i saw three 6X6 big boys this year and we also have lots of elk, moose, bear and migratory birds. gotta love the .30-06 with a 3-9X40 for almost any of these you just cant go wrong. the exchange on the loonie might be pretty appealing too

if you want to hunt for some other kind of trophies id agree with doerdie

January 17, 2005, 08:07 PM
I guess first on my list would be Bobcat out west with a 223 or 243. I may even get that done next year. Second would be Feral Hog in Louisians or Texas. Have to research places and available lands. I don't know if Hog hunting is available or plentiful enough in KY, TN which would be closer to home. Oh yeah, 7.62X54R, 30/06 or 44 Mag. rifle unless I used it as an excuse to get a 30-30.

February 4, 2005, 03:19 PM
I would stay right where I am, in north Idaho. We have everything but pigs and caribu (the moose are pretty rare, though).

BTW, beenthere, you don't hunt bobcats with a 243. 22LR is the way to go. Out here, a really good pelt will go for $400+ :D. But it can't have more than a small hole in, and a small hole out.

February 16, 2005, 11:54 PM
I'd go to every state and partake in what ever it is they hunt fron mice to bear. I have always wanted to get a REALLY BIG BEAR..........and maybe a moose. as for the bear I would my grandpaws win pre 64 .375 he took to africa..

Robert M Boren Sr
February 17, 2005, 12:00 AM
Right here in my back yard for deer and elk bear antelope and moose if you draw the tags.

February 17, 2005, 07:38 PM
another vote for duck hunting in arkansas with a good shooting 12 guage!