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What's great about your state? Here in Arkansas we're the duck capital of the world , we got great trout fishing, and giant 8-Points.
TONS of whitetails , boars , a widespread coyote problem and Big ole' large mouths
I was raised in Arkansas and agree you have a great state.I have lived the last thirty years on the coast in Alabama ,We also have great hunting and fishing opportunities both fresh and salt water.We do have a hurricane blow through from time to time.which is a whole different story.
Ohio has outstanding walleye and smallmouth fishing on Lake Erie, has produced some amazing whitetails through the years, and turkeys have made an amazing comeback. I only wish we still had the upland game we had when I was a kid. Due to the loss of habitat(farmers removing fencerows), coyotes and the blizzard of `78. I think a massive reintroduction of quail and pheasant would be sweet!! BTW....so would my setter pup!!
NJ is far from Utopia, but it has some decent outdoor opportunities such as Great inshore and offshore saltwater fishing, dense Deer populations even though they're tough to hunt, lots of Turkeys, vast saltwater marshes for duck hunting. Some of the downsides? Overpopulation, overdevelopment, overtaxation, overregulation to name a few. Also there's no freshwater stream fishing in the southern part of the state.
I've lived in 16 states and 3 countries... So the best thing about NC is that I get two nice paychecks a month. No, really.
After a while you like to find out what's good and bad about your state. I've found that we have just a pile of deer here in western NC, and plenty of varmints for practice. In a lot of areas here, though, places to hunt the best deer are getting harder to find. Whole sections out here have been privately bought or zoned for various development. Some of my friends go towards the east coast to hunt now.
Colorado...Trout, pike, smb,lmb, perch, lake trout, walleye,muskie ....elk, mule deer,pronghorn, sheep, goat, bear, moose, grouse, pheasant, waterfowl, turkey, lion, bobcat, coyote, quail, dove, rabbit, beaver.....Hard to beat that ....and amazing scenary to hunt in with loads of public land. Of course there are a "few" others that hunt in Colorado
steve182... The only time I got to go out hunting in NJ was around the Duke Estates.
Every day, all year, you could drive by and see large groups of fat deer, just milling around everywhere.
Then... Hunting Season! And not one blessed deer showed it's head all weekend. I think they all took a bus to Atlantic City.
Here in alabama we've got some great lakes like guntersville and we also got great salt water fishing. Weve got boar,deer,coyotes,dove and some other things. What part of alabama are you in alabama outlaw?
Great bass fishing in Vermont, not just Champlain (which is predominantly in VT). Great trout fishing in many rivers, native Brookies galore. And some underestimated pike fishing in Champlain and some other lakes; 10lbs are not too uncommon and 6lbs are all over the place.
Michigan - never more than 6 miles from water. Gorgeous country. More big water shoreline than any state except Alaska. Blue Ribbon trout streams (all navigable waters are open to the public). Steelhead and salmon runs. Some of the continent's best smallmouth bass, walleye, and muskie waters. Thousands of acres of state and federal lands. Upland, waterfowl, small game, whitetail, elk, black bear, turkey, and varmint hunting. Furbearer trapping (muskrat, mink, beaver, coyote, badger, cats). Possibly a future moose season. Who knows about the wolves. Politicians that quickly learn the importance of the outdoors to Michigan's economy and traditions.
I too from Michigan so I just want to say DITTO to MLH!
Nebraska- love all the turkeys and deer that are around and with the coyote population and upland birds making a come back even makes it better along with all the waterfowl moving through and the cranes that stop on the Platte River is something awesome to see the pine ridge in the west with the wild west here and some places being miles from the nearest civilization no big cities really the land is the same way and is hardly touch just like how it was way back when everything you can imagine can be trapped and hunted here and elk are becoming more and more seen along with some bears and mountain lions got to love it all go the Big Mo just is a great place the wild west and animals here are still as wild as they were when the pioneers came across love how it is still old school and the people are all mostly awesome here
Best thing about this place is government health care and a million square miles of PUBLIC hunting land. Also unselfish farmers who won't buckle under to leasing. But, of course, I don't live in a state. I live in a province.
TEXAS! Lets see start hunting dove sep 1 and deer season for me ends the second week in feb. And then turkey starts back up in march... So in all thats like 6 months of being able to hunt ang get away from everything. Also got the coast for those of you who want some big fish. And the streams for the fly fishermen. And for the lazy beer drinkin type catfish and alligator gar. Not to mention the bass crappie blue gill duck geese phesant quail hogs mule deer. Sadly not much public land to hunt on though. Which is a big down fall if you dont know someone who owns land, unless your rich. You can always lease but that can also take quite a bit of the ole green doe.
Here in middle Tenn where I live we have the Buffalo, Duck and Tennessee Rivers with lots of clear, unpolluted spring fed creeks to fish. Lots of fine hunting. I'm in the foothills of the mountains so the scenery is beautiful
good fishin big deer nice people and lots of public land
Oklahoma has more shore line than any other state in the U.S. Even tho it is mostly man made, the fishing here is unbelievable. Then with the whitetail population growing and the limits on deer being raised along with deer season extensions, from Oct 1st to Jan 15th, Ide say we have the best of all the outdoors in the Sooner state.
For those who look great hunting and the fact you can hunt on Sundays.
Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world. and has more shoreline than any other state except Alaska. Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams.
Where can I start...the PEOPLE are the best, wherever you go
people wave when driving on the roads or from the fields. Loving,
caring kind people. We have beautiful pheasants. In the morning
and evening its so nice to look out the window and watch the roosters in the fields and on the road pecking gravel. Our deer
are HUGE. We are seeing more and more partridge. I could go on and on. Iowa is a wonderful state...
Top 3 Great Things About Mass.:
1. Fantastic striper/blue fisherie
2. Good largemouth fishing
3. Awesome people and you gotta love the Boston accent!
What makes Alabama great for me is that I have a private place to hunt. There are liberal seasons and bag limits. We hardly ever have to shovel snow, but we do sweat a lot from May through September.
what makes my state of new york great is everyone thinks the state ends in newyork city or albany infact im a ways north of them were there is no citys any were close to me and there is alot of land to hunt that people dont want to go that far in the woods for thats were i go to get my nice rack bucks.
Not enough space here for Texas....
alot of big bucks never know what will walk out next
Alaska, to explain would just be mean. Do your research, get in shape and plan a "fly out do it yourself" caribou hunt. Plan for ten days with a week of hunting and the rest for fishing or whatever. I guarantee it will be a life altering experience. The greatest danger will be addiction.
all of our city slickers leave to florida lol...
I'm IN FOR MICHIGAN! MLH just about covered it ALL!
Our Upper Peninsula(UP)has areas as close to wilderness as one can get to within a day's drive from Detroit! THANK GOD...I love the hunting & fishing here!
In PA the fall is incredible, lots of color and the game lands give alot of places to hunt.
Oklahoma, we have 3 out of 5 turkey subspecies. Easter, Rio, and Meriam turkey. Pheasant, quail,ducks & geese, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, the list goes on and on. we have the most diverse flora and fauna in the u.s.
In Florida, you can hunt in your back yard and fish in front yard. Florida has it all, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. There are some big boy bucks, and some big fat bass. We also have some of the best salt water fishing in this whole world.
Wisconsin is mix of shorelines and woods are amazing. The people are nice here too.
WISCONSIN people are great as said
1. Can't say deer because of the dnr
3. Nice mixture of corn and woods
wisconsin gots packers, cheese, walleye, and beer what more could one guy want besides maybe some more deer and less wolves and bear
To ar- you forgot about the hogs and crappie, and stripers !(Ark.)
hengst - You forgot about the whit-tails and crappie in Pueblo !
ga,great large mouth white tail everywhere.ga is a great state.
Michigan- Tons of Deer, the U.P., grouse and woodcock, tons of freshwater.
Florida- Fishing and pig hunting.
Here in WV. Not near as many people as in other states. Mountains, mountains, mountains, and mountains.Lots of rivers to white water raft and canoe to fish. Lots of deer, bear, trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, raccoons and lots of wide open mountains to run dogs after bear and racoons. One of the best things is that I live in town and in 15 minutes I can be in the woods where I cannot hear anything but nature. We have limited plants that polute and limited plants of any kind.Our industry lacks a lot to be desired. Paychecks are not as large as some states, but quiet places are everywhere.
Colorado! High country and plains fishing. Many cities and towns have great local festivals and street fairs, especially in the Summertime. Great city nightlife and live music. Baseball games at Coors Field, too!
Missouri. Great deer and turkey hunting, awesome bass fishing, and surprisingly good trout fishing. We also have walleye, white bass, crappie, catfish, musky, and various species of panfish.
Also awesome mountain scenery in the Ozarks. People often don't think about Missouri that way.
Although while Missouri is where I live, I'll admit Montana is where my heart lies. Blue Ribbon trout fishing in God's country.
The best thing about North Dakota is the hunting and fishing(lots of it)............They can have the winters,they really suck!
Hey, I'm originally from South Dakota, and I'm sure nobody wants North Dakota winters, except maybe Saskatchewan.
CALIFORNIA......what can I say the weather and the beautiful scenery!!! : )
Nebraska--1.8 milliom people on 76,872 square miles. Most rivers and watersheds of any other state. 2/3 of the population within 100 miles of the Missouri River, and lots of great hunting, fishing and outdoor opportunties for everbody. We're all friendly unless you are an out of stater that wants to run the show. Come and visit us,but, don't spread it around the great time you had here, we have enough people now.
Georgia - Tons of virgin timber full of deer, bear, turkeys and russian boars the size of a volkswagon. Gigantic resevoirs with some of the most scenic shorelines in America filled with bass and stripers all year long. And best of all, beautiful weather almost every day!
The trophy animals in Montana are great and challenging to find and hunt. the beautiful mountain scenery with excellent fishing.
The Greatest thing about Illinois is that I'm closer to Wyoming than someone in Indiana.
I grew up in coastal Alabama, great fishin salt and fresh. Surprisingly good duck huntin. As for deer numbers unbelievable. Been livin in Arkansas for past 14 years,bout 30 miles from Stuttgart, so ducks are great and deer aint bad. Can fish in a cypress swamp for flatheads one day and trout in the Little Red the next. Exceptional state for outdoors-men.
Great hunting and fishing, few and non-restrictive gun laws, conservatives out number libs 3 to 1
What state do you live in Sourdough?
Wyoming where winter seems to be almost year round and antelope still outnumber humans
ARKANSAS!! great hunting and fishing; best trout fishing in the world; great deer and turkey hunting; had a 300lb bear walk up on me while deer hunting; and we have mean nasty wild pigs; I mean big wild boars; I was raised in MO, but Arkansas has it all;
we even ELk hunt here; Outside of the western states, this is the place to be if you hunt or fish; I can be in wild forest hunting, and go back home, and hook up my boat, and catch 15-30 lb stripers, all before noon;
California, Kings river is a hometown buffet of rainbow trout
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