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Nebraska really is a fun trip

Nebraska really is a fun trip for us.  There's lots of deer, the landowners and very welcoming and supportive of getting the kids out hunting.  We usually have permission to hunt several thousand acres of agricultural fields and rolling hills without any trespass fees.  Last year, after giving us permission to hunt his property one rancher even spent a couple of hours driving us around in his truck showing us places to hunt (tree stands, ground blinds, etc.) and suggesting tactics to get the boys (and the dads, of course) into deer.  I consider these folks friends--they're on the Christmas card list.  The hospitality is fantastic!

If you can swing the trip you should give it a go.  And when your kids are old enough it's a must do annual trip.  Oh, and to sweeten the youth hunting pot, the youth tags for non-residents are only $6.  Ya...$6 for a tag to shoot 2 deer.  I wish more states provided low cost tags for kids!

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Definately sounds like a

Definately sounds like a great trip, kids or no kids.  My oldest is 6 this spring, so I guess another 3-4 years and I will hopefully getting him through the safety course and out hunting.  Can't hunt big game out here till he's 12, ut I can go back to Vermont and hunt the youth weekend there as soon as I feel he's old enough, and he passes hunter safety.

Just curious, what part of the states do you hunt where you get access like that?  I have heard that out east near Omaha, land to hunt, let alone free land, is harder and harder to come by.

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We hunt south central

We hunt south central Nebraska in the Republican River valley.  One of our hunting group has some family history there, but I'm not sure that makes too much difference.  Just ask.  Most of the farmers/ranchers we've spoken to are delighted to see the kids get some deer.

And Nebraska doesn't have the minimum age for big game hunting like Colorado and Wyoming (and apparently California too).  Once you pass the hunter safety program you can purchase a license.

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I've been planning to go to

I've been planning to go to Nevraska for years now but just get too busy with everything else. I'm watching it for the future though as my grandson is nearly three and I want to go to a state like this that will let him start earlier than here at home.

Of course Texas starts early also and I'm basically in a lease there now.

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Here in Ohio no matter where

Here in Ohio no matter where you hunt the limit is one buck. We have different zones though also. The zone I am in I can get six deer. That is the highest limit in the state.

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It's 2 deer a day down here

It's 2 deer a day down here in FL although the hunting sucks the quality of deer is low and your lucky to have any success at all on public land.

I'm moving to NC next month to get away from this crazy state... Confused

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Good Luck

AA, I hope you find N.C. to your liking! I haven't lived there for many years, but when I did while assigned to the 82nd, I sure enjoyed hunting there. Hope you find yourself a really honey hole with lots of deer with racks out to...here! Dancing

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From what I hear the hunting

From what I hear the hunting is pretty good where I'm moving. All farm lands and timber away from all the big citys. My uncle is a member of a club up there and hey kill quite a few nice deer every year.

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