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Location: Montana, USA
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i hunted the big island and

Thanks, ndemiter

I'll also have to get a Hunter Safety card.  I started hunting before the Hunter Safety Program started and Hawaii doesn't have a grandfather clause regardless of prior hunting experience.

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ndemiter, It's been a while

ndemiter, It's been a while since I looked at this thread, and I just noticed your reply to my post.  Thanks.

I've been to the Big Island several times and enjoy it a lot.  I'm serioulsy considering a hunt on a different island next year.  Because of the limited time, and the trip would also be the major annual vacation for my girlfriend, I would limit my hunt to just two days, so it would be an outfitted hunt.

Also with the hassel of flying with firearms and the extra baggage charges by the airlines, I'm considering using a rifle from the outfitter.   The outfitter that I've talked to has a .308 Win and a 7 mm Rem mag which is more than enough for any of the Hawaiian critters.

I've bow hunted off and on for over 40 years, but it has been more to get out in the woods more often and is not a primary passion.  If I want to kill a critter, I use a rifle.

Edit:  I didn't see my previous response until this one posted.  Earlier this month when I talked to that Hawaiian outfitter, he mentioned that Hunter safety courses are now available on line.  I did a Google search, found that Montana is a state that offers these, so I clicked on their web site, scrolled down to their practice test, missed two questions due to terminology only found in their workbook, then took and aced their real test, paid my $15, so now after almost 50 years of big game hunting in 4 countries and 2 continents, I have a Hunter Safety Card.Applause

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I have hunted Idaho, New

I have hunted Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois(home base), Minnesota, Texas(coyotes and bobcats). I have fly fished Idaho, Washington, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan,Florida,Tennessee those are the ones that come to mind.  I am extremely thankful for a wonderful understanding wife that lets me do all this.  She is probably the only one out there that could really put up with me:).  At 39 I am greatful for all the places I have been able to see. 

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Location: northern Colorado
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Hunted - Colorado, Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Utah.

Fished - Colorado, Alaska, Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, louisiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Saskatchewan.

Wow, I guess I need to start hunting more! Just what the wife wants to hear.....

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Location: Colorado western slope
Joined: 11/13/2009
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I'm impressed with the

I'm impressed with the hunting most of us have been fortunate enough to enjoy. Obviously a forum like this brings like minded people together but I was still surprised at the vast experience shown here. When I started this thread I had no idea it would go so long.

On the plus side I have been able to show my mostly understanding wife that I am not some strange anomoly. At least in this group anyway. Big smile

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I have hunted Kansas , south

I have hunted Kansas , south dakota, colorado and i do alot of fishing in kansas and hunting. I am lucky because we have the missouri river in my back yard and have the privlage of catching alot of big blue cats. I am still young and hope i get to add some more states as i get a little older but with three kids it makes it a little hard right now but when they get older and want to go  watch out

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Location: San Diego, CA
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Well, I have hunted a few,

Well, I have hunted a few, but not been very successful. :lol:  And some of you guys have some serious miles under your belts. Geez. Wink

My trips include:

Vermont, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvannia, Utah, Oregon, and California.

Seems like I am forgetting one, but can't figure it out.

I would like to add Colorado and Arizona in the near future, and now that I have a connection in Nebraska, I will be using that when I get a chance.  As long as the one way flights on Frontier keep up, I may get a chance.  Definately easier if it's just 3 hours away.

Oh, and my Dad and I are in the process of vetting outfitters for Illinois for fall of 2012.

Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Germany
Joined: 08/01/2010
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5 states

I have hunted in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Washington and Wyoming. 

 At the end of this year we are moving to Germany.  I hope to get the chance to hunt in a couple different countries during my 3 year stay over there. 

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I have no idea what the

I have no idea what the hunting opportunities are over there but wish you the best of luck with it and please share your stories if you get the chance to hunt.

And most of all thank you for you service.

Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Germany
Joined: 08/01/2010
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I’ve done some research…

The research says it’s going to be a pain in the butt trying to get my guns over there.  I decided to leave my guns in Colorado with my dad.  I will try to buy a gun to hunt with when I get over there.  Even though bow hunting is illegal in German y I will take my bow with me.  My plan is to travel to a couple different countries to get a chance to stick something with an arrow.

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