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Hunting in USA

Thank you for your answers !

In France it is very expansive to hunt in public land. I hunt in private land, it's my second year of hunting but the first year I have hunted only one day (I have had my hunting permit in december 2004, but with the time which was needed for papers to obtain the permit, the validation of the permit, the purchase of the rifle (Zastava 7x64), I have hunted the last day of the hunting season !). This year I have taken an action of hunting where there are wild boar (there are also roe-deer but the hunt of roe-deer is very limited (I believe we can hunting 4 roe-deer for the unit of the hunters, whereas the hunt of wild board is unlimited)). It's also possible to hunt small game.

I don't fish, but I think that your system to hunt in public land is like the system to fish in France : to fish we need purchase a permit that is valid for all a department, and it's not expansive (approximately 50 euros) whereas to hunt in public land i believe it's 6500 euros (and not for all a department, only a limited land) !

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Location: Pennsylvania
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That is expensive! We are very fortunate here in that we have so much protected land for all to enjoy.
Can anyone shoot a roe deer untill your hunting party reaches 4 or can only a select 4 people shoot the deer?
Wild boar is becoming my favorite form of hunting now. The only problem is that there are none where I live so I need to travel pretty far south.
Good luck this seaon and please let us know how the hunting is going. Pictures are good(even if it's not a trophy I would like to see any hunting related pictures.....Your hunting partners, cabin, campfire or whatever).
Look around in the forums and ask questions. There is a lot of info to be gained from the members here.

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Hunting in USA

Hello,

I hope my hunting season will be very good 8) !
The 4 roe-deer are only hunted in beaten, so anyone can hunt the roe-deer (we can't hunt the roe-deer with the mounting or with the approach, thus anyone has a chance to hunt a roe-deer). Concerning the wild boar, they are hunted with the beaten, mounting or approach.
When I'll have pictures, i'll put it on the website (last saturday, I didn't have a camera, if not I could do a beautiful picture of a roe-deer, so now I will take with me a camera (the hunt of roe-deer is not open, only the hunt of wild boar and fox, and only with the beaten (not with the mounting or with the approach). The general open of hunt is in september.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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When you say "The beaten" do you mean that the people move through the brush and woods making noise to move the animals? What is that method of hunting? Mounted (does this mean on horses?) The approach (is that trying to get close by moving quietly?) I have never heard of these methods before and I am just trying to understand what they mean.
I enjoy talking to you about hunting in your country.

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I think the good word is beat and not beaten (I have verified in the dictionary : beaten is a verb, beat is a name) : there are beaters hunters with dogs and posted hunters. The posted hunters are in front of a plot of land whereas the beaters with their dogs are in the track to hunt down the animals. The posted wait the going out of the animals outside the wood.

I thinked that you don't have beats in USA because the most adapted firearms for this manner of hunt are nearly only in european calibers, for example :

http://www.armureriedelabourse.com/CHASSE/product.asp?item=2600

This firearm is an "express", it's not a shootgun but a rifle (I don't have it because it's too expansive for me).

Concerning the good word in dictionary it's to stalk an animal : the hunter haven't horse, he waits for the animal to com (whereas in the approach the hunter search for the animal).

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Very clear now. Thanks.
The methods prefered here in the North East would be to find where they travel and wait for them either in a ground blind or in a treestand. We also hunt them by conducting "drives". This is when people line up in front of the "beaters" or as we call them drivers and wait for the deer to run out of the cover, it sounds the same as you do except we don't use dogs, we use people. We also stalk (still hunting) them. I have never hunted deer with dogs but I believe it's common in the southern states. Sounds to me like a fun way to hunt! Thumbs up

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