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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Joined: 11/07/2006
Posts: 13
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Just wanted to say hello. My name is Ryan, I am 21, and after a hiatus i am scratching and clawing to get back into hunting and shooting. Starting with my recent purchase of a used Remington 870 Magnum 20 ga. pump action in 2 3/4" and 3" magnum. It wasnt the one I wanted but a great gun still, and more importantly in my price range. I am mostly interested in upland birds and squirrel and rabbit and such as well as trap shooting so a 20 ga. is a good all around gun as well as the one i grew up shooting. I do eventually want to get into larger game as well as handguns.

Well as i said with the hiatus, after aboout 3-4 years w/o firing a gun, my friend and i, (we used to hunt together so we were equally dusty) went out last friday with 8 boxes of shells and 2 boxes of clay pigeons, and had a blast. It felt great to get outside and shoot again. We are going to try to make a habit of it. The main problem with being in our area (Omaha, NE) theres not a lot of hunting land unless you have friends or family with land that allow you tu hunt it, which I dont. But, i dont have a problem walkin the public lands even w/o success if not just to get out and walk the fields, but of course I'd much rather bag some birds.

I'm also working on getting my fiancee into shooting. She was raised totally anti-gun, so believe its been a chore. But I got her to agree to at least learn to operate the gun safely, for our protection at least. But I'm sure once she gets used to shooting she'll love it.

Well sorry for the long post, but I've been lurking for a lil' while now, and I wanted to introduce myself and participate. From what I have seen there are a lot of very well informed and experienced hunters/shooters, so this looks like a good place for me to learn and share.

-Ryan

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Location: Pennsylvania
Joined: 10/28/2003
Posts: 1647
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Welcome aboard!
There are some great programs for women to get started in the shooting sports. Women in the outdoors is one and the NRA also sponsors events around the country. This is where my wife was able to get comfortable enough to learn and most importantly....listen.
If you ask enough people for permision to hunt....eventually you will find a place. Good luck.

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Location: NE Kansas
Joined: 03/20/2006
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Good to have you here Ryan Big smile Good Job on getting your fiancee out and around the hunting scene Thumbs up