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Location: Montana
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What is your favorite game animal in North America?I would have to say the Muledeer is mine, I love hunting the open country along the Rocky mountian front and the muley bucks that come down out of the hills to rut.

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Location: Wa.
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I'd have to go with the ghost of the forest. The Blacktail deer of the Pacific coast. They can appear and disappear in the same instant.
Because of their size and habitat. Bow and arrow, light centerfire rifle, black powder. pistol and shotgun all work equally as well.
They are easily transported back to camp. They dress down to around 100 lbs. give or take.
Their diet usually gives the meat a sweeter taste.
I'm looking forward to this years hunt. There will be 5 or 6 of us going out with archery equipment. Which should give us 6 to 8 weeks of hunting. If we need it.

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Location: Missouri/Arkansas
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My favorite game animal in North America is the wild turkey. I believe, sincerely, that humility was written by a turkey hunter.

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Location: Colorado
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Prairie Dogs.... Joyous best describes a 1000 rounds of federal 5.56mm M193 Ball, a couple of Bushmasters, and a field full of varmints...

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Location: Velva, ND
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My favorite is the great White-tailed deer. I love hunting them on the ground instead of in a tree stand. I don't like to sit and wait for them i like sneaking up on them and then shooting them. I like to see how close i can get to them before they notice me. The closest i have gotten to a doe is 3 feet away...I was sneaking up on her and she started walking closer to me so i stayed as still as possible. I could have grabbed on to her before she even knew i was there.

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I got pretty close to a whitetail doe too, maybe fifteen feet or so, I was turkey hunting and a doe and two fawns came in, and I stayed very still because I heard a gobble behind me and thought my target was coming and I didn't want anything unusual going on.

The first turkey I shot last season I snuck up on, I sat in a downpour for 4 hours, it rained heavily and unmercifully from about an hour before dawn until about 8:30 AM. I got up and walked into the woods and started listening for gobbles, I had a pasture on four sides of me, and I heard one nearby and headed for it, spied the turkey in the opening near the edge of the woods, and moved right in on him, came out between two big cedars, and shot him right as he turned. When I am stalking in the woods, I rely on sound to let me know where the turkeys are.

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Black Bear.

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Location: northeast tn
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that's a hard one but i'm going to have to go with black bear with hounds and boar with hound being a close sencond.

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Location: Olympia, WA
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Nothing beats a nice September hunt for Roosevelt Elk during the bugle in western Washington state.

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Looks like everyone so far has picked what they have close to home as thier favorite. I sure would like to try Washington state out one day too. The forests there look incredible(at least from the pics I have seen)

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