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jrmflintlock 
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jrmflintlock
11-03-17 01:04 PM - Post#1650240    


So, I live in Nevada and I must just have the worst luck when it comes to drawing tags in a lottery system. When I moved here everyone told me I would not have any trouble drawing Muzzleloader tags.

So Far I have only pulled one tag in 4 years, and it was for a unit with very limited access and very few animals. I had a Cow elk tag and only saw one bull elk. Go figure.

My question to all of you. Do your states offer over the counter muzzleloader tags for non residents? I'm Jonesin' really bad to try out my brand new (finished last fall hoping to go then but no tags drawn) .54 flintlock on something bigger than a jack rabbit!

Next question, if your state does offer tags, Is there public land to hunt?

I'm not asking for specifics, but if you want to share that's great, but a simple:

State
Yes they sell tags
and Yes there is public land or access to places to hunt.

I will do the research, but any help narrowing an area to hunt would be great!

Thanks Brothers and Sisters!!!

 
McDonald 
32 Cal.
Posts: 20
11-03-17 03:31 PM - Post#1650253    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Mississippi. Yes they sell direct to non residents. Plenty of public for deer. And as a bonus usually plenty of wild hogs. If you want to head east give me a shout

 
jrmflintlock 
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jrmflintlock
11-03-17 04:00 PM - Post#1650257    

    In response to McDonald

Thanks, I will definitely look into it!

 
J. Williams 
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J. Williams
11-03-17 06:06 PM - Post#1650264    

    In response to jrmflintlock

I'm thinking you'd be more than welcome in Kentucky. We have plenty of deer and plenty of public land to hunt them on. Don't hesitate to ask questions, and you can read more on the specifics here: KY Deer Hunting

By the way, I lived in Carson City many years ago. Really enjoyed my time in NV. Passed through it along about 2003 and could scarcely recognize the place it'd grown so!

 
nhmoose 
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nhmoose
11-03-17 06:28 PM - Post#1650267    

    In response to J. Williams

NH buy non-res license add muzzleloader to it.
1 deer either method in season for that type of gun: note ML can be used in regular firearms season.

National forests, state lands, paper company lands and any private lands not posted. Many posted lands open when you actually ask permission.

 
rj morrison 
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rj  morrison
11-04-17 08:10 PM - Post#1650386    

    In response to jrmflintlock

ga. just sells you the licence not a tag. its good for 12 deer, only 2 canbe antlered. it is also good for bear.

 
Spikebuck 
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Posts: 3152
Spikebuck
11-05-17 12:04 PM - Post#1650462    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Minnesota for whitetail, small game, turkey. Bear in the "transition zone." Elk are draw. Moose is closed.

Minnesota has tons of state lands and literally wilderness in the Boundary Waters, if you're into something like that. In SE MN, where I live, there are over 80,000 acres of state wildlife mgmt area and state forest lands open to public hunting. A warning though...it is HEAVILY hunted down here.

Compared to many other states, our non-resident licenses are pretty reasonable for deer.

Send me a PM if you have specific questions. Here's a link to our DNR website:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/index.html

The menu on the left side of the screen covers various species as well as where to hunt with information to look up public lands.

Mike
"In a land painted by our Maker's hand, teeming with wildlife, where but here can a man know such freedom" Primal Dreams


 
Loyalist Dave 
Cannon
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Loyalist Dave
11-06-17 06:49 AM - Post#1650567    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Maryland sells the "basic license" which is good for whole state in "deer/gun" season, but you're allowed to use a ML in that season..., and you must use the number from a state hunter safety course when you buy the license (any state's will do) unless you were once a resident of Maryland and hunted prior to 1976 OR if you are currently on active military duty in the state you can get a resident license (keep a copy of your orders on you to explain why you have a Maryland resident license with an out of state driver's license) . If you want to hunt in ML season you need to buy the extra stamp..., which is ONLINE, not over-the-counter. In most of the state if you buy the ML stamp, you can then shoot a buck in the "gun season" and in the ML season, and you can shoot up to 10 does between both seasons...for a total of 12 deer.

I highly recommend the Sika Deer if you can get to the Eastern Shore of the state. They are quite tasty.

Archery you need an archery stamp. (for those guys doing traditional stick-n-sting.)

LD

 
Wes/Tex 
Cannon
Posts: 7701
Wes/Tex
11-06-17 06:09 PM - Post#1650656    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Texas has a season, in the south zone for deer. of Nov.4 to Jan. 21...'muzzleloading only' is Jan. 8 to 21 and runs concurrent with the regular season. Non-resident license is available but expensive...$315. There is a non resident 5 day license for $48 but it excludes deer. We also have a lot of add=on 'endorsements' for specific game. You can come hunt coyotes and feral hogs for free but you do need to register! Oh well, that's something!

 
Karl Helweg 
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Posts: 272
Karl Helweg
11-07-17 12:20 PM - Post#1650720    

    In response to jrmflintlock

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=hunting.main

 
Grumpa 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1917
11-07-17 10:12 PM - Post#1650795    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Pennsylvania. Regular license is good for one Antlered deer. It is "possible" to get up to 4 antlerless permits. Muzzleloader license is additional, if you are going to hunt the flintlock only season after Christmas. That license is good for a buck or a doe (only 1 buck per license year, regardless of licenses held). So it is "possible" to legally harvest 5 antlerless and an antlered deer (if you have both regular license and muzzleloader). You can use a muzzleloader in regular gun season without the ML license.

All these licenses can be bought online. The antlerless license for Wildlife Management Unit 2B (Allegheny County, and bits of surrounding counties) can be bought over-the-counter, after a certain date. They (2B) are just about always available. The other Units run out, sometimes early.

Best advice is to check out the PA Game Commission website. www.pgc.pa.gov
A Google search will get you where you want to be.

And yes, there is public land available for hunting all over the State, with lots of game ( it just might not be there when you are! )

Richard/Grumpa

 
jrmflintlock 
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Posts: 569
jrmflintlock
11-08-17 11:41 AM - Post#1650852    

    In response to Grumpa

Thank You all for Sharing so Much Info!!I really do appreciate it!! I will make a list and do a little research. If I have any questions I'll reach out in PM's to you!

I love this Forum! Everyone is always helpful!!

 
VJM 
32 Cal.
Posts: 24
VJM
11-13-17 08:39 AM - Post#1651520    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Take a look at Nebraska, you can buy your tag on the net, deer license and conservation stamp is $279 total. Lot's of public ground and the season is the whole month of December.

 
tecum-tha 
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Posts: 805
tecum-tha
11-25-17 10:44 PM - Post#1653549    

    In response to VJM

Indiana, you can use ML during regular firearms and during ML season. There are decent flights from Las Vegas into Evansville. You can then hunt KY as well. Just over the river.
Several thousand acres if public land closeby, but no camping. Hotels/ Motels in nearby cities.

Edited by tecum-tha on 11-25-17 10:46 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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