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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: 30
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 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1903
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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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
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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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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 
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Posts: 2019
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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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.
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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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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.

 
crockett 
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12-16-17 10:34 AM - Post#1657269    

    In response to jrmflintlock

Well, first off- thanks for the real world advice. I've thought about a move but the new digs would have to have available hunting. It is getting ever more difficult.
What about Wyoming?

 
Eric Krewson 
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Eric Krewson
01-14-18 08:04 AM - Post#1663258    

    In response to crockett

In Tennessee a non resident license cost around $325 if you buy a management area non quota license as well. The non quota license is the same as 3 doe a day tag for the entire season in some zones.

I Hunt in the central zone with a 3 doe a day limit from the end of September until Jan 10th through archery, M/L and gun season.

On zones in the eastern sector zones the doe limits are much lower.

 
Eric Krewson 
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Eric Krewson
01-14-18 08:14 AM - Post#1663259    

    In response to Eric Krewson

Alabama has a two doe a day limit in most areas, you are allowed 3 bucks a season, two of which have to have 3 points on a side. I get a free residence license because I am over 65. A non resident license costs $306, you can buy a 10 day trip license for $189, a three day trip $133.

The local management areas allow one buck or one doe a day. The mgt areas are open for archery all season but divide gun hunts into some 3 day and some 5 day periods throughout the season. The buck counts on your season 3 buck total. Later in the season the mgt areas will be buck only.

I live in Florence in the NW corner of the state. There are 5 public big game hunting areas within 50 miles of where I live that together total over 100K acres.

There is Bankhead Forest, Wheeler Refuge, Freedom Hills, and Lauderdale. Seven Mile Island and Shoal Creek Preserve are archery only for deer.

Wheeler refuge is archery and flintlock only for deer.

 
fools sulphur 
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01-21-18 10:46 PM - Post#1665119    

    In response to Eric Krewson

I live in NY. We have no lottery system at all. Everything for resident and out of state is over the counter. With the exception of doe tags. However, in NY muzzleloader is either sex in general. But, in a few locations of low deer density, it's applied as buck only.

I hunt of out state in PA. About 2 hours away from my house by car. PA out of state is $126 for regular season deer with the muzzleloading part added.

IF you're traveling and paying a good chunk of change to do so, you may want to do a guided hunt. Success with that over a public land hunt is much much higher.

NYSMLA has a week long muzzleloader group hunt in the adirondack mountains.

Many hunting guides have to thin out does. You might be able to do a late season for a very reasonable price, doe only that is.....

IF you're doing something driving distance, Arizona might be a good state for you to check out. Mule Deer and proghorns might be easier for you to get a tag.

Another little tip. Find a contact for the fish and game department that issues nuisance deer tags for an area you hunt. They may have a good lead on an agreeable farm owner who is open to new hunters on their property.

Also, besides state and federal game lands, there are other public large tracts that can be open to hunting. Like bases, public water or water or wind power company land, mining companies, state parks, I know of universities that allow hunting too.



Edited by fools sulphur on 01-21-18 10:52 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
russellshaffer 
32 Cal.
Posts: 24
01-23-18 01:25 PM - Post#1665407    

    In response to fools sulphur

This isn't exactly what you are asking for, but Oregon has a general rifle deer season where you are welcome to hunt with a muzzleloader. The muzzleloader only hunts are a draw and hard to get. http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/hunting/big_game/index....

 
fools sulphur 
45 Cal.
Posts: 783
01-25-18 05:20 PM - Post#1665814    

    In response to russellshaffer

I forgot to mention another thing.

MY public land success has gotten much better by talking to a regions forester. A place logged 5 to 10 years ago is much much better than mature stands. You can also ask the forrester what forested areas he knows best, where there may be stands of nut producing trees (early season beech and hickory by me), and if there is any strem restoration projects near any forest lands. These spots are usually planted full of good things for deer to eat. Learning to ID what shrubs the deer like to eat in a region really helps too.

 
jrmflintlock 
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jrmflintlock
01-26-18 02:55 PM - Post#1665999    

    In response to fools sulphur

Thanks Guys!! I have been looking into all the info you guys have provided!

 
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