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Old 09-25-2005, 01:21 PM
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Just seeing if anyone knows of any hunting land in Spotsylvania or nearby areas? My hunting spot is not-so-slowly being eaten up by development, and the deer population is shrinking. Please contact me if you know of any.

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Old 09-25-2005, 03:32 PM
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Hey Darrell...

I'm not sure of any good hunting land up around that area. Most of it is probably locked up tight by other hunters and/or clubs. I'd double check with VASavage270, since he lives up near Stafford.

We all tried to get something going this year out near Amherst, but it didn't pan out. [:'(]

This year I'm planning on a trip out to the George Washington Forest and even spend a few days hunting out there. There are some MONSTER deerout there from what I've heard!
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:13 PM
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Hunting lang I don't know if I should cheer or cry...lol however it is possible to get together and do a hunt a WMA, Quanitco etc..

I'm with Butch find a good area that we all can hunt for some it may be a bit of travling, but if your a hunter as myself the traveling is nothing! Darrell if you happen to run across any land hold on to it, we've been trying for years.
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:42 AM
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Lets see, you have quantico, fort ap hill, ft belvoir (bow only), rapidan wildlife management areas, george and jefferson national forests,. gladfelder papermill company land, etc etc. land is there to hunt, you just have to find it.
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:08 PM
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Butch, I think I may give GW Forest a try...have you ever hunted there? Do you know if any special permits etc. are needed?

I'm gonna see if I can get word out and maybe find a lease on some property to hunt or something. I'm not much of a fan of public hunting grounds, the last one I went to was soooo crowded...I'm not a big fan of crowds and gunfire .

As for Quantico and the WMA's and stuff, how do you go about hunting there? Do you have to get permission? Are there only certain areas you can hunt?

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Old 09-26-2005, 06:07 PM
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Good luck with finding some land. I know here in williamsburg they have been in tear down all trees and build $500,000 homes modefor about 10 years now. My hunting rights are down to just 8 acres behind a industrial park me and a friend still hunt. With land being about 8 bucks a acre to lease you have to join a club or pick up the scraps these days.I did kill 4deer included a 11 pointer with a 23 in spread on the liitle 8 acres last year.You gotta do what you gotta do.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:11 PM
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going to give you some information in the following posts. this is the site for the rapidan wildlife area, there are maps there to view.
http://www.dgif.state.va.us/hunting/wma/rapidan.html
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:15 PM
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this is the site for fort ap hill. i hunt here all the time, looks complicated, but it is really not that bad to hunt there. you do have to register your vehicle, all weapons you are going to use on the post, and get a virginia state police background check before you can hunt there, once that is complete it is easy, just completed all of mine today in about 30 mins (after i had sent in for the background check and got it back) most of the registration forms are online at this site, just fill them out and submit.
http://www.aphill.army.mil/sites/mwr/huntinginfo.asp
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:26 PM
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I know here in williamsburg they have been in tear down all trees and build $500,000 homes modefor about 10 years now
Same here Eastern. There used to be about 150 acres surrounding my parents 5 acres that we had permission to hunt, was LOADED with deer. Over the last few years it's just been getting shaved down. I would guess now there's probably 50 acres left, and the deer population must be moving on or has just been overharvested, but the once heavily used trails are starting to grow over and no new sign is showing up. Me and my brother both have trail cameras along the trails and in 3 weeks we gotone picture of a small buck...that's it.

Lee, thanks for the info, I've never hunted anything but theprivate property I was just describing so the WMA's and all is new to me. I'll check those out and hope for the best!

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Old 09-26-2005, 08:05 PM
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http://www.quantico.usmc.mil/g5/nrea/fwa/hunting-areas.htm

i have never hunted here, so i am not sure what the rules and regulations are, understand it is easier to get in on the weekdays tho.
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