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Old 11-21-2005, 08:28 PM
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I am from Illinois, and everybody probaly knows they do not allow rifles during any deer season. I am planning on going to college this semester and becoming a conservation officer when I get the oppurtunity. Only thing is, Illinois hardly ever hires, and I can't just sit and wait. I do not want to move a state that allows rifle hunting. What other states only allow shotguns during the season ?
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:33 PM
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new york, but if your in the Adirondacks or the southern portion you are allowed to use rifle also. i got a A.S.S in environmental conservation at finger lakes community college here in new york. loved every second of it but couldn't find a job so i work at a hospital now but still spend most of my time in the woods. good luck with your degree and hope you bag a slob this year.


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Old 11-21-2005, 09:22 PM
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what do you have against rifle hunting?
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:35 PM
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i wouldnt base you decision on where to move on whether they allow rifle hunting.

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i got a A.S.S in environmental conservation at finger lakes community college here in new york. loved every second of it but couldn't find a job
sshhh, i dont need to hear that kind of talk!! im just going into natural resources at Morrisville State. They have some great internship connections, and i will have a leg up having a computer information systems degree as well, so there is some hope for me.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:48 PM
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Rifle hunting I just never enjoyed. I've been in rifle hunting in Missouri 4 times, and killed a deer each time. The feeling is not the same as getting a deer close up with a bow or shotgun and taking it. I'm not saying I'm against rifle hunting, but myself, I will never do it over shotgun or bow hunting.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:54 PM
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Delaware and New Jersey are both Shotgon only. Delaware is a great little state with some real nice deer, plus awesome fishing and waterfowl hunting. New Jersey is..... well, its New Jersey.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:34 PM
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i hunt close quarters deer with a rifle...i havent killed one or had a shot at one out of todays shotgun range...most 25-50yds......im kinda kinda going to school for the same thing.....bt my school is one of 2 in the nation that offer a 4yr degree with a national park ranger training program...so my major is park and resource managment with a focus on law and the park ranger training...iplan to become a national parkranger....but with the degree and classes gameor fish commissioner ect is another option...i kinda want to start off as a park ranger.....and when i retire become agame warden.......who knows.....i gota make it throughfirst lol.........
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:19 PM
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Michigan, Ohio and I think Indiana are all shotgun states. And some states like michigan are both shotgun and rifle depending on where you are located in the state.

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Old 11-22-2005, 03:14 AM
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You do have the choiceof using a shotgun even in a state that allows rifles. Sounds like a not too well thought out reason to pick a place to live.
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:13 AM
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Indiana is shotgun only, no rifles.
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