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What is the #1 state for whitetail hunting?

Old 08-10-2009, 04:34 PM
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Just going by the Texas Parks & Wildlife numbers on out of state hunters..its got to be TEXAS.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:48 PM
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RyanJ17059
PA has the most hunters, but I would never say it's the best for hunting. That's why so many of us leave the state if we really want to bag a monster! Indiana seems to be an up-and-coming whitetail hot spot, as are Ohio and Kentucky.

I agree with this..
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:03 PM
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Iowa for sure!
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:17 PM
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Iowa since Iowa and Arakansas are the only places I hunt and Arkansas didn't seem that good the past 3 years.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:20 PM
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I will say WI, but not because I come from this state but because seriously there are a lot of deer here. A lot of food, over 15,000 lakes so water isn't a problem and BIG bucks that will fill up the freezer. After a couple years of earn a buck, Im starting to see a lot of big racked bucks running around.
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:36 PM
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Where is the MN love?
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:26 PM
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Yep, you'll have to be more specific. Best for what??? number of deer, number of B&C, number of P&Y, number of bucks, number of all sexes and ages combined.

If you ar talking about B&C and P&Y, then MN has to be in the top 10, if not the top 5.

If you are talking about total # of deer, MN has to be in the top 10.

If you are talking about # of hunters WI has to be up there.

Be more specific .....
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:46 AM
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The state you happen to be in when you drop the hammer on the one you want. There is no "best" state for that other than the state of exhilaration.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:54 AM
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DONT OVER LOOK OHIO!!!!!! And Kentucky has the most number of record bucks killed in the past 10 years!!!
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