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Old 10-08-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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I watched a show last night that ranked the top ten states for deer hunting. Lets hear your opinions. I'll post the shows results a little later, just to see what you guys think.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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Texas was #1 I'm sure...
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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I am sure some of the key midwest states (Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Etc...) were in there as well as Texas, I am curious as to what measure's they were using... States with most B&C deer taken within the last few years???
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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I would have to say the top 4 would consist of Iowa, Kansas, Illinois and Texas, just not sure what order...
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:03 PM   #5
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Deer density, number of hunters, and annual revenue were three of the criteria, I believe…

I think the amount of public land was also in the equation.

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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For B&C I would say Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and South west Texas produce the most. I was very surprised the other day when I read Louisiana ranked # 3 as for as opportunity to kill a trophydeer on public land. I think it was in field and stream.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #7
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Don't forget Pennsylvania. I believe they have the highest number hunters that go into the field annually.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:12 PM   #8
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For B&C I would say Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and South west Texas produce the most. I was very surprised the other day when I read Louisiana ranked # 3 as for as opportunity to kill a trophydeer on public land. I think it was in field and stream.
I could believe that. It is hard to kill on public lands when there are no public lands compared to the number of hunters. Texas has so little public land compared to the number of hunters and size of the state.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #9
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I'll say this, Texas has the Highest deer population, and the highest amount of hunters annually.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:32 PM   #10
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#10... Iowa
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:33 PM   #11
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Come on tell us its almost 5
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:40 PM   #12
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#9... Oklahoma
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:48 PM   #13
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Montana might be a sleeper state. They have mule deer and WT.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:49 PM   #14
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#8.....Michigan
#7....Montana
#6....Wyoming
#5....Colorado
#4....Kansas
#3....Saskatchawan/Alberta
#2....Illinois
#1... THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS, with a population of 4 million deer, and3.9 million hunters annually... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:04 PM   #15
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I can't believe Wisconsin is not in there, that is a sleeper state that doesn't get much publicity!!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:06 PM   #16
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I can be proud of that list!!!!!!

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:21 PM   #17
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I can't believe Wisconsin is not in there, that is a sleeper state that doesn't get much publicity!!!
I agree with you on that one as well. A few years back I think they posted more P&Y bucks than TX.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:40 PM   #18
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i would have to say the top 4 would consist of iowa, kansas, illinois and texas, just not sure what order...
agreed, followed by nebraska and wyoming
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:49 PM   #19
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mine was gunna be texas, michagin, alberta, and kansas but thats as far as i wouldev got
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:04 PM   #20
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I can't believe that Canada is now a part of the US.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:07 PM   #21
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I can't believe Missouri isn't on that list
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:16 PM   #22
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Texas has gotta be numero ono for number of booked B&C. Because in Texas, deer huntin is a business and if you pay you want to be in the book.

Best area of North America with the most deer and the most free range, natural, B&C bucks?

Hands down, no dispute, the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.

They got monster bucks like we got wild hogs, grackles and fire ants.
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