I have never hunted, but want to.

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  1. MadMan4Ever

    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    with the exceptions of bargains, and good women, I have never hunted. I have fished but it's been years...

    I want to hunt something manly, like a bear or wolves... something capable of hunting me... does that make sense? Something like "what would teddy Roosevelt do?"

    I am limited in funds, but have a nice 45-70 lever gun ready to go...

    What am I looking at cost wise? I realize I will probably have to travel a bit but am excited at the thought.
     
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    Zbizzle911 Charter Freedom Lover Charter Member

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    Bear hunting down east Nc would be most cost effective since an in state license is like $50. Then your guide fees on top of that. Check out conmans hunting guide service http://conmans.homestead.com/guide.html he's a good guy.


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    ai, the bargain is a fiercesome beast!
     
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    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    You laugh, but when you find a fresh pack of socks for $4 for ten pairs, it's truly a joyous experience. :D
     
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    WeepingAngel Pew Pew Pew Charter Life Member

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    You ARE living on the wild side. I want to party with you, cowboy. :D
     
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    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    Fine I will tell you my sock place, its Cook's flea market. ;)

    And while you are there, check out the Mexican bakeries... if they could all make donuts like that, we'd never deport them. :D
     
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    InvisibleOne The boy ain't right ...

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    There's plenty of deer and coyote in our area. But, bear numbers are still low around Stokes county.

    Hunted with my son in law 2 yrs ago, down near Wilmington. LOTS of bears down there!

    A trip down east could include bears and hogs. Go for it!
     
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    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    Anyone willing to teach me basic coyote hunting in Stokes then? I suppose it makes sense to start small then work the way up, lest I ruin my only shot at a bear... :(

    I have no experience, except training for 2-legged predators, but I'm told I have natural ninja footsteps.. ;)
     
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    InvisibleOne The boy ain't right ...

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    Everybody has to start somewhere, I'll be glad to give as much help as I can. Have you got your hunting license?
    I know of a spot over in Sandy Ridge that needs some coyotes removed.
     
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    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    Lamentably no, I have only the rifle which sits in the safe collecting dust... no camo, no idea of what I need. I will start googling though.
     
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    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    And I thought you didn't need a license for coyotes? They were like ticks, you kill them on site. :/
     
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    InvisibleOne The boy ain't right ...

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    I think you still need the license. But, you could ask at Betty's on Hwy 89. They have licenses, camo, gear, etc..
     
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    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    I love that shop, they did a great job cerekoting a shotgun of mine, I think I'll have them do a pistol next. :D
     
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    InvisibleOne The boy ain't right ...

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    Yes, he does beautiful work. I've seen a few he has done.

    Bear season is still months away. But, you can work on getting gear, practicing with the rifle, reading and watching videos.
    Coyotes are year-round, night-time hunting. And good practice for deer and bear.
     
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    backwoodsshooter Is wondering around Charter Member

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    If you really want to hunt some bear, you could come to the mountains this coming season. A bear tag cost 10$ plus the cost of your normal license. You only need to do some scouting and whatnot ( on public land) Three Top, Pond mountain, Buffalo Cove are all good areas for bear.

    I have been thinking of getting my bear tag this year and getting deep in the woods of the mountains for a bear.

    Or do a guided hunt somewhere.

    Also a 45-70 will be plenty enough
     
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    You really dont need camo. Just a plaid or green shirt and some brown pants will do. You know earth tones. How well do you shoot that 45-70? Just wondering before you go maiming everything in the woods.
     
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    Sounds like you want to track down your prey. I like the way that sounds. Sitting around waiting on them is boring. I like to stalk myself.
     
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    I did that once. Now I have a restraining order...

    I can't be within 300 feet of myself.
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    I gave up doing that. Heard the prey but never saw anything. Vewwey Warlly and waskally it was...

    -R
     
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    Stalking coyotes will be the most difficult thing you've ever tried.
     
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    MurphyLong Carpe Diem Cras Charter Member

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    I hunted bear once on I-70 in my Tahoe. It was a draw, the bear and the Tahoe died on impact.
     
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    Then you did it wrong. I do it because its a challenge but its really a lot easier than i thought. First time got 30ish yards from 3 deer twice. Stalking yotes isnt going to be easy. I ues a long bow so a rifle will ease your troubles.
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    I don't think you understood what I was referencing...

    -R
     
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    MadMan4Ever Sig-Sauer devotee

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    An interesting question, I only shot it once at about 50 yards, but did hit my target... blew that bag of mulch to hell and gone. :D

    And no, I haven't done a hunter safety course yet, this idea only came to me last night, so I am still researching.
     
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    Well practice up and get ready for the season. Take the HSC.
     
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    Good for you. Once you have the hunter safety course and your license, you already have the big ticket item in the 45/70. I have killed coyotes, deer and have taken mine hog hunting, so good for anything in NC. Only two things I consider absolutely necessary are knee high rubber boots (just makes life easier) and a facemask. Amazing how much shine a face can have. Grab issues of Field and Stream etc. and you should be set.
     

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