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Old 10-12-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Seems to me like white people don't fish anymore. From the shore anyway, but maybe more white people fish out in boats. I think of the last 100 people Ive seen fishing, 95 of them must have been black. (Quick---be the first in your PC patrol to call me a racist.)
I have noticed this too. I think part of it is black folks mostly fish from public areas, whereas whites usually have a boat or go to a private pond.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I live in michigan and I can say hunting is huge here. Some schools close for deer opener in Nov. I know that hunting is also big in the other midwest states too. Hunting is a tradition handed down from one generation to the next. If you dont like hunting and fishing, you would not like most of the midwest. The northeast probably has least amount of hunting of all the regions in the USA.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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I've lived in a lot of places, but mostly in the rural PNW and the rural South.

The hunting culture in Eastern WA and Eastern OR is much more prevalent in those areas of the PNW than in the areas of the rural South I've lived. It may be that there is quite a bit more hunting variety and as much fishing variety. I've known far and away more people in the PNW serious about it, and actively engaged in hunting, the shooting sports (target, silhouette, re-loading, etc.) than in the South. There is also a greater commercial presence revolving around these activities than you'll see in the South...far more stores, guides, etc.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I live in michigan and I can say hunting is huge here. Some schools close for deer opener in Nov. I know that hunting is also big in the other midwest states too. Hunting is a tradition handed down from one generation to the next. If you dont like hunting and fishing, you would not like most of the midwest. The northeast probably has least amount of hunting of all the regions in the USA.
Yep, I live in the Ludington area and schools close Nov. 15th for sure... Teacher "In-Service" day don't you know , just happens to fall on opening day every year. LOL

Hunting is HUGE is the Northeast as well. Lived in Maine for years and it is every bit as big there as it is here in MI.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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I've lived in a lot of places, but mostly in the rural PNW and the rural South.

The hunting culture in Eastern WA and Eastern OR is much more prevalent in those areas of the PNW than in the areas of the rural South I've lived. It may be that there is quite a bit more hunting variety and as much fishing variety. I've known far and away more people in the PNW serious about it, and actively engaged in hunting, the shooting sports (target, silhouette, re-loading, etc.) than in the South. There is also a greater commercial presence revolving around these activities than you'll see in the South...far more stores, guides, etc.
Have you ever been to Louisiana? I don't think you'll find a hunting culture as large as this one here. This state is relatively undeveloped with lots of game preserves and hunting leases. As I said earlier, people here live their lives around hunting season.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: southern california
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80% of america live in urban areas, no hunting or fishing.
the rest of you are having the time of your life.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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80% of america live in urban areas, no hunting or fishing.
the rest of you are having the time of your life.
I know plenty of people who live in "urban" areas who also hunt and fish
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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I forgot to add Ice Fishing is also huge here in Michigan.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Seems to me like white people don't fish anymore. From the shore anyway, but maybe more white people fish out in boats. I think of the last 100 people Ive seen fishing, 95 of them must have been black. (Quick---be the first in your PC patrol to call me a racist.)
You can't be serious!
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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I know plenty of people who live in "urban" areas who also hunt and fish
Me too! This must be the most pointless thread on CD.
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