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Old 10-14-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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Hunting is not too prevalent in the area in which I live, though it is still popular in New Jersey, but much less so than many other states. You start to get further up north to Northern New Jersey and upstate New York, and suddenly, two states that are not considered Southern, conservative, or rural have big hunting cultures. I don't know about the counties in upstate NY, but I would say in NJ this is most popular in Sussex, Hunterdon, Warren, etc.

The NYC metropolitan area in New Jersey is already overdeveloped and development is only on the increase, so you will see more and more animals, such as wild turkeys and most prevalently, deer, wander around suburban roads, as their homes and forestland is swept away. This can lead to death or injury for the people involved, the animals, damage to the car etc. A few years back there was an organized black bear hunt in NJ for the purposes of thinning out their numbers. I remember being surprised at the time, expecting to find something like this in Pennsylvania. Now I think we need the same for the out of control deer population. Perhaps wolf re-introduction

Northern New England has an enormous hunting culture, as Vermont and Maine are some of the most rural states in the country. I saw more active hunters/hunting gear in Vermont about a week ago then I've seen in southern states such as Virginia, Tennessee, etc.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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You mean bitter men who cling to their guns and religion? They're all over!
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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You mean bitter men who cling to their guns and religion? They're all over!
Hey now, don't forget the bitter women too!
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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I'm from NYC and I love to fish, lol. I know of many city people who enjoy fishing. My dad was the only one I knew growing up who liked to hunt. But he drove 6 hours upstate to do that. Can't do it anywhere nearby here since there's no wildlife.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: SW Michigan
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Ever been to Michigan?
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I'm from NYC and I love to fish, lol. I know of many city people who enjoy fishing. My dad was the only one I knew growing up who liked to hunt. But he drove 6 hours upstate to do that. Can't do it anywhere nearby here since there's no wildlife.
???

Once you get north of the Bronx (and I mean, right north) there are tons of deer. In the Bronx itself there is plenty of wildlife in the form of raccoons, skunk, oppossums, not to mention hawks, owls, eagles, etc.

Maybe you missed my post about bow hunting for deer in Yonkers?


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Old 10-16-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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???

Once you get north of the Bronx (and I mean, right north) there are tons of deer. In the Bronx itself there is plenty of wildlife in the form of raccoons, skunk, oppossums, not to mention hawks, owls, eagles, etc.

Maybe you missed my post about bow hunting for deer in Yonkers?


ABQConvict

I didn't read that post. I mostly meant no deer on Long Island (that's including Brooklyn and Queens since it's physically on the island), except if you go way out east in rural areas of the island. But still, you have to go about 70 miles outside the city to see deer. I saw deer on the peninsulas on Long Island while at the beach, but it doesn't really count since hardly anyone lives there and it isn't the main island.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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A couple hunters from Long Island came to my Mom's B&B. Her B&B in is a Midwestern state that I will not name. (I like to keep my and my family's privacy) I was surprised they went so far to hunt. Are there no good/cheap places to hunt between Long Island and the Mississippi River?
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