Yongju gol 79-80; Camp Garry Owens!
Things are happening fast here "stateside" http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...anning-Law
I would tell a returning vet to consider the entire continental US their literal hunting-grounds. That means not
to limit yourself
to one state; plan to go where ever you want to find your challenge, some states have late seasons for deer and geese. A lot of states offer upland game shooting on private lands well after the seasons close on public lands.
Duck season (on private land) extends well into March here in Oregon; same goes for spring goose shooting in the prairie pothole regions.
There are some big corn-fed bucks in Illinois but that isn't the only place to hunt them by any stretch of the imagination. If you
have your next assignment, hunting on that post will offer you the most access to the most acres of land. FT Benning was my favorite place to hunt, all we had to do was call in with our phones to move from one hunt-unit to another. Frikn whitetail deer all over the place; especially in the old pecan groves on the Alabama side. The limit back in the late 90s was a deer a day.
The regulations are a more difficult to decipher than ever! Going online and getting the information is easier than ever!
Don't hesitate to come up on the net and ask to borrow equipment before you shell-out a lot of money for something that will
sit in your closet for decades between uses.
X2 on the hunter safety course, a lot of states allow a hunter to take a major portion on-line and finish the course in one afternoon.
Lastly, coming home and getting acquainted with your particular state while you plan and scout for your 2013 hunt is probably the
best course of action; almost every state have reciprocity agreements, meaning if you forget to report a harvest in Oregon, North Carolina Fish and Game will know about it. New ATV and OHV laws are springing up all over the country.
Stop in the Romance-Club (down the road from Snapper Bridge) and drink an OB beer for me and hurry home GI.