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Where do you guys hunt? Deer,Turkey,Bear whatever. Where do you do so at? I live in Raleigh,NC and moved here from LaGrange NC. No one in my family has been a hunter so starting out as a college student trying to hunt is difficult. I've taken the class but haven't updated them to hunt this year yet because I figure unless I I go hunting then it's a waist to keep buying tags.I've been trying to get into hunting for the better part of a year and a half and the hard part is finding the location to do so. I'm trying to take a deer, turkey, goose whatever. If it takes a shotgun to hunt such as small game or birds it I'll have to go pick up an 870 from Walmart. But unless I know where to go I won't be buying anything. I'm sure someone here can help with all the great guys here. Thanks.
 

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well one way is to take a drive, stop in and talk to some people that have lots of land in rural areas, farmers and such.....strike up a conversation, be honest with them what you are wanting to do. Maybe ask if they have issues with coyotes. Many do have an issue with them. Probably welcome a safe person to their land to hunt for coyote. Good start in hunting. If you can kill a coyote, you pretty much would think deer hunting is a walk in the park.

Its like anything else, rule of seven. Ask someone to buy something (or to hunt) you will get 6 no answers and 1 yes.

You can always offer to trade a set amount of work in exchange for hunting privileges.
 

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I havent hunted since I moved down here in 2000. :(
 

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I hunt private land. Its hard to just ask a stranger about hunting, but any local cafe or feed mill usually has the local "crowd" that owns half the county. Make your face known and talk to them before popping the question about hunting.
 

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NC also has state owned game lands we can access. Just go to NC Wildlife commission website and you can find info on public accessible land for hunting.
 

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I'm not a hunter but my neighbor takes deer with a Bow in his backyard all the time. He lives on a small 1/4 acre lot in the heart of Southpark in Charlotte lol. Maybe just get a bow and wait on your backporch??

I have friends who do a little maintenance on private land and in return they get to hunt on it. So maybe find someone like that.
 

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For years I hunted nothing but Game Lands and National Forest, till I bought my own land. Usually did more driving to get places than hunting. Pick up a Game Land map book from a location that sells licenses. There may or may not be something close to you. Good luck on the private land. When I was a kid, birdhunting (quail) with my dad, stopping and knocking on doors worked 99% of the time. Now with the the big boom of whitetails, private land is very difficult to find.
 

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well one way is to take a drive, stop in and talk to some people that have lots of land in rural areas, farmers and such.....strike up a conversation, be honest with them what you are wanting to do. Maybe ask if they have issues with coyotes. Many do have an issue with them. Probably welcome a safe person to their land to hunt for coyote. Good start in hunting. If you can kill a coyote, you pretty much would think deer hunting is a walk in the park.

Its like anything else, rule of seven. Ask someone to buy something (or to hunt) you will get 6 no answers and 1 yes.

You can always offer to trade a set amount of work in exchange for hunting privileges.
The past couple of years that rule did not work for me. I am still trying to find a place since my lease in Lilesville was sold and clear cut several years ago. I'm all ears if anyone has anything available for me and the youngins.
 

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Can you hunt gamelands off big game season for hogs since they are open game anytime? I've looked into game lands but an somewhat unsure of how they work. You just show up and hunt? no sign in or nothing. I looked for the closest gamelands with (what I think to be the most populated) but was leery about going that long a distance without knowing exactly how it worked.
 
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