I about went to college in Emporia as well. Unfortunately, they didn't have a drafting program like I wanted to do.Kansas boys sure bring back memories of my misspent youth. I grew up in southeast KS and finished college in Emporia before leaving for graduate studies in NYC and later in Dallas. Growing up in KS, I never saw big game. Visiting family back there in recent years, I was stunned at guiding services in my natal home town with whitetail and turkey. Never hunted for anything in KS beyond squirrel, cotton tail and dove. I'm proud of what has been done with big game there.
Yes, Texas. Oryx and nilgai are tough brutes, and its my first option on my next hunt if its available. Will be using the 300 Win Mag and 180 Accubonds.Assuming you live TX?
For some reason hunting nilgai and oryx doesn't sound boring.
Sorry to hear about the lost lease.
Being in DC during elk season just seems so wrong. Those are complete opposites. I did take the kids to DC last year when we went to Maryland for a Sika deer hunt. It was a long day but we got to see a bunch. My feet were worn out after walking all over the "complex". It was cool to see, although I doubt I'll go back anytime soon.I didn’t apply out of state this year because we went to Africa at the end of March. Africa was great but I’m kinda regretting I didn’t apply at least for Montana. That being said I did draw an Oregon elk tag but once again blanked on mule deer. I’ll also get a bear and cougar tag. The dogs are getting old but have a couple of 1/2 day hunts left in them for Chukar over in Hells Canyon. Thats probably all I got left in me too.
During Oregons second Elk Season Catherine and I are going to Washington DC. I’ve never been to the Capitol, We’ve booked tours of the White House etc and we arrive on Election Day., that could be interesting. We are staying in the district so everything will be within walking distance.
Hopefully you’ll get to experience that moment when you spot your game and your heart leaps to your throat and you can hear your heartbeat and you have to calm yourself for the shot.Well, I guess I will admit I have never hunted before, and that is actually why I ended up browsing this forum. Glad I did. Hunting wasn't something in my family so I never had the chance to, at least not with the lifestyle we had chosen and I willingly followed. That's not to say that my family had anything against hunting, it just wasn't something considered important enough to pursue. I am hoping that will change soon now that we have moved. We had the realtor that sold us our new house offer to let us hunt on his lease, so that could possibly be the opportunity I need to get into it for the first time. Probably not this year though.
I am probably one of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic individuals about hunting that has ever not hunted though because of you all! You can learn quite a lot here!