I have been in my current job for a while now and get given four weeks extra holiday that needs to be taken in one lump.
An idea I have and am dead keen on is to head over to the U.S.A and have a look around and hopefully go out on a few hunts, do a few steel shoots.
I have always had an interest in the "wild west" and the history that goes with it, I like big country and I dont like cities. I would hire a car and drive around from State to State hopefully.
Hunting wise I would like a pronghorn buck, a whitetail or Mule, coyote, any ground dwelling varmint ie groundhog, woodchuck etc etc. Would consider a bear but I would be happy just to tag along on someone elses hunt for one of those.
A few questions
1- What would be good states to visit that would fill the above criteria
2- Can tourists drive in the USA on their overseas drivers licences
3- What time of year would be best for hunting (here we can shoot what we like when we like)
4-Who can take me hunting
, would prefer to do real hunts than book guides (also to save a bit of money). I wouldnt bring a firearm as it would be too much hassle.
5- Does a guide for a non resident hunter have to be a registered guide or can a resident 'guide' me
Realistically this would happen 2010 as I have been told by my good lady that I need to whack some more off our mortgage first and save the necessary coin.
I saw on the Idaho Fish and Game site that there is a pool for Non resident tags, do you go in the draw for one or is it purchase what is avaiable.
I would be more than happy to return any hunt if you were to come to New Zealand, lots of species to shoot over here.
I am 35, fit, honest and trustworthy, willing to walk with packs, steep hills don't worry me at all.