South Carolina - the first state to succeed the Union and form the Confederate States of America. There is far more to South Carolina than that however. Southern charm and great food are high on the list along with great opportunities for residents and non-residents alike to take home trophy game.
This state is the 40th largest state in the United States. It contains 32,020 square miles overlaying 46 counties. Hunters, be prepared to catch 100 different kinds of species, and have a 100% happy-go-lucky time.
A humid partial-tropical climate describes South Carolina’s weather. The state’s “Upcountry” has a less tropical climate than the Atlantic coastline areas. South Carolina’s daytime summers are usually humid and hot with temperatures ranging from 85 to 93 °F (29 to 34 °C), and the nights ranging from 65 to 73 °F (18 to 23 °C) in the inland area. Also, the coast’s nighttime lows range from 70 to 75 °F (21 to 24 °C). The state’s winter coastline temperature averages about 60 °F (16 °C) during the daytime and overnight lows of about 42 °F (5.5 °C). During the winter, temperatures can reach well under the freezing point in the state’s upland area. The state’s highest temperature recorded was 111 °F (44 °C) on June 28, 1954 near Camden and the lowest temperature recorded was -19 °F (-28 °C) on January 21, 1985 near Caesars Head. Always be prepared for the wide range of humidity that dwells in this state.
The terrain of South Carolina is fairly diverse due to the eastern border of the ocean which gives way to mountains in the west. In between are valleys, high hills, swamps, lakes, mixed forests and plains. The state’s highest elevation point is the Sassafras Mountain at 3,564 above sea level and is located in Pickens Count near Rosman. The lowest elevation level is at even sea level on the Atlantic Ocean.
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Rhode Island was the 1st state of the original 13 colonies to declare independence from Britain’s rule. The state’s admission to the Union occurred on May 29, 1790, and was the 13th state to do so. This state is the smallest, but is varied in hunting and fishing. Only 46,000 acres comprise the state’s area. The hunting fees in this state are not expensive to anyone, nonresident or resident. Hunters can hunt wild turkey, woodcock, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, waterfowl, pheasant, small game, and dove. Rhode Island is crawling with game for hunters to harvest and the game is widely spread throughout this small state.
This small state only consists of 5 counties drawn over 1,241 square miles. The main thing about this tiny state is that they have so many species for its size, 91 to be exact. One good thing about the size of Rhode Island is that hunters don’t have to travel far.
A continental humid climate mixed in with a cold winter climate describes Rhode Island’ weather. The state’s climate consists of rainy, hot summers and semi-freezing winters. The highest temperature recorded was 104 °F (40 °) on August 2, 1975 near Providence. The lowest temperature recorded was -25 °F (-32 °C) on February 5, 1996 near Greene.
Two natural regions help describe Rhode Island. The eastern region is overlain by the Narragansett Bay’s lowlands and the western region consists of the New England Upland. The state’s forests make up a portion of the coastal forests in the northeastern eco-region. Natural habitats such as farmland, coastal environments, swamps, and upland forests are a hunter’s dream. Just be aware of the swamps and many snakes that live in them. Also, 30 islands are a part of Rhode Island. One of the major features of the state is Narragansett Bay.
Rhode Island’s highest elevation point is Jerimoth Hill at 812 feet above sea level. It is located in Providence County at Foster, nearby the border of Connecticut. The lowest elevation point is at even sea level on the Atlantic Ocean. Basically, this is a place to escape to if you live in a big city close by. There is amazing sea duck hunting and even though it is the smallest state, there is plenty of opportunity to keep the tradition of hunting alive.
Pennsylvania, the 2nd oldest state and home to Independence Hall – the birthplace of the constitution. This state has had several nicknames such as the Keystone State, Quaker State, Coal State, Oil State, and State of Independence. Pennsylvania was the first state to have a charted bank in the nation along with a fire department and library. Six states share a border, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for options are close by. But, due to the landscape and amount of game available, we think you’ll be just fine.
Pennsylvania is ranked 33rd in the United States in land area. 46,055 square miles range over 67 counties, and there are 102 different species for hunters to engage throughout the forests and fields that make up this green state.
This state’s climate has quite a range. It can be temperate and quite enjoyable, but it also can be extreme and a challenge for locals and visitors alike. When comparing the western and eastern regions of the state, the western has the harsher climate. Mountains hold severe winter conditions with abundant snowfall, but are quite cool and overcast in the summer. Cities nearby Lake Erie usually receive an annual snowfall of over 100 inches. In addition an average of 10 tornadoes hit the state of Pennsylvania every year. Talk to locals or guides before planning your trip to be best prepared for any weather you may encounter.
The terrain in this state is somewhat diverse with a huge mountainous region, a coastal plain which is quite narrow, open valleys and plateaus, and rich land surrounding the edge of Lake Erie. Farms are scattered through-out the state along with countless streams and rivers.
The state’s highest elevation is Mount Davis at 3,213 feet above sea level. The point is located in Forbes State Forest nearby Elk Lick Township in Somerset County. The lowest elevation point is at even sea level on the Delaware River in Delaware County.
From Valley Forge to Gettysburg, there are awesome places to visit in Pennsylvania and what better way to do it than on a hunting trip.
When most people think of Oregon they think of rain. They’re right. But along with that rain come rivers, streams, lakes and one of the lushest forests in the world. Early settlers were amazed at the size and amount of trees that could be found and quickly established an economy based upon logging which still exists today. In additional aspect of Oregon’s economy that that has developed over time is a focus on brewing and distilling. For any of you hunters that enjoy a cold one, especially after a full day of hunting, this is a state you have to experience.
This state is ranked the 9th largest in the United States in land area. 31 counties overlay a massive 98,381 square miles. Also, this state is not limited at all with its game. A huge total of 156 species reside in this state; there is a lot of hunting to be done in this state.
The Pacific Ocean influences Oregon’s western region’s climate. The state’s overall climate is moderate. Some areas in the state can have times of extreme cold and hot weather. Western Oregon is usually mild and moist, and the deserts of eastern and central of the state are drier. The state’s highest temperature was a blistering 119 °F (48 °C) on August 10, 1898 near Pendelton, and the lowest temperature was -54 °F (-48 °C) on February 10, 1933 near Seneca.
When it comes to terrain, Oregon is nearly unparalleled. It consists of mountain ranges, waterfalls, evergreen forests, deserts, pine trees, juniper forests, scrublands, meadows, and prairies. One of the largest rivers in the country, the Columbian, can also be found here. On a larger scale the easiest way to know what type of terrain you’re heading into is west = wet, east = dry. However, all regions of the state are equal in the opportunity to hunt tons of animals, and in some cases species that can only be found in the Pacific Northwest.
The state’s highest elevation point is Mount Hood. Its elevation reaches 11,249 feet above sea level, and it is located southeast of Portland. The point borders both Hood River and Clackamas counties. The lowest point is located on the Pacific Ocean at even sea level.
Give Oregon a chance and you won’t be disappointed because even if you turn up empty on your hunt (which can be hard to do) you’ll see some of the prettiest nature scenes and be able to find some of the tastiest brews this country has to offer.
Two things you need to know about Oklahoma and the people that live there. They love guns and they love hunting. Enough said. For those of you actually looking to be informed about the state, the capital and largest city is Oklahoma City – a great place to fly into. Oklahoma is also a major producer of natural gas, oil, and agriculture. The miles and miles of fields and grazing lands lend itself to a hunter’s paradise.
This former Indian Territory is ranked 20th in the United States in total land area. 69,898 square miles overlay 77 bountiful counties. And even though they rank in the middle of the pack in size, 109 species are available to hunt meaning there is plenty of game for you.
Oklahoma's climate is similar to a continental climate. Severe weather engulfs most of the state because constant interactions between warm and cold air masses. A product of these air masses interacting is Tornado Alley. Oklahomians don’t think anything of the 54 twisters that touch down on average every year, which is amongst the world’s highest rates, but for strangers it can be quite an experience.
Thunderstorms also happen often. The Gulf of Mexico’s moisture is taken in by Oklahoma’s eastern region, and creates a humid and alternate tropical climate. The state’s highest recorded temperature was 120 °F (49 °C) in June of 1994 near Tipton and the lowest recorded temperature was -31 °F (-35 °C) in February of 2011 near Nowata.
The terrain is as extreme as the weather and is the most diverse in the country in regards to eco-systems. More than 10 different eco-regions exist within the state lines. You can trample through cypress swamps, trail through prairies made out of rising tall-grass, hike and hurdle through the Rocky Mountain foothills, sneak through the hardwood forests, and take a peak through your scope at the piney mountains. Also, if you ever get thirsty, and seem to run out of water; all of these areas contain rivers, streams, and blue lakes. Remember, these water fronts are always attractable for game.
Black Mesa is Oklahoma’s highest elevation point at 4,973 feet above sea level. The point is located near Kenton in the state’s panhandle, which is also located in Cimarron County. The lowest elevation point is at 289 feet above sea level, and it is located on Little River in McCurtain County.
Some may overlook Oklahoma for hunting because of its large southern neighbor, Texas. And, that’s just the way the locals and hunters in the know would like to keep it. Come check out this array of different climates to hunt in and find one you like.