Hi from a noob girl in So Cal!

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  1. Susan Melcher

    Susan Melcher Newb

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    Hey all!
    I'm a complete newbie with bow hunting, having just moved to the wilderness about a year ago. I'm looking to get my gear together and start practicing this year in the hopes of being able to go out during next year's seasons. Looking forward to meeting y'all and learning more!
     
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    BukFvr21 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Welcome! Your going to like it hear, there is so much info anywhere you look on here.
     
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    Western MA Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Welcome.. good luck with the hunting career! Lots of good people, advice, and experience shared on this site..
     
  4. Susan Melcher

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    Thanks guys! Anyone have any suggestions about groups or folks to hook up with in the SoCal area to learn some stuff first-hand?
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  6. Hillbilly Jedi

    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Welcome from Nor Cal! I haven't ever hunted down there so don't know much about groups or anything. A local bow shop should have some information on ranges and where to meet some more people in your area. Good luck!
     
  7. Susan Melcher

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    Thanks Hillbilly Jedi! That was my plan, I gotta figure out where/when to go find one but hopefully this weekend! I'll let y'all know what I find... so excited to get my first bow of my own and start practicing! :-)
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    You're welcome. Even though I'm from CA I have to ask... transplanting yourself to the wilderness in So Cal sounds like an oxy moron. I know there is wilderness in So Cal but why choose there? If I ever leave CA it's going to be to Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, or Georgia. Maybe Wyoming or Colorado but not So Cal. You must still have some family close.
     
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    Welcome aboard!


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    Lung Buster Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Welcome to the forum!!
     
  11. Susan Melcher

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    Yes. My parents are older and I help care for them. Also, I have work here (in this wilderness) so that helps. It is not nearly as remote as I would prefer - I would like to be in Colorado or some place with higher mountains and less people like Alaska - but for now this at least got me out of the soul-suck that was suburbia for me. It's a start ;-)
     
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    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Welcome to the site Susan and The Wonderful World of Bowhunting!
     
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    There is some pretty remote land in So.Cal. I would suggest find an archery club and join. Don't be afraid to ask advice and who knows... you may find someone who'll let you tag along on some adventures.
     
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    welcome
     
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    welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome to the site.If you need advice don't be afraid to ask great place.
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    Welcome from so cal as well. There's not too many of us here. Where abouts in so cal are you.
     
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    As long as you're happy that's what matters. Good luck and hope to see ya on the site a lot!
     
  20. Susan Melcher

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    Hi bones435! I'm near Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear. How's the hunting near Ventura?
     

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