NoleLaw15 wrote:Hey guys,
Brand new the forum. I'm JD and am from Midland, Texas. I am up here going to law school at FSU, and moved down here without any family or any friends. I have really enjoyed my time here and have made many great friends from law school, but they arent really the outdoorsman type. Grew up in the outdoors, but never hunted public land so it would be awesome if I could find a mentor to show me the ropes. I would also love to get into fishing as well during my stay down here. After completing my first semester of law school I just really had the urge to get back into the outdoors and take advantage of what North Florida has to offer but don't really know where to start. I kind of run into a problem because I rarely have gotten to fish, and when I did growing up, it was alway for bass and crappie. I hunted a lot but it was always on leased land. Being on a students salary down here, I don't really have the excess funds to throw out a couple G for a hunting lease, so I need a little info on exactly how to properly use the public land etc (The last thing I want to do is come out here and step on anyones feet or piss someone off because I dont know what I'm doing). I have looked hard into getting a new kayak for fishing/hunting. If any guys need another body or want to take me under their wing, I'm great company, capable of buying the beer, and have been raised to be a very safe hunter at all times. I would greatly appreciate all the insight and help any of you anglers could give me. Looking forward to getting out there this year! Oh and dont worry about me trying to mooch, I will pay for any new equipment I need, and for hunting, I brought down my shotguns. So I'm not looking for a free handout, just a good hunting buddy, or a mentor to show me the ropes! Thanks for your time.
I'm a FSU law alum and I can tell you that you're going to love it there. I got lucky when I first moved to Tally because my roommate (that i had never met, but knew was into fishing) had a kayak. It took me not being able to head out with him maybe two times before I made the investment into a kayak. Not sure how long (or if ever) it would've taken me to get one. Honestly the best single purchase during my law school years. There is TONS of amazing fishing only an hour away from you. I averaged two to three trips a week down to the coast and sometimes more. Check out oyster bay, saint marks, and lanark reef! All great places to fish and beautiful country. I had some of my best days heading down there solo after busting my ass in the library. The duck hunting is harder around there. Expect to get skunked at times on those lakes in and around Tally.
Enjoy your time and take advantage of it while you can. I'm pretty jealous of you and writing this makes me want to go back and start all over haha. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a PM, although I probably won't be too much help on the hunting front since I really started out during my time in Tally. Have fun, and GO NOLES!!!