I've been reading the "back threads" for the last week or so... SUCH great information! I'm almost to 2005 on page 400 ANyway, I had a question. If you owned a lot of land, do you still need a license to hunt? Does anyone hunt without one? Reason I ask is that my husband is a felon and for the rest of his life he won't be allowed to own a deadly weapon. Here in Colorado he can't even use a bow to hunt. When the time comes that we're ready to REALLY homestead we're probably going to either go to WA, ID, or MT. Most likely WA because that's where I'm from. But I was just thinking... hunting is something we've both been wanting to do and learn for quite some time, especially bowhunting. I haven't checked into the laws of WA yet as far as whether or not he can still hunt with a bow but I guess I'm wondering if we're gonna get in big trouble if Dh hunts on our land? I've also wondered about hunting with a gun - if DH and I go hunting together on OUR land that we "own", who is to say that *I* wasn't the one who shot the deer, kwim? Ugh... this is all so ridiculous. He was a stupid 18 yr old kid who thought it would be a good idea to try selling drugs and now it's going to follow him for the rest of his life. Stuff like not being able to own a gun is the hardest to deal with cuz it kinda puts a HUGE crimp on our life goals.