Moving to Rapid City for 10 weeks

cardiac5

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Hey guys looking for pointers on what to take to rapid city for a 10 week assignment at the regional hospital. I just put a new scope on the 300 that I need to get sighted in for October and will also be taking my bow. Any good public areas to shoot freely or is that regulated heavily and better to go to a set public range? I keep regular rods in my truck at all times but do I need to bring fly rods? Any camp ground recommendations (We travel in a travel trailer)? Kinda worried with sturgis around the corner but I feel we may have better odds getting a camp site this year. I’ve been through that area a few times but have never stayed the night. I know it’s a lot but I just got the go ahead today and start next Monday. Thanks in advance.


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KurtR

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Can shoot any where that is public blasting prairie dogs is always good practice. Can catch fish with regular gear. Cant help on camp grounds but i bet sturgis is as busy as ever. Im sure there is a couple good places to shoot archery.
 
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cardiac5

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Awesome thank you, I forgot about prairie dogs. I’ve always wanted to do that.


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Welcome to Sodak, enjoy your stay. Camping reservations are filling up now that the rally is officially a go.
 
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cardiac5

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Just booked a spot so we’re all set had to do 2 separate parks but oh well.


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Sounds like a cool way to do travel nursing.

My wife and I have discussed it, but I'm no kid and we have six more years before we could do it.
 
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cardiac5

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Sounds like a cool way to do travel nursing.

My wife and I have discussed it, but I'm no kid and we have six more years before we could do it.
We really enjoy it, we’ve seen more in 2.5 years then we would’ve our whole life. I bought the camper because it saves a lot vs renting/Airbnb and you get something in the end. It almost paid for itself with 8 months by Lake Tahoe alone.


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Hotel rooms and ABB are OK, but I think your way is far preferable. Having all your living supplies and outdoor equipment sounds like a great plan.
 
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cardiac5

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No doubt the camper is the best option. I think our only negative experience was hookers and homeless trying to steal stuff in Vegas at the camp ground. The only thing negative on travel nursing is not knowing where you’ll be next. If everything went as planned I would’ve been in AK until October so I missed out on tag opportunities. I just did preference points since I got a KY Elk tag and didn’t plan on being in the lower 48. Pretty upsetting that I’ll be right by WY and in SD for almost all of September now. I know there’s some good opportunities in Nebraska so we’ll see.


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Ya, SD made a mess of NR archery deer. Too bad. Are you gonna work 3 12's? Cardiology?
 
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cardiac5

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3 12s we’re both ER nurses.


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