Hunting In Guam

submachine-gun-62902_640Guam is the largest and farthest southern island of the Mariana Island chain located in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is quite remote and one could only imagine what type of wild animals inhabit the unpredictable island. The jungles are dense, terrains are steep river ravines, tall grass, mountains, and swamps. There are many different types of species that can be hunted and in order to properly do this, the right gun and skills are required.

The Animals Of Guam

The creatures that live in Guam range from microscopic to huge and in order to hunt them, you need to know the rules.

  • Legal shooting time is a half hour before sunset and sunrise.
  • A hunting license is required and has to be on the person hunting.
  • Deer tag is required.
  • Safety clothing is required and must be visible from the front and back. It must be hunter orange, but not orange-camo.
  • Minimum age to hunt is 13 years old. Anyone between 13 and 17 must be accompanied by a hunter 18 years and older with a hunting license.
  • Hunting from a vehicle or beast of burden is prohibited.
  • No lights and fire allowed while hunting.
  • Dogs may be used to retrieve killed birds during the bird season only. They are not allowed to hunt, track, or kill any other animal.

These are some of the main rules for hunting in Guam. As we all know, breaking these rules, just like any other place in the world, can be punishable by law. So, with that said, what kind of animals can be legally hunted?

  • Deer-daily and annual limit of 3.
  • Wild pig- No limit
  • Wild goats- No limit
  • Black Francolin-daily limit of 5, no annual limit.
  • Philippine Turtle Dove-Only when in season.

Guns For Hunting

 

In Guam, there are only certain types of guns that can be used to hunt these wild animals such as shotguns, muzzleloaders, centerfire rifles, crossbows and handguns with certain specifications. Here are a few guns that may be used:

  • Savage Arms Model 220 Bolt-Action Slug ShotgunThese are great for hunting deer, wild pigs, and wild goats.
  • Thompson/Center Pro Hunter FX Muzzleloader .50 CaliberThese can only be used with a single bullet or round ball.
  • Henry Big Boy Centerfire Rifle .357 Mag.
  • TenPoint Stealth S S Crossbow with ACUdraw-

 

 

 

Use Of Red Dot Sights

Some hunters prefer to use a red dot sight attached to their gun for better accuracy. A red dot sight has its strengths and weaknesses, as like all other guns and accessories. The advantage of these sights is that you can place your head in any position you would like. As long as you can see that red dot on the target, you can shoot and most likely hit it. The downside to these sights is that they don’t magnify.

If you want to equip your gun with a red dot sight, make sure you get the best one on the market for your gun. You can check out a list of the best red dot sights for the money to help you figure out which one would be right for you. Since hunting in Guam may prove difficult to some without this type of sight, it could be a consideration for you.

Couple from Guam Moves to a Home for Sale in Oxford, AL

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Just when this year’s spring began, I noticed new neighbors loading their stuff into the house that’s been unoccupied for a year. It was a good sign that the property was finally out from the house listings which advertised homes for sale in Oxford, Alabama. It has been in the ads for quite some time. The house was sold to a young couple who decided to move in to the South to create a fresh start in life.

Seeing the dark brown skin and black hair of the couple, I thought they were Asians. But after I came to their lot and warmly welcomed them, I learned that they were Americans from the fairly small tropical island in the Pacific. The couple decided to move out from Guam as they were both offered with better jobs in the mainland.

It has been easy to make a connection with the couple as they grew up in a culture where communities are tight-knit and locals take care of one another. I wanted to learn quite a bit about their home island. It has been known for its great beaches and sunsets. But I wanted to learn more about their food and culture. It happened through regular conversations over good Chamorro food and wine. I also took the time to orient them with the necessary information that they might need for their adjustment period.

What made their life a bit difficult was they had no families, relatives or friends living close to them. But they easily made friends with the people in the neighborhood, allowing them to feel comfortable with the new place and their new life in the city. Their parents who were from Chamorro and American descents were left in Guam and that gave them enough reasons to fly back to the island during the holidays.

For two weeks, I had seen them being happy with the newly purchased house. But they discovered some problems that started to bug them each day. There was a leaky pipe underneath the kitchen sink, the toilet flush had stopped functioning, there was termite infestation underneath the floor carpets and the ceiling was dripping with water when there’s heavy rain.

When they bought the house, the home inspection was being skipped. They were able to visit the house once and got an assurance from the seller that everything in the house was still good in shape. The seller made to rush the process while the couple felt the need to hurriedly move into a new home.

The couple wanted to contact the seller but it was on the contract document that once a closing has been done, it’s the buyer’s financial responsibility to fix any problems in the house. There would be no use to call a lawyer and sue the seller.

The bad experience did not discourage them from creating a good home in the neighborhood they started to love. They were just grateful that they have a decent house to live with and a place to be properly maintained for the coming years.

Homes for sale in Oxford Al To Move into

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The Best Way Around Guam

One thing that I love about Guam is its beauty. It is probably one of the most beautiful places that you will ever see in your life. If you ever want to go to an exotic island or just to the pacific I think that Guam is the place for you to go and visit. It is also a great place to live! The beaches are some of the nicest in the world. Many people come from all over the world to visit Guam’s beaches. I would put their beaches up against any other exotic islands. I have been to many others in my life and Guam is still the best in my opinion. 

The weather in Guam is always nice. Yes, it is very hot in the summer months like most pacific islands but it never really gets cold. The average temperature in Guam stays around 80 degrees year round. It really does not get much nicer than that at all! I know that many people are not fans of cold weather and that is why most go on vacations to warm places.

If you like to snorkeling or scuba diving then this is the place for you to go. They have many aquatic preserves Guam.  They had to create these aquatic preserves because much of the local marine life was suffering from overfishing and eroded silt. These problems led to lower fish populations and most of the people who visit Guam do so to see their wonderful coral reefs. Having the aquatic preserves helped the local marine life and helped boost the economy there. So overall it is a win-win for everyone.

One way that a lot of people like to travel around Guam is by gas scooters. My favorite scooter is a taotao scooter. I think they are great! I have had mine for many years and I have never had any problems out of it, but there are many cheap scooters you can get. When I was looking for the right scooter for my spouse and I that is where I went to find all my answers. They were able to answer all my questions about each different type of scooter.

How The iPhone Fever Has Changed Guam

iPhones in Guam

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Guam is a country that started with a very rich history and culture. It is a place known give recognition to the indigenous individuals.

Regardless of ethnic lineage, people in Guam are called “Guamanians” and not “Guamians,” which is often mistaken for. Also, Native people of Guam are the Chamoru, and their dialect is also called the Chamoru. An estimate of 40% of Guam’s general public are Chamoru, while another third are Filipinos, and the rest are a mix of Micronesians like the Palauans, Marshallese and people from the Federated States of Micronesia. There are also Vietnamese, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese in this country.

From this simple fact, people who have not visited Guam today would be shock to see that even this place has been greatly changed because of technology. While the culture of the old is still preserved in some ways – art, movies, festivals and language, it cannot be denied that these things have somehow been overpowered by technology.

Believe it or not, even iPhone gadgets have entered this traditional place, and people are getting hooked by the iPhone latest models and trends, too. They are even aware of the things necessary to be able to unlock iPhones, and they know what can and cannot be done when it comes to changing carriers with their iPhones.

I had the chance to talk to a Guamanian once, while in a coffee shop in Guam. He owned the latest model of iPhone at that time, which I planned to purchase too. So, I went ahead and asked him about the iPhone. I was amazed that they too, find techie solutions to iPhone unlock via a website. In short, they are also very inclined to using the Internet. Everything he told me about the iPhone, he admits, were things he found out about it through the Internet.

Sometimes, people travelling to Guam would also think that it would be a difficult place to explore because of a language barrier. However, English has also been held an official dialects of the place, so a lot of people here actually speak good English. Of course, it would still be a greater visiting experience for tourists if they get to learn a few Chamoru sentences and greetings, but overall, there is no need to worry about language barriers because that will never be an issue in this place.

In fact, if push comes to shove and you indeed find yourself stuck with someone who is not yet that much adapted to the English language, you can communicate using technology. Just bring out your iPhones, use Google to search translations or even just pictures, and for your, somehow, you will get your message across.

My observation is not about me, looking down at this particular country, or any other country, for that matter, especially in terms of technological advancement and its effect on society. It is merely a fascination of how technology has really changed the lives of human beings; how it has overpowered history, making it a very powerful force in this generation.

Introducing Income Protection Insurance To New Friends In Guam

Letting My Friends Know About Income Protection Insurance

I love to shop. I shop because it makes me feel happy and good about myself. Having the chance to prove to myself that I can buy for myself, gives me a different kind of self-esteem and it makes me proud. I shop because I need to shop for things that I need to survive everyday living. I shop to reward myself for all the efforts and hardships that I go through and surpass each and every day. I shop because I need the time and the activity to take me off my problems and stress, and make me realize that there are still good things about life.

With this much love for shopping, it is obvious that I frequent the malls and shops. Even when I go to Guam for a vacation, I do not miss the opportunity to visit its malls. Because I frequently visit these places, I could almost draw the area in my mind. I know where to go for whatever I need. Malls have almost become a second home for me. Sometimes, I shop alone, sometimes I shop with my family, and often times, I shop with some friends. No matter when or who I am with, when I am out shopping, even if I buy just one stuff or even when I buy tons of stuffs, I always feel happy about it, because it reminds me that my sacrifices and efforts work hard and earn, has finally paid off.

Also because of my frequent visits to the mall, I was able to be acquainted with a lot of them. This is the reason why, when something terrible happened inside the mall, I helped some of them recover from the loss.

An accident in the mall occurred, and it destroyed a lot of the stalls and shops in it, including those I frequented and have come to be friends with.

The Question To Ask For All Employees Without Income Protection Insurance

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I was just thankful that nobody was hurt. I was confident that all of them had income protection insurance, as what I had secured for my own business and employees.When I came to ask them how things are, some of the shops have closed because they cannot keep up with the loss from the incident, while others are struggling to get their business back up and running. I was shocked and asked them if their insurance did not give them any aid because they can file legal action against the company. They told me they were not insured, and I was struck by their doom, even when I was not involved.

I helped a few of them get back on their feet, and asked them if they knew of any insurance companies in Guam that had a good reputation. They gave me a company called Century Insurance Group. As I browsed their services via www.centuryinsurancegroup.net, I was not entirely convinced of everything that they offer. There were a lot of fine prints. So, I personally handled their insurance by referring them to the company that also handles my insurance. They were more than happy to accept my offer and were very grateful. I was beaming with pride for myself, because I was able to do such a great thing. Even when I do not personally know them that well yet, I can feel their struggles to make their businesses survive. I was in that position a long time ago too, and it would be great to help them succeed. For me, their success in the future can still add to my success, too.

 

 

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The Progressive Life in Guam

guam1The Island Guam offers a vast and multitude of places to visit. There are so much to see and a lot of things to do, on both the land and sea. Its major industry today is tourism. The climate in Guam is good. Most of the time, it experiences a warm weather all year-round. Today, Guam is an Unincorporated Territory of the United States of America. They are represented by a group of non-voting members of the Congress, under the Delegate Robert Underwood. This place is governed by several popular lawyers in town.

Most of the lawyers are helping the people solve their issues in living in Guam. They help people with specific issues for family and personal injuries, they even help them with getting legal separation or divorce. These divorce lawyers have the ability to efficiently and successfully manage legal separation cases in Guam. However, the lawyers who are leading Guam are encouraging people to work hand in hand in increasing tourism in their place through promoting travels.

Travel in Guam

Since its major industry today is tourism, people from different parts of the world want to travel and visit Guam. It is known to have an excellent weather for summer adventures under the heat of the sun. It is growing popular each day because of the best beach resorts and outdoor adventure places.

Beaches in Guam

It is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation especially for those who love the beach and the sun. Just imagine yourself lying on the sand and soaking up under the heat of the sun, that is truly fun. Most of the beach resorts also offer different sports, games and amenities. They have diving and snorkeling adventures that you can simply gain access without spending too much of money. You can spend the whole day with your friends grilling barbecue just around the beach coastlines. Indeed, Guam will be the ideal place for you to spend summer adventures.

Transportation

guamYou can access to different places in Guam with their practical transportation vehicles such as public buses and taxis. Getting to your destination is easy too because the places are just near and you can enjoy walking your way to the places you want to visit in Guam. The place is safe and you can guarantee to have people around you who can help you with a lot of things.

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Businesses in Guam PART II

 

I have taken notice of Guam’s kind of business ventures in a previous blog, and right now, I would also like to talk about another business venture that they are also quite inclined to – Plumbing services.

This city seems to have a knack for putting up businesses that target household services. The first one I noticed was their cleaning services, and now, even plumbing services are blooming businesses in this country.

I too, know of a plumber that has reached a high level of success in this business because of their dedication to their service and for always giving high quality plumbing services. Hence, I know that this business would actually be a good business, if it is done with great dedication, paired with proper management.

Then why am I so amazed with the plumbing services here in Guam?

Honestly, I do not know. I just took some noticing to almost everything in this place regarding their business ventures because the city is showing such great progress, that I wanted to learn where that progress came from.

Other countries succeed in technology businesses, and this is what makes their country progress. Other’s invest in tourism. However, Guam, which at first seemed to be investing in tourism, can be seen to have also progressed because of the “tiny” businesses that they invest in. I say “tiny” because it cannot par with how tech businesses are earning. However, their choice of businesses has served more than enough, in making their economy a good one.

No wonder I am still always in awe with this place, despite the many times that I have been back here. I have chosen this place as my city of refuge whenever I want to escape from stress. Little by little, I have come to know more than I though I ever would, starting off with how businesses in this place go.

Of course, it is the first thing I notice because I am a businessman myself. Even when I come her for a vacation, you cannot escape who you are, that is why I still end up scrutinizing and examining the business ventures here in Guam, in hopes of finding one that I would enter in, someday.

People who have not visited Guam will find the city very warm and helpful. Helpful in terms of the welcoming of locals and helpful in terms of finding what you are looking for, may it be peace, a wonderful time alone, or a bargain vacation with loved ones.

 

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Gaining Business Ideas On A Trip To Guam

I really love to travel to Guam. And if there is one thing I have noticed in this beautiful place, is that the almost all establishments, may it be public or private areas, are very well kept and are very clean.

I also observed that a major industry in this place is their cleaning services industry. Of course I take notice because I am a businessman myself. Though cleaning services is far from the type of business that I do, a business is a business and it takes a good businessman to recognize a potential business when you see one.

The business world has grown to be more complex because of the various types of business that there is to offer. Now, even cleaning services of all sorts have become an industry that tries to convince people, that hiring a professional to clean every nook and cranny of one’s home, is a necessary thing to do. In order to establish an edge over other companies that fish for the same clients, proper marketing strategies should be done. In the same manner, if you are looking for a cleaning company to hire, you have to look at how such companies value their worth by the means they advertise their company.

It is often true that cheapskate companies offer cheapskate services. And what better way to find out if a cleaning company is putting value into its existence, than by seeing that they are well advertised and are able to gain a lot of clients via proper market strategies. A company should dearly values its customers as much as their company, making sure that their services are heard of and established through various marketing styles. From the typical putting up of banners, window signs and advertisements, to utilizing the most powerful form of business marketing nowadays – the internet, businesses, even cleaning companies, is sure to pop out first not only in blogs and online advertising materials, but as well as in online videos that teach and demonstrate proper cleaning methods, showing their customers what they can offer their clients in the most creative, practical and accessible way.

Of course, this kind of marketing strategy should have a good Virtual PBX to support its traffic. Meaning, no matter the business, may it be a cleaning service or the kind of business that I have, a good PBX system should be used by the company so that the lines of communication between clients and between employees will be made much easier and in a more organized matter.

Guam has shown me so much advancement because even businesses that offer service are already using the Internet to their advantage. Even if Guam is a place for me to relax and forget about my business once in a while, it also has given me a lot of ideas on how to expand and grow my business, and now I am seriously thinking about putting up a cleaning service business, too. We’ll have to wait and see how this idea grows. for now, I am just happy that I have once again visited my favorite place of sanctuary, Guam.

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How it All Began: Legend of Puntan Dos Amantes

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No, I am not done with Puntan Dos Amantes, yet.

My love for this place cannot be summed up in one blog alone, so I am up again to write about other things I came to find out about this place after having visited it so many times.

let me begin with the legend that comes with this place.

Legend of Puntan Dos Amantes

There once lived a rich local family with a beautiful daughter. As typical ancient rich families go, they want their daughters to marry wealthy men, too. Hence, the father arranged for the daughter to be married to a Spanish captain.

Upon knowing the news, the daughter tried to reason out with his father and told him she cannot marry a man she does not love. She does not even know what love is yet, she said. However, the father insisted and made the engagement official.

The daughter was distraught at the news that she ran off to the highest point in the island. There she met a local, handsome young man, and they fell in love with each other.

Of course, the father searched for his daughter and when she found him atop the island, he disapproved of the girls plea to allow her to marry the poor local boy, instead. The father immediately took her away and pushed through with her marriage with the Spanish captain.

The girl managed to escape again, and when went up the island to meet with her true love. While they were there, the girls father and his soldiers were coming after her.

The two hopeless romantics decided that they would rather die with each other, than her marry someone else. So, they tied and locked their hairs together, embraced, and jumped to their deaths from the cliff to the gushing water and rocks down below.

Puntan Dos Amantes Today

Of course, jumping from the 368 feet cliff is prohibited now. What lovers do is they buy heart-shaped locks from the souvenir shop, place their names on the locks, and lock them on the walls, where many couples have also placed their love locks. This is somehow a replica of Paris’ love locks(which was recently tore down by the local government because the number of locks were becoming to heavy for the bridge).

No matter the case of your love life, it always feels good to experience this kind of symbolism of forever at Guam’s Two Lovers Point.

Even if you do not avail of the love-locking stunt at the place, if you just savor the view with your partner and make promises of your love for each other, with the wind and the sea as your witness, the whole experience will surely make you more passionate about each other, and will let you see the beauty you found in each other the first time you declared yourselves in love.

The place will not only make you believe in forever, but it will also tell you that no matter how far you go in life, you can always look back at a time when you saw so much beauty and felt so much love for each other.

 

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The Place That Made Me Fall For Guam: Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point)

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I was not born and raised in Guam. In fact, I never really dreamed that one day I would settle in this place. I was used to the urban life – skyscrapers and busy streets with more concrete than trees. That was the kind of life I thought I would forever want. I never really see myself as the type of guy who would be so passionate about nature. I was all about living the moment, earning the big bucks, and making my way higher and higher up the corporate ladder.

Puntan Dos Amantes in Guam, changed all of that for me.

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I went there on a side tour from a business trip. I read it was one of the most visited places Guam. Since I really was not the adventurous type, I chose it so that I know I will be safe because for sure, a lot of people will be there, too. I went in there not to have some passion-driven moment with nature and beauty, but for the sake of visiting at least one attraction of the place, so that I could tell my friends, that well, I went to Guam.

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When I got to the place, I was at first feeling out of place. Most of the people visiting the place were couples. Well, after all, the place translates to “Two Lovers Point” so what should I have expected?

It felt awkward at first but then, again, I didn’t mind. I was there just to check the place out, anyway.

However, when I got to view the whole pacific Ocean and Tumon beach through the deck of this wonderful place, I could not believe my eyes.

The place was a beauty unlike any, I really fell in love. I fell in love with Guam, through Puntan Dos Amantes.

At 368 feet from the reefs down below, I embraced the gush of the wind and savoured the most relaxing and invigorating sight I have ever seen in my entire life. The mountainous volcanic views, the clear sea of blue and green, luscious green tress, and the fresh air, all brought me to a different world.

It was a sight that made me forgot all the couples around me, and me standing alone. This is because I did not feel alone that moment. I had the view and the majestic beauty of nature to accompany me.

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It may all seem surreal but if you go and visit this place for yourself, bringing along someone you love, you can be sure that the view and the whole aura of the place will make you cry a happy tear.

I spent the entire afternoon just sitting on the deck, admiring a beauty I never imagined I will ever see, in my entire life.

As I think about my life, that moment, I made a promise to myself that I will always come back to this place, and discover more beauty of nature that it has to offer. I have never been so moved in my entire life, and I know that I want to keep that feeling because it helps me think about life and it helps me value what I have become so far.

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