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What western state and where to look for moving to #7462931
01/16/22 08:22 PM
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Im getting frustrated with the ever incressing population and decressing places to hunt. I travel 2.5 hrs to work stay there for the week and come home. Im ready to quit my job of 15 years to get closer to home but have found nothing close in benies and pay.

So maybe I should sell out and head west? But there is so much to learn for a 300' above sea leavel flat lander. Also out west is huge. It will be a several year plan but including taking vacations to spend time in diffrent areas but help me narrow down the areas to look please.

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462935
01/16/22 08:26 PM
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How about Minneapolis?


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Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462936
01/16/22 08:29 PM
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start by checking trapping regs. once you have that lined out look for ways to earn. look at real estate prices. a lot of people used to not driving more than 15-20 miles to get to drs and big stores cant adjust to not having that convenience. so you may want to look at living in a bigger town stead of one with only a gas station/convenience store, bar and a ranch supply.


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Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462939
01/16/22 08:35 PM
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Usually I'd say NM but it's going downhill fast

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: T-Rex] #7462941
01/16/22 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
How about Minneapolis?



Ha, quick on that one rex!,...moved my son away from Mogadishu a year ago. couple days ago,broke into car,stole tools and more, only gone for a
few minutes! It's sad, It's sick and Minneapolis is lost!

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: adam m] #7462944
01/16/22 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by adam m
Usually I'd say NM but it's going downhill fast



I have been wanting to look into taking my boys elk hunt there. They are 9 and 11.

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462949
01/16/22 08:45 PM
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Of the places I've been, Southeast Wyoming would be high on the list. Awesome deer, antelope and elk hunting. Good trapping areas and fishing opportunities. Good people, based on the limited interactions we had with locals. Could be a tough area to make a living, depending on your skills. Might want to bring your own $$$.


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Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462955
01/16/22 08:50 PM
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Id vote Wyoming as well

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462964
01/16/22 08:59 PM
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Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462966
01/16/22 09:04 PM
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I would say Wyoming, North or South Dakota. Idaho has too many people moving here especially from the West Coast. Colorado is way too liberal now. New Mexico is being destroyed by liberals plus no trapping on public land, No trapping on public land in Arizona. Utah is becoming too populated for me, starting to show signs of liberalism as well as Montana. The mayors of Belgrade, Helena and Missoula belong to Mike Bloombergís Every Town for Gun Safety. Thirty years ago, you would have never have heard of a major politician being anti-gun in Montana. Montana also has a very active anti-trapping group called foot loose. Maybe Nevada but the liberals in Las Vegas are starting to take over the state. Forget Oregon and Washington. The liberal wackos already destroyed these states.

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: danny clifton] #7462967
01/16/22 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
start by checking trapping regs. once you have that lined out look for ways to earn. look at real estate prices. a lot of people used to not driving more than 15-20 miles to get to drs and big stores cant adjust to not having that convenience. so you may want to look at living in a bigger town stead of one with only a gas station/convenience store, bar and a ranch supply.


Good advice Danny. If youíre not used to driving 140 mile round trip to the big stores it can and will cause problems with family. Iíve never known any different so no big deal to me. Iíve seen it not work out so well for families that moved here from the big city.

Kansas is a great place to raise a family and great for outdoor loving folks.


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Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462968
01/16/22 09:05 PM
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The west is full try the south

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462970
01/16/22 09:07 PM
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Most good paying jobs here are about 45.000 a year the best places have no work. You trade being away from people for being broke most cases no benefits it a right to work state. What skills do you have very few professional jobs here

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462977
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Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada wouldn't be bad either. Lots of public land, good hunting trapping and fishing. Winter gets a little cold, but that's what makes it good. Right now there are lots of jobs, but housing is expensive.

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462987
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The Achilles Heel of all the western states that meet the ideals of a conservative are their low population making it easy for them to fall victim to immigrants from California, who will ruin it quickly.

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462988
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If you are a rat trapper try Utah. I think thats where that carter the mink man dude is from. He had more rats in that one stretch of ditch than there is in my county hre in PA. I was amazed at the rats he comes up with out there.

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462990
01/16/22 09:23 PM
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You better bring $$$ if you're looking at buying anything in Idaho or Utah. Real estate prices are through the roof and wages aren't close to keeping up. The liberal invasion is really ruining this place in a hurry. People think with all this public land that hunting pressure should be low. False. Access points are limited and it gets busy in a lot of areas. Cost of living out west is substantially higher than back east. I'm 3 hours from a Walmart or Costco. Hour and a half from any kind of fast food place. Everything is measured in hours, not miles.


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Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: EdP] #7462993
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Originally Posted by EdP
The Achilles Heel of all the western states that meet the ideals of a conservative are their low population making it easy for them to fall victim to immigrants from California, who will ruin it quickly.

Say that a little louder so they hear it. Boise will be the death of Idaho as it once was.


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Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7462996
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The west is full.

And already ruined.


Try somewhere else.

Re: What western state and where to look for moving to [Re: Providence Farm] #7463005
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I've been looking into northern Arkansas, hoping to buy land there in the next few years and then spend winters there during retirement. Tags and land are both cheap.

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