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Anyone from Wyoming?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mike56, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. mike56

    mike56 Member

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    Looking to relocate from the northeast/Connecticut.
    Retired, have a comfortable pension if they stop taxing me to death. Don't want to be a complete hermit.

    What's Wyoming have to offer? What's the seasonal weather like? Taxes? Politics?

    Looking at Texas and North Carolina as well.
     
  2. brnmw

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    Two things you need right here in Texas "Friendship & Beer!" :)
    Wyoming is too cold and I am not going to lie Texas gets pretty hot!
    Good Luck.
     
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  3. wyohome

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    The seasons are a short spring and fall, long summer and a sunny winter. Not too cold, sometimes below zero up here in the north, but generally sunny. As pointed out above, low taxes. We also have a low crime rate. The politics are conservative for the most part. CC permits are available, but none is needed in-state. The purpose of the CC permit is for reciprocity with more restrictive states.
     
  4. Grassman

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    Retired, got a pension....Come on down to Texas! We need more responsible citizenry down here. It's January 31st and the temp is about 70 degrees today. Summers are tough though, no income tax.:D
     
  5. CB900F

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    Mike56;

    Wyoming's my native state, now live in Montana. Weather can vary wildly from region to region within the state. Jackson is some of the most expensive real estate on the face of the earth. The rest of the state regards Jackson as an "alternate reality". Winters can run Texan's home with their tail between their legs. Casper is Wyoming's Odessa/Midland, lot's of personnel transfer between the Texas & Wyoming oil towns. In Casper you can also buy bumper stickers that say: CASPER WYOMING CAST IRON KITE FLYING CAPITOL OF THE WORLD. The airport, with the Federal weather station, is of course OUT of the high wind area and therefore the official reports lie.

    And, when Yellowstone blows you won't have to worry about a thing. Other than that, it's nice.

    Snrk!! 900F
     
  6. Steel Horse Rider

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    I have looked into buying property around the Sundance area in the northeast part of the state near the South Dakota line. The climate (according to the information I have found on the internet) is not a lot different than what we have in northern Colorado (a few degrees cooler) and you have all the benefits of conservative Wyoming rather than the tax and repress mentality that now rules Colorado. It is definitely worth investigating. I lived in the Texas Panhandle 25 years ago and in my opinion Wyoming overall is better than the Texas Panhandle.....
     
  7. Cranky CJ

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    Wyoming = Wind.
     
  8. wyohome

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    We don't get much wind up north, that is a southern Wyoming thing.
     
  9. Takem406

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    I go down to WY a lot! It's my second state almost due to work.

    I almost hit a trophy class Loper on the road! He would have made book!
    I personally like a few things about Wyo better than 'tana, fewer Californians and fewer hippies. Sherridan is an awesome town. Reminds me of Montana. The Hole is just a fun party and tourist trap.

    In God and Glock we Trust
     
  10. JohnBiltz

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    I lived in Laramie for two years. I liked it there. Friendly people, can't even go for a walk without people stopping and asking if you need a ride. Saying that, the weather is extreme. Wind, wind is not weather, its climate. Snow, both years I was there it started snowing in October, it stopped the first week in June and snowed hard enough in May to shut down the interstates. It is sunny, 300 days of sunshine a year and that does make a big difference compared to eastern winters. Wyoming is where people in Colorado go for vacation. It is a beautiful place though.
     
  11. brnmw

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    This more so with South Texans.... North Texas IMO can get pretty cold, believe me I know I am from South Texas! If I see snow hell has indeed frozen over down here. :)
     
  12. JohnM

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    The wind and winter keep out the riff raff.
     
  13. breakingcontact

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    I'm loving me some TX. We do have 4 seasons. Spring, Summer, Super Summer, Fall.

    That being said, Wyoming looks beautiful. TX just has the jobs.

    Definitely better to live in any free state than a slave state.
     
  14. izhevsk

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    I live in Colorado, and have family in Wyoming. It's a nice place to be. I think the wind is over exaggerated.
     
  15. JohnM

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    You ain't been in any of our wind corridors.
    It can be brutal at times.
     
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    Izhevsk;

    The Casper Star-Tribune once published a picture of my grade-school aged daughter while on her way home from school. She was haning onto an aluminum sign pole and her feet were off the ground. Down west of Cheyenne it's flipped railroad flat cars off the tracks.

    900F
     
  17. izhevsk

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    Guess I've been lucky thus far dodging the WY wind bullet. I would have framed that picture. :)
     
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    April of 09 I drove into the NE corner from Montana, drove across the top of the state to Cody. Shell Canyon was something else...Found out in Cody, Yellowstone snowed in from Cody, either back track in Montana or head south to Thermopolis and back up to Jackson Hole. Did the southern route, Wind River Canyon was another eye opener. Got about 10 miles into Yellowstone before I hit the snow. Had to go back to Jackson Hole and then over the pass and north to the West gate, didn't have the time so no go. Not very many people on the roads I was on. I'd be a snow bird and head south in November.
     
  19. JohnM

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    Beautiful day here.
    40 degrees and the wind has dropped below 30MPH, after 3 days of 40-50.
    I can even get glimpses of the mountains through the snow clouds once in a while. :D
    Oh yeah, won't hardly even need a stampede string on my hat today!
     
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    Agreed 110%, If you want to move to Wyoming to get away from the attitude it sounds like you are trying to get away from, You won't like Jackson much. Trust me.
     
  21. JohnM

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    Jackson? Oh yeah, that place over the hill. Wish California would hurry up and annex it.
    We tried to give it to Idaho, but they didn't want either.
     
  22. sleepyone

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    I would suggest Wyoming. They need more people and are giving away 640 acre sections to each family who homesteads for 10 years. ;)

    Texas is over-populated, hot and dry and the food is terrible. Too much steak and Mexican food. The women are real ugly. You would not like it here. Oh yeah, the hunting is terrible too. :D
     
  23. JohnM

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    Wadda ya mean we need more people! Every time I drive to town, and it's only 50 miles, I see other people driving on the highway!
    I even see people driving down the dirt road that goes by my place I don't know.
    Waaaay too many people around here anymore.
    At least I can still go out the front door and shoot just about any direction with no other houses in range.
     
  24. mike56

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    Appreciate all the responses.

    Can't even consider Florida!

    Been looking at the on line real estate. Wyoming is fairly expensive. Looked at Casper and Sheridan. Sheridan might be a little too far north. I can handle actual weather seasons. Hell, it was 4 a couple days ago. Figure I can get 250, to 275 for our place here. No mortgage to speak of. Not looking for acres, just don't want to sneeze and have the neighbor next door say god bless you!
    Don't play golf. Some fishing, a lot of shooting, haven't hunted in awhile. Wife needs "normal" folks to make up for me. Libraries, movies.

    Our son is in AZ but don't know where he'll end up (USMC). Just know we need to get out of here! I refuse to give these folks anymore of my money to piss away if they only give me lip service.
     
  25. ricebasher302

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    I live in Sheridan. Real Estate can be brutal here, compared to many other areas of the state. Even range land is generally high here. $250,000 will get you a decent place on a (very) small acreage, or a nice place in town. Sheridan is about 16-18 thousand people with a nice library, a nice cinema and a nice (but ugly) rifle range/sportsman's club.

    Less windy and more scenic than Casper. Gillette is a relative dump (hope no Campbell County residents take offense).

    Many Wyomingites (myself included) are very protective of our state and its 50th ranked population. We like it that way. Winters usually have a week or two of sub-zero temperatures, sometimes hitting -20 or less. Summers can be hot and dry. Spring can be muddy an windy. Fall is almost always awesome.

    Wyoming produces more coal that the rest of the nation combined. Lots of resource revenue for the state. Out of 23 counties, only one went blue in the last election, Teton County, which is where many wealthy non-natives have moved from other states.

    Traveling often involves flying out of Billings, MT for the best rates. Denver is the nearest major hub.

    PM me if you want more details about Sheridan or other parts of Wyoming.
     
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