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Cool places to own land where you can shoot guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sven, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    I've been considering buying some cheap land somewhere, perhaps not THAT far from a medium sized airport... perhaps in Arizona or out in the west, where I could go out and shoot and camp, etc.

    Anyone have any recommendations for spots to look? So far, I've been recommended to look near Benson, Arizona. Open to other suggestions.
     
  2. TallPine

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    Just about anyplace between Idaho and New Mexico that the Californians haven't moved into yet .... :D
     
  3. DigMe

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    How many acres are you looking at?

    brad cook
     
  4. MrPink

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    Montana. Just don't act like a flatlander.
     
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    Get yourself 35 acres in a western state other than Colorado. :D
     
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    Two words: Time share :)

    Or is it one word: timeshare? :confused:
     
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    Ravengard? How about THRgard?:D
     
  8. Telperion

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    Look at eastern Oregon too, I think it's also sparsely inhabited.

    Let me know what you find Sven. I've always wanted to own land, even if it's a plot of desert. I'm certainly priced out of the local market.:(
     
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    I am looking for something like this myself. Once I retire and all ties are cut I want to leave the People's Commonwealth and follow Horace Greeley's advice. Montana is looking good at this point. perhaps Oregon.
     
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    I'll say Western Arkansas.

    Avoid Benton and Washington Counties in extreme NWA as they are fast becoming overpopulated and yuppified.

    Crawford County was lots of remote, wooded, beautiful land available.

    West Central and Southwest Arkansas also have lots and lots of beautiful land in a gun friendly environment.

    Fort Smith, a town of 80,000 folks, has exactly one rifle-capapble gun club range, because most folks just shoot out on their own or Uncle Joe's or grandpa's back 40.

    But retirement is the key because for workin' folks, there ain't much in West Central or Southwest Arkansas............'cept maybe raisin' chickens for Don Tyson and his boys........

    hillbilly
     
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    Get a boat near an ocean or the Gulf. Once you're out of sight of land and have a clear horizon, (20 minutes in a power boat), "The Range Is Open!"

    And in all directions, I might add. Your bullets and your noise can't go as far as that clear horizon.

    Plus, you get to see your splashes. Short, long, right left.... I like shooting balloons, they "stick" to the water, and as you move away in your boat, they seem to "run away", getting harder and harder to hit. And if you hit them you know it, even 100s of yards away. Lots of fun!!! Better than a cinder pit.

    Matt
     
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    About 95% of Georgia is undeveloped - and We Is Gun Friendly! Y'all come on down!
     
  13. Sven

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    Looking for a quarter section (160 acres) to a full section (640 acres).

    Desired characteristics:

    I'd like the land to be remote and also to have rolling hills /
    mountain on part of the land for use as a backstop. Nearest neighbor would ideally be miles away.

    Lastly, I would like this land to be directly connected to Federal BLM land.
    Hunting nearby a plus, as would be water on the land and/or views.

    Within 4 hours drive from major airport.

    Please continue to send me suggestions.
     
  14. Hank Zudd

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    believe it or not,,,

    there's lots of places like that in northern cali. I used to live on 7 sections in Colusa county that was on the southern border of the Mendecino Nat. Frst. The western part of the county has lots of hills, and the place I lived was in a long valley 30 miles west of I-5. send me a email @ Hank_Juggs@yahoo.com if you want more info. There were several landowners who used to come up for the weekend and just shoot. Hell, there's enough squirrles to keep your .22 hot all day, and never make a dent in them.
     
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    Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama ...
     
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    First, become a millionaire. :D
     
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    How about Eastern Colorado (Limon area)? They measure their land in sections instead of acres. All farming area with some rolling hills and arroyos. Two hours from Denver and lots of antelope and some deer. 3-4 hours to the Rockies.
     
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    Aw, come on down my way. Back-country land is cheep, cheep, cheep.

    No commercial air, but lots of good airstrips.

    :), Art
     
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    If you are willing to go as far as 4 hours from the airport you have described most of Utah.

    The further you get from SLC and the Wasatch front the cheaper the land is going to get. If you head out into the West Desert into places like Millard or Juab County you can find some pretty cheap desert land.
     
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    As a resident of Washington county, I will second that. I would and would not suggest Booger...err, Madison County. It is sparsely populated, but facilities arent exactly plentiful.

    I advise everyone to stay away from North Central AR, as there is a town just outside of Harrison that is the home of the KKK (we are so proud:barf: :barf: ). Outside of NW AR, politics get very liberal or so I hear. But, many are southern dems, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Any where you move to in AR, expect to see red clay. If you dont like having less than 3 inches of topsoil out in the sticks, then stay away from NW.
     
  22. Sven

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    I will look into all of those areas - saw a lot of TN land when browsing.

    Probably would need to get a truck for some of the more remote, 'rough and tumble' properties I've seen, esp. in winter.
     
  23. MAURICE

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    HillBilly and moparmike hit the nail on the head. NW AR is growing up FAST. Traffic is insane, and of course Fayetteville is like a small San Francisco. They recently passed a smoking ban in local bars and resturants...

    The river valley is a nice place, though. I have a good friend in Paris, AR that owns a nice plot of land, and the local town and surrounding area are fairly conservative. One of the few places where a gun in public doesnt cause mass panic. (I spend as much time as possible there ;) )

    I'm getting out of here and am moving to the NE corner of the great state of Mississippi in a month and a half, leaving Fayettnam behind.
     
  24. Sven

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    Where are the cooler places in Arizona to get a piece of the rock?
     
  25. six 4 sure

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    You might want to consider Nevada. There isn’t a lot of property for sale, but plenty of public ground to go shooting on. I lived in Round Mountain located in the Big Smoky Valley nestled between the Toiyabe and Toquima mountain ranges. There was a 1000 yard public range five miles outside of town. There were less than 2000 people living in the valley (nearly 100 miles long) so you didn’t run into many people when camping, hiking, or looking for lost gold mines. The people were friendly and crime was almost non-existent (I hardly locked my car or house the 15 months I lived there). All basic necessities were available, but if you got a craving for a Big Mac it was a two hour round trip to Tonopah. CCW is available, but not necessarily needed since a gun isn’t loaded unless you have one in the chamber (according to Nevada law). It was about a four hour drive to either the Las Vegas or Reno airport (I’ve flown out of both and prefer Reno). If you’re into big game hunting elk, mule deer, desert sheep, and antelope were all close. If you’d like some more info pm me.

    six
     
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