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Where do you live? And why?

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by jim in Anchorage, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Member

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    Texas (5th generation)

    When I die, I may not go to heaven,
    I don't know if they let cowboys in.
    If they don't just let me stay in Texas,
    Texas is as close as I've been. ...and all that ;)
     
  2. Demitrios

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    New Jersey and I don't know.
     
  3. rookorami

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    Born and raised in MO. Considered leaving but being as I have another half now I don't see her wanting to move too far away. I like the weather and they are pretty firearm friendly. I can see myself going over to KS possibly but MO works for now.
     
  4. husker

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    Omaha.
    Why? Beats the H E double hockey-sticks out of me.
    If our current anti gun Mayor wins reelection? I'll come back an edit this post
    As I will be moving pronto.
     
  5. avs11054

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    Born and raised in Denver, CO. I moved to the Phoenix, AZ area when I was 19, and I've been here for the past 9 years. I live here because of my job. There are some great things about Arizona. The gun laws are the best in the country. IF you can get drawn for a big game hunting, license, the hunting is the best in the country as far as animal quality. The valley has great weather 9 months out of the year, but if you want snow in the winter, it's only a two hour drive.

    I'm not a big fan of the valley other than the weather though, and if everything goes as planned, I will retire by the time I am 50 and get the h*** out of here. Land anywhere desireable in AZ seems to be too expensive for my taste. I'd rather buy a good sized piece of land in the midwest or the south where there are many more hunting opportunities than in AZ.
     
  6. Yarddog

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    N/E FL On Ga Line,, Born in Jax Fl & hung close ; )
    Y/D
     
  7. Timbozi

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    Grew up in central MA and moved to the Northwest after high school. Recently moved from the Seattle area to San Diego. Why? To be a part of my brother's church plant.

    Was active in the gun community in SEA, and am looing forward to finding new friends here. Cool thing is that two guys that also moved here to be part of the church are now half way through police academy, will be good to support them and learn from them.
     
  8. Elm Creek Smith

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    Born and raised in Tulsa, OK. Lived in Tahlequah, OK, when I went to college and got married. Joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Devens, MA; Fort Knox, KY; Fort Benning, GA; Wiesbaden, FRG; Fort Knox, KY; Fort Carson, CO; Wildflecken, FRG; Frankfurt am Main, FRG; Fort Knox, KY. Retired and returned to Oklahoma. Lived in Broken Arrow until we built a house in Owasso. Still there, at least as long as Mom's alive. Oh, yeah: Still married to the same lady.

    The rest of my family is within 100 miles of Tulsa, so life isn't lonely.

    ECS
     
  9. jack44

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    I was born in NY State not far from NYC border! and moved out in May of 2001 - NEVER TO GO BACK AGAIN!.
     
  10. TRX

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    I was born in California, and still thought of it as "home" from when we moved away in the late 1960s. Spent some time in Florida and Tennessee, wound up in Arkansas. Dad was USAF. In my 20s I got the chance to go "home" again, and realized that the People's Republic of California didn't like my guns, my cars, or my politics. After traveling around the country, I found that Arkansas (which I had more or less hated) was no worse than most, and a lot better than many, so I stayed here.
     
  11. ETXhiker

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    Texas. Do I really need to explain why?
     
  12. MinnesotaFats

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    i live in minnesota cause the weather sucks 10 months out of the year but it really makes you appreciate those 2 months that dont suck :) plus whitetail deer hunting is great every year..
     
  13. flipajig

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    I was born in Burley Idaho dad and mom moved to Wy for a time then on to UT dads job moved us up to Mt loved it in the big sky country. Rod and Mom split the sheets so back to Idaho we go graduated HS and joind the Army spent time in KY,HI and Tx stayed in Tx for over 20 years. Went on vacation to Idaho 3 years ago got home sick sold the house hit the road back to Idaho. We now live in a one stop sign town and its 20 miles to Walmart but the mountains are in my front and back yard and the lake is about 7 miles from the house as for shooting I Oppen my back door and blaze away any distance I want to shoot.
    Flip
     
  14. Boxhead

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    After graduating from university, marrying, childrening and working ~9 years in the state I was born and raised in we left for West Texas. Since then, 1996, we have moved 5 times in the State's (Texas, Kansas, Texas, Texas) and Canada and I, alone, have worked in the UAE, Qatar and Kazakhstan since. While living in Canada we bought a mountain property in north Idaho. The start of retirement planning. When we left Canada we bought property in the Texas Hill Country as it and Idaho are in the retirement plan. Three months ago I landed in Queensland Australia for my next project and will soon head to Idaho to meet a portion of my family and fly back here to Oz for the next 4 years or so. So, a bit complex, but the final places have been set, in the woods of north Idaho and the Texas Hill Country. Good people and politics in both places, distant but good neighbors and we can choose the weather.
     
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    Currently living in Maryland.

    Retired out of Walter Reed Army Med. Ctr after 21 years association with the large dysfunctional family known as the US Army.

    Was on Major promotion list but my original commission was as a reserve officer. My recommissioning as a field grade officer would have been in regular army and, I was informed, would have incurred a six year "debt."

    SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed) said "fine, your next duty station is on your own." That duty station being Guatemala, Korea, or, IIRC, Ft. Polk. I put in for retirement and we've been here ever since, now plotting our escape.
     
  16. Piratesailor

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    Texas. No explanation needed.
     
  17. Kayaker 1960

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    I live in the "East Bay" about 30 miles NE of San Francisco. I was born about 5 miles from here and have never lived more than about 12 miles from the hospital I was born in. My wife was born in San Francisco and both of us grew up in Pleasant Hill where we met in high school.
    When I was a kid we had horses and there were places to ride. At 12 years old I could saddle up my horse and go riding with friends, be gone all day, just had to be home for dinner. The places we used to ride are all paved over now.
    We have plans to move in a few years, though not too far. We'll stay in California where our friends and family are. We plan to retire in the Gold Country, maybe Nevada City. Meanwhile, my wife and I are mostly happy here. I've been working for the same company for over 30 years and I'm happy to have never been out of work since I graduated from High School. My wife works for the school district and loves her job.
    13 years ago I picked up the sport of whitewater kayaking. I now have 2 kinds of friends, those that kayak and those that I don't see often. I have a lot of good friends and California has perhaps the best whitewater rivers in the world. I kayak year round, anywhere from 30-50 days a year. My wife and I also enjoy trout fishing quite often in the same rivers, after a day of kayaking. I still hunt a bit in the fall also. There are things about California that I don't like but there is a lot to like. As a few fellow Californian's have said on the thread, there is a lot more to California than L.A. and San Francisco.
     
  18. iflyem1

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    Born in Chicago, lived in Seattle and Detroit. Hoping to someday move to TEXAS!
     
  19. joneb

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    Why have so many left out there location in there profile, and give it up here now :confused:
     
  20. justice06rr

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    Sounds like a very exciting and adventurous lifestyle.

    I get the reasons you are in CA, but how does it affect your shooting hobby? I get the feeling it is a side hobby compared to kayaking as a passion.
     
  21. Jacob L Freeman

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    I live in the PNW. I live here because like so many others, I never leave the area where I grew up. The climate is perfect for farming and we still have many legal rights many other places in the nation don't. I was born here and I'll die here.
     
  22. jim in Anchorage

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    Well as the OP of this thread, I can ask why all the " where else but Texas" posts? Do you all own private ranches there?
     
  23. ASCTLC

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    Colorado. Awesome hard core wheeling (jeep) and an excellent amount of uncrowded public land for hunting, camping, shooting, exploring.....

    Andy
     
  24. jim in Anchorage

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    Well I will ask. 95% private property ,no rivers or lakes, blistering hot climate, no big game but for ranch raised animals. What's the charm?
     
  25. Mauser lover

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    SD in the school year.... because I go to school there.
    CA in the summer.... because I haven't been able to get the rest of my family to move to SD yet.
     
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