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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. jwrowland77

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    Arkansas, and because of military.
     
  2. PapaGrune

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    Southeast Texas. Grew up mostly there. Dad and mom met in Calif after WWII and we moved to Texas in 65 . Been here ever since. Traveled for work , been to a lot of nice places, a lot of nice people. Got out of College and was offered a job in San fransico and Houston for the same money and it was not a problem deciding.
     
  3. jotjackson

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    Sweet Home Alabama. Deer, Turkey, Fish, Beautiful Southern Women. O
     
  4. MaterDei

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    I moved to Texas at age 7.

    I've lived on the west coast (San Diego), the east coast (Conn) and in the middle of the country (Ok, KS). I've also lived in Germany and Singapore. Each place has had its charms.

    I'm back in Texas now and suspect I'll die here. The job market is good, no income tax, generally friendly people and better than average gun laws. There's something special about Texas that is difficult to explain. I realize that we Texans can be quite annoying always bragging on our state.
     
  5. Kayaker 1960

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    "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."

    Kayaking 30-50 days a year, shooting or hunting 5-10 days a year. You're right about kayaking being my passion. There is a shooting range about 4 miles away, a total of 3 ranges in the area that I've used. Living in the suburbs, I have to drive over an hour to get to an open space area to shoot, of course there are many places to live in California with much quicker access to BLM or National Forest land for hunting and shooting. Many rural county sheriff's are pro gun and will issue a CWP for self defense, that is not the case in Contra Costa County where I currently live. When I move to the Gold Country (Sierra Foothills) I'll be able to get a CWP and target shoot and hunt on National Forest land close to home. Of course, I'll also be closer to great rivers for kayaking and fishing. California does have a 10 round magazine limit and requires a "bullet button" to release mags on AR rifles. I think it's silly but not a deal breaker.
     
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  6. 03Shadowbob

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    Born and raised in West Palm Beach, family's been here since after the civil war. Moved to GA for college, met my wife and we moved back here. It's home, great weather, great gun laws, and a perfect place for the kids to live and enjoy the outdoors.
     
  7. Kynoch

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    I live on the Central Coast of California.

    While CA no doubt has its troubles (no place is truly trouble-free), where I live is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. That beauty has a huge positive impact in my life each and every day.

    I live of here because it's beautiful, it's where my family and its heritage is located, where my friends are located and where my job is located.
     
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    I live in Mesa AZ. I moved here 2 years ago from Oregon to escape the rain and the democrats. I love it here even the hot summers. Way more hunting and outdoor activities. Though I do miss all the rivers.
     
  9. AfghanVetOrcutt

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    I was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA. I joined the Army at 20 and lived in Texas and Kentucky (with a couple of vacations to Afghanistan). When I got out of the Army in early 2012 I decided to move to Idaho and I have not looked back. Cost of living here is low, I can afford my own house where as in CA I would be scraping by in a crappy studio apartment. There is plenty of hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities here. A lot of people assume I moved out here because of the gun laws in CA but that was probably #5 on the list of reasons, while on the list it was not the top 3 by any means. California is a beautiful place but the politicians, over crowding and cost of living really took it's toll on me. Boise is big enough to have most of the amenities of a big city but without the smog, high population and stupidity that comes with a big city.
    Just my opinion, my $0.02, YMMV, etc...
     
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    is big brother writing down names and addresses??:uhoh:
     
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    I live in Indiana, please pray for my home as it is a long way from heaven and too darn close to Illinois.
     
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    Born in SC. Moved to MO at age 7 when dad got transferred lived there till age 18. US Navy starting at Great Lakes IL. After Navy back to MO then TN back to MO for more schooling then driving OTR for over too many years stayed in MO till Nov 97 and ended up in SLC UT where I met my now Ex wife. From there moved to SLT CA in Late 2000 till Nov 2003 Moved back to TN and never left. I now live in the house where I used to spend every summer from the time I was 7 till I was 18 at my Grandparents home. Why? lets us see, I can step out my back door and target practice, take photos of wild life, it is quiet, no water bills, (have spring water), can hunt without leaving my back porch go fishing a few miles from the house and it is just beautiful out here. Here a few pics of why I love it here.

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  13. mr.fatstacks

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    Just spent the better part of 2 hrs reading this thread start to finish, and enjoyed it immensely. Learned a lot about your country I didn't know, although I've been there more times than I can count.

    I live in the Okanagan region of BC Canada in a city of under 30,000. Grew up in a neighbouring province in a city of 1M people, moved out here after high school for 6 months before we ran out of money and went back. Spent 14 yrs saying we should come back here but had a good job that turned into a great career. The money wasn't making us happy, so my GF and I quit work, left our families and friends and have been happy ever since, just over 3 yrs. (friends and family come to visit and are consistently jealous!) We have 1000 lakes within an hr drive (but who's counting), the closest being a 10 min walk. Great ski resort 25 min up a mountain. I live on the side of a mountain. Thousands of acres of public land 10 min away with lots of places to shoot, dirt bike, camp, hunt (not something I do, but am going to start) and generally enjoy life. Weather here is definitely some of the best in Canada, there's only a few days a year that snow stays overnight down in lower elevations of town, but tons up at the hill. Summer is beautiful, temps hover in the mid 80s. We don't have the same amount of freedom up here as you do down there, but it isn't as dramatically different as some Americans think. I LOVE my country! Don't want to live anywhere else. Unless they build a decent ski hill in TX of course.
     
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    jim in Anchorage, great thread man, I really enjoyed reading it!

    I was born and raised in NJ. I made my way down to the recruiter and let the Army haul me around the world for a while. When I came home I knew that NJ was not the place for someone like me. I eventually ended up in PA (why else? because of a girl!). Set up camp up in the mountains. Hunting and fishing are a way of life here. Nobody even blinks at the sound of gun shots anytime of the year. I have a range on my property and enough woods to keep me happy all year. Turns out my neighbor was a Ranger as well and shares my passion for firearms. The gun laws here are pretty darn good. We have full auto's and suppressors (and we take full advantage). I'm still close enough to see my family in NJ and DE with just a few hour car ride. I'm more of a lakes and mountains guy, but if the mood strikes me the beach isn't all that far. Philly, NYC and D.C. are within "day trip" distance, not that it is a common thing for me to do but it's there if I want to. A few months back the Dead Sea Scrolls were on display in NYC. We jumped in the car and took a drive to check'em out (had to take advantage of the opportunity, I'll probably never get the chance again).

    Are there nicer places in the country? I'm sure. However this part of PA suits me just fine!
     
  15. all357mag

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    Rurally. Because no one's out here.
     
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    People's Republic of New Yorkistan in the spring,summer and fall.Central West Florida for five months.It is refreshing to be in a free state for that time period.
     
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    Guess I'm the only one from Rhode Island!
    Born here, spent time in the Air Force, got out and came back.
    I live in the country in a wooded area, a lot of dear, turkey, good fishing, fresh and salt water. I do a little shooting in my yard with 22's, belong to a club with a range and there is a state pistol, blackpowder, shotgun, rimfire range a few miles away that is free.
    Gun laws are some what restrictive, 7 day wait, and not easy to get a carry lic.

    I'm too old to move away now and my mother {85} is still here so guess I'll stay. My kids and grand kids live out of state but come here as often as they can, good weather most of the time, can go from one end of the state to the other in a hour.
     
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  18. jim in Anchorage

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    Actually you should thank Robert[the moderator.] I originally put this in general guns, Where it would be buried on page 100 now. It was his idea to put it here.

    Thanks Rob:)
     
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    In the country in rural Pennsylvania. I have shooting out of any window of my house and watched a newly dropped fawn just last week. It is nice if you like the country. Deer hunting all around me.
     
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    After living in Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Germany I have returned to my 'childhood' home in Indiana that a distant ancestor obtained in 1866. I have three woodlots for home heat, pastures with rabbits, two ditches and a creek with ducks and geese and more deer than the law allows everyone in the family to harvest in three hunting seasons. The shooting range my Dad built in ancient times features a 100 meter line that has a sand hill berm 500 meters away.

    My little part of the world is a good place to be a part of. Even though it is very far from heaven and too darn close to Chicago.
     
  21. Beentown

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    Central OH.

    I stay here because I have never had a reason to leave that is stronger than the reasons to stay. A true 4 season state with some of the best deer hunting. Good gun laws and decent people. I surely would move out west to Montana, Utah, Idaho or Wyoming if it wasn't for friends, family and church family that is a great support system for me and my four ladies (wife and 3 daughters).

    God bless the USA!
     
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    Live in SW Florida(home) but have also lived in Upstate NY,AZ,NV,CA,WA. To me FL is home but once the market is better we probably will be going back to AZ,my wife is born and raise AZ and the kids were born there so its home to her. I love FL and it will always be home to me but its getting to built up,i used to have a lot of hunting and shooting land but the owners have all sold out to developers. AZ is nice and atleast there I can get some land in the mountains and have a cabin so the family can go camping,hunting,etc,etc which is getting hard to do here. Plus the wife will be happy,lol.
     
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    Alaska. Born in New York, Dad moved us here when he went to work on the Pipeline 37 years ago. Winter, Summer and Fall the most beautiful place in the World! (Notice I didn't mention Spring :eek:) In fact I live just down the road from Cosmoline. I'm not even sure the state even has gun laws. All the hoops I've had to jump through have been Federal. 'Cause we actually are a state even though some retailers in the smaller states haven't figured that out yet. :fire:

    Jim, where do you shoot, Rabbit Creek or Birchwood?
     
  24. jim in Anchorage

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    .338, I shoot at Birchwood. But not much since the fee went to $20.
     
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    MS Gulf Coast. Dad got stationed at Keesler AFB, and we loved it.
     
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