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Old 05-15-2017, 06:24 PM
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Mine, in order of preference, are as follows: Wyoming, Arizona, Montana, Georgia, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Texas.
Wyoming: because it's a GENUINE cowboy state. Has great gun laws. The Thouroughfare , lots of game. The Tetons.

Arizona: same reasons as above, plus some different political ideals. The Apache Trail.

Montana: and Alberta are identical twins. They have better gun laws, we have better health care ;0)
The Bob Marshal Wilderness, and the Chinaman's Wall.

Georgia: Because that's where my daddies people come from! (up close to the Tennessee Line ;0)

Idaho; Good mountainous country, Elmer Keith, Decker packing, Red Neck political ideals.

Utah; BEAUTIFUL country down south near the Navaho part of the state. John Browning was born there ;0)What more can you ask!?

Nevada: The Northern part of the state, It's Buckaroo traditions, Elko, and Claude Dallas.

Tejas: The West Texas ideal, GENUINE West Texas barbeque. Tex-mex music, The Attitude.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:16 PM
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Out of high school went to school, lived and worked in several states but returned to South Dakota.
What's to like in SD? Sparsely populated open prairie in west river, scenic hills, Badlands, National grasslands, lots of public access hunting areas, all sorts of game, water fowl and bird hunting. Besides that, friendly people, no state income tax, low unemployment for those who want to work. Maybe I should shut up....don't need a bunch of people coming here and trying to transform it into the $h!thole they just came from.

If I didn't live here Wyoming and Montana would be my next picks.
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Top of my list is Arizona, which off and on has been my place of residence since about 1972. Our self defense laws are awesome, gun laws are awesome, and hunting here is awesome because we have vast public lands. Getting drawn for some of the prime units and game is really tough, but the quality of game is off the charts for mule deer, elk and antelope. Fishing can be really good for warm water, bass, crappy and other sun fish are plentiful and it's rather easy to find an out of the way place to do so without having to deal with a lot of people. The only good trout fishing is Lee's Ferry, it's top notch trophy quality, but heavily regulated.

Next is New Mexico. The gun laws are pretty good, but nothing on the order of Az.. Hunting is very good, great quality game and some what easier to get tags for elk and antelope. They also have some exotics, Oryx and ibex. Black bear is abundant and inexpensive as is Turkey with 2 spring birds and 1 fall.

Wyoming is on my list of states to go visit and hunt. Never have had the opportunity to do so, but it's on my bucket list.

I will always have a special place in my heart for South Dakota. I lived there for about 7 years, and although the winters are horrendous and summer are miserably humid, there's plenty of water to recreate in. As far as hunting, it's good, especially the pheasant and other upland game birds, but I couldn't adjust to the lack of public land, which made hunting very expensive. I lived there from about the mid 90's up through early 2002, and being that I was accustomed to Arizona and New Mexico gun laws, I found it impossible for me to live with their self defense and general gun laws. But things have changed in this respect, quite drastically from what I understand, which is always good to hear.

Been to Virginia, nice state and seems to have some decent gun and self defense laws. I've never hunted there, but while visiting I checked out the hunting regulations, and it appears easy to get deer tags. Fishing was great, I did do some of that while there.

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Texas, Born and Hatched West Central Texas. Never had reason to leave. Traveled a lot of the west hunted a bunch of it. but home is where the heart is.
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anywhere the people and lifestyle is still authentic, where transplants havent dragged their cities or cultural habits with them to a new home.
basically, any place where generica hasnt taken root yet, where poor cell phone signal exists, and where people still burn trash in their back yards and bury it.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:43 AM
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California.
Friendly. Low crime rate. Level-headed, honest, citizens. Low cost of living.
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Missouri
Constitutional carry
Low cost to own acrage and your own range
Love it here
The Ozarks in particular
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Just moved from Connecticut to Arizona, wouldn't go back if you paid me, the land of the liberals. Arizona has great gun laws, lots of public land for hunting, what's not to like!
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That's funny!! (about California) How DO you work that quote thing?!
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Alaska. Constitutional carry and world-class beauty, hunting, fishing, hiking etc. Low population, lots of conservatives and a big distance between us and the rest of the insanity that is out there. It's expensive to live here, but worth it.

After that comes Wyoming, Montana or Idaho.
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funny, im thinking about moving back to conn.
not because i like it, but its where the money is and contrary to popular belief, theres more skeet and trap clubs per square mile than any other state in america.
i know it goes against my beliefs, but....hey, i guess im fortunate. i get to have the best of both worlds.
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California.
Friendly. Low crime rate. Level-headed, honest, citizens. Low cost of living.
You're joking right? I spent the first 15 years of my life in S. Cal. was kidnapped twice and saved my sisters friend from being taken. Couldn't even risk reporting the incidents for fear of being charged with a crime for using my weapon to defend. Low crime, compared to what?

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Arizona is eastern commifornia now. Way too liberal for me. At least the metro area is. There's a few states I wouldn't mind living in, and each one offers little different incentive
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California.
Friendly. Low crime rate. Level-headed, honest, citizens. Low cost of living.
Someone's been drinking the kool-aide; California is anything but cost effective,high cost of living, one of the highest in the US and as far as crime, please explain Oakland California, on of the highest murder rates in the country. Level-headed, anything but, some of the worst anti gun laws in the country.
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I (have not) been everywhere man.

I can't speak for all but I haven't been to every state nor seen EVERYTHING any individual state has to offer. There are plenty of things I've liked & disliked about several. I prefer mountains over the beach, cooler/moderate temps, LOW HUMIDITY, a change of seasons, good food, gun friendly, no state tax, an altitude app 6,500- 7,500', good soil for gardening, good healthcare, cell phone service, reasonably close to an airport, a wee bit of culture, a few sports teams, you know, I WANT EVERYTHING. Where may that be, other than in my dreams? A lot of people rave about Tn.
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[QUOTE=MontyF;1673353]Out of high school went to school, lived and worked in several states but returned to South Dakota.
What's to like in SD? Sparsely populated open prairie in west river, scenic hills, Badlands, National grasslands, lots of public access hunting areas, all sorts of game, water fowl and bird hunting. Besides that, friendly people, no state income tax, low unemployment for those who want to work. Maybe I should shut up....don't need a bunch of people coming here and trying to transform it into the $h!thole they just came from.

Too late, I'm on my way.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:15 PM
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California.
Friendly. Low crime rate. Level-headed, honest, citizens. Low cost of living.
If I were a criminal illegal alien, I'd agree but say you forgot the sensible politicians and their zeal to protect us --- that is us criminal illegal aliens. The $2 billion dollar surplus can't find a more noble use.
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You're joking right? I spent the first 15 years of my life in S. Cal. was kidnapped twice and saved my sisters friend from being taken. Couldn't even risk reporting the incidents for fear of being charged with a crime for using my weapon to defend. Low crime, compared to what?

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Coming from Cheezy, thinking it was in jest.
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New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah all have different things to love but mostly more freedoms than just about anywhere on the planet, you can make a living pretty easily being self employed, most people still have that self reliance/rugged individualism attitude, people are friendly, if you find yourself being crowded you can get on an interstate and be in the middle of nowhere in an hour{maybe not the case with Denver}, people carry guns right out in the open and know one gives it a thought other than what model it is.
I see people even women carrying handguns in the open at the local grocery store in town, I love that, makes me feel safe. I'm sure there are criminals around but they keep a very low profile.

Like my cousin says, when the rocky mountains rose up all the nuts rolled to the coasts.
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