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View Poll Results: Which state should I move to for fall hunting?
North Carolina 2 8.00%
Upstate New York 0 0%
Kentucky 6 24.00%
West Virginia 2 8.00%
West Coast(Oregon,Washington, California, Colorado 9 36.00%
Other 8 32.00%
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Where should I move

alright so heres the situation...

I am 25 years old and I work every summer in Alaska as a saltwater fishing guide. In the fall I like to hunt as much as possible. Usually in the fall I only have a part time job to have some spending cash and keep me from going stir crazy. I have just gotten in to whitetail deer hunting and want to move to a state where land is cheap and I can buy or lease some property with a small cabin on it.

where should I move? I have been in Upstate New York this winter and I loved the fall...winter not so much...I have been leaning towards NC WV KY but I will be driving my truck to Washington state to catch a ferry to Alaska.

Should I stay on the west coast?
need some help deciding where I should move to next...

I love sitting in my tree stand all morning, I also have done spot and stalk hunting in alaska...

Edit: some pictures from the fall hunting in New York and Ohio





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Old 02-22-2014, 09:25 AM   #2
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Stay out west. Utah/Wy/Co/MT

The drive to Bellingham sucks ass no matter how you slice it, but it cuts the distances, down by over 1500 miles each way. Good hunting out west also...
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Move

To a gun friendly state......Utah, Nevada (no personal income tax), Idaho, Arizona
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:32 PM   #4
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Dont come here, CA. cheap land no where to be found. at least where its livable.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:51 PM   #5
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:33 AM   #6
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Eastern Oregon had pretty good hunting. So pretty much anywhere CA, WA, CO is fair game.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:54 AM   #7
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Thanks guys! I have put a lot of thought into this move...I am torn between the two types of hunting. Since I will be on the west coast, I might as well stay there.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:03 AM   #8
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Stay out west. Utah/Wy/Co/MT

The drive to Bellingham sucks ass no matter how you slice it, but it cuts the distances, down by over 1500 miles each way. Good hunting out west also...
I drove here to Upstate NY from San Diego CA... I stopped along the way and hunted and fished!

On the way back to WA I am meeting a buddy in Ohio and we are fly fishing all the way there.
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Washington seasons are ridiculously short.
Don't do WA.
MT, Oregon, those would be my picks.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:14 AM   #10
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Washington seasons are ridiculously short.
Don't do WA.
MT, Oregon, those would be my picks.
Thank you! have you ever been to a place called Gold Beach Oregon? my friend who lives right on the Columbia River said it was the most beautiful place hes ever seen?
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ohio, kentucky, indiana... would all be great candidates, good for your gun rights and hunting, ...and land pretty cheap in many areas...

...they're hunting elk down in KY..
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Thank you! have you ever been to a place called Gold Beach Oregon? my friend who lives right on the Columbia River said it was the most beautiful place hes ever seen?
It's a great place and it is beautiful.
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I'm jealous, sounds like you've made asweet life for yourself! I'd make my choice based on gun laws and hunting season, NOT California for sure.
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West coast, not Cali. Their gun laws are hell. Colorado is where I'd suggest.
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Thanks for all the input guys!! there so many places to explore around the country. Everywhere I have moved to I have liked and disliked for various reasons... my aunt and uncle live in western Idaho so I will definetly be checking out areas around there!

I may not make the most money or have the best winter jobs but I am happy a traveling hunter/fisherman dude, and I wouldnt trade it for the world! my trusty Tacoma has given me the confidence to charge into some crazy shit!!

Side note: I worked for an oil company in Bakersfield CA... I wont move back to that place!
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Colorado definitely isn't cheap unless you settle on the eastern plains (which also happens to be the only place in CO with whitetail. All mule deer in the mountains.)
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