Aaron if I didn't own a grading and excavation company there would be none within at least a hr! I need some wealthy people to move here so we could have some more water!!! In my retirement years which will be a long time I hope to have a place in Boston, Ga and Mission Valley, MT.
LUCK - WHEN PREPARATION MEETS REALITY!
NAFC FC Cody Cut A Lean Grade "Grady" NAFC Paddle Creek's Pack Your Grip "Traveler"
Were I going to live in WA I would probably find a lot by Conway WA, build a pole building where I could house our trailer & some basic living quarters & enjoy nature. We will move from here on the next uptick in housing. & then go where we want by trailer, avoid getting a campground membership, unless you're a slug they offer little value.
All training grounds are at a premium as there are less places & more folks wanting to use them. As for McCall, I would go there for the maximum campground stay on Payette Lake & then move on. McCall does have a couple of good restaurants, but that's about it.
But we have everything but good pheasant hunting here. & for the wildlife viewer my description elicited a response from Happy that said "why do I think I've just watched Wild America?" The elk are wary, which is good for them, the geese & ducks not so, we get a brood or so every year, though our 2 geese have not been able to get a brood to fruition, the ducks are generally successful . Our deer stand in the woods & look at us, a mom & her babies. & we have a river otter, neat critter.
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Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!
here you go Gooser. enter your most vervent wishes about living in the lap of luxury and it will pick you a spot just perfect for you and Mrs Gooser.
"Too late smart, too soon old" - Now I finally get it Grandpa
HRCH SHDW MTN Aces and Eights Toby MH "Toby"
HRCH Barton Creek's Winner Take All MH "Rio"
Ranger 1997 - 2012
Ragin' Charge of the Light Brigade "Cannon" 2015 Derby list, Qual winner before age 2
Consider looking for a place in Southern Oregon. North, west, east of Medford will be cheaper to buy. There are hunt tests, field trials, and training grounds. No sales tax in Oregon, but property tax will get you. Not as much rain as in No. Oregon. Great duck hunting still at Tule Lake. Or consider the Klamath Falls area. Lots of open space, hunting, trialing, hunt testing, and a small training group of great guys.
HRCH Gold Dust Sable SH "Sable"
HR Alabama's Smoke on the Plains SH "Rounder"
HRCH Moon River's Southern Breeze SH "Breeze"
HRCH Abe's Magic Marking Bailey SH "Bailey"
HR Hardscrabble's Dust 'N The Wind "Dash"
Have lived in the PNW & its beautiful country but not where I'd want to be full time. Hard to find that perfect full-time location but I like where my farm sits here about 45 mins south of the ATL airport. Just far enough from ATL to miss the traffic but close enough if I need some big city entertainment & great location to fly to anywhere in the world. Housing & taxes just about as low as anywhere in the country. And I just walk out my door & train my dogs, deer & turkey hunt. I go 6 hrs west to MS delta for the best duck hunting in the country for that 6 wk period when I don't do water work training with my dogs. Lots of HT & FT events within 4 hrs drive (about 24 per yr). During the hotest part of the summer, I head to WI for several wks of some cooler training & 2-3 FTs. Pretty nice......& BTW, I didn't grow up here but its home now.
David Didier, GA