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Offline Mr.BowJangles

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Go West Young Man...
« on: August 01, 2017, 08:32:46 PM »
I have had a love for the mountains ever since I can remember and have more recently started considering making a move from Western Michigan to the West. I am cautiously researching jobs, housing, neighborhoods, ect. and don't want to put my family in a bad way, but also don't want to be over cautious and never take a chance on living out my dreams. I did spend a season in Wyoming in my early 20's guiding for an outfitter and have also spent some time in Colorado.


So with that being said, where are the more conservative/family friendly areas in the West to raise a family and seek employment. I have worked at a chemical plant the last 8 years, 5 in operations and 3 in maintenance. I will finish up my Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Technology and Management this spring and really want to hit the job search hard then. I am looking into Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 04:31:49 AM »
Based on resident hunting opportunities, I'd pick Idaho. Depending on where you settle, cost of living is not bad. And if you're close to Boise, you might run into Corey.
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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 07:38:24 AM »
Montana takes care of it's residents like no other as far as hunting opportunities go. No other state to my knowledge has the biodiversity from east to west. I don't know what kind of job placement you would find in the IE field but would assume between billings, bozeman, helena, miles and missoula you could find something.


Idaho would be a close 2nd.....

Offline Mr.BowJangles

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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 05:46:44 PM »
I am leaning towards Idaho right now. Seems to be a lot of manufacturing going on in Boise area.

Offline SheepdogRob

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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 07:21:51 AM »
One thing about your post that stands out is you said “conservative.” I’m in Oregon and the politics are about to drive me back to Idaho where freedom is still legal. I’ve heard parts of Montana are similar to Oregon in that respect but I cant say from personal experience. Good luck


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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 10:54:34 AM »
I used to spend a good deal of time at the Idaho National Lab and I really liked Idaho Falls! Check out their website for possible positions.

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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 01:57:06 AM »
Hmm, I'll be taking note of this then. Idaho seems to be the right spot.  :upthumb:

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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 12:18:46 PM »
Any reason why Colorado isn't on your radar?
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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 01:11:52 PM »
Can't go wrong with north Idaho, Coeur D'Alene.
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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2017, 02:47:30 PM »



So with that being said, where are the more conservative


Does this really matter? We are all humans. Who cares if there are other values laid in there. This country was founded off of numerous different ideas. Just my two cents.

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Re: Go West Young Man...
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 04:36:57 PM »
Colorado sure has a lot of hunting opportunities.
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