Moving to Idaho

Discussion in 'Idaho Gun Forum' started by Nicky308, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Nicky308

    Nicky308 New Member

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    Hey guys, thinking of moving out there from NYC. Getting a little sick of the gun-bashing and liberal brainwashing campaigns here. I have land north of the city and its turning into somewhere I dont want to be. I need to be in a gun-loving, republican/conservative state and I dont like the desert heat or the humid south. I always wanted to be in the northwest in very dense forest, not on the plains. If anyone could give me a view on the culture/mindset of Idaho that would be great. All i want in life is a place in the middle of forest with my guns and dogs, without the govt babysitting me. Here in NY people view that as right-wing "extreme" and it makes me sick. Any advice or suggestions would be cool. Thanks
     
  2. Sniper03

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    Nicky

    I had a good friend that moved to Idaho from Indiana many years ago. Even though Indiana is also a gun friendly state. Ken has now passed as of two years ago God Bless Him! Ken was an avid gun person and class III Dealer and loved Idaho! He lived up close to the primitive area outside a small town. He would always say it was a great place and being a grandfather himself, that the area he lived in in Idaho was a great place to raise children and a family. Good holsum, moral and relaxing Good Old American way of life like several years ago. If it were not for the winters in the North I would probably consider it also. I live in the South but do not like the humidity and heat either. But compared to some of NY I would say be on your way! Some of NY is beautiful also but it is the *** hats that live there in the cities and the corrupt politics and anti-gun sentiment that I could not tolerate for one minute. There are states that are still part of a Free America! Let the Liberal Socialist Politicians have their states I hope they go broke! From what I know you would probably like Idaho. It is certainly a lot slower pace like here in the Hills of Tennessee. I left the Metro Area in Indiana in 2003 and now No Boom Boxes, Sirens, People Shouting in the night and high crime rates like the city. Just good old America! Tree Frogs are the loudest thing in the night other than an Owl or coyote howling now and then.
    Good Luck on your decision!

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  3. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Are you familiar with 'Mormons'?
     
  4. Nicky308

    Nicky308 New Member

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    Yes i know what a mormon is, never met one. Why?
     
  5. Anna_Purna

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    Idaho is probably more LDS (Mormon) than Utah is. To me that is a good thing.
     
  6. Nicky308

    Nicky308 New Member

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    Thats fine with me, as long as they dont try to tell me what I can eat like my mayor in NY lol literally. Ive done lots of research and Idaho makes the most sense i think. I looked at houses but I see lots of flat open land, id rather thick woods. Taking a trip soon to scope it out
     
  7. nitestalker

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    If you are not LDS Island Park will be your worst Nite-Mare. Small towns in Idaho are primarily Mormon [LDS]. You can join the Mormon movement or be very isolated.
    Idaho as stated is more Mormon than Utah. If you don't like coffee, tea, beer or tobacco and Sunday school seven days a week Idaho is for you.;):D
     
  8. robocop10mm

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    I hear a lot of Kali pukes have migrated to Idaho after they screwed the pooch on the coast. They are working toward doing the same to the spud state. They have alos driven land prices up. If I could get my wife to accept snow, I would retire to Montana.
     
  9. MissPistol

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    Yes. I agree.

    When I first moved to Oregon 30 years ago car bumpers were loaded with "Don't Californicate Oregon" stickers. They did it anyway. They f'd up one of the most beautiful states in the union (Calif), and when even they couldn't stand it anymore they came to Oregon. Now that they've done the same thing here, they are branching out. I have been considering other states to live in and am disappointed that Idaho may not make the list. Texas is starting to go "that way" also.

    The "state" that is appealing to me is the potential new state of North Colorado. A state for the last true pioneers. :cool:
     
  10. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Miss P: same bumper stickers here in Az.

    Nicky: if you don't mind me asking where in NYC? I grew up near Pelham parkway and Allerton Av.,..and also lived in Riverdale, marble hill, Inwood, Astoria Qns, and from 7/03 until 1/3/12 in Hicksville LI...
     
  11. willshoum

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    Pessimist....................

    Good luck finding your dream home, eventually someone working for the Gubment will come along and take it away...............Try Alaska............
     
  12. DrFootball

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    Anna: Island Park is also a town on Long Island Ny, most noted as the birthplace and home of former Sen. Alphonse D'Amato, and one of the towns ravaged by Sandy...
     
  13. Nicky308

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    Thanks guys, lots of input here. I thought about Oregon/WA at first, then I seen a couple congressman make fools of themselves and ruined the aura for me. Im liking MT but i read theres alot of dem/libs their, same with CO. Someone got me looking into AZ, as long as its not in the barren desert. I need to get out of the northeast, and southern humidity would kill me, so would TX heat. This is my checklist:
    #1: Republican/Consrv (at least 70%)
    #2: Firearm freedom
    #3: Mountain/Forest Land
    #4: I no this is difficult, but the FUTURE of #1 and #2

    I no the places that make this list are slowly disappearing but I have faith the tide will turn one day...after King-O has gone away. thanks again guys
     
  14. Flat Tire

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    I have been in Idaho a long time, send me a PM if you need details about middle and southern Idaho. Eastern has the Tetons, central has Sun Valley, and the west is Snake River. If you want to retire and just not deal with all that crap, this is it. You can be hidden and in an hours drive be on plane to all the place we all hate. I live in heaven
     
  15. onenut58

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    The southern part of Idaho down around Boise Pocatello etc has large valleys and sage brush and lots of farm land where the potatoes are grown. This is also where the large Mormon populations are and always have been.
    The northern part where I live up in the panhandle has very little to no farm land having small valleys and steep mountains. The main industry here is mining and logging.
    There many lakes and rivers to fish and most land past city limits is forest service and open to the public.
    Riding four wheelers and dirt bikes or jeeps etc Snowmobiles in winter, there are hundreds of miles or primitive roads some going straight mountain sides to take you miles into the mountains to lakes and rivers or for hunting.
    A few years ago Californians came here in droves but that has eased and easterners are coming now.
    Most settle in around Coeur D Alene and the surrounding small towns around it. Most of the natives have moved in this area and most people you encounter will be from Ca or north easterners.
    Spokane Washington is a ten minute drive from this area. If you want to get out and away on the edge of wilderness you can go east about 15 minutes over a pass and drop into a area called the silver valley where the silver mines are and tiny towns that are along I-90 and end at the Montana border. It is 45 miles across the panhandle.
    Living in the silver valley you can spend time in Montana as well being close to the Bob Marshall wilderness are etc.
    Growing up here I spent as much time in Montana as I did in Idaho.
    Open carry is common and there are many guns stores and gun shows in the surrounding towns and large ones in Spokane Washington.
    Land is cheap here as well as homes. There is a lot of lake front property as well with many lakes here.
    There are ranges all over for shooting and A sporting goods place here called black sheep that had ammo during the last shortage as well as this one. 22 LR was about the only shortage here.
    There are griz bear here and they have come into town in the silver valley tow of them shot from yards in the last three years.
    So keep in mind in the woods here make sure your carrying something more powerful than your deer rifle from back east.
    Chances are slim being attacked but there is s chance.
    Black bear are every where and you can kill two a year and many go up around 500 pounds and a few are aggressive but for the most part run off if you come across them.
    Moose are every where and you have to draw for a tag so they are over running every thing.
    Elk season has been cut to tow weeks because of the wolf depredation on the herds.
    You can hunt white tail and mule deer here as well as wolves and a large population of cougars to hunt.
    Both blue and ruffle grouse and pheasant as well as duck and goose hunting.
    The temperatures here in winter rarely get below zero buit snow fall can be a lot snowing three feet over night etc.The valleys being narrow and protected by the mountains there is little wind for blizzards so they are not a problem.
    I used to drive truck long haul years ago and have been all over upstate newyork in winter and its way colder out there than here.
    Come on out you will love it here.
     
  16. Cnon

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    Welcome to the Heartland



    Welcome to the Heartland.


    I think you'll like it here.



    Cnon
     
  17. Rocky7

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    We need more conservatives in Alberta. There's been a lot of liberals sneakin' in after dark and they will ruin the place. Just sayin.........if you were looking for a bigger move.
     
  18. nitestalker

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    Why would an American looking for freedom move to Canada. The only Americans to do that were Draft dodgers 50 years ago.:eek: