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Why do you live where you live?

Why do you live where you live?  

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M. R. Byrd

This is home and it has been our family's home for the last 109 years. My father was born in the house in 1912 and my oldest brother also. My place is rough and secluded. Not many people would like it, but I do.

I've never been there but by the description, I like it.

It's your castle and I bet you could build many more just on the memories.

Lots of beautiful sunsets to enjoy on the open prairie.

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Birdcountry70
I am basically stuck here because of my career.  Sometimes it sucks like when I could really go for a whopper with cheese but just don't want to take the 240 mile round trip to get one.   Sometimes its great, like from Sept. 1st till Dec. 31st when bird season is open.                       Alan

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ruffneck
Grew up in a row home in N. Philly. Always came to Somerset /Bedford county  Pa. while growing up to visit family.  Came up to hunt deer in '81 at the age of 19 and was offered a job drilling for oil and gas exploration (doodle buggin)with a few relatives. Never looked back. It's a great area. Hunt and fish out my back door.  Wouldn't think of leaving unless it was to relocate to Montana.

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ccavacini

Grew up in Fort Wayne.  Went to college for four years close to Chicago.  

Had a teaching and coaching job at my old high school promised to me when I graduated.  

Came back to the Fort and have been here ever since.

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Wisconsin

On the day before I called my realtor to seal the deal, I drove around the "block" - our rural blocks are 3 to 6 miles in length - and saw a Bald Eagle flying low across the Wisconsin River. I took that as a good sign. The fact that the house was surrounded by thousands of acres of grouse and woodcock habitat and was 5 miles from a 40 square mile state wildlife area also made my decision an easy one.

That was 36 years ago. I planted my family roots here on our 46 acres and will be laid to rest with bird dogs from my past along the creek that bisects our property. Near an old grouse drumming log and a woodcock singing ground and within sight of the kennel building.

Did my love for bird dogs and upland birds influence where I live? You betcha!

Ken

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Kansas Big Dog
When LD and I were looking for a home to buy, we considered both Vermont and KS.  We choose KS for various reasons; cost of living is much less, no lyme disease, and great hunting and fishing.  We live about 1 and 1/2 hours from Kansas City, but to our west, the biggest town between us and Denver, 10 hours away is Marysville, KS.  From our very modest home, we regularly see bald eagles, ducks and geese are shot from drive way and each spring we get serenaded by gobbling turkeys and bobwhite quail.  Within minutes we can hunt 5 different species of upland birds.  And the folks around here are the salt of the earth, none better.  Oh yeah, we are less then a days drive from grouse hunting in MN, pheasant hunting in SD, and a day and a half from MT.  Winters are fairly mild, yesterday it was 70 degrees.  Yes, we are home.

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fourtrax57

We live in this "frozen wasteland" for work 6 months of the year. We live here for the other 6 months of the year for the Summers which are ideal, the scenery which is decent,

lots of rec opps: fishin, bird hunting. With retirement about a year out we are re-evaluating.

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erik meade
... My father was born in the house in 1912 and my oldest brother also. ...

Your father and brother were both born in 1912?  

Is that like some "I'm my own grandpa" type family you have there?

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Jack L
We live in this "frozen wasteland" for work 6 months of the year. We live here for the other 6 months of the year for the Summers which are ideal, the scenery which is decent,

lots of rec opps: fishin, bird hunting. With retirement about a year out we are re-evaluating.

I could partially retire in 4 years and one of the things I would like to do is spend a month or two every summer  up on the North Shore.  Absolutely beautiful up there.

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Ben Hong

I actually chose where to live when I was 13+ years old, and on my own. But that's another long story. I have called New Brunswick home for almost 60 years, off and on. Why live in the second poorest province in the country? The people! and the friendships I have grown and cultivated among them. It got so that from my earlier days these same friends formed an impenetrable web that kept me "home". For that I am grateful.

Oh, New Brunswick has a few woodcock and some salmon rivers called the Miramichi, Restigouche, Cains, Upsalquitch, etc. if it's good enough for Ted Williams, PJ O'Rourke, Gene Hill, etc... :<img src=:'>

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Wyo

Wide open skies...mountains everywhere you look...million's of acres of public land to roam...wildlife galore...and fat trout

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Brad Eden
A little more nutshell. I was born in New England as mentioned. The seasons do get in your blood. I vacationed in Maine with family my whole youth. It was a natural choice for someone with atavistic tendencies to move to Maine from Mass. Luckily, my wife likes challenges and change. After raising kids who although are in other states, they are all on the east coast, so my wife would never move too far. I'd have considered the southwest for our last move, maybe AZ or northern New Mexico and if a younger man would probably already be ensconced in CO, or WY maybe. But instead we ended up moving one town over from where we lived for 26 years, although a bit more off the beaten path. Outside of a Maine winter-that can break a man-the beauty and open access to land for turkey, deer, moose, bear, ruffed grouse and Woodcock hunting, and decent trout and Bass and salmon fishing keep me here. As Ive said living here is not for the faint of heart, especially if someone can't tolerate biting insects, mud and....again Maine winters.

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Rockdoc
Admit it Brad, you just like to shovel snow!

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cthemfly25

Posted on: Feb. 08 2015,6:49     

Grew up in a row home in N. Philly. Always came to Somerset /Bedford county  Pa. while growing up to visit family.  Came up to hunt deer in '81 at the age of 19 and was offered a job drilling for oil and gas exploration (doodle buggin)with a few relatives. Never looked back. It's a great area. Hunt and fish out my back door.  Wouldn't think of leaving unless it was to relocate to Montana.

South Philly for me.  I'll never forget the time I was on a BSA camping  trip to Reseca Falls in the middle of winter and saw my first deer.  Urban refugee.  Met a WVa girl and live where she wants to be and if you met my wife you'd see why. great gal.   Almost have her convinced to join me on extended trips to the mid west.  Love it out there.....SD, Iowa, etc.  in the mean time I'll hang with Dickie :).

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3Mutts&Me
Work.  I moved here for a job, and while that one wasn't a good fit the next one was/is.  I work for a small family owned business and my boss has been good to me and my family.  I told him a couple months ago that if I didn't enjoy my job so much I would have long since moved on.  My wife and I are hours from our families and closest friends.  This community has been good to us, so unless something changes, here we are.

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