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Old 06-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
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I will be moving to TX next month to take a job in Kilgore. I know very little about the town or surrounding areas. The time I was in Kilgore was limited and the only looking around I got to do was from the hotel to the interview and little bit around downtown before it got dark.

What is there to do in the area for someone who likes the outdoors (kayaking, fishing, hunting, mountain biking?)
Can anyone give me some info on decent apartments in the area.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:05 PM
Location: Lancaster, TX
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I don't know that much about Kilgore other than it is located in east Texas and has a population of around 12,000. Longview, located approximately ten miles northeast of Kilgore, is the closest large city.

Since Kilgore is not located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I'd recommend posting your question on the Texas Forum. You might get more replies and assistance there.

Welcome to Texas
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:55 PM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Kilgore is between Longview and Tyler - so be sure and read up on those areas too.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:04 PM
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and just be prepared for the smell of wood pulp from lumber mills in the area

don't do any bike riding on country roads--there are no bike lanes and farm equipment, 18 wheelers, and other vehicles travel them...

hunting yes--but you will have to buy a lease since there is no free land to hunt on...
there are several lakes in the area so fishing is popular == don't know about the kayak part--
think it is mostly bass boats and ski boats on the lakes vs white water kayaking...
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:16 PM
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Home of the Kilgore Rangerettes! World famous college drill team.

Lots of fishing around. I would say being in east Texas you might be able to find some public land to hunt on. But naima is right, mostly it's lease to hunt in Texas.
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