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Old 03-30-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: California
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Hey, can anyone tell me what Beaver Dam, KY is like? I don't mean any disrepect, but is it known as a little backwards/hillbilly? Is hunting and owning firearms a popular or normal thing in that area? I know a couple of people from there and that's why I'm asking.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Mt. Washington, KY
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In full disclosure, I have never been to Beaver Dam; I've probably been within about 40 miles of it at the nearest. Having disclosed this pertinent info, I will tell you I grew up in KY and have been through many of it's small towns. I can tell you with certainty that there are guns in many, many households there, that a respectable percentage of the population hunt, and that cars are likely out numbered by pickups. It's part of the culture in rural KY and it encroaches and even infiltrates our largest city, Louisville. Backwards or "hillbilly"? From your perspective perhaps; especially if you haven't lived outside of L.A. The infrastructure is lacking somewhat but it's probably better than a lot of the rural areas out west. Every body wears shoes here except the hippies in the city.
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Owensboro, Kentucky
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Hey, can anyone tell me what Beaver Dam, KY is like? I don't mean any disrepect, but is it known as a little backwards/hillbilly? Is hunting and owning firearms a popular or normal thing in that area? I know a couple of people from there and that's why I'm asking.
I live about 30 minutes north of Beaver Dam. I you like small town living I think you will like it. There aren't very many shopping or entertainment options beyond wal-mart and a few fast food restaurants, but if you enjoy the outdoors and don't mind driving a little bit to shop at brand name stores then you will like it. Hunting, fishing, and owning firearms are popular in the area. Crime is pretty much non existant. If you enjoy being outdoors then Peabody WMA is a great place to spend the day. You can hunt, fish, ride ATVS, and go horseback riding at Peabody. I don't think it's any more backwards than any other small town but it may seem a little hillbilly to you depending on the places you have lived. Owensboro is pretty close and offers a little more in the way of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. If you need a big city fix, Nashville is under 2 hours away.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Until about 25 years ago, I spent a lot of time in the Beaver Dam area. Beaver Dam, as are most of Ohio, McLean, Mulhenburg, & Grayson Co's are the heart of rural Kentucky living. Yes, there is a lot of genuine red-neck, testosterone powered trucks, four wheeling, hunting fun amongst the men down there. I love'm. They are very real people. Not like others, but that is them and more power to them. If you go there and accept they are who they are, you'll love them and they'll love you!
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: California
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Thanks for the replies, guys! It's pretty much what I thought. The person I know from there is a 50 yr old female who hunts, into sporting clays (which I think most people into sporting clays also hunt, right?), drives a black 4x4 pickup truck (it's nice as far as pickups go I guess), and parties with twenty-thirty somethings. She's living out here in LA now.
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