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Old 04-06-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm considering a move to Eastern Oregon amongst other places i.e. Colorado and Idaho for semi and then full retirement. Currently I live in Northern California, I'm republican/conservative and really, I'm looking for a place where I can settle down with a few hundred acres and enjoy the latter years of my life. I love fishing, hunting and generally being in the outdoors. I don't want to change anyones agenda, diversify anyones community and generally, fit in to whatever goes on in the area. I'm all for going to local events and rodeos, taking in the town for what it has to offer. I've been looking into the Union area for the most part and I'm curious what the hunting and fishing is like there. I think I have read in other forums that the wind can be significant in this area? Waking up in the morning, drinking a cup of coffee and watching my cows get fat and shooting a few arrows into a target after my chore list is done is right up my alley. Any suggestions on the area? From what I have seen, the area is beautiful and the seasonal weather is not an issue. Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Northeast Oregon is probably perfect for what you are looking for. But don't restrict your search to Union county. You would probably want to be around the Wallowa-Whitman Nation Forest which means Baker and Wallowa counties, also.
File:Wallowa-Whitman National Forest map.gif - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest- Home
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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OK thanks. I appreciate that. It's a decision that's quite a ways off in my future but never hurts to plan and research ahead!
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You must swear not to share the Blue Mountains, Wallowa Lake or the Snake River Canyon with anyone but family. We don't want to repeat Coeur d'Alene.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Try to spot yourself somewhere near medical care. As you age, it will become more important. The reason so many rural people die younger than urban people is that the nearest hospital can be hours away.

You start to think of things like that about the time you realize that sometime in the next 25 years you will be dead, and sooner than that you won't have the physical ability to relocate anywhere but a rest home.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Good point. I suggest a ranchette closer to La Grande as a home base (Union is only ~14 miles away). Those roads can be treacherous in the winter. An easy drive to the activities he wants, large enough town to provide most necessary medical services.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Maybe a bit further East to Ontario. I'm not sure how the medical facilities are though.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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At times, thar is some reel good crappie, catfish, bass fishin' at Brownlee Res, & holes in the Snake River.

The record Kokanee was caught at Wallowa Lake.

Checkout www.oregonfishingforum.com some reel friendly, good folks.




Have a Fantastic ADventure, Bro...
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