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Old 04-12-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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Looking at job opportunities in the west and southwest. No real baseline for Wyoming.... Lander looks intriguing. Could anybody comment on the city, things to do, climate??? How are the winters??

Living in northern MN 2 hours from Canadian border.... but less snow and milder winters would be nice.

How about outdoor activities?? I like to hunt and fish... What hunting and what types of fishing are available.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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It'd be best (fastest for you) to run a search and read what's already been posted. Lots of info within the last year that won't be retyped, or at least not Completely retyped, because people have moved on or just don't feel like typing it out all over again (I fit the 2nd). Information about all different aspects, including those you're asking after, is there just waiting to be read.


//www.city-data.com/forum/search.php

I'd search 'Lander' and just in the titles within the Wyoming forum. Turned up more than a page when I just looked.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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I'm new to this resource... thanks for the advice
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Sutherlin, Oregon
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Not only forum, but in far upper left City-data guides you to alot more on town stat's and all!
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Lander would, imho, be an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true. Hunting would mainly be for large game -- certainly mule deer and pronghorn antelope, and I think you'd be within easy reach of elk, moose and bighorn sheep among other game. Fishing would be mainly trout species in the mountain streams and lakes -- great fly fishing opportunities. If you like lake fishing from a boat, Boysen Reservoir isn't too far. In addition to trout it would also have some walleye and catfish.

Weather would be milder than northern Minnesota.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Lander would, imho, be an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true. Hunting would mainly be for large game -- certainly mule deer and pronghorn antelope, and I think you'd be within easy reach of elk, moose and bighorn sheep among other game. Fishing would be mainly trout species in the mountain streams and lakes -- great fly fishing opportunities. If you like lake fishing from a boat, Boysen Reservoir isn't too far. In addition to trout it would also have some walleye and catfish.

Weather would be milder than northern Minnesota.
Let's hear no talk about of Elk, Moose and such. Fishing, hunting and such is my bag.

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Old 04-15-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I haven't spent lots of time in Lander but I pass through several times a year when I travel. The town itself gives me a good vibe. I don't know what it is about it but I always get a pretty good feeling going through it that it seems like a nice little community. It seems like many of the times I have gone through the weather there has been much less severe than South Pass. However, ask a local what the weather is really like all year long.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I graduated from high school in Lander. If I were to ever move back to Wyoming it would probably be to Lander or Sheridan because they are my favorite natural areas in the state and the weather. Lander gets a lot of snow but relatively little wind compared to most of the state. Sheridan gets more wind but significantly less snow.

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Thanks to all of you who have replied to my questions.

I hadn't checked back in recently as I hadn't heard back from the people in Lander regarding the job I was looking at...... But, finally got an email back today that the position is still open so Lander is definitley back in play.

I just don't know about the winters.... Northern MN winters really really have taken it out of me. Cold, damp, crappy weather basically from Dec. through End of April (this year snowed just last week) Anybody able to comment on winters in MN compared to Lander???? any transplants able to comment????? Please tell me that there is a signif. difference and it will help me to feel better about relocating.

I think the area looks spectacular and could really see myself enjoying all that there is to do.... just not so much in the winter.

Thanks again!

Deerdoc
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I am not a transplant from Minnesota, and most of my experiences in Minnesota are from Minneapolis and south. If you'd be happy with the climate in southern Minnesota, then Lander would be good, but if it's warm weather you want, I think you should look further south.

I do think the winters are a bit better in Wyoming (than southern Minnesota), especially Lander, but they're not all that much better. The dampness isn't there like it is in MN, and the temps are a bit warmer, but the higher elevation contributes to long winters. I expect snow from the last week of September until the last week of April throughout Wyoming, and that's not counting the higher mountain elevations where it can snow every month of the year.

Typically we get that first blast of winter around Oct. 1, then a fairly pleasant Indian summer throughout October. From then on it's anyone's guess. We usually have some warm, sunny days throughout most of the winter when highs might hit the high 40s, but we also have our share of days when the mercury never climbs above -10F.

I like Lander a lot. When I was first lured to Wyoming it was to Lander, but that job never materialized. It's a lovely town in a very beautiful mountainous area... but it's best for those who don't mind the cold too much.
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