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TattooedGlock
09-10-2007, 09:26
I may be moving to the Dayton area from Texas! Just wondered how the hunting and fishing are in that local area.

Thanks!

dksck
09-10-2007, 20:01
Dayton is one of the many "strange" parts of Ohio. It has a long tradition of being somewhat left of center. For example, early in the 20th century it was the home of many several large manufacturers such as NCR, which contributed to it being a hotbed of labor activity and eventually the home of a socialist newspaper. Another example is the 1920 presidential election which saw a Republican from central Ohio and a Democrat from Dayton. Well, most of the industry is gone, and several large tracks of Dayton have become slums and some areas are virtual ghost towns. In short, it's pretty depressing. As far as hunting and fishing go, there are a couple of state parks with lakes, but most of the serious fisher folks either go to Lake Erie, the lakes in the southeastern part of the state, or even some of the Kentucky lakes such as Cumberland. The same goes pretty much for hunting. Once upon a time, the state stocked quail and pheasant and they claim they still do, but I don't know of anyone who has actually seen one in a long, long time. There are some really nice deer to to be found here and there along with some turkey, but once again, the pickings in southeastern Ohio tend to be better. You can see more at the website for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. One last note that might help give you some insight into the attitude in Dayton and Ohio in general. Since the 1920s, the Amature Trap Association was headquatered in Vandalia, Ohio, just a few miles north of Dayton. The big yearly event was the Grand American, which brought in 10s of millions of dollars to the economy each year. Well, they owned a little land but rented most of the land they needed from the Dayton Airport. The Airport decided they didn't like guns anymore and "wanted to extend the runways," so they refused to renew the lease. Several members of the group went to the governor, then a Republican, and asked for state support to keep this group and it's events in Ohio. The governor refused even to see them. The ATA is now in Illinois, and you probably know what a gun loving state that is! Enough of this for now. Best of luck and welcome to Ohio. -- Steve

ArodJohns
09-10-2007, 20:08
Hey man, I'm only about 60 miles North of there if you want to visit some of the ranges in the area.

feltoosj
09-10-2007, 23:18
Likewise, Tattooed, I'm about an hour SW of you if you'd like to check out a range in cincinnati (bout 45 mins. south of downtown dayton).

TattooedGlock
09-11-2007, 16:11
Thanks for all the info so far. It will be about 10 months or so before a move of any kind takes place. My wife is retiring from the military and wants to be closer to family. All her family is in Oak Harbor and mine in in northern Illinois. I'm just trying to decide if it would be better to live around Oak Harbor or Dayton. I guess the job situation will have a lot to do with our decision. I'm just fine and happy here in gun-lovin' Texas where we're at now! But the hunting is garbage here since everything is private land and you have to plan to fork out $1000 or more just to hunt a couple days and maybe shoot a deer!!! I'm looking forward to a warm welcome from my fellow Glocktalkers though once the move takes place. I'll keep ya'll in the loop! :)

mmc45414
09-12-2007, 05:59
What is specific about Dayton? I live in the area and like it fine but am not sure I would choose it if I could go anywhere I wanted.

Linda
09-12-2007, 10:00
If you have the "choice" between Oak Harbor and Dayton, there should be no real choice but Oak Harbor or anywhere up around Lake Erie. You've got the best of all worlds....,ample fishing, boating, hunting, life with a view, whatever. Very beautiful area of the state. Dayton-not so much!:upeyes:

TattooedGlock
09-12-2007, 10:18
My in-laws are in/around Oak Harbor, that's why we might go there. Dayton is where Wright-Patt is and my wife is considering govt work there since she's retiring from the military. Not sure if there is any govt work in/around the Oak Harbor area??? Is there any "country" area around Dayton to live that is nice within a reasonable commute to work in the city?

Linda
09-12-2007, 10:25
There's lots of country area within short driving distance of any Ohio city. You may want to consider around the Springfield area or somewhere mid-way between Dayton and Columbus.

And when you're ready to buy a house, make sure you have a pro-gun, pro-CCW Realtor who's a leader with Ohio's #1 2nd Amendments rights organization. That's ME!!!:thumbsup: I'm not beyond a shameless plug!;)

TattooedGlock
09-12-2007, 13:53
Originally posted by Linda
There's lots of country area within short driving distance of any Ohio city. You may want to consider around the Springfield area or somewhere mid-way between Dayton and Columbus.

And when you're ready to buy a house, make sure you have a pro-gun, pro-CCW Realtor who's a leader with Ohio's #1 2nd Amendments rights organization. That's ME!!!:thumbsup: I'm not beyond a shameless plug!;)

Sounds great! We'll need all the help we can get! You don't have any connections for employment do you? :) That would get us there a bit quicker!

Brown Hawk
09-13-2007, 07:08
Originally posted by Linda
There's lots of country area within short driving distance of any Ohio city. You may want to consider around the Springfield area or somewhere mid-way between Dayton and Columbus.

And when you're ready to buy a house, make sure you have a pro-gun, pro-CCW Realtor who's a leader with Ohio's #1 2nd Amendments rights organization. That's ME!!!:thumbsup: I'm not beyond a shameless plug!;)

Linda,

You forgot the BuckeyeFirearms part of the shameless plug.:animlol: :animlol: :animlol: :animlol:

(His joining, not your leadership:supergrin: )

TatooedGlock:

Dayton has several country areas nearby.

What does your wife do? The company I work for employs many ex-military who have retired from WPAFB. Send me a PM if you want.

Hawk

TattooedGlock
09-14-2007, 04:59
Originally posted by Brown Hawk
Linda,

You forgot the BuckeyeFirearms part of the shameless plug.:animlol: :animlol: :animlol: :animlol:

(His joining, not your leadership:supergrin: )

TatooedGlock:

Dayton has several country areas nearby.

What does your wife do? The company I work for employs many ex-military who have retired from WPAFB. Send me a PM if you want.

Hawk

pm sent

colt_sniper
09-15-2007, 19:36
I live in Preble county, its a quite county with a fairly low crime rate...

its only about 30 min ride to WPAFB. ( I live due west of the dayton area.)

Depending on what type of work you want, The company i work for is always on the look out for new people...

Shoot me a PM if you like... I can give you more info on the housing market in this area...

COLT!

Linda
09-16-2007, 06:22
Originally posted by Brown Hawk
Linda,

You forgot the BuckeyeFirearms part of the shameless plug.:animlol: :animlol: :animlol: :animlol:

(His joining, not your leadership:supergrin: )


Yea, I was saving that one up for my next shameless plug!:hearts:

TattooedGlock: when you get moved here, you'll need to hook up with Ohio's foremost #1 2nd Amendments Rights Organization, Buckeye Firearms, and help us get some of the gun laws improved here.:thumbsup: We've got an 80% success rate in getting our endorsed candidates elected, but it takes the efforts of ALL individuals to help us get there.