Thursday, May 28, 2009

Best outdoor places to live (we're way down the list)

In Outdoor Life magazine's annual list of the Top 200 towns for the hunter/angler to live in, Ashtabula ranked 102nd.

The only other Ohio city to make the list was Portsmouth at 165.

Outdoor Life used the following indicators to do the ranking: fishable species (availability), huntable species (availability), public land access, trophy potential, and gun laws.

Number One in the ranking was Lewsiton, Idaho while second place went to Marquette, Michigan.

My personal favorite - Pierre, South Dakota - came in 8th.

To view the entire list of 200 best outdoor towns, visit Outdoor Life's web site at You'll note that the majority of them are found in the West or the Upper Midwest.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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