Affordable, thriving and perfectly wild towns in America. Outdoor Life presents the 2nd Annual Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen.
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After looking through the top 10 towns, you'll be able to view the full list of the 200 towns AND submit your own town for possible inclusion on next year's list!
As the country continues to sweat through its worst financial crisis in 80 years, a lot of Americans, including outdoorsmen, are taking this opportunity to start fresh in a new location. If you count yourself among these ranks, and are thinking about pulling up stakes and settling down in a new town that provides a generally higher quality of life, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done all the legwork in determining the top U.S. towns for folks who love the outdoors but don’t want to sacrifice things like decent homes and schools, good-paying jobs and everyday amenities. In our second-annual survey of the best towns for hunters and fishermen, we’ve taken these factors into greater consideration in calculating the final scores. The towns you’ll read about on the following pages offer affordable housing, low unemployment rates and the potential to earn a decent living, all within a short drive of first-rate hunting and fishing.