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    Oregon will be my new home

    My family is relocating to Oregon for my wife's job. I don;t know much about the area. Anyone want to share the general feel for the area; hunting, jobs, family life in Corvallis area? It looks like there is plenty to satisfy my hunting and fishing needs. Just starting the research. My future job is yet to be determined. I opened this post just to get a feel for the area and I noticed, Iceman, that you're from the town we're moving to. Good hunting and thanks for any info.

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    Must be nice. My lazy ex parlayed her 4 year degree to make $8.000/year (when not unemployed) and never paid one family bill in 20 years. I had to pull ALL the weight supporting 5 people. Whole nother world. I'd be happy it's finally over had it not cost me my 3 sons, my 45 wooded acres, all my dreams and my retirement. What a loser.

    Count your lucky stars.
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    Corvallis is a good central location for a lot of protein procurement. Easy drive to the ocean or to mule deer country.....Lot's of great blacktail and roosevelt hunting close by......Bears a plenty. Steelhead fishing within a short drive. Basically if you ever get bored it will be your own fault.

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    I spent six years in Corvallis and my wife and I talk of possibly retiring there....very nice area with plenty of outdoor activities and the Beautiful Oregon State University campus....you lucky dog!

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    Thanks for the inspiring replies, cant wight to see what I got my self into.

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    Iceman and I are students at OSU. The area is great for outdoors! Like Joe said, if you're bored its your own fault!! And a good football team doesn't hurt either!!! As for jobs, I work for the college forest on a student job and my wife works for a local sign shop. There are jobs around but with all the students in town they can take some research to find. Good luck on your move!!!

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    Hey Maineboy,

    Like mav_7mm said its a beautiful area. I moved from eastern Oregon to Corvallis to finish up school and love the area. Hunting is great over here you just have to be willing to put the effort into your hunt. I posted pictures of my bull from this season up under the Oregon thread "DIY Oregon". Like mav I also work in the forestry industry. There are a lot of jobs you just need to search through them. Will you be going to school? If so you should let Mav or I know so we can help ya out. Good luck on the long move and look forward to seeing photos of your adventure.

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    Thanks for all the info. It's been a crazy last couple of weeks getting our lives in boxes, but it's here and we're leaving this week. My wife will be working for the Institute for Applied Ecology. I won't be going to school there, but anything to help me get familiar with the area is much appreciated. Until we get daycare established for the kid, my son and I will be taking a lot of walks and exploring in the woods. The job hunt will start when I get there. I've been a self employed carpenter for many years now, but looking into other options. Something that might leave more freedom for my hunting addictions.

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    Good luck with your move!

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    I'm an Oregon boy...lots to do here.

    Chinook fishing is nearly as much fun as hunting! We love fishing them in the fall in the bays on the coast. Hiring a reputable guide for a day or two can accelerate your learning curve.

    Razor clams at low tide on the beaches south of the Columbia river. There are also lots of good bay clam opportunities.

    Bowhunting elk is probably your best elk hunting option in Oregon.

    Blacktails are best hunted during the rut (mid to late November) on the late archery tags (over the counter), or the late muzzleloader tags (draw).

    Crabbing for dungeness crabs. There is nothing better than having an ice chest full of boiled crabs and eating crab every day for a week.

    Albacore tuna fishing at the coast (typically around August).

    Halibut fishing at the coast.

    Walleye fishing on the Columbia River.

    Smallmouth bass fishing on the John Day and Umpqua Rivers.

    Your best hunting opportunities are on draw hunts, make sure you at least buy points every year for elk, deer and antelope. You can apply for bighorn sheep, mountain goat, antelope, buck deer, spring bear, elk, and doe deer.

    Winter and summer stealhead fishing.

    Picking blackberries in the fall. They are weeds here and grow everywhere.

    Picking morel mushrooms in the spring and chanterelle mushrooms in the fall.

    Rockcod fishing at the coast.

    Catfishing and crappie fishing at Brownlee Reservoir.

    Largemouth bass fishing in numerous lakes.

    Trout fishing at Diamond Lake. Easy and it produces football shaped fish.

    Skiing or snow boarding at numerous locations.

    Sturgeon fishing in the Columbia River.

    Shad fishing on the Umpqua river in May.

 

 

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