...to Montana's eternal shame. It all started in the early 80s, when people started moving up from California and began turning the whole state into Missoula. I knew there would be trouble the first time I spotted an espresso joint in Butte.
All too true. I've seen it happen all over Montana. Californians moving there and trying to tell people what to do with their land. Californians buying up large acrege and closing it off to hunting. Same things been happening in southern Oregon for years too.
people move there for the Montana lifestyle, and then do everything they can to turn it into California.
I promise when my wife and I are finally able to flee here we will be very happy NOT turning wherever it is into this $^&#*$ up state!!! NO one hates it worse than we do. My brother is from Oregon and he sees what you are seeing.
I've got lots of extended family in throughout the Portland and Astoria area and the Applegate Valley area of Oregon. The good thing about Oregon as with Montana, is that for now there are still plenty of good middle class and salt-of-the-earth type folks living there who still believe in God, country, hard work, and guns. I still see it, as I visit both states a few time per year. Unfortunately though that will eventually fade away once those people either move or die out. Of course Colorado used to be that way too, that is until too many young liberal minded Kalifornians started moving here. I guess every state has it's faults, in Colorado we have Boulder, Oregon has Ashland
There it sits. Alone and forgotten in a desk drawer or maybe in the bottom of your hunting pack. The lowly compass. Primarily initially replaced by the hand held GPS and now even by the new “smart” cell phones that include GPS, electronic compass – even real time imaging on aerial maps! Once the friend of every hunter and now the companion of few. It is not glamorous or glitzy, that is for sure… no bells and no whistles. Aaaaah, but let’s not rush to forget our...