Outdoor Life Magazine 2009

Outdoor Life says Lewistons the place to be

Theres no better place for hunters and anglers to live, according to mags rankings

By Eric Barker of the Tribune

May 28, 2009

Lewiston is the best place in the nation for hunters and anglers to call home, according to a new ranking published by Outdoor Life magazine which also placed several other Idaho communities among the top 200 places to live for hook and bullet recreation.

The small city at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers landed the top spot this year after being named second by the magazine last year. The article continues a string of positive press Lewiston has received from national magazines in the past few years.

In 2007, National Geographic Adventure listed Lewiston among the top nine towns to live in for water-based recreation. Lewiston has been recognized in recent years as one of the best places to buy a home and was touted as the sixth-safest place to live by an insurance group. Earlier this year, Sunset Magazine listed Hells Gate State Park 24th on a list of the best campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest.

In its June/July edition on newsstands now, Outdoor Life gave Lewiston an A for fishable species, A+ for huntable species, A for public land access and A for gun laws. The short article praised the area for its abundant populations of fish including salmon, steelhead, bass and sturgeon; big game species like elk, mule deer and whitetail deer; and bird species like pheasant and chukars. The magazine also looked favorably on Lewistons climate and economy.

Pick your place:

The top towns in the U.S. to live for quality hunting and fishing as ranked by Outdoor Life magazine in its June/July edition:

1. Lewiston

2. Marquette, Mich.

3. Idaho Falls (tie)

4. Rawlins, Wyo. (tie)

5. Pocatello

6. Bismark, N.D.

7. Sheridan, Wyo.

8. Pierre, S.D.

9. Rochester, Minn.

10. Carbondale, Colo.

Barker may be contacted at ebarker@lmtribune.com or at (208) 848-2273.

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