A large difference between west and east is that ya gotta put a lot of miles on to take advantage.
A gps distance of 35 miles take 54 miles to get there. Those are the short hunts. However, I do shoot yotes and got this years cow behind the house.
I grew up in western PA. Lived in VA for awhile. It was great. Joined the Navy to see the world. Got stationed for 4 years out of the 6 in southeast Idaho. Tho't I'd died and gone to heaven.
Been here since 'cept for 18 mo in PA and 7 years in LA.
Remember this good advice: If ya wanna make a million dollars in Idaho, ya gotta work a million hours.
When I lived in those other states I could afford to do all the hunting I wanted in ID and PA.
Being retired w/a little blood pressure lift and the mortgage paid off, there ain't no moves in my future.
Goin' woof scouting/hunting/shooting
in the morning south of Palisades Res.
Google on Palisades Idaho, Commissary Ridge or Flag Knoll Idaho and eat your heart out.
If there were a move in my future I'd pick Montana.