Well, it is looking like I'm going to be medically discharged from the Air Force. Now I have to decide where I want to live. I have family in both Alaska and Utah. I plan on attending a college to earn a Microbiology degree and head to Physician Assistant school. I'm able to achieve this goal in both states. Now enough about "business" and on to the important part. Which state would you choose, between Alaska and Utah, for the outdoorsman? Each state have pluses and minuses. Utah for example, has great mule deer and elk hunting. With the wide open areas, I will have no problem find my goal of taking an elk at 1,000 yards. The downside, moose is a one a lifetime hunt and is hard to pull a tag. Not to mention the mormons, I apologize if you are LDS. I lived there for 20 years and was hounded for my beliefs. Utah also has some of the best fly fishing for trout! great mountain streams! Now Alaska... My mother lives up there and I am technically an Alaska resident, for tax purposes. I love the fishing up there. I can't count how many times my mother yelled at me for staying out in the stream for over 20 hours fishing for silvers. Another plus, the length of the hunting season. If I do not pull my moose for a year, I shouldn't be allowed to hold a gun! The downside to Alaska, the winter. I am used to not seeing the light for months on end, due to my job in a building without windows. But I believe the April-September seasons make up for it. So... What is your opinion?