Pinedale picked #2 Top Town for Sportsmen by Outdoor Life Magazine
‘Places where great hunting and fishing starts right at the edge of town’
by Pinedale Online!
April 23, 2011
Outdoor Life magazine has released its "Top Towns 2011" list of top towns for Sportsmen. Pinedale, Wyoming was listed as their #2 Top Town. Bend, Oregon was named #1. Rapid City, South Dakota was named #3. Six of the top 20 towns were from Wyoming (Pinedale, Saratoga, Sheridan, Rawlins, Lander, Cody).
The magazine "Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen" program began in 2008 with the goal to provide their readers with "an exhaustive list of cities and towns that, in addition to having excellent and abundant hunting and fishing opportunities nearby, are also great places to raise a family and provide a high quality of life."
For their fourth-annual ranking, they highlighted towns that give the best chance of finding a good-paying job and allow living comfortably within means. With that in mind, they double-weighted three of our socio-economic categories this year to reward towns with low unemployment rates, high household income and a low cost of living. "We scoured the United States to find places where great hunting and fishing starts right at the edge of town."
Outdoor Life's 2011 "Top 20 Towns for Sportsmen"
Rapid City, South Dakota
Cooper Landing, Alaska
Bismarck, North Dakota
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Chamberlain, South Dakota
Pierre, South Dakota
Williston, North Dakota
Heber Springs, Arkansas
"Outdoor Life (OutdoorLife.com) is the source for hunting and fishing adventure. Outdoor Life provides technical information and insight to the more experienced outdoorsman, including field reports and gear guides to supply hands-on hunters and anglers with the most current knowledge about their passion, supplemented with the latest techniques, tactics and tips. Outdoor Life achieves this by featuring how-to articles written by the experts in the field, the best and most captivating adventure stories from the woods or on the water, comprehensive regional coverage of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in specific areas and annual gear tests conducted by the Outdoor Life editors. Outdoor Life is published 10 times a year by the Bonnier Corporation."