ok guys heres the deal. let me start by saying i am nothing short of envious of all of you, especially those who have either grown up in or moved to AK and live off the beaten path. ultimately i would prefer to live in a more remote location, however current circumstances and job make that difficult at best. i am currently in the army stationed at fort hood texas and deployed to iraq. i have wanted to move to alaska as long as i can remember and finally i am in a position to reenlist to move there. i can either pick fairbanks or anchorage with anchorage being the far more difficult to get of the two. i am a pennsylvania native and love mountains, hunting, fishing, hunting, hiking, hunting and off roading among other outdoor activities. also i like to hunt. i have been haunting this forum for a while now and it has helped me with a lot of questions and spurred my motivation to attain my goal to live in alaska. i have had some difficulty deciphering which location would better suit my interests. as stated i am stationed in texas and have been several other places in the south and been highly disappointed with the hunting and the hunting situations regarding the leases and people. i want to live outside of town where ever i end up and am wondering what area would offer better hunting opportunities (land, animals, access etc) and outdoor recreation for the truck and quads/snow machines. good people are a big plus too. i will be moving there with my wife and three kids, 6, 5, and -10 days (ish). actually, any information about either place would be very helpful at this point, military related stuff and civilian alike. if anyone happens to know any of the EOD people on either post i would love to ask them some job related questions offline. i know not all of this thread relates to hunting, but that is a major consideration in this decision. thanks in advance.