Hi Gentlemen, Getting near retirement, (next 5 years+ - I guess). Live in Virginia now , but I am definitely thinking NC, SC, close or on the salt water to retire. Need to return to my marsh rat days of childhood for happiness. But now it looks like my Son will be a Jersey guy. Works in NYC, just moved from Brooklyn to Hoboken. His profession will probably keep him working in NYC for a while, if not forever. Who knows, maybe grandkids in x number of years. I don't want to be the lonely fisherman and see my son and grandkids a few times a year. So, with all that said I am considering NJ, salt water areas. The good I see in Jersey for me, would be closeness to my Son, easier and more visits. great water fowling traditions, Barnegut Bay to reacquaint itself with my BBSB. I've met a number of Jersey watefowlers and all seemed to be good guys , even though they all talked funny. It looks like you all have a lot of public marsh to hunt. I'm not thrilled about your conceal carry permit restrictions as compared to Va, and the Carolinas, gun laws in general, but I can ( gulp) get past that. I think. Taxes are higher in NJ, lots of other things too. But you got Snookie and all those flat out gorgeous Jersey Girls. But then again the southern states have Southern Girls. My head is exploding right now weighing this and that. Why should girls matter at 65 and a V-8 with spark on 4 cylinders, you have good scenery in life till your last breath,ha. . So, with all this stuff said, how good is the NJ hunting? Fishing? I got my eye at Barnegut Bay waterfront canal areas, and have my blinders on remembering Sandy and ready to throw the dice. " Should I stay or should I go.....now. "