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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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We live on some acreage in Ascension with a barn and some horses

sale it to me







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dat yat
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


It sounds nice to have a place that is paid for, no utilities, and enough acres to grow/raise/catch/shoot most of your food. But it will be a tough life if you don't have cash reserves or a steady source of income.

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We'd have as much family nearby there as we have here, but would have to make new friends.


This is the key to enjoying it; you would have to get plugged in to the local community....especially when the zombies come.







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MaroonOldCrow
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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A 100 acres in Sumner or Williamson County will run you 1mil


This. I've looked for property similar (nothing near 100 acres) in and around Sumner County. It ain't cheap, and it's going up as the population increases. And as the county and city govt's keep making questionable financial decisions. I'd love to move back up there (former Hendersonvillian), but it likely won't be Sumner County. Lately I've been looking at the counties surrounding Cookeville.






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ZacAttack
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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3 horses


Trade for one work horse or a mule that plow and ride, you may can even find a matched pair.

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milk cow


2 times a day, everyday until it dies.

Get some steers as well, I would not rely on hunting as my only source of meat. After milking the cow, working in the garden, repairing fences, repairing equipment, feeding chickens, pigs, horses/mules and cows, then milking the cow again, your hunting time will be limited.

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rye grass


Will not sustain a working animal.






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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


I would do it now. Land prices are only going to go up, the nation is only going to get more crowded and hunting East of the Rockies will soon be a luxury for people who own a decent amount of land.





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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


Pretty surprised with the responses here. Going to the store is a chore for me. Not an escape.

Did this start in the OT or something?






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olgoi khorkhoi
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


Where we're looking is about $3-4k/acre. But again, it's not near anything.

The other guy said it well. I think sometimes we hunt too hard for easy and assume it's better. Although I think the difficulty of growing enough crops and killing enough meat to feed a family is being overstated here, I'm much more ok with hard work and simple living than with inner-city life. And if there is an economic or natural disaster, life will go on a lot closer to normal for people that can sustain themselves.






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bbvdd
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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Where we're looking is about $3-4k/acre


That's really expensive. For land like your talking about I would look more in the $1500/acre range, without the house






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crankbait
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


that sounds like a pretty horrible idea to me





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treble hook
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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Where we're looking is about $3-4k/acre


This land must be loaded with timber for that price.






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Alahunter
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I'm thinking of maybe getting a milk cow


Bear in mind, you have to milk her 2 times a day, every twelve hours like clockwork.






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olgoi khorkhoi
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


It's usually about a 40/60 split with the 60 being wooded which is perfect. One had a 15 acre lake that almost made me piss my pants.


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Alahunter
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I know a guy who has a hundred or so acres, retired and raises cattle. He's converted all his trucks to wood burning fuel, buys about 2 gallons of gas a year. He built his home frmo a sawmill he made from scratch, now powered by a mercedes engine. Before that, he ran it off a tractor pto. Built his log cabin for $6,000 and most of that is in a metal roof and hardware. Uses solar and wind power to partially supplement what electricity he needs, and has a battery back up during the winter if needed. Lives a simple life, in wide open space and without being encumbered by unneccesary bills. He sells some cattle each year and butchers one a year. Also has free range chickens and his garden provides enough each season to last til the next and then some.

It doesn't have to be back breaking. Technology is there to make it easier, and it doesn't have to cost for that technology. He built his first wood burning vehicle from a popular mechanics magazine from the 40's. He's modified and improved it with each build. He owns the world speed record for a wood burning truck after driving it to Utah's salt flats and running it for the certified record and didn't go as fast as he could have gone.









He built the cabin above, with his own sawmill.



Gassing up the vehicle:



The advantage of having his homemade sawmill, besides his house:

Almost unlimited fuel:




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wickowick
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


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Has no power from the grid for it.


I see a light pole and meter in the photo...






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JAB528
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Has no power from the grid for it.


Then why does he have a meter?

ETA: Wick beat me to it.



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Alahunter
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My bad. He has very limited electrical. I know he uses solar for some of it, and he has about 20 batteries he uses sometimes too.

I'd completely had a brain fart. I think he once said his power bill was about 12 bucks a month on average.



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olgoi khorkhoi
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


You'd need a meter if you were selling power back to the grid or to have the grid as a backup.





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Alahunter
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Correct. However, he doesn't make enough to do that, he's not hydroelectric. Which is what I'd love to be able to do. Find enough land with yr round water running to do that.





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lsu mike
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


If you do go though with it would you sell me the acreage you have in ascension.





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olgoi khorkhoi
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re: Thinking about buying a couple hundred acres of hunting land and living on it


hell, man, I'll sell it to anyone willing to pay pretty close to what I'm asking. It's a 5 bedroom house and a 15 stall barn with indoor and outdoor riding arenas, fenced pastures, but it's only on 4.5 acres.
It'll be for sale once house renovations are complete. Price will be under $350k






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