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Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
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Creek is at the far south end of property

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I had a different thread but figured it’d be better to come back to this one since it has the pic. I’m strongly considering buying this property but want to make sure I’m not going to regret it. Would offer around $2000 an acre considering circumstances (land sells for $3000-2500 around here). I’m not sure the timber land is leased and if it is it’s not by a club. If it is a club there’s no signs of heavy use (plots, trails, signage). Let’s say the land is not leased or leased to only a small group that hunt privately, besides the obvious restricted use to surrounding acreage, what are some of the negatives?

How would you set this property up? Plots, clearing under brush, entrance and egress points.

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Ya'll were so helpful on the last one thought I'd try again for another property I'm considering. Same situations as last time. Gun hunt, max of 3 hunters (usually just myself) only once or twice on weekends. Property has a stream flowing through the property. Surrounded by timber property with a deeded road easement. What do you guys think? I'm concerned with pushing the deer off the property and them avoiding it all together but maybe with plots I could attract them? The stream flows all the way to the branch so my water source isn't the only source nearby.
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Ol boy
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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
I knew of a place years ago that was 40 acres smack dab surrounded by public land, ol boy planted 25 acers of corn in it and killed numerous mature bucks off of it!!
Not saying it can work for you but I would plant 2-3 3-5 acre food plots and establish bedding around them. Put three stands that you can acess without disturbing the plots or the bedding and never step foot on anything else besides those stands.


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deeprig9
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The surrounding property also shows signs of "deer management" which isn't necessarily a good or bad thing. I would want to know why they want to sell their biggest square of hardwood on their property. Check to make sure it's not all swamp. There's probably a layer on that program that will show you that.


GAFF
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The 43 acre lot isn’t owned by the timber company. The owners don’t even live in this part of the state.
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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
Wondering why the timber company doesn't want it. Is it enrolled in any program?


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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
The $64,000 question, is the adjoining 1,200 acres of timber property leased to a hunting club ? Can the property be leased ? If so, and money allows, consider leasing it to have your own private hunting sanctuary. Perhaps you can sub-lease it to several friends to pay the note. That way 4-5 people can easily hunt 1,200 acres.


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The club that has the timber land will help you hunt the 43 acres when you’re not there. They might not go on your place, but they’ll hunt the edge of it.

If you are using this as an investment, go for it. If it’s for hunting, join a club for a lot less money. A club would give you access to a lot of land.


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What is the condition of the access easement?

With a stream flowing thru, can you cross it with a vehicle? With a tractor? Or is a portion of the property difficult to access? How big is that portion?

Got any topo maps?

The poor access and apparent inability to have utilities would certainly hurt the value of this tract.
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Ron Cheramie
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Wondering why the timber company doesn't want it. Is it enrolled in any program?
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It’s all hardwoods. They like pines

It could also flood there

OP check your land out with this site and tel is the soil type and what it says. Occasionally flooded may be ok but frequently flooded no good
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GAFF
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The $64,000 question, is the adjoining 1,200 acres of timber property leased to a hunting club ? Can the property be leased ?


I’ve searched Weyerhaeuser and can’t find a lease for it.

And I tried the soil website but it says it’s not available for my area? It’s not in the 100 year flood zone listed in my county’s GIS.


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GAFF
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A club would give you access to a lot of land.


Not interested in a club. Wanting my own land that I can pass down.


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GAFF
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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
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What is the condition of the access easement?


Not sure. Listing just says it’s a deeded access. I assume access to logging roads.

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With a stream flowing thru, can you cross it with a vehicle? With a tractor? Or is a portion of the property difficult to access? How big is that portion?


It’s on the far south western part of the property. A side by side should be able to cross. [/quote]

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Got any topo maps?


I’ve checked them. No more than a 50’ difference over the entire property

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The poor access and apparent inability to have utilities would certainly hurt the value of this tract


True, but I wouldn’t use it for a residence. It would be purely recreational.


saintsfan1977
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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
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It’s on the far south western part of the property. A side by side should be able to cross


If that's your access point, it's in the best location. As long as it's on the south end but those deer will use the creek as a guide to moving through the property. All hard woods means they will be coming for the acorns.



GAFF
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If that's your access point, it's in the best location


Access point to the land or access point to the water? It's on the complete other side of the entrance to the property but to access the water you have to go to the southwest part of the parcel.


WPsportsman
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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
The surrounding land has foodplots and a rd system according by what I’m looking at on the aerial. So one or two things will happen you and the club members will be on the same page and become great friends or y’all will fight all thave problems all the time and you will sale the property in five years and move on..
I would find out who has the land leased meet them and see what their rules are. Just to get a feel of y’all are going to get along.
Surrounding landowners/clubs is very important when looking at land for hunting.


GAFF
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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
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The surrounding land has foodplots and a rd system according by what I’m looking at on the aerial


Where are you seeing food plots? I see the roads which I thought were just logging roads but I can't make out food plots.


saintsfan1977
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It's on the complete other side of the entrance to the property


I see the road to the northeast. It's going to be tough to kill a big one on the southeast side if you come from the north east. He'll smell you before you ever get set up.


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saintsfan1977
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Where are you seeing food plots?


There aren't any. It's mostly hardwood bottoms with pine trees in the green areas. Walk the 40 acres and as much as you can around the property to find out if people are hunting the 1200 acres. I'm sure the houses 300yds away are hunting the area. Buy the 40 and lease the 1200. You'll have the whole thing to yourself.


GAFF
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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
Updated imagery I got shows that the land to the west of property as well as the northeast was cut last year removing a lot of cover. How would this affect the deer around the parcel I'm interested in?


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re: Help wIth buying hunting land (Pic included) *NEW*
Personally would never buy a property without direct road access. You don't want to rely on a relationship with a neighbor to get to your land.

2ndly, as said you won't have utilities or they are much more expensive off a road.

For smaller plots like this, ideally you want to provide everything the deer need to stay on your land: bedding, food, cover, water, etc. But realistically they are going to be moving outside and through your property. So its gotta be a good property to hunt travel routes also. You have a creek, so that's a great start.


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