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Sparetime
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Lookin down at La
Member since Sep 2014
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re: Old man river on the rise
Apparently you haven't been on ground that these high rivers are affecting, timber is dying like crazy. The loggers can't get it out fast enough.

I wouldn't clear cut but I would buzz mine real hard.


Wolfmanjack
Member since Jun 2017
349 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
Do you end up with willow trees and cockleburs after a clear cut along the river?


cave canem
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pullarius dominus
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re: Old man river on the rise
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Do you end up with willow trees and cockleburs after a clear cut along the river?





just more cottonwoods from my experiance


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
35160 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
I would never clear cut. I fact I am due for a select cut on my place. Been 35 years from the last select cut.


White Bear
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NWLA
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5081 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
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select cut
Tough with hardwoods - real easy to scar and ruin your residual stand.


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DeltaDoc
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The Delta
Member since Jan 2008
14578 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
Then that’s step 1.


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CypressTrout10
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Member since Jun 2016
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re: Old man river on the rise
The property I guest hunt once a year on Dolorosa Loop lost 50% of the hardwoods after last years high water


Amite tiger
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67 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
What club is that?


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Riolobo
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On the lake
Member since Mar 2017
1239 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
Yes, hunting is obviously much worse but you loose more than hunting. You loose access to your camps and can’t enjoy the camps year round.


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prostyleoffensetime
USA Fan
Mississippi
Member since Aug 2009
9218 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
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there is no way I’d invest in any right now.


I go back and forth on this. I fully admit to trashing river camps on here regularly.... But if you have the money and can stomach the gamble, it might be time to look at getting in one. Historically speaking, flooding is cyclical. There’s no denying that the last decade has been the most extreme in recorded history, but if you got in and the cycle swings to a drier pattern, you could make that money back in a hurry.

But who knows... Maybe we finally are in a situation where this is the new norm.

Just thinking out loud.
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jimbeam
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re: Old man river on the rise
River bottom won’t getting any lower....


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LSUballs
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RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
32248 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
There’s been no evidence that I’ve seen that river hunting property values are dropping. Not saying it won’t eventually if this shite keeps up. But I don’t think we are there yet. At most it has leveled out from what was a continuous rise in value.


GREENHEAD22
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: Old man river on the rise
Unfortunately this flooding pattern is probably here to stay and CWD will inevitably hit.


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prostyleoffensetime
USA Fan
Mississippi
Member since Aug 2009
9218 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
Yeah, I’m not saying any of it is going for less. But it does look like it has leveled out and the shares are on the market longer.

I was just browsing the internet back around Christmas one night when I couldn’t sleep and was surprised at what was available... Made me ponder what I’d do if, God forbid, I got some inheritance money in the next couple years.


No Colors
Ole Miss Fan
The Jungle
Member since Sep 2010
6903 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
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There’s been no evidence that I’ve seen that river hunting property values are dropping.

I know a guy who sold his company in 2007 for a ton of money. In 2009 he bought 2400 acres of river land in SW Miss for $2500 an acre. It has basically been under water from Thanksgiving to the 4th of July for three years in a row.

He asked me if I knew anyone interested at $1500 an acre. I told him I didn't think he could get $1000 at this point. His place is essentially a mud flat. The Timber is dying. No cover. No habitat. No wildlife. Terrible situation.


Chuker
LSU Fan
St George, Louisiana
Member since Nov 2015
7544 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
Isn't the state of Ms trying to sue the fed gov for damages to it's 16th section land because of leveeing the river? If that's ever a success I wonder if it would set a precedent for a private land owner to seek damages as well.

I believe it's not inaccurate to say that without the man-made levees containing the river higher that a lot of this land wouldn't be flooded like it has been.


LSUballs
LSU Fan
RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
32248 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
I was referring to the value of the big clubs inside the levee on the LA side. Not some gar hole in SW Mississippi. But I agree the whole river situation is terrible and apt to get a lot worse.


jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
58542 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
Yes. Without the levees the river might run right through their property though, also I’m sure it will all come to a breaking point one day and lots of $$$ will be on the line


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prostyleoffensetime
USA Fan
Mississippi
Member since Aug 2009
9218 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
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But I agree the whole river situation is terrible and apt to get a lot worse.

The problem is we’re in uncharted territory. I do believe that flooding is cyclical, but you can’t compare a cycle in the 20’s, 30’s, and 70’s to what’s going on now.


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No Colors
Ole Miss Fan
The Jungle
Member since Sep 2010
6903 posts

re: Old man river on the rise
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I was referring to the value of the big clubs inside the levee on the LA side. Not some gar hole in SW Mississippi.


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