Buyer’s Checklist for Purchasing Hunting Land

Great Buyer’s Checklist for Purchasing Hunting Land

You’ve been hunting on public land for some time, or maybe you’ve been renting hunting land. Now, you want more control, and you’ve realized the best way to take control is to purchase some hunting land. The following is a quick checklist to keep in mind for this purchase.

 

Think of the Place

The first thing you have to consider is the location. You need to find the sweet spot between the city and the wilderness. You want to be far enough not to be bothered when hunting, but you want to be close enough so that you don’t dread the drive up to your land. Ideally, the land you find should give you about three hours of cushion time. You want to have enough time to get back home at a reasonable time after your hunt. You also don’t want to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to drive to your land, which you’ll have to do if your property is too far.

 

Unexpected Stays Solutions

Another important thing to pay attention to is what’s around your hunting land. You’ll want to see a hotel or bed and breakfast nearby, just in case the hunt goes longer than expected. For example, if you happen to wound an animal rather than killing it, you know you’re going to have to track it down because it’s the most humane thing to do. Tracking a wounded animal can take a long time, so you’ll want to stay near your hunting land for some time. Hopefully, you can put a cabin up there soon enough to avoid this expense.

 

Consider the Cabin

You must pay attention to the layout of the land if you want to put a cabin on it. Having a cabin there makes everything easier, including staying a few days if you need to. If you’re thinking of putting a cabin on your land, you can even get a further property since you’ll have somewhere to spend the night. You’ll be looking for land that has a dry spot close to the road to make it easy to build the cabin. No one is saying you can’t build your cabin in the middle of your land but placing it deep in your hunting land means you’ll have to drive through the land, and that could scare deer away.

 

Land Offerings

Ideally, the land you purchase will have everything the deer need. This means having more than enough food and water. Walk around the land and look for brush-style vegetation or low-hanging trees. If you see any of that, then you’ve got the right kind of land to attract your prey. You want to see fruit trees and bushes on the land you’re considering. You can always add food plots, which were mentioned earlier, but that’ll cost you. If there’s a stream or some other natural source of water, then you’re okay even if the source is a few miles away from your land. If not, you’ll have to invest in a water pond.

 

Understanding the Environment

The next thing you need to pay attention to is the property around the land you’re thinking of buying. You’d be surprised how many folks ignore this part and end up unhappy with their property. For example, there could be other folks like you who purchased land near you to hunt for deer. It’s important to find out what their hunting habits are. Most of the time, having other hunters nearby is no big deal unless these owners rent it to other hunters, which could start to affect your hunting habits. You might also want to find out if Quality Deer Management is practiced in this area. Consider introducing yourself to your neighbors to establish goodwill.

These are just some things you should pay attention to when you are purchasing hunting land – happy hunting!

source: HuntingLocator.com

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