Pertaining to Recreational Land Sales
Guide to Buying Hunting
The Most Important Things to
Consider in Purchasing Hunting Land
by Ed Covington
QUALITY and ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE
Quality and abundance of
wildlife is what most people want and it is probably the hardest
thing to determine. The ways of researching
the quality of wildlife are:
seller. You may get an honest answer and you may not.
landowners who are selling
their land don't know the difference.
Find out who has hunted the
land before. If it is has been leased for hunting, get the
name and phone number of the people who had leased.
Call the local Texas Parks
and Wildlife (TPWD) Biologist since they can be a valuable
resource. In addition, the local game warden can be helpful.
Ask the neighboring
landowner if they hunt or lease their land. If they lease,
then contact the people who lease their land. Most people who
hunt will try to help each other even if they are absolute
Water is a broad subject and is important to people
in different ways, including:
are a waterfowl hunter, you want an abundance of standing
water in the fall and winter whether it is a lake or stock
tank. However, if you are a deer hunter,
you would trade a dozen lakes for a good creek or two running
through property. The best of both worlds
is a lake with a creek or two. Tracks with
a lot of developed water are hard to find and is usually
reflected in the price.
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Hunting for Recreational Properties
Investors spot new opportunities in the great outdoors.
by Sara Drummond
Land is America's new stock
market. In some parts of the country, people burned by Wall
Street are putting their money into what Scarlett O'Hara called
“the only thing that lasts.”
For example, Curt Eilers, CCIM,
a broker/investor who owns PrimoTerra Realty in Naperville,
Ill., purchased 160 acres of undeveloped land in California
early last year and bought another 200 acres in the fall. He
bought the land mostly for investment reasons, but he hasn't
ruled out other uses.
“Recreational land investments
provide an opportunity to gain appreciation equal to or superior
to the returns of the stock market,” he says. “It starts with
finding appropriate parcels.”
Eilers' property is zoned both
residential and recreational. It is about 30 miles outside of
Redding, one of the fastest growing areas in the state. However,
it is off the local power grid because “you can get nicer land
for less money if it is not on the grid,” he says. Other owners
in the area rely on solar and wind power. “Cell phones work in
many remote areas, and the Internet and media programming are
available by satellite dish,” he says. “These newly available
services make living in a wild-urban interface area much more
feasible than in the past.”
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