Thoughts on Hunting Land

Buying and selling deer hunting land is very much like the stock market.  Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.  Don't get me wrong, pictures of that beautiful 8 point from 2 years ago are nice, it's important to have that history, the real marketability in a piece of deer hunting land is influenced by it's potential as much as anything else.  How do we identify that, experience and knowledge. 


I've spent the last 30 years helping to manage a piece of deer hunting land near Hubbard Lake.  When I could not get there, I've walked countless miles on State and Federal lands, always looking and learning.  The trials and tribulations of those years, along with countless books, seminars, and videos, have me develop a mindset around hunting land and how to identify it's potential. 


Key to holding deer is a variety of structure.  Any monoculture is generally speaking not optimal for holding deer.  Deer are creatures of edge, and more you have the higher the potential will be.  

Early Succesional Growth or Hardwoods

It's no secret that early growth is a deer magnet.  The higher the stem count per acre, the more deer the land can support, for a period of time.  How old is this growth, and what will it take to manage this over the course of time to optimize the potential, key questions to consider.


Food Plots

Of course, food plots are an important part of the equation, 

For buyers, I can help you identify not only what potential is in the land, but put the pieces together to ensure that your investment gets the return you expected.  The links below are for parcels, vacant or with a current home or camp, over 20 acres in each half of the Northern Lower.

Parcels over 20 acres in Northwest 

Parcels over 20 acres in the Northeast

For sellers, we can walk your property, assess it's market value, and develop a marketing plan to maximize the strengths. Homewaters has the tools to market your property and it's potential to a large market.