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Thinking about buying some hunting land - pros and cons?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Retseh, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Retseh

    Retseh

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    Me and the missus are thinking seriously about buying 40 or 50 acres up in Northern Arizona and putting a double wide on it as a recreation/atv/hunting/fishing spot.

    Anyone done anything similar, advice appreciated.
     
  2. scwine

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    40-50 acres doesn't sound like much for "hunting". Around here a "lease" of a 10-60 times that amount of land with a couple of peeps would be more like it. But, hey, it would be yours to enjoy all to yourself.
    Not too familiar w/ the hunting there.
    On another angle, I know here in Texas public hunting is not that big, but what about Arizona?
     
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  3. Retseh

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    To be honest, the hunting would be more like plinking, we're really thinking about having the place as a bolt hole in the middle of nowhere, so I'm really looking for advice about not having phone service, or city water, or considerations about living remotely that a cityfied gent like myself would not know.
     
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    Those are some mighty dangerous activities... HH
     
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    Is this a joke?
     
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    scwine ^%(#@$^!!!!!!!

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    Sounds like it would be a great place to get away. Especially if it bordered some large acreage. You may find a gem if you look hard enough.
     
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    An inside one. HH
     
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    Banks won't lend money on raw land, especially in today's climate. Unless the land is commercially attractive, it sort of sounds like, if you buy it, it's pretty much yours forever. You've got that kind of discretionary income lying around?
     
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    You know, he's got so many idiotic posts he's reached the status of troll. I put him on ignore a long time ago.
     
  11. Retseh

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    Cash is not an issue, there would be no loans.
     
  12. buckhunter3987

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    Do it. I gather that you are not that big a hunter I am not sure about AZ but if you are just wanting a bug out place it sounds great and if you don't hunt that much you could lease the hunting rights to a few people to help cover the taxes and what not. We(me, my dad, and other family members) lease about 400ac. in central GA to hunt on, and the owner decided to cut the timber on it this year. Our next few huntin seasons are not looking too good. So, my Dad is looking to sell our lake place and we have found a peice about 100ac. It wont suit the entire club, but me and him will always have a place to hunt. We are considering doing just what I said allowing family to hunt just to cover the taxes on the land.

    Good luck:wavey:
     
  13. Glolt20-91

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    What makes you think you'll be the one who is doing the hunting?

    Can you identify this footprint on top of my size 11 hiking boot print?

    Foot print is 5.5" across, next print was four feet away.

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    Things get interesting when you are tracking in dense mesquite, bassett hound is only 10 feet away;

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    Big kitties leap over brush, they like to eat pets, elk, deer and javelina.

    Practice a lot and you'll be able to shoot the heads off of Diamondbacks, Mojaves, Black tailed; you get the hang of it when its at close range and they slither toward you.

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    If you're really lucky, big furry critters live in big dens, even in desert climates;

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    Sometimes colorful critters like to be inside with the family, like this kingsnake;

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    Welcome to rural life in Arizona.

    Bob
     
  14. Retseh

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    Heck I've had rattlers in my suburban phoenix yard, up around Springerville (our preferred area), they barely have any - too cold.

    We won't miss the scorpions either - this will be critter reduction for us.
     
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    in 20~ years in northern arizona i have never seen a rattlesnake,

    i have seen 2 in the entire state, and those were in lower elevation areas,

    yes there are coyotes/ fox, bobcat / mountain lion, bear here, but you said you wanted it for hunting land, so those are "risks" you take,

    IMO, 50-60 acres is not enough,

    and its also leaves you the potential of someone buying land around you, and placing your shooting areas within a 1/4 mile of the buildings, which is a big no no here,

    but if your familar with the areas, find a place that has something of a road going to it, and land is relatively cheap once you get outside the main cities,

    but most of northern arizona is prime with animals
     
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    You're thinking about buying on contract?

    Not a real good investment.