With hunting gaining popularity this year, hunting equipment, ammunition and even hunting land sales are hitting record numbers. Experts expect many first-time hunters will also try their luck this season. If you’re thinking of buying your own land to hunt on, here is some advice to help you navigate the process.
Step one: Know Your Location
Where do you want to buy? The recommended distance away is no more than three hours if the land doesn’t have housing, like a hunting cabin or bunkhouse, on site. That way you’ll be able to get to your location by day break and be able to be home at nightfall. It’s important that you also know the area that you are looking at. Is the area known to have wildlife lingering around? Are you familiar with access to and from the property?
Step two: Set Your Budget
Just like with any property you’d buy, you’ll need a budget in mind so you know what you’re looking for. Hunting land can range from $25,000 to millions depending on the acreage, location and the market. You’ll also need to factor in travel expenses if you buy land far away from home or need to stay in a hotel as well as for any hunting gear you might need.
Step three: Hire an Agent Who Specializes in Hunting Land
Not every real estate agent is going to know the ins and outs of hunting land and land management. Find an agent who is well-versed in this area (and is probably a hunter themselves). They can help walk you through what the property needs and already offers like water access and food sources like low hanging trees, leafy vines and other brush style vegetation. They’ll also be able to help guide you with things like food plots, trail cameras and hunting blinds. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet a new hunting buddy in the process!
Owning your own property and being able to utilizing it can be rewarding and a solid investment, but it isn’t a decision you should take lightly. Don’t buy on a whim. An experienced agent, like a Realtree United Country Land Pro, will be able to guide you along the way and get the most out of your new investment. Read more articles about hunting and land management at.