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HUNTING TIPS FROM OUR EXPERTS
The real estate experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker network know all about hunting, fishing and other popular recreational pursuits.
So we asked some of the outdoor enthusiasts on our team for some deer hunting tips as fall turns to winter around the country. Our next set of tips comes from Charlie Chernak, whose brokerage, Bear Island Land Co., Inc., helps buyers around northeast Minnesota, focusing on the area around Ely.
- Before you walk into your deer stand, put a little scent on the bottom of your boots. I shot a nice buck once who followed me in.
- Walk slowly down trails or logging roads on windy days with your face into the wind. I have crept up on many deer by using this “slow stalk” strategy.
- Practice doing a basic buck grunt without the benefit of a call. This can really be helpful when trying to stop a walking or trotting buck as you are trying to make the shot. Handling a call and putting the crosshairs on the right spot can be cumbersome.
Charlie and his Bear Island team know how to help Minnesotans pick recreational properties that meet their needs, whether the buyer wants to hunt, fish or just relax. Call Charlie or one of the other experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network to get started.
HUNTING TIPS FROM OUR EXPERTS
We’ve been asking the recreational property experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker for deer hunting tips, and Tom Smith of Tom Smith Land and Homes in Ridgeland, Mississippi has three strong recommendations:
- Hunters can spend hundreds of dollars on scent killers and enhancers for their clothing, but the secret to keeping your clothes scent-free is to store your clothes in a large zip bag or trash bag. Then, the night before your hunt, place a couple of branches from a pine tree or other native species inside the bag. This scent will be 100 percent natural and better than any store-bought scent you can find.
- Hunters absolutely love their hot piping coffee in the deer stand – so much that they’ll carry a fresh brewed batch in their thermos to the stand. But remember, we can all smell fresh coffee in the morning, and so can the deer. To help control the smell, take a couple of sheets of saran wrap, rubber bands and a straw with you to the stand and cover your coffee as soon as you pour it and stick a straw through the saran wrap. Enjoy your coffee and your hunt.
- We all hear of hunters being injured from falling from stands or shooting houses. The biggest culprit causing this is wet, muddy steps and boots. To be safe, stop by your local auto parts store and get a can of rubberized undercoating spray, then spray the steps of your ladder stand or shooting house. Better to be safe than sorry!
Smith is an expert in finding the right hunting properties for buyers in his neck of the woods, as are the other pros in the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network. Call one of our brokers today to get your land-buying process started.
If you’re looking to buy recreational property, it’s important to know the property you choose has been well cared for. But how can you be sure that’s the case?
One easy way to get peace of mind is to buy from a well-respected timber company, like PotlatchDeltic, which is known for its commitment to quality forestry practices. This is shown in the fact that all PotlatchDeltic properties carry at least one of two well-respected certifications, from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®).
“These certifications are proof that PotlatchDeltic uses quality management practices which are environmentally friendly and effective in growing quality trees,” says Ricky O’Neill, Manager of the Arkansas Region for United Country – Neeley Forestry Service, part of the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker network.
Buying a property that’s been managed effectively for timber is also appealing in other respects, O’Neill says. Certified properties have trees retained near creeks and lakes to promote clean water and abundant fish, and provide habitat for wildlife seeking shelter and bedding.
“It just makes sense to buy a property from a timber company that has the knowledge and experience to take the right management approach for each property it owns,” says O’Neill, who was named Forestry Educator of the Year by the Arkansas Forestry Association in 2016.
Recreational buyers in Arkansas are often looking at the investment side of a purchase, even if it isn’t the main reason they are buying, says O’Neill, who routinely works with buyers from all over Arkansas and from nearby states like Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Buying a property with quality timber is a win-win, providing a place for quality recreation and a way to build long-term financial value.
PotlatchDeltic’s Arkansas properties are rigorously reviewed to maintain SFI and FSC certification. Auditors visit properties in person, reviewing forest management activities and interviewing logging contractors and company personnel. When an audit is completed, PotlatchDeltic gets reports that detail how well the company is doing in following best practices.
Make some time to talk to one of the recreational property sales experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network about buying a well-managed property to call your own. Email or call to get the process started!
USE SCENTS IN A SMART THOUGHTFUL WAY
There is certainly no shortage of deer scents on the market, but how do you use them most effectively in the woods?
A recent blog post on the Realtree.com website offers some good ideas for hunters looking to bag a buck in the winter, with the top tips tied to taking advantage of scrapes that both bucks and does use as a way to communicate.
For example, using a scent-dripper system in an area of community scrapes will help attract bucks to an area during the day when otherwise it would be tough to spot them at that time. A key to success is finding major scrapes, which tend to grow as fall turns into winter.
Of course, a community scrape may not be in an optimal spot for you to get a good shot, so another popular approach is to create a mock scrape, more of a hit-or-miss proposition, but one that can also be effective.
And to bring a buck away from the most-traveled areas, it can be effective to create a drag line with doe scent, or to place a scent wick in spots where you have good shot lanes, hoping to create a situation where a buck stops for a moment.
As you devise your strategies, be sure to use scents that are approved for use in your state. Some states have banned the use of real deer urine, though synthetic and non-cervid scents (meaning they are not from the deer/elk family) are still allowed in those states.
PotlatchDeltic is a firm believer in following ethical and legal hunting practices, and the real estate experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network are the right people to talk to as you look for a recreational property to call your own in 2019. Call or contact one of our brokers to start the process, so you can have a home base for all your hunting adventures!
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