Tips to keep your trail cams from being stolen or damaged

If you worry about having your trail cams stolen or damaged, you’ll be interested in the tips Alex Gyllstrom gives on the OutdoorLife.com website, which can keep it from happening to you.

Some of the tips are common-sense ideas designed to make it harder for thieves to take your cameras: Lock them up with cable locks. And put them high, out of reach to those on the ground.

Other tips are tied to catching a thief. For example, use an old, non-functioning camera as a “decoy,” with a functioning camera aimed to catch anyone who takes the decoy. Also, newer cellular cameras that send images to your phone can also serve to notify you of a theft in progress.

And some of the tips are designed to help you get your camera back if it ends up in the hands of someone who would be motivated to return it if they knew it was stolen. Etching your name and phone number works in this regard, and posting about a theft on social media to folks in the area might also be helpful.

As hunting seasons get going all around the country, it’s a good time to think about buying a recreational tract to call your own – a home base for your hunting expeditions. Call one of the land sales experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network to start your search.

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A State-by-State Look at Deer Hunting Prospects this Fall

What’s the outlook for deer hunting in your state this fall? The Outdoor Life website has a good state-by-state overview of how things are looking in each deer hunting state, and overall, the outlook is good.

Here’s a look at what the experts are saying about the states where PotlatchDeltic sells hunting property, along with some notes about PotlatchDeltic’s hunting properties for sale in those states:

  • Minnesota:
    Prospects look good, as most deer population trajectories are stable or improving. Deer densities in northern Minnesota can vary, so it’s important to know about the area where you’re looking to buy property. (That’s why it’s important for buyers to work with local experts who specialize in recreational land sales, like those in PotlatchDeltic’s Preferred Broker group.)
  • Mississippi:
    About 75 percent of the state’s deer harvest consists of bucks 3.5 years or older, with the Delta region producing many of the state’s largest deer. (Hunting property buyers should note that PotlatchDeltic has added more properties for sale in Mississippi this year with good access to hunting.)
  • Arkansas:
    Deer population trends are stable or improving slightly, reversing some trends of recent years. (PotlatchDeltic also has new properties for sale in Arkansas, many of which have features that promote quality wildlife, like water features and plenty of vegetation.)
  • Idaho:
    The best opportunities for whitetails are in the northern Panhandle and Clearwater regions, though hunters will be able to find older-age-class bucks throughout the state. (PotlatchDeltic has created some great small acreage properties located in prime hunting areas with access to vast public hunting land. These properties offer a great base camp location for a private hunting lodge or cabin or could even be used for a permanent home site.)
  • Alabama:
    Prospects look good for the coming season, and experts recommend that hunters spend time getting to know the state’s Wildlife Management Areas, such as the Barbour Wildlife Management Area and the Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area. (PotlatchDeltic has a number of new hunting properties for sale in Alabama, including listings in Montgomery and Crenshaw counties, within easy reach of the Barbour Wildlife Management Area.)

It isn’t too late in the year to buy a recreational property that you can call home base for your hunting trips this fall and winter. Contact one of our hunting land experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network to start your search today.

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Tree Stand Safety while Hunting

As deer seasons open around the country, PotlatchDeltic urges hunters to take the time to make sure they are following best practices, whether it’s by following gun safety rules or ensuring that tree stands are secure. Click on the article from our Resource Library to learn more and if you’re interested in other outdoor & hunting lifestyle information, be sure to visit the full Resource Library and find the topic you’re interested in!

We’re proud to sell quality hunting land around the nation, knowing that getting outdoors can create memories that last a lifetime. If you’re interested in starting your land search, please contact a member of our Preferred Broker Network today and let the hunt begin!

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Dreams of owning your own property are in sight!

Summer is winding down and Fall is just around the corner.  Cooler weather. Kids are back in school. The boys of fall are back on football fields. New hunting seasons are starting.  Why not look now for that dream property?  There’s plenty of time to buy and get out on it any time you want this year!   With hunting, recreational, timberland and rural land listings from 20 to over 200 acres and prices to fit any budget, your search starts here!


PENNINGTON 40
Pennington, Minnesota | 40 acres | $52,500

Beautiful recreational and hunting opportunity near Kitchi Lake, northeast of Cass Lake. Level high ground with maturing red pine that could be thinned or harvested for potential future timber income and young aspen that provides great grouse habitat. Public Chippewa National Forest land adjoins the east and west sides and connects to Pennington Bog Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), a virtually undisturbed tract of coniferous forest providing critical habitat for beautiful and unusual plant species.

To see full listing, click on image. For more information contact:

Jody Osterloh
LandRadar.com by Close~Converse
218-828-3334
jody@closeconverse.com

All MINNESOTA listings

BUGLE RIDGE, PARCEL 6
Clearwater County, Idaho
20 acres | $71,250
Located in a beautiful rural setting, Bugle Ridge is only a 15-mile drive to downtown Orofino and the Clearwater River famous for world-class Steelhead and Salmon fishing. Another 15 minutes and you’re at the Dworshak Reservoir. All-season recreation is available with summer four-wheeling, camping & hiking, fall wildlife, such as deer, elk, turkey, & bear who are attracted to this private land from adjacent State Land and winter snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. With scenic territorial views of the Idaho hillsides, you’ll also find seclusion for your rural campsite or off-grid cabin and an opportunity to escape from the busy day to day life.

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To see full listing, click on image.
For more information contact:
Earl Musick
United Country – Musick & Sons
208-983-0069
earl@musicklandgroup.com 

BRUSHEY CREEK ROAD 78
Butler County, Alabama | 78 Acres | $146,250  
This tract would be great for a home site or hunting tract. Power is available and the property has county road frontage on two sides. The timber is mostly loblolly pines that were planted in 2014. There is also some hardwood along the creek drains and a small pond on the property. There is an additional 26+/-acres adjoining this tract that can be purchased as well.
To see full listing, click image, For more information, contact:

Jonathan Goode
Southeastern Land Group
256-825-4331
info@selandgroup

All ALABAMA Listings

PINE CANYON
White County, Arkansas | 
119 acres | $214,200Pine Plantation timberland with waterfront land and water views on a private lake. Deer hunting and turkey hunting are popular in the area, with a high game population. Good interior road system to make getting around easier. With direct lake access for bass fishing, you’ll be enjoying your outdoors all season long. Don’t miss this great opportunity!!

To see full listing, click image, For more information, contact:

Mark Knight
Davis DuBose Knight Forestry & Real Estate
888-695-8733
mknight@forestryrealestate.com

All ARKANSAS Listings

RANKIN PLANTATION 101
Pelahatchie, Mississippi | 101 acres  | $279,750This Rankin County property consists of 101+/- acres and is located approximately 10 minutes north of Pelahatchie, MS. The primary makeup is 89.7+/- acres of plantation pine planted in 2001 and 8.5+/- acres of hardwood-pine mix planted in 1957. The property has been used for growing timber and can continue to be used for a future investment! An established trail system runs throughout and is loaded with deer tracks. This will be an ideal place for someone wanting both hunting and a nice timber stand.
To see full listing, click image, For more information, contact:

Tom Smith
Tom Smith Land and Homes

601-898-2772
tom@tomsmithland.com

 

 

All MISSISSIPPI Listings

So, whether you’re a first-time buyer just getting started or you’d like to expand your property holdings,  we welcome you to PotlatchDeltic – the only name you need to know when it comes to buying recreational property.

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Click here to tell us a little more and we’d be happy to introduce you to a member of our team – each an expert in their neck of the woods and the perfect partner in your search for your dream property.

Have questions or not sure how to get started?  Send us an email.

Happy hunting!

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New to Buying Recreational Property? Answer these questions first!

Hill River 40 in Swatara, MN, $49,900 Exclusive listing with Close~Converse Properties

If you’ve never bought recreational property – and we find that many recreational buyers are new to this – the process can seem a bit overwhelming. After all, what if you don’t know about how to value timber, how to think
about road access, or how to determine whether a tract has quality wildlife?

To get started, it helps to break things down by first answering some key questions. With the help of Rod Osterloh of LandRadar.com by Close~Converse in Brainerd, Minnesota, one of the experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network, here are five questions to answer that will help you organize your thinking:

  1. How will you use the property?
    Will you use it as a hunting camp? Do you plan to build a cabin? Will you be bringing the kids or grandkids to the property? And if you’re a hunter, what are your expectations for the quality of wildlife either on the property or nearby?
  2. Does timber value matter to you?
    For some recreational land buyers, selling timber occasionally is a nice bonus to owning a tract. For others, selling timber will be important in generating cash flow that can be put back into the property for improvements like fencing, food plots and selective clearing. “It’s important to work with a real estate broker who understands forestry and can work with experts to get you an idea of the timber potential of a certain property,” Rod says.
  3. What will your plans be for the property long-term?
    Before you buy, determine your plans for ownership. Will you own the property alone, or will you share ownership with your children? You should plan to go ahead and put the property in your will, so it’s clear who would inherit it. “Make sure everyone in your family is clear about the ownership and how and when the property will be used,” Rod says. “This will prevent disagreements, which can make the whole experience unpleasant – and that’s the last thing you want.”
  4. Do you plan to build on the property someday?
    This is a question you should answer now, because it would be frustrating to buy a property and then realize later that it isn’t the best acreage for your retirement cabin. “If someone wants to build later, we will look at everything from road access to availability for power, to whether the property has a quality building site,” Rod says. “Even if you are thinking you won’t build for five to 10 years, let’s figure that out now so there are no surprises later.”
  5. What should I look for in a real estate broker to help me?
    This one’s easy. It’s imperative that you work with a broker who understands recreational real estate, which is very different from selling homes. Look for someone who has a passion for the outdoors, understands how to evaluate the pricing of a rural tract, and will give you great personal service. Also, “if the real estate professional doesn’t know the area where you are looking, that person won’t be of much help in finding the perfect property for your needs,” Rod says.

Rod and the other pros in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network are highly experienced in selling recreational real estate, and they are experts in their neck of the woods. No matter what questions you have after getting these five questions figured out, they will either have the answer or get you the answer – making the process a lot easier and a lot less intimidating.

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PotlatchDeltic sells high quality homesites & homes

FEATURED COMMUNITY: Chenal Valley
West Little Rock, Arkansas


PotlatchDeltic’s real estate group is best known for selling quality recreational land in rural locations across five states. But did you know the company also owns an extremely popular community in Central Arkansas?

Chenal Valley is a gorgeous 4,800-acre master-planned development in West Little Rock. It has everything from beautiful new homes and homesites in a variety of  price ranges, to championship golf at Chenal Country Club, to easy access to shopping, stores and entertainment at the nearby Promenade at Chenal.

Two great things about Chenal Valley is that one, it offers more than 35 distinct neighborhoods – each with its own personality – and two – that Chenal’s  suburban setting, surrounded by rolling hills, is only about 12 minutes from midtown Little Rock and about 20 minutes from downtown.

Thirty-five years after Chenal Valley’s inception – when it was first developed by Deltic Timber, now part of PotlatchDeltic – the community’s neighborhoods are maturing beautifully.

Each neighborhood has been carefully planned and landscaped to retain many trees and green areas. Many offer views of the beautiful surrounding hills, with architectural guidelines in place to ensure consistent quality throughout.

Around Chenal, commercial and retail development is making the area a true work-live-play environment, with movie theaters, restaurants, and specialty stores, and an Aloft Hotel with rooftop bar on the way.

“For families, there’s a wide variety of activities at Chenal,”says Michelle Sanders, Chenal Properties’ Principal Broker. “But the community has tremendous appeal for residents of all ages, no matter what stage of life they’re in. That’s why so many people want to live here.”

Homebuyers from Arkansas and elsewhere can learn more about Chenal Valley and its appeal at chenal.com, or by contacting Michelle at 501-821-555 or by email at Michelle.Sanders@PotlatchDeltic.com.

 

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Happy Labor Day!

All of us at PotlatchDeltic wish you a safe and Happy Labor Day!

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What hunting property feature would make you more likely to buy?

We asked.  You answered!

PotlatchDeltic sponsored the July 2019 LANDTHINK Pulse and the results are in.  Are you surprised to find out that 39.5% of respondents would be inspired to purchase a hunting property with a year-round water feature in the form of a pond, stream, lake or river. Wondering what the next biggest factors were?  Click on through and have a read.

Many of our properties have exactly what these hunters are looking for!  What’s important to you?  Whether you’re looking for land in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota or Mississippi, start with PotlatchDeltic recreational properties.  With properties from 20 to 200+ acres, we’re sure to have a property with all the features you’re looking for whether you’re buying for hunting, to make outdoor memories on your own land with family and friends or interested in a timberland investment.  The best thing?  When you buy land it can be all of those things!

So, contact a member of our Preferred Broker Network and start your land search today!

Pulse: Distinctive Water Feature Appeals to Buyers of Hunting Land

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Get Hunting Seasons on Your Calendar

As autumn draws near, it’s time to start making plans for your hunting trips. So you might be looking around online to figure out when hunting seasons start in your area.

The best website we’ve seen for finding all this information in one place is the HuntingSeasonHQ.com website, which easily gets you hunting season timeframes in each state.

You’ll find this link in our Resource Library, along with links to the state hunting regulatory agencies for Arkansas, Alabama, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi.  You’ll also find more articles there about hunting and things you can do to plan for the upcoming season.

At PotlatchDeltic, we specialize in preparing and selling recreational property that hunters will love. Call one of the experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network to start the process, so you can have a hunting home base to call your own this fall.

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Not Too Early to Get Ready for Fall Hunting

It may be the dead of summer, but for Shawn Sunnarborg and other avid deer hunters, it isn’t too soon to start getting ready for the fall hunting season.

Shawn, Lake States Real Estate Manager for PotlatchDeltic, has had a hunting camp with his brothers and some friends for years near his home in the northern Minnesota town of Cloquet. And when deer season hits in November, he’ll be prepared.

The main thing he’s doing now to get ready is shooting in a trap league every week, keeping his skills sharp. “The more you shoot, the more comfortable you become with it,” he says. “If you don’t pick up a gun until September, you might lose a step.”

When fall approaches, he recommends hunters also think about doing these four activities:

  1. Sight your rifles as the hunting season draws closer. And go ahead and set up targets at your hunting camp so you can get plenty of practice in.
  2. If you need to buy new hunting clothes, focus on getting quality items, even if they cost more. That way, you won’t have to buy new clothes every couple of years.
  3. Check the deer stands in your hunting areas, from the ladders to the stands themselves. Conditions can change from season to season, so make sure your stand is safe.
  4. Take the time to explore new hunting areas, knowing that it’s important to be able to find spots where other hunters aren’t trampling the woods around you.

Shawn’s hunting camp is 40 acres, but is surrounded by thousands of acres of public lands in St. Louis County, so he can roam far beyond his property’s boundaries in search of bucks. It’s a formula that works for many PotlatchDeltic recreational land buyers, who understand that hunting doesn’t have to be confined to their acreage alone.

And while he and his family and friends love to hunt – his brothers also like to hunt partridge, and some of his friends enjoy turkey hunting – the camaraderie is his favorite part.

“There’s nothing like being in a hunting camp on a beautiful night with your friends, playing cards and having a cold beer,” he says.

Ready to have your own home base for hunting season? Call one of the experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network, each an expert that can help you buy a property that will put you in the middle of the action this fall.

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