Spring Scouting…Invaluable Info for the next Hunting Season

Taking the time this spring to scout areas you’ll be hunting this fall and winter is invaluable. But what do you look for as you discover the spots where deer bed down and travel?

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Zach Ferenbaugh of The Hunting Public offers some excellent advice for your scouting trips on the WhitetailDNA website. Among his tips:

  • As you learn more about your favorite spots, take the time to also get the lay of the land for some new spots. You always want choices on where to hunt. 
  • Spring scouting is important, but it doesn’t replace the need to check out properties year-round.
  • When you find buck bedding, look for signs that will tell you what time of year the bedding spot is used, since that will vary.
  • Understanding the food sources for deer on a property is critical, especially in areas where options for food are scarce.
  • If you checked out a spot in the spring several years ago, that spot might not be the same now, so do your scouting every year. Such factors as hunting pressure and how trees are dropping acorns can change patterns of behavior dramatically.
  • Take your spring information and combine it with information gained in other seasons to decide where your favorite spots will be this fall and winter.

Many of PotlatchDeltic’s recreational properties for sale are in quality hunting areas and/or near public lands. As you do your spring scouting, talk to one of the experts in our Preferred Broker Network about how you could buy your own property to have for a home base this fall.

 

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PotlatchDeltic partners with LANDFLIP

Partnering with LANDFLIP is a great fit for us, because it provides a terrific way to reach the recreational land buyers that are so important to our business,” said Bill DeReu, Vice President of Real Estate for PotlatchDeltic. “It’s essential to help each of our buyers in finding the perfect property, while providing helpful information along the way, and LANDFLIP is a go-to resource on both fronts.

LANDFLIP Adds PotlatchDeltic to Growing Roster of Partners

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Dream properties are springing up everywhere!

Spring has sprung! The weather is perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying your favorite pastime.  Is it hunting?  Maybe it’s fishing? Could it be camping with the family? No matter what your favorite is, you’ll be making new memories this season.  What if you could go out on your own land any time you’d like?  With hunting, recreational, timberland and rural land listings from 20 to over 200 acres and prices to fit any budget, your search starts here!

BUGLE RIDGE, PARCEL 8
Clearwater County, Idaho | 21 acres
$69,750  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 year-round.  In Summer there’s four-wheeling, camping & hiking.  Come Fall. there’s the wildlife, such as deer, elk, turkey, & bear who are attracted to this private land from adjacent State Land. And, don’t forget 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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Earl Musick
United Country – Musick & Sons

208-983-0069
earl@musicklandgroup.com

All IDAHO listings

 

SORRELS ROAD
Jefferson County, Arkansas | 21 acres
$76,100Located in the Arkansas Delta just a few miles south of Watson Chapel, these 20 acres enjoy public road frontage and access to utilities along Sorrels Road. With its year-round access this would be a great homesite nestled on a lot with excellent outdoor recreational opportunities – hunting, camping, four-wheeling – both nearby and on your own property. Don’t miss this great opportunity!!To see full listing, click on image. For more information contact:

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

All ARKANSAS Listings

JOHNSON CREEK 80
Cloquet, Minnesota | 80 Acres
$89,900The perfect recreational opportunity awaits on this rolling wooded 80-acre parcel with a water feature on site! In addition to an Aspen and Hardwood mix throughout, Johnson Creek meanders through the site. Future owners can walk the cleared trail for a beautiful view of the creek and rolling terrain. Perfect for all-weather recreation – hunt, camp or four-wheel!
To see full listing, click image, For more information, contact:

Natalie Cowart
United Country – Banning Junction Real Estate
218-485-0229
natalieunitedcountry@gmail.com

All MINNESOTA Listings

 

MADISON PINES NE
Madison County, Mississippi | 150 acres
$287,500Northeast Madison Co. is a great place to be. That’s where you’ll find this fantastic opportunity to invest in a managed timberland tract. Part of the total acreage is in 11-year-old pines and will be ready to thin in a few years. The remainder was recently harvested and is ready for reforestation. Close to I-55, the new owner could be on an afternoon stand in minutes! With frontage on Hwy 16 the opportunities are endless on this tract.

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

Patrick Gibson
United Country – Gibson Realty & Land Company
601-250-0017
gibsonrealty.mccombms@gmail.com

All MISSISSIPPI Listings

 

WALNUT CREEK 232
Chilton County, Alabama | 232 Acres
$470,250Walnut Creek is the truly special feature on this property. It is a large gentle creek that flows through the tract for almost a mile. The large timber along the creek is a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, or just sit and listen to the creek.  The property has been institutionally managed for timber production for years. There are several food plots throughout the property for hunting. A power line runs through the property.
To see full listing, click image, For more information, contact:

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

All ALABAMA 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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Meet our Arkansas Broker: United Country – Neeley Forestry Service

Since J.D. Neeley’s father started a forestry consulting business in southern Arkansas in 1972, Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. has expanded to become a full-service, one-stop shop for recreational land buyers and property owners through its affiliation with United Country Real Estate.

United Country – Neeley Forestry Service, part of the Potlatch Preferred Broker network, has five real estate brokers/agents, with over 60 years of combined real estate experience. The team also has six Registered Foresters, one Certified Wildlife Biologist, two Certified General Appraisers, and one Registered Appraiser.

“We understand all the pieces of the land sales puzzle, from how a property will offer recreational opportunities to its potential for timber harvesting,” says J.D. Neeley, President of United Country – Neeley Forestry Service. J.D. joined the business in 1985 and has since overseen its growth and geographic expansion around Arkansas and into neighboring Louisiana.

Located in what’s called the “wood basket” of south Arkansas and north Louisiana, Neeley said his company’s prospective buyers a

J.D. Neeley

re often looking to invest in timberland while also looking for a spot for hunting and other recreational activities.

Recreational buyers are looking for land to hunt, camp or ride their ATVs on, and the Neeley team’s familiarity with Arkansas and neighboring Louisiana, combined with their love of being outdoors, comes in handy when folks are seeking to buy land for recreational use.

Tying nicely into J.D. Neeley’s work, his entire family loves the outdoor lifestyle. And in keeping with the company’s history as a family enterprise, J.D.’s son Daniel works at the  company, making it a three-generation business. Daniel manages the Technical Services at Neeley Forestry Services and specializes in land sales marketing, forest inventory valuations, and the company’s use of drones (sUAVs and Remote Pilots).

The United Country – Neeley Forestry Service team has nine experienced team members, including Real Estate and Appraisals Manager Josh Barkhimer. Barkhimer, through an appointment by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, is a member of the Arkansas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. Other staff members include Arkansas Region Manager Ricky O’Neill and Sam Crawford, Louisiana Region Manager. Ricky is a Registered Appraiser and Certified Wildlife Biologist and was named Forestry Educator of the Year in 2016 by the Arkansas Forestry Association. Sam joined the United Country-Neeley Forestry Service team in July 2018, when the company opened a branch office in Shreveport to serve the north and central Louisiana market.  Sam’s forestry career has spanned more than 40 years with 32 of those years as President of The Crawford Forestry Group, Inc.

There isn’t much public land open for hunting in the southern part of Arkansas, O’Neill says, driving demand for land sales to hunters who want property of their own. Also, buyers are often looking to reallocate some of their assets, buying a piece of land they can pass down to their family.

The company often forms relationships with families that last for generations, Neeley says. “In our management business, we often are working with land that we originally managed for parents, and that we now manage for their children or even their grandchildren.”

But what Neeley finds most enjoyable in his work is seeing the company’s clients enjoy their property and what it brings to them, both recreationally and financially. “I love to see properties well-managed and producing good timber revenues,” he says. “Helping people maximize their returns is very rewarding.”

For more information about United Country – Neeley Forestry or its PotlatchDeltic land listings
915 Pickett Street | Camden, AR 71701 | Phone: 870-836-5981
Website: www.ucneeleyforestry.com | Email: jdneeley@neeleyforestryservice.com

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Happy Easter and Happy Passover from PotlatchDeltic!

As the celebrations of spring and rebirth are all around,
we wish you a joyous week with family and friends!

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Ethical Hunting takes game and other hunters into account

What factors into an ethical approach to hunting? Quite simply, it starts with keeping wildlife and other hunters in mind as you head outdoors, writes John Schandelmeier in an interesting column in the Anchorage Daily News.

“When we hunt, we must remember that hunting is similar to a bank loan,” the Alaska outdoorsman writes. “Follow the rules and pay back everything that was borrowed.”

Some highlights of his recommended approach:

  • Don’t shoot if you have any doubts about whether you’ll hit your target.
  • Make sure you don’t just carry out what is edible to you; carry out the parts that would be edible to most people.
  • And make every effort to track down wounded game.

PotlatchDeltic is a firm believer in ethical hunting practices, matching our commitment to responsible land use for the properties we manage and sell. Contact one of our Preferred Brokers today to learn more about how a PotlatchDeltic property in Idaho, Minnesota, Arkansas, Mississippi or Alabama could be the perfect fit for your hunting needs.

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Spring Tips for Deer Hunters

Serious deer hunters know their sport is a year-round endeavor. To give yourself the best chance for success this fall, it’s important to spend your off-season in productive ways.

As Josh Honeycutt of Realtree’s “Brow Tines and Backstrap” blog writes, much of the fun of hunting is in the preparation. With that in mind, he offers 20 suggested things hunters can do this spring to be ready for next season.

Among them:

  • Check your tree stands, make sure they are safe, and replace them if you have concerns.
  • Cut your shooting lanes now while leaves are off the trees, making sight lines easier to figure out.
  • Take the time to walk the property where you’ll be hunting this fall, learning more about how deer use it. As you tour, map key areas like watering holes, bedding areas and food sources.
  • Practice your shooting skills, which will come in handy when that key moment comes this fall.
  • Look for signs that other hunters have been on the property, so you’ll be able to go to spots where others aren’t.
  • Check out other potential places to hunt. If you don’t own your property, your access may change in the future, so be prepared to hunt elsewhere.

Check out the full blog post, and as you are thinking about the coming hunting season, the best way to have certainty in your plans is to own your own recreational property. Now is a great time to contact one of our PotlatchDeltic Preferred Brokers to start your property search, so you can have a place of your own this fall!

 

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A new look as you spring into our latest newsletter!

The calendar says it’s Spring and in most areas, buds are forming on the trees, the grass is green again and new growth is happening all around us!  Now is the perfect time to start that land search you’ve been considering. So, whether you’re looking for information about the recreational and hunting lifestyle or want to see what properties we currently have listed, have a look and see what springs up!

In this issue…

              • Why it makes sense to buy recreational land from a timber company.
              • Exclusive campsite leases?  Learn more about  PotlatchDeltic’s recreational land leasing program.
              • Meet one of our brokers – J.D. Neeley and the team from United Country – Neeley Forestry Service in Arkansas. 
              • And, don’t miss the Property Showcase to see some of our best land-buying opportunities. Click here >> Image result for video icon

You’ll find all these great articles and more in this issue of The  Property  Perspective – ONLINE or PDF (to read, just click on your preferred viewing  format).

So, whether you’re a first-time buyer just getting started or you’d like to expand your property holdings, we’re glad you’re here. Before you go, we invite you to:

Preview PotlatchDeltic’s premier property inventory –  Alabama Arkansas Idaho Minnesota Mississippi.  

Click here to tell us a little more about what type of property you’re looking for 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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May your troubles be less.

Your blessings be more.

And nothing but happiness come through your door!

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