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It is time to start thinking of buying hunting land

Yes, I know that you can not see 5 feet in front of you in good hunting woods, but there is a lot of work to be done before you set foot in the forest.

Take these into consideration.


How are you going to pay for this purchase?

Loan, cash, C4Deed

How much can you afford?

What area are you planning to hunt.?

What type of game are you after?


Are you buying this alone?

If you have a partner, how do yo go into title.

What if one party wants to sell or needs to.

Is there a time period that the other owner(s) have to buy you out?

How do you determine value?

Can one party sell to a stranger without or with approval of the other party(S)


Who is hunting this land?

If owned by multiple owners how do you decide who hunts and where and if new hunters can be brought in to hunt also.

What kind of shelter(S) will be needed or allowed and where will they be located.

Will there be restrictions on the size and sex of game

How do you handle the property expenses...Money set aside for taxes up front?


These are just a few issues to think about when buying the property.  Many people think that buying with a good friend or relative is a great idea, but there can be a lot of issues when doing so.  Plan well! 


There are many more issues to think about...How ethical it that other party...could cause issue with the law for you.


Not everyone understands the real issues...call me and let me help...I will also give you a few ideas of current listing I would consider!


And Remember...North Branch, Minnesota has some great hunting to offer.


Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • August 18 2015 02:26PM


William Feela way back in the 70's when I did hunt I was amazed at what people paid for hunting land. I should have gotten a clue back then and purchased as much as I could.... maybe I did.... I didn't have any money so I guess I got all I could afford.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 5 years ago

Bob...Sadly I see issues with multiple buyers of the same land when they don't have a written plan

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 5 years ago

I didn't realize that this was the time of year for that but now that I think about it, sure it is.  Niche specialty.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 5 years ago

Good points you bring up Bill. That is why buyers looking to purchase hunting land in North Branch, Minnesota should call you!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 5 years ago

You make some good points, Bill. Those looking to buy hunting property should call you for expert advice. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 5 years ago

It must be a testament to the fact that I'm a "Sidewalks - Curbs - Gutters" kinda gal.  I have never thought about the possibility of buying hunting land.  But can understand why in many places of this country it would be.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

I usually coasts between the coasts in my travels I don't get to go to Minnesota very often, although Alaska was quite a trip and it has quite a hunting history!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat seems to know her stuff and seems to have the wisest of demeanors that one can have.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

Bill, you almost scare people off with this blog...but hopefully it opens many an eye to the challanges when buying Hunting land or any recreational land for that matter.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 5 years ago

As I said to Vern, Bill certainly knows what he's talking about when it comes to hunting land.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 5 years ago