• Advertisement

Land Purchasing Question

Quality deer management thoughts. The first QDM forum on the internet Est. 1999

Land Purchasing Question

Postby MTNHUNTR » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:36 pm

I am looking at 2 pieces of property in Middle TN. One is 310 acres, about 260 acres is open land. This is reclaimed coal ground. My question is, do any of you have any experience with reclaimed ground? If we buy this land we plan to plant a majority of it in pines. There are 2 ponds that are about 2 acres each. There are also 3 more sludge ponds as well. The biggest draw on this property is the price. VERY CHEAP!!!

The next piece of property is 500 acres. This land is mainly cutover (about 8 years old) there are mature oaks mixed in (about 1 per acre). There is water on this ground and about 40 acres of open land as well. This land is priced well too. Which would you purchase between these 2? They are close in proximity so and probably pretty comparable for hunting. Any thoughts are welcome!
MTNHUNTR
Button
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:27 pm

Advertisement

Re: Land Purchasing Question

Postby MickThompson » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:20 pm

First off, what are your goals and objectives? why are you buying land? What do you intend to do with it?

On property #1, of the 260 acres of open ground, how much is reclaimed mine ground? How does it lay? steep, rolling, etc. All reclamation isn't equal, but a lot of the stuff I've seen won't hardly grow a pine tree. Large scale pine plantings are pretty overrated for deer, and unless something changes, the pine markets aren't very good either. Id manage a lot of that reclaimed ground as early successional cover with some scattered small (<5 acres) pine plantings for thermal bedding cover.

2 things I like about property 2, you can always clear new ground if need be, and it sounds like you wouldn't have to plant anything to have good cover.
MickThompson
10 Point
 
Posts: 2626
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: Cookeville, Tennessee

Re: Land Purchasing Question

Postby PickettSFHunter » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:40 pm

Don’t know about the area your looking in ,but in my area, old strip mines are preferred wildlife habitat. Depends on the reclamation I’m sure. I still don’t necessarily want to buy any myself though because I want timber for income. Pine is about all that will grow for timber on the strip mines in my area and it just isn’t that marketable, at least now, and the forecast isn’t good for the future supposedly without being close to a port. It’s all situational and we cannot really say without knowing the exact properties.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
PickettSFHunter
16 Point
 
Posts: 19412
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:00 pm
Location: Northern Plateau

Re: Land Purchasing Question

Postby BULL MOOSE » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:47 am

The ponds mentioned...are their environmental factors and who would be liable long tern for any issues.
BULL MOOSE
10 Point
 
Posts: 4056
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 1999 12:00 pm
Location: 38468

Re: Land Purchasing Question

Postby CPerk » Sat May 04, 2019 5:07 pm

Hey MTNHUNTR, how did the situation work out? I’m a realtor, would love to work for you if need be.
CPerk
Button
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:55 pm
Location: Nolensville/ Lebanon


Return to Quality Deer Management

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron