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#3141518 - 01/27/13 05:52 PM Property that joins a WMA.
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I have a chance to buy 55 acres for a fairly good price. On one side of the farm a family friend owns 400 acres and will be a good neighbor. The other side of the farm joins a WMA that is open with the statewide seasons It gets a quite a bit of pressure. Trespassing will always be a problem I am afraid for sure during the first part of turkey season. Anyone own any land like this I just a little worried that WMA is gonna always be a problem.
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#3141556 - 01/27/13 06:22 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: SEC]
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If the 55 acres has some thick stuff for a sanctuary. WMA pressure could be a plus.
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#3141663 - 01/27/13 07:36 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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I join a Federal Refuge, blessing and a curse at the same time
just this week talked with the manager about marking the lines better. Had a trespasser from Ref. this year that ended up shooting a buck that we found dead, shot the buck right up the
ole A-Hole with arrow. It was still in it when we found him

55 acres in small,but just depends on how it lays by the WMA,
easy access or not?
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#3141721 - 01/27/13 08:19 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
If the 55 acres has some thick stuff for a sanctuary. WMA pressure could be a plus.

Friend of mine has about 30 or 35 acres that border Percy Priest WMA and the pressure from it pushes animals on him. He kills a good buck every year and several turkeys. The main thing is to mark it so there is no way people on the wma don't know where the line is.
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#3141974 - 01/28/13 04:17 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: Gravey]
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but it, I'll go with you.
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#3142096 - 01/28/13 08:10 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: tickweed]
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I would really think hard about it,I see problems
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#3142104 - 01/28/13 08:15 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: Football Hunter]
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It depends on how accessible that section of thw WMA is. Will you have alot of people hunting the property line? If there is not much sign of human presence then it may be ok. Also if it has better habitat than the WMA the deer may flock into your place once the pressure kicks up.
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#3142110 - 01/28/13 08:23 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: Bayou Buck]
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I adjoin the TN NWR on the Tennessee river and they do not manage the old forest so there isn't much game in the area. If your WMA has a good amount of deer/turkey you could create cover habitat that would draw in wildlife during hunting season. On the other hand if the WMA doesn't have good hunting you probably won't either and you will have the hunters to deal with.
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#3142131 - 01/28/13 08:42 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: treefarmer]
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It would depend on what WMA it joined. Because I hunt 2 WMA's exclusively.
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#3142387 - 01/28/13 12:13 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: bjohnson]
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I wouldnt really want to deal with that personally, just because of the brown/down mentality that would likely be all over the WMA.
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#3142452 - 01/28/13 12:55 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: smstone22]
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
I wouldnt really want to deal with that personally, just because of the brown/down mentality that would likely be all over the WMA.
yep
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#3145886 - 01/30/13 04:04 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: tickweed]
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 Originally Posted By: tickweed
but it, I'll go with you.
Sorry, thats BUY it! Then I will help you hunt it! I'll keep the people off of it.
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#3145889 - 01/30/13 04:06 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: tickweed]
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Also, if you dont want it, step back, I'll buy it. Knowing where its at, its a good deal!
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#3145926 - 01/30/13 04:29 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: tickweed]
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If you buy it then get prepared. You'll spend just as much time chasing people off as you will do hunting. It'll always be when your trying to hunt, opening weekends, holidays, etc.
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#3147282 - 01/31/13 06:52 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: bbuck14]
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My property is within a quarter mile of a remote area of Catoosa WMA. I consider that a plus, and it has appreciated in value considerably. I bought it because I knew there would always be a good supply of wild game, and I wouldn't have to worry about any of that land being developed. Places I hunted in my youth are now subdivisions, and shopping centers. I have my property posted, and have zero problems with trespassers. I believe this is because most hunters on WMA property would rather hunt in the more isolated areas, away from people, and private property that they know I hunt.
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#3147832 - 02/01/13 07:28 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: dr]
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As it has been stated several times before, the terrain/remoteness of the adjoining WMA can have a big influence on the impact it has on the adjoining private property. Rivers, swamps, steep terrain, thick cover, etc. near the property can discourage hunter use there. Distance to the nearest accessible road/atv trail can also influence the amount of use a particular section of public land receives. I know of instances where a private landowner owns only a small amount of land, but has the use of 100's of acres of public land with no competition from other hunters.
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#3148020 - 02/01/13 09:33 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: treefarmer]
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 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
I adjoin the TN NWR on the Tennessee river and they do not manage the old forest so there isn't much game in the area. If your WMA has a good amount of deer/turkey you could create cover habitat that would draw in wildlife during hunting season. On the other hand if the WMA doesn't have good hunting you probably won't either and you will have the hunters to deal with.


Although I'm not exactly sure where treefarmer's property is, I suspect we are not far from each other. I also share a section of border with TN NWR along the Tennessee River. Low quality habitat on the Refuge is not a problem, as I border near some of the productive bottomlands of the Refuge. Our problem has been the Refuge's deer hunting regulations that are intended to greatly reduce the deer population, which have proven amazing successful. \:\(

We have had a few problems with trespassers coming off the Refuge, but I've recently marked our property line so well that there is no way someone could accidentally wander onto my place (which has greatly reduced trespassing, although not eliminated it).

Personally, I would not let an adjoining border with public hunting stop me from owning my own hunting land. As others have mentioned, if you turn your property into a big sanctuary, you can draw an amazing number of deer off the public hunting area during the highest pressure hunting times.
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#3148106 - 02/01/13 10:38 AM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: BSK]
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Like I said its the best at times and the worst at times.
I have steep bluffs and ridges with some hollows joining a Refuge
hunting stops at a certain time every year, it gets better after that, but hunters have to walk a long ways to get to some of these areas and still cross over to me. Lines are marked very well, I've
even had a GW ask me to look at pic's posted on this very site to see if I could tell were they were taken. Do to the fact the GW,
felt that a certain member on here was hunting my land...
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#3148234 - 02/01/13 12:40 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: treefarmer
I adjoin the TN NWR on the Tennessee river and they do not manage the old forest so there isn't much game in the area. If your WMA has a good amount of deer/turkey you could create cover habitat that would draw in wildlife during hunting season. On the other hand if the WMA doesn't have good hunting you probably won't either and you will have the hunters to deal with.


Although I'm not exactly sure where treefarmer's property is, I suspect we are not far from each other. I also share a section of border with TN NWR along the Tennessee River. Low quality habitat on the Refuge is not a problem, as I border near some of the productive bottomlands of the Refuge. Our problem has been the Refuge's deer hunting regulations that are intended to greatly reduce the deer population, which have proven amazing successful. \:\(

We have had a few problems with trespassers coming off the Refuge, but I've recently marked our property line so well that there is no way someone could accidentally wander onto my place (which has greatly reduced trespassing, although not eliminated it).

Personally, I would not let an adjoining border with public hunting stop me from owning my own hunting land. As others have mentioned, if you turn your property into a big sanctuary, you can draw an amazing number of deer off the public hunting area during the highest pressure hunting times.
The WMA that would join me is only 60 acres and open with the statewide season . I just cant help but think it will be full of hunters during the entire season shooting everything that just looks like a deer. I cant think of a worse neighbor to have. At least the TN NWR is only gun hunted a few days out of the year. The propety that I would be next to would be under an all out attack for 60+ days what they dont kill will be way over pressured. Or am I just over thinking this.

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#3148262 - 02/01/13 01:03 PM Re: Property that joins a WMA. [Re: SEC]
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The hunting pressure on the Refuges is much greater than you think. Other than the 3-4 quota hunts (which are full), these lands are open to archery equipment without permit throught bow season.
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