Things To Consider When You Are Looking To Purchase Hunting Land

30 June 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


If you are in the market to purchase hunting land, you will want to review the following key things.

Check For Cellular Phone Service

It might not seem like a big deal at the moment, but it is important to make sure that you will be able to use your cellular phone on your hunting land in case of an emergency. If you are severely injured and need help, you may not be able to make it back to your vehicle to drive somewhere for cell phone reception. Therefore, when you find a piece of land that you think might work for your hunting needs, you will want to explore as much of it as you can while checking to see if you have enough reception on your cell phone to make calls. If you are not able to get clear service, you might want to rethink purchasing that land for hunting.

Look Closely At The Surrounding Environment

Even if the land you are looking at is fairly large, you have to consider the land that surrounds what would be your property. Is there a rock quarry or coal mine nearby? If so, you might find that these places can often make a lot of noise from their standard daily work plus any explosives that they have to set off from time to time. This noise can severely impact the amount of wildlife that is going to stick around because they will take off in fear. You could very well end up with a large piece of land with not much to hunt on it.

Inquire About Hunting Restrictions

In some places, just because you own the land does not mean that you are legally allowed to hunt on it. For example, if your land shares a property line with Federal property or a wildlife reserve, hunting may be prohibited within a set mile radius of that land. Your new property could be included in that radius. Also, in some areas, even if your new land would not share property lines with Federally protected land, there could be local hunting restrictions that you are not aware of, especially if you are not originally from the area. Therefore, it is best to contact the local game commission for that area and they can let you know if you would even be allowed to hunt there once you bought it.

By keeping those issues in the back of your mid while searching for hunting land, you should have no problem finding the best property for your needs, such as from Wellons Land and Timber Co.