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JOIN THE CELEBRATION!
Signed into law in 1972, National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated the fourth Saturday of every September, remains the most effective grassroots efforts ever undertaken to promote the outdoor sports and conservation. Join this 40 year tradition this year! Hunt. Shoot. Fish. Now get out there and enjoy!!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hunt. Shoot. Fish. Share the pride!
For more information, visit the organization online.
Congratulations to members of the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network for making Land Report’s annual list of top land brokers for the 6th consecutive year!!
- Bear Island Land Company, Ely, Minnesota
- Close~Converse Properties, Brainerd, Minnesota
- Davis Dubose Knight Forestry & Real Estate, Little Rock, Arkansas
- Lakeland Land Company, Minacqua, Wisconsin
- Tom Smith Land and Homes, Ridgeland, Mississippi
- United Country Gibson Realty & Land Company, McComb, Mississippi
- United Country Neeley Forestry Service Inc., Camden, Arkansas
AND, through their United Country affiliation:
- United Country Banning Junction Real Estate, Moose Lake, Minnesota
- United Country Musick & Sons, Grangeville, Idaho
These nine brokerages have been named among “America’s Best Brokerages 2015” by the prestigious Land Report magazine in the sixth annual report. We’re proud that our brokers have consistently been included in the list since its inception.
Brokers in the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network are experts in all aspects of recreational property sales. With decades of experience and deep knowledge of their geographic areas, they understand everything from what makes a quality hunting property to understanding how to ensure that a property fits a buyer’s exact needs.
Congratulations to all. Keep up the good work!
Food plots don’t have to be complicated or expensive.
When deer hunting experts talk about planting food plots, the discussion often tends to focus on doing major projects that can cost thousands and thousands of dollars. But you don’t necessarily have to spend a ton of time and money to improve the quality of hunting on your property. With that in mind, consider this article from the Outdoor Life website.
Basically, it says that a small, simple food plot can be extremely effective, and that many of the same food plot planting concepts hold true whether you’re going big or small.
This is helpful advice as you get out this fall. See the results of your efforts for this season and think ahead. Remember that there is always something you can do to improve a property: How much you decide to do just depends on assessing the property’s potential and determining what resources you want to put towards the effort.
What and how you plant will vary depending on what part of the country you are in, of course, and you should consider factors like rainfall and availability of sunlight as you make your plans. And depending on where your property is located, there may be land-use regulations that need to be followed.
If you have questions about topics like this concerning recreational property, the experts in the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network are a great resource for information. They can help you assess a property’s hunting potential, while also considering all the other factors that go into a smart land purchase. Contact a Potlatch broker in your neck of the woods today.
From all of us at Potlach…
NEVER STOP LEARNING.
It’s often said that there’s no substitute for experience. But if you don’t have years of experience hunting or fishing, you can learn quickly by finding opportunities to get tips from more experienced folks. With this in mind, the editors of Outdoor Life used their knowledge and experience to compile a list of 50 tips for hunters and fishermen.
The tips are definitely interesting, and could be helpful as you get ready to go hunting and fishing this fall. Click here for the full article!
Some of the tips have to do with the hunt. As an example, when you are going through the woods, try quick-stepping for a few yards, stopping, and then doing it again. You’ll step more lightly, and you’ll sound more like a squirrel than a heavy-stepping human.
Other tips provide ideas for taking your game out of the woods. For example, if you are hunting for deer, consider bringing a strong pole with you. If you are fortunate enough to bag a buck, tie it to the pole and carry the pole on your shoulders, sharing the load with a buddy. Bringing padding for your shoulders is an important part of this plan.
And some tips pass along some ingenious ideas for preparing game or fish. As an example, here’s an idea: Wrap a fish fillet with butter, onions and seasonings in foil, put it in the dishwasher (don’t add soap!) and run a cycle, and you have steamed fish.
As for the value of learning from experienced experts, this also holds true with buying a quality recreational property. If you want to own your own tract to use this fall, contact one of the real estate experts in the Potlatch Preferred Network.
Potlatch’s brokers have years of experience in matching excellent recreational properties with buyers, and that experience means they are the right choice to find the perfect spot for you.
As the fall hunting season draws closer, it’s a great time to go through your gear, do some research on your favorite hunting areas, and take steps to make sure you are ready.
A roundup of tips in a story on the NorthAmericanWhitetail.com website lists some obvious things to think about, like checking your equipment and setting up trail cameras at your favorite hunting spots.
But the story also has some tips you may not have thought about:
- Sight in your guns or bows now, so you don’t have to worry about waiting in line at the shooting range as fall draws closer.
- It’s a good time to talk to farmers in the areas where you want to hunt. They will know the deer’s habits, and where they are feeding. That could be invaluable information come hunting season.
If you’ve been thinking about having your own property to hunt on this fall, it’s also a great time to find the perfect property for your recreational needs. Start by talking to one of the experts in the Potlatch Preferred Network, who are experts in hunting property and can help you every step of the way. Give a Potlatch Broker in your neck of the woods a call!
Potlatch’s forestry practices on its properties are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standard and, in Arkansas, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard. That sounds impressive, but what does this mean for a recreational land buyer?
Actually, quite a bit, says Pete Prutzman, who’s part of the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network.
“It’s basically like a seal of approval, giving a land buyer confidence that a property from Potlatch has been well cared for,” said Prutzman, of Kingwood Forestry Services in Arkansas.
“And that also means the timber has been well managed, which increases the value of the property you are buying.”
As examples of how these certification-related rules ensure that a property is well managed, Prutzman said, there are restrictions on the size of clear cuts, along with requirements to reforest areas within certain time-frames after timber harvests. Also, stream and creek areas are protected from erosion, because timber adjacent to such waterways is harvested differently.
Getting certification isn’t simple or easy, with verification by third-party auditors along with requirements to have processes in place for constantly improving the landowner’s timber practices.
How timber is managed should matter to land buyers in a number of ways. Managing timber in a responsible way helps improve the quality of wildlife on a property. It helps ensure that the timber is well-established for future growth. And for Potlatch, it fits into an overall emphasis on quality land management, providing peace of mind for land buyers.
More information about the certifications is available on Potlatch’s company website, and also on the websites of the Sustainability Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council. Ask your Potlatch Preferred Broker or real estate manager about it as you start looking at Potlatch properties.