St. Joe Riverfront Property offered as a Sealed Bid Sale

A rare ownership opportunity to own river front property on the scenic St. Joe River is available now through November 30.  Potlatch owns 12.45 acres located less than one mile west of the historic town of Avery, Idaho with 1/2 mile of frontage on both the St. Joe River and Forest Road 50/St. Joe River Road.

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The location is truly a sportsman’s paradise and any buyer will enjoy the excellent recreational opportunities it offers – like fishing, camping, hunting, rafting/tubing and hiking.

The property will be exclusively offered as a Sealed Bid Sale with a scheduled bid date of November 30, 2017.  All interested parties are invited and encouraged to submit an offer.  The sale will be an all cash transaction with intent to close on or before December 29, 2017.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or to receive the detailed bid package to submit your offer, please contact Jim Lemieux, (208) 748-2033 or Ben Ballard, (208) 748-2031 at your earliest convenience.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Get to know our Arkansas Brokers: Davis DuBose Knight Forestry & Real Estate

At Davis DuBose Knight Forestry and Real Estate in Arkansas, knowing both recreational real estate and forestry creates a win-win for buyers. With real estate experts and registered foresters on staff, the Davis DuBose Knight team helps people find properties for hunting and recreation that also provide long-term value as the trees grow.

“Our buyers tend to come from Arkansas, and also from Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma,” said Mark Knight, part owner and Director of Real Estate for Davis DuBose Knight. “We specialize in rural properties, and are well-suited to help someone navigate the ins and outs of a land purchase.”

Knight, who has a B.S. in Agricultural Business/Agronomy and an MBA from the University of Arkansas, handles sales of Potlatch properties for Davis DuBose Knight, and says Potlatch properties are an excellent value for recreational land buyers.

“Potlatch has quality properties for sale, and a major plus is how the professional land managers at Potlatch have cared for the property, and they are always so helpful in providing property data for potential buyers,” Knight said. “Also, the company does much of the paperwork, reducing the hassles for a buyer.”

Deer and turkey hunting is a big attraction for many of Davis DuBose Knight’s Potlatch buyers, while buyers are also often looking to add to an existing land holding or to have the opportunity for other recreational pursuits like RV-ing or hiking.

Knight, who has been working with business partners Pat DuBose and Bryan Davis since joining the company in 2004, says technology continues to help the buying process in a significant way.

“We can direct someone to a property even if we aren’t able to meet them right away, instead of waiting a week, or sometimes more, to schedule a showing,” he said. “And with all the tools available online, buyers can get a tremendous amount of information about a property before they ever set foot on it.”

Mark Knight with his son on opening day of Duck Season 2016

As a Potlatch Preferred Broker, Davis DuBose Knight manages about a dozen Potlatch property listings annually. Knight loves visiting new places around the state and sharing these undiscovered parcels with buyers who love the land the way he does.

With buyers ranging from retirees looking to build a vacation home to couples that have purchased land for camping and fishing with their younger children, Knight shares his clients’ passion for recreation. In fact, he and his wife, Tiffany, are passing along this love for the land to their sons.

“Our kids are at an age where soccer and baseball are a big part of life, but they are also developing an appreciation for the outdoors,” Knight said. “That is such a wonderful thing to pass down through the generations, I think.”

For more information about Davis DuBose Knight or its Potlatch land listings

1100 Asbury Road | Little Rock, AR 72211 | Phone: 888-695-8733
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Have you heard these Fall Hunting Tips?

Certainly, there are plenty of basics you probably know as you plan your fall hunts, whether it’s the need to set up stands near food sources or the need for absolute quiet as wildlife draw near.

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But we saw some tips in a recent blog post by Wired to Hunt that you might not have read or heard from other sources.  You’ve been thinking all year about buying your own recreational property so you can have a home base for all your outdoor activities. But now it’s October, and the first signs of winter are coming soon. And, as you think about being out on your own land, you may appreciate these tips even more.

Just a few examples of the tips:

  • Put tape on the exposed metal on your tree stands, reducing the chance of metal-on-metal noise as you set up.
  • If you have a favorite tree stand that works really well, save it for the rut, knowing the first two or three times you use a stand are the best.
  • And get to your stand an hour before daylight, so you are set before wildlife start moving around in the morning.

If you are looking for your own property as a home base, talk to one of our Potlatch Preferred Brokers – they are experts in matching your passion for hunting with just the right property for you. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to stay and store your gear near your favorite spots?

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Wishing everyone a “spook”tacular Halloween!

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How to have your BEST turkey hunting season…ever!

Much like deer hunting, successful turkey hunting requires planning and some smart, quick decision-making.

As turkey seasons get underway around the country, a recent Field & Stream blog is worth checking out for a number of quality tips for your fall hunt, such as:

  1. A decoy isn’t essential. If you set up in the right location, such as near the crest of a hill, a turkey will come over the ridge looking for a hen, and you’ll be in business. But if you do decide to use a decoy, take the time to spend money for quality ones – a number of good inflatable decoys are on the market.
  2. Spend several days scouting if you don’t know the area already. And if you come up on a flock of turkeys, stay on them – that beats the heck out of waiting for another flock to show up.
  3. Hunting with a buddy often means you can bag two turkeys instead of one. If turkeys come to you in twos or threes, designate in advance who will shoot first, with the second shooter being ready to act quickly after the first shot.
  4. Patience is everything. In some cases, you may watch the same turkey all day, learning his movements and being ready for the perfect time to take your shot. The time invested will be worth it.

As you plan your fall and spring hunts, it’s also a good time to think about buying a recreational property of your own. It might have quality wildlife on it, or it might be near good public hunting lands, or both.

Contact one of the experts in the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network – they are extremely knowledgeable about how to tie your love for hunting with a property that will work well for you.

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Fall into our latest newsletter!

Cooler weather, vivid colors, hunting and planning for the upcoming holidays are just a few of our favorite things during the Fall.  What’s yours?  No matter how you enjoy your time, we’re sure you’ll find something interesting in our latest newsletter!   In this issue…

  • How to find the hunting property that’s right for you and your hunting goals.
  • Do you know where the Potlatch name came from?  Find out in our “Into the Forest” feature interview!
  • Meet Davis DuBose Knight Forestry and Real Estate – one of our Preferred Brokers from Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Don’t miss the Property Showcase to see some of our best land-buying opportunities.  Image result for video icon
  • All this and more… don’t miss a single tidbit!

You’ll find all these great articles in this issue of The Property Perspective ONLINE or PDF (to read, just click on your preferred viewing format).

So, whether you’re a first-time buyer just getting started or you’d like to expand your property holdings, we’re glad you’re here. Before you go, we invite you to:

  • Click here to tell us a little more and we’d be happy to introduce you to a member of our team – each an expert in their neck of the woods and the perfect partner in your search for your dream property.

Have questions or not sure how to get started?  Send us an email.

Happy hunting!

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Now’s the Time to Buy Recreational Property, Before Winter Hits

So, you’ve been thinking all year about buying your own recreational property so you can have a home base for all your outdoor activities. But now it’s October, and the first signs of winter are coming soon.

The good news? It isn’t too late to buy in 2017.

“We can help buyers narrow their choices quickly, focusing on what they care about, so there’s plenty of time to buy this year,” said Rod Osterloh of Close-Converse in Brainerd, Minnesota, a member of the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network.

In northern states like Minnesota and Idaho, it’s important to check out properties before the snow hits.

“It can be more difficult to tell everything you want to know about a property when snow is on the ground, such as details of the topography and vegetation,” said Tom Moore of United Country Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties, a Potlatch Preferred Broker based outside Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. “We encourage buyers to make their visits before the snow hits, knowing they can buy a property and be ready for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.”

And while snow may not be as much of a factor in the South, it’s more pleasant to walk the woods in the fall, before harsh weather makes it tougher to spend hours outdoors checking out properties.

“It’s important to get out of your vehicle and walk so you can see the terrain and timber,” said Jonathan Goode of Southeastern Land Group, a Potlatch Preferred Broker that sells land in Alabama for Potlatch. “There’s only so much you can see from the road. Buyers should be working with us now to figure out which properties they want to see, so we can make those visits happen.”

Winter buyers tell Potlatch brokers that they’re glad to have time for setting things up on their property before the coming year’s hunting seasons, and they find that winter can be a great time for outdoor excursions with friends and family.

With a wide selection of properties to fit the diverse needs of recreational buyers, the experts in the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network are well-qualified to help you find the property you’ve always wanted. With a deep knowledge of rural land and outdoor recreation, they can match you up with the tract that works for you. 2018 will be here before you know it, so there’s no need to wait any longer.

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Full Moon Hunting. Yay or Nay?

It’s that time of year, when attentions turn to hunting.  Does it have you howling at the full moon or wishing a cloud would bring the night sky back to darkness? Does it increase activity or change the patterns you’ve been scouting?

One writer had his own experience and shared his thought from his time under an Oklahoma moon – click here.  There are different schools of thoughts and every hunter probably has there preferences.  What’s yours?

No matter what the night sky brings, you can be sure that the best place to watch it from is from is on your own property.  Get ‘moonstruck’ and make your dream of owning your own hunting land a reality – contact a Potlatch Preferred Broker today and let the howling begin!

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Welcome to a new broker team in Idaho!

Get to know the newest members of our Preferred Broker Network in Idaho – United County – Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties.  Meet Tom Moore and Kathy Edlund…


Whether it’s helping a family purchase an 80-acre getaway property, or selling a 2,000-acre tract to an investment firm, Idaho’s United Country Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties specializes in matching buyers with rural properties that fit their needs.

Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties, based just outside Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, joined the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network in the summer of 2017. Like other members of the Network, the Northwest Land & Lifestyle team knows all the aspects of helping recreational property buyers, from understanding someone’s hunting needs to determining how timber values figure into a sale.

The brokerage was founded by Kathy Edlund, the Designated Broker, and Tom Moore, Agent/Forester. Working together at a timber investment firm, they saw an opportunity in the northern Idaho/eastern Washington area for a brokerage focused on rural properties, and their idea turned into reality when they opened Northwest Land & Lifestyle in early 2017.

              Tom Moore

“Many of the real estate professionals in our area don’t have a strong background in understanding things like access, timber values and the recreational aspects of a rural property purchase,” says Tom, who leads the brokerage’s work with Potlatch in Idaho.

Combined, Kathy and Tom have over 15 years of rural real estate experience and over 25 years working in the timber industry.

The brokerage helps buyers find rural properties within a two hours’ drive of Coeur d’Alene, with many buyers coming from such states as California, Nevada and Arizona. “They want to have their own piece of Idaho,” Tom says, “to camp, fish and hunt, and to have easy access to recreational opportunities.”

Those recreational opportunities are wide-ranging in northern Idaho, from ski resorts and hiking trails to lakes for boating and rivers for fly fishing.

Joining the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network made complete sense, Tom says, “because Potlatch land is so well-managed and easy to show to buyers. It’s a real privilege to work with a company that takes such good care of the land it owns.”

Tom is a professional forester, and initially got to know Potlatch as a consulting forester, while also spending time near Potlatch properties as he went fly fishing in the St. Joe River and hunting for elk. Kathy, meanwhile, brought a deep knowledge of rural real estate to the team.

The combination has been effective and powerful for buyers, helping with such things as conservation easements, 1031 exchanges and land appraisals. Kathy and Tom are members of national, state and local real estate associations, and have received extensive education in the areas of negotiation, marketing, finance/valuation, real estate law and 1031/1033 exchanges.

“We look forward to helping buyers find the Potlatch property that’s perfect for them,” Tom says. “We are truly a one-stop shop for buyers, and can help anyone go through the process with a minimum of hassle. The result is owning a property that will provide memories for years to come.”

For more information about United Country Northwest Land & Lifestyle Properties or its Potlatch land listings:            

11358 N. Government Way| Hayden, ID 83835 | Phone: 208-772-3000
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National Hunting & Fishing Day 2017


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 23, 2017
Hunt. Shoot. Fish.   Share the pride!
For more information, visit the organization online.

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