Open Season 2016

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National Hunting & Fishing Day 2016

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.

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Forestry Certification Matters

One of our own, Pete Prutzman of Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc. on what forestry certification is and why it should matter to a recreational land buyer.  Pete is a registered forester in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and is the current president of the Arkansas Forestry Association. #‎PotlatchPreferredBroker‬, ‪#‎RecreationalLandBuyingRules‬

Why Does Forestry Certification Matter to a Land Buyer?

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Potlatch Brokers make list of America’s Best Brokers

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!!

AND, through their United Country affiliation:

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.

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Like to see full list?  Click here. 

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!

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Think ahead…food plots for next season?

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.food plots

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.

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Happy Labor Day

From all of us at Potlach…

Labor Day 2015

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Great Hunting & Fishing Tips you’re gonna wanna know!

NEVER STOP LEARNING.

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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.

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Gear Up! Time to Get Ready for Fall Hunting.

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:summer-prep-sight-in

  • 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!

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Why should Forestry Certification Matter to a Land Buyer?

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.

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Our summer newsletter – hot off the press!

With more than a month to go, Summer is not over!  Families are getting in vacations before the kids head back to school.  Fishing is happening from docks, banks and boats all around.  Beaches, lakes and boats are bustling with sunscreen, bathing suits and people sunning and relaxing.  Cooler nights find kids chasing lightning bugs and s’mores over the fire.  What’s your summertime pastime?

If you want to see how some Potlatch buyers found their happy life, check out our latest newsletter.  You’ll also find in this issue:page1

  • How to keep your cool this summer…with the best cooler!
  • You’ll meet one of our cool Minnesota brokers, Charlie Chernak of Bear Island Land Co, Inc.
  • Don’t miss the Property Showcase to see some of the coolest land-buying opportunities – and this issue, we’ve added a quick video to show you more about each property,  Be sure to click through!
  • 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 welcome you to Potlatch – the only name you need to know when it comes to buying recreational property.  We invite you to preview Potlatch’s premier property inventory in ArkansasIdaho, Minnesota, Mississippi or  Wisconsin.

We’re here when you’re ready to take that next step. Have questions or not sure how to get started? Send us an email.

Happy hunting!

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