What’s the best way to know about the deer on your property? That’s simple: Install trail cameras in key spots, using a careful, methodical approach as you set them up.
An Outdoor Life post by Craig Dougherty walks you through things to consider as you put up your trail cameras, from deciding how many cameras to use, to using your photos as you make hunting plans.
Some of the key tips:
- Get familiar with cameras before you put them out in the field. Use them in your yard so you can understand how to target them effectively.
- Face cameras north when possible, to avoid sun glare, and put them 10 to 15 feet from the target area.
- Set up one camera for every 50 to 100 acres, and look to place them in prime feeding areas or along corridors where wildlife travel back and forth.
- Start documenting the deer early, so you will have time to figure out their habits and travel patterns as you make your plans for hunting season.
- Study a buck’s behavior, to help determine if he is just passing through or whether you have a good chance of finding him when you head out into the woods.
Like everything else in successful hunting, planning ahead is important. And if you don’t already own a hunting property, now is a great time to think about it.
Get started by contacting one of the experts in the Potlatch Preferred Broker Network, who know how to match hunters looking to buy land in Minnesota, Idaho, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi with the properties of their dreams.
SPOKANE, Washington – July 19, 2017 – Potlatch Corporation today announced effective Monday, July 24, 2017 that no campfires or open burning will be allowed on its property in the State of Idaho due to increasing fire danger in the region. The burning ban on Potlatch’s Idaho properties will remain in effect until conditions improve. Additional information about Potlatch’s Idaho properties can be found online at www.potlatchcorp.com. Potlatch urges all visitors to Idaho’s forests to exercise extreme caution in regards to fire while recreating this summer.
Potlatch is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with approximately 1.4 million acres of timberland in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota and Mississippi. Potlatch, a verified forest practices leader, is committed to providing superior returns to stockholders through long-term stewardship of its forest resources. The company also conducts a land sales and development business and operates wood products manufacturing facilities through its taxable REIT subsidiary. More information about Potlatch can be found on the company’s website at www.potlatchcorp.com..
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Summer’s here! Are you ready to go fishing? If you haven’t already dropped a line, or think you need to get your tackle and fishing life more ready, here are nine tasks you should consider doing now:
Charlie Chernak, Minnesota Preferred Broker, reeling in the big one!
- Take an inventory of your lures, hooks and everything you use on your excursions. Check for signs of wear and tear, including older lures that are tried and true but might need some work. (In some cases, you may just want to buy a new lure that matches that well-worn favorite.)
- Even if you think you are well-organized, go through your equipment and storage boxes to be sure. There’s nothing more frustrating than being out on the water and wasting time looking for your favorite lure or other equipment you need. Make sure everything is well marked, so you don’t have to remember where every item is.
- Show your rods and reels some love. Check the spools and if needed, replace the line. In particular, monofilament has a relatively short life span, so think about replacing that type of line every year.
- Don’t be afraid to enlist the help of an expert. If your rods and reels need more than basic upkeep, consider having the work done by an experienced technician, which can save you hours of time.
- Make sure you have everything you’ll need to be safe. Double-check that you have such items as personal flotation devices, rain gear and sunscreen available on the boat.
- You need to be legal. Some outdoors enthusiasts lose track of their boating registrations and fishing licenses. Think about this before you get out on the water.
- In checking your fishing poles, make sure the eyes are in good shape. This can be easily skipped over, but a defective eye can be disastrous if you have a fish on the line.
- Sharpen your hooks if they need it. Hooks should be razor sharp; there are a number of hook sharpeners on the market that you can use if needed.
- Do your research to widen your world. Check out resources like your state’s Department of Natural Resources site to find potential new fishing spots. Take the time now to check them out. This will help you have a wide range of choices this summer, ensuring that you won’t get bored.
Many of the recreational properties sold by Potlatch are near excellent fishing spots or have them right on the property, and owning your own piece of property for a cabin or campsite could save you loads of time in getting back and forth to the water.
A good place to start in your search is with an email or call to one of the experts in Potlatch’s Preferred Broker Network.
“The brokers in the Potlatch network are highly experienced in matching up a piece of property to someone’s interests, whether it’s fishing, hunting, hiking, or just relaxing,” says Charlie Chernak of Bear Island Land Co., which sells Potlatch recreational property in northern Minnesota.
Contact us and get the process started. There’s still plenty of time to have a place to call your own this summer, close to great fishing or most anything you like to do outdoors.
Remaining in the top 5 for another year, Potlatch was ranked #4 in the 2017 ranking.
A small percentage of our overall ownership is available for sale in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota and Mississippi. We are proud to be able to share our heritage of conservation and our commitment to renewable resources. Looking to become a private timberland owner yourself? Contact us today and let us help you get started!
Timberland Ownership and Management in North America: 2017 Update
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