We’re out today in a beautiful, sunny afternoon here in central Indiana. Today we’re talking about what to look for if you’re in the market or prospecting about buying a recreational piece of ground for hunting. Not just for hunting, but for your family to have a weekend getaway. It could be a place just to camp. It could be a combination farming, hunting, fishing. There are 3 or 4 fundamental things that we want to talk about today, but there are also a lot of side details to consider when you’re looking at different properties. Obviously, price point is on everybody’s mind. There may be some things that you don’t consider and hopefully some of the topics that we’re going to talk about will open your eyes to consider those few things.

Starting out here, my friend is looking for a piece of property that he can deer hunt on and manage for deer. He also wants to be able to camp with his family and do some fishing. Turkey hunting and small game as well, but primarily a deer farm that he can manage. One of the obvious things is you’re going to look at the timber and some of the benefits that will attract deer and keep deer on the property.

This particular piece that were on is about 55 acres. Right off the bat, you can see it has got a pond. It’s a stocked pond. So automatically there’s a great spot up here in the front where the family could put up a cabin or park a camper and have a place to get to. Considering where your base camp is or where your staging area is on the property is one thing some people don’t think about. It’s important to how it effects the hunting of the ground.

We’re on the east side of the property. The northeast side to be specific. Here in central Indiana the predominant wind is a west wind and being on the downwind side from your approach of where you’re going to be accessing your deer hunting areas is a pretty good strategy. It’s not always going to be a west wind, but for the most part, you can be sure that when you’re base camping up and heading out from there you’ll be in an approach that will allow you to enter your stands from downwind the majority of the time.