Looking Advice on Farm Purchase

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Pirate, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    I just purchased a new farm this year in south central. The thing about Amish as well is they kill everything. Or the ones in my area do. An I know several groups. When I look at land I want it to be atleast a couple miles from there land. Because they for real will put a hurt on the deer. Turkeys too but mainly deer. An I have found that even in my low cost area if you find a farm under 4k dollers a acre and you want it you better buy it. It took me 15 years to come across some land near my house and it never hit the market. I bought it straight from the land owner. So unless you want to pay realtor fees and etc it might be best to talk to the local land owners of the area you want to buy and see if they may want to sell etc. Could save you tens of thousands in the long run. An like others have said it will be hard to manage land if you dont live near by. 1. People will find out you arent there and they will trespass. 2. It will be hard to keep things mowed off and etc if your not there. If you insist on finding land and living out of state I would try to find a good local farmer who lives near by and pay or ask him to look over it and keep it mowed etc. Hope this helps some.
    An some counties in KY have free PVA websites and you can search the county maps an determine who owns what etc. Not all counties do but some do. Mine does. I can pick any farm in my county and it tells me who owns it and what they paid and when. I prolly shouldnt tell people these things but in todays world us hunters need to stick together. I could care less if your out of state or next door as long as you are good folks.
     
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  2. Pirate

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    Thanks. I appreciate the advice.
     
  3. 44mag

    44mag 6 pointer

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    Short story.... some guys bought a farm close to we’re I live they was from florida and Iowa.....they bought a farm that locals hunted including a cousin of mine that went thru the property to hunt on another tract of land (this was all woods and logged woods) they had an old trailer at front of property for a hunting cabin... they was ok with my cousin goin Thru there property to get to a place were he always hunted not on there land and to help keep a eye on theres when they wasn’t around well they didn’t like it when he killed a good buck and they told him not to be on there property anymore and was pricks to a few others around the area.... I’m not condoning what was done but there trailer got burned they pretty much left the property 200+ acres without selling it just gave it up to bank.... moral of story if your out of state and can’t be around a lot make friends not enemies and to me you shall be find
     
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  4. baknblack

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    Speaking of that area. I was driving around Henry County this morning and saw 2 small tracts for sale. One 70 acres and one 65 acres. In a good area for deer. Got no idea what they are asking but, both had realtor signs.
     
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  5. baknblack

    baknblack 10 pointer

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    They are in just about every county around here. Carroll, Owen, Henry, Shelby. I don't know much about Trimble but, I'm sure they are there as well.
    From what I've seen they'll buy anything that has some tillable land on it.
     
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  6. hoene

    hoene 8 pointer

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    No Amish in my part of owen county.That I know of.
     
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  7. KYH5N1

    KYH5N1 10 pointer

    Like BnB said, Henry, Carroll, Trimble, and yes, Owen. The Amish near me has deep pockets evidently. Buying for $5000+ an acre! Buying everything available. A person isn't going to pay that back farming in this area. Well, legal farming anyhow.
     
  8. hoene

    hoene 8 pointer

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    They can have mine for 5000 an acre.
     
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  9. Bluegrass_Tactics

    Bluegrass_Tactics Spike

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    Chipping in to third or fourth about the Amish killing everything. Even after my uncle told them I was hunting his farm this year as soon as they heard I killed a deer there they was back pounding down the door asking to hunt. They don't know how to take no for an answer.
     
  10. Pirate

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    Since this thread has already taken a detour, how the heck do they kill a deer? I am pretty strict about scent control and all and it can still be hard to trick a deer's nose. They are, well, the opposite of scent control.
     
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  11. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Year around hunting. Spring, summer, fall, winter. Their theory is that it is gods land an the animals on it are to be taken.
     
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  12. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    If you were at the Taylorsville Lake State Park hunt many years ago you'd know the answer to this.....if that were a gun hunt, they would have slaughtered the deer. Never seen such a drive !!!
     
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  13. Pirate

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    I guess they figure the rest of us can go to the grocery store.
     
  14. DaveO

    DaveO 6 pointer

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    You can find land in Lewis, Greenup counties for $1000 an acre or less. Look up Isaac Singer Whitetail Properties. Good luck!
     
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  15. Regulator623

    Regulator623 12 pointer

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    And they pay in cash...
     
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