Scott County

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by BigBlueDeerTrack, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. BigBlueDeerTrack

    BigBlueDeerTrack Fawn

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    New to this sight but have hunted Kentucky my whole life. I have never hunted Scott county but am going to look at property to buy there. Anyone have any insight on the deer there? Looking to be in a place with good numbers, hopefully good size bucks and I’m hoping someone hunts there or has that can give me their opinion. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    Lands expensive here. If you can afford it good for you.
     
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  3. mountain hunter

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    I hunted their a few times when in college. Seemed like the number of deer were good. Was able to harvest a nice 11 pt but not huge. 130's. I did here of other big deer getting harvested though in the area. I think the further away from town the better but could get on deer probably about anywhere. Good luck.
     
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  4. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    There’s a few on here that hunt Scott. I hunt 100 acres that is thick and woolly. Some nice folks let me hunt. Get a place and work it up a bit and you might be golden. Do you know where? WaterDog is right. Expensive land. People that let me hunt bought in the 80s dirt cheap!
     
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  5. turkeyfan

    turkeyfan 12 pointer

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    I hunt Scott Co around the sadieville area. Good number of deer for sure just no ag around to help out very much. Good luck on your purchase.
     
  6. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    Whats land going for in that area? I'm talking rural unimproved land. Farmland?
     
  7. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Well there’s not a lot of land for sale that I’ve seen. There’s 191 acres in Stamping Ground near Kleber that would be a hunters paradise they are asking 340k for. Honestly if a person can afford it they are better off buying a lot of land than a little. The small tracts they seem to want a war price. Few years back there was a beautiful old farmhouse on 165 acres near where I hunt now I would have love to have had and it went for 450k and the house was hardly livable anymore.
     
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  8. Bone_Chaser

    Bone_Chaser 8 pointer

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    A good rule of thumb for open, highly useable farmland is around 7,500 an acre. Wooded property more like 2,500. If you have a mixture of both use those averages. These are for 15+ acre properties.
     
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  9. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    That does seem high.
     
  10. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    I agree. At least too much for me. Of course no ones giving it away and they’re not making it anymore. Just hard to come to grips with paying that much money. I live in Lexington. It’s tough, everything within a 30-45 minute commute is expensive.
     
  11. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Bone_chaser is spot on if not a tad low. Not Scott co, but we've been looking all summer in Nelson, Hardin, Washington and Bullitt. Of course, the farther from Louisville you get, the cheaper the land, but still pricey and going up.
     
  12. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    I used to work in Shelby. There was a lot for sale there but it was expensive as well.
     
  13. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    100 acres with a small house I hunted years ago is on the market for 375k. No tillable land.

    Honestly though I'm not complaining. Property values are through the roof here and increasing ny large margins every year. Good for owners and sellers
     
  14. BigBlueDeerTrack

    BigBlueDeerTrack Fawn

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    That’s actually the piece I went and looked at. Just not familiar with the area as much. Wanted some input on that area.
     
  15. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    If you can afford that piece of land, buy it!
     

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