It’s true. There’s a lot of public land up here in Northwestern Wisconsin. We have state forests, county forests, and lots of paper company land that’s open to hunting. But the problem, of course, with hunting on public land is that it’s PUBLIC land. You could end up having a lot of company out there.
We get inquiries about hunting land all year round. It seems like a lot of them, however, come during the late summer and early fall. We then get another wave of calls immediately after deer season. Typically, they’re from someone who’s had a frustrating experience hunting on public land. Or, sometimes people already own land as part of a partnership or group arrangement. For one reason or another, they’ve decided it’s time to move on.
Some hunters might choose to spend their money on guided hunts out west, or somewhere in Canada or Alaska. They hunt somewhere different every year. I’ve heard it can be a great experience; if that’s for you, then great. But when you get back, all that’s left is the experience.
Some people see hunting land as a good long-term investment. If you do, keep in mind that it’s a long-term investment.
But the best reason of all to own hunting land up north is to enjoy a different kind of experience. Owning and belonging are part of that—being able to improve the land and do whatever you want with it. I’ve talked with some hunters who seem to enjoy planting and maintaining their food plots as much as they enjoy the actual hunting. And if you own enough land, it may improve your odds. Maybe you’ll see more deer, or larger deer with larger antlers.
Most of all, however, owning your own hunting land is all about having a quiet, undisturbed hunting experience. It’s guaranteed, and you can count on it.
That sort of experience is, as they say in the Visa ads…. Priceless.
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