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A State-by-State Look at Deer Hunting Prospects this Fall

What’s the outlook for deer hunting in your state this fall? The Outdoor Life website has a good state-by-state overview of how things are looking in each deer hunting state, and overall, the outlook is good.

Here’s a look at what the experts are saying about the states where PotlatchDeltic sells hunting property, along with some notes about PotlatchDeltic’s hunting properties for sale in those states:

  • Minnesota:
    Prospects look good, as most deer population trajectories are stable or improving. Deer densities in northern Minnesota can vary, so it’s important to know about the area where you’re looking to buy property. (That’s why it’s important for buyers to work with local experts who specialize in recreational land sales, like those in PotlatchDeltic’s Preferred Broker group.)
  • Mississippi:
    About 75 percent of the state’s deer harvest consists of bucks 3.5 years or older, with the Delta region producing many of the state’s largest deer. (Hunting property buyers should note that PotlatchDeltic has added more properties for sale in Mississippi this year with good access to hunting.)
  • Arkansas:
    Deer population trends are stable or improving slightly, reversing some trends of recent years. (PotlatchDeltic also has new properties for sale in Arkansas, many of which have features that promote quality wildlife, like water features and plenty of vegetation.)
  • Idaho:
    The best opportunities for whitetails are in the northern Panhandle and Clearwater regions, though hunters will be able to find older-age-class bucks throughout the state. (PotlatchDeltic has created some great small acreage properties located in prime hunting areas with access to vast public hunting land. These properties offer a great base camp location for a private hunting lodge or cabin or could even be used for a permanent home site.)
  • Alabama:
    Prospects look good for the coming season, and experts recommend that hunters spend time getting to know the state’s Wildlife Management Areas, such as the Barbour Wildlife Management Area and the Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area. (PotlatchDeltic has a number of new hunting properties for sale in Alabama, including listings in Montgomery and Crenshaw counties, within easy reach of the Barbour Wildlife Management Area.)

It isn’t too late in the year to buy a recreational property that you can call home base for your hunting trips this fall and winter. Contact one of our hunting land experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network to start your search today.

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