As the largest network of land brokers in the U.S, LandLeader brokers are experts on how to buy hunting land. Our real estate professionals are land specialists that have entire careers dedicated to finding the perfect location, game, and overall plot of hunting land for their clients all across the United States. Here we will be breaking down what to look for, and how to purchase your very own hunting land anywhere in the United States.
Have a type of Game in mind
When starting from scratch in a purchase of hunting land, a great place to start is to highlight specifically what you are looking to hunt. This allows you to eliminate many areas immediately and can give you a laundry list of needs right off the bat that you can look for in a property so that it is suitable for the type of game you’re looking to hunt.
Say you’re looking to hunt wild boar on your property, you then know that you will be looking for land with adequate shrubbery and food sources, a water source, and open flat areas as these are usually requirements for good boar populations. On the other hand, if you’re looking to hunt waterfowl, you’ll know that your hunting land search will need more emphasis on lakes and other large sources of water on hand.
Pick a region
Once you have a type of game outlined, picking a region or state becomes much easier. Starting with even as open-ended as southern or northern regions can change your search majority, and help you immediately eliminate regions of properties that won’t work.
This can also influence the type of game you are hunting if things like weather are more important to you than the style of hunting you will be doing. Many buyers are looking for a hunting retreat, meaning the region can be much more important as they are planning on staying on their hunting property for potentially entire seasons.
3. Consider Other Possible Recreations
When narrowing down potential properties in your search, another important factor to consider is the potential for other possible recreations. A large portion of hunting land for sale is designed with the intent of recreation and recreation alone. Meaning if you’re looking for things like a private lake, trails for ATVing, active rivers for fishing, or anything in between, make a list of these things as they will most likely be available in your search.
4. Have A Budget Outlined
Understanding the budget you’re working with is critical to making sure you're getting the most out of a purchase. Knowing what you’re top dollar is in this search can not only prevent you from wasting time on too cheap, or too expensive properties but will also allow you leverage at the negotiating table. The overall budget will go hand in hand with making sure you’re the most satisfied with this purchase in its entirety.
5. Speak With A Local Expert
Finally, one of the most important steps you can take in this process is speaking with a licensed local professional in real estate. Often buyers will attempt to take on the purchase of hunting land on their own, but potentially risk not only overpaying for a property, but purchasing the wrong property all together. Working with a local agent brings in a professional who has experience with situations exactly the same as your own,
Even beyond standard real estate reasons, if you’re working with a real estate agent that specializes in rural property, they will likely have first hand knowledge of hunting in a given area. Experts like this can help you pick the perfect location, and even give insights as to what to look for in a hunting property from the prospective of an experienced local.
Buying Your Own Hunting Land
If you’re looking to buy hunting land in the U.S, one of the best places you can start before any of these steps is browsing our massive inventory of hunting land listings available right now. This will help you get a sense of what the current market is like in the state. Otherwise, if you have any further questions on the process of how to buy land in Missouri, feel free to contact us.