Where to buy Hunting Land in Wisconsin???

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  1. Guest

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    Looking for Suggestions!
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    John

    Good talking with you yesterday! Your hunt this fall in Bufallo County should be wonderful.

    Why don't you post your question over at Accurate Reloading also. They have many more members than we do. Good luck.

    Accurate Reloading

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  3. Guest

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    Nice speaking you also. Thank you for spending time with me.

    I can't wait for my hunt next year....but then again I "can't wait for next season" 2 seconds after I pull the trigger!
     
  4. Dave King

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    John

    I often go up to Wisconsin for deer season. I hunt primarily in Dunn county but sometimes get into Buffalo, Eau Claire and Pepin counties.

    The deer population seem to have declined a bit but there are still quality deer available. My sister and her husband have about 400 acres in Buffalo and the brothers of her husband own adjoining acreage. There is a LOT of puplic land, Northern States Power (NSP) land, land in different tax schemes some of which allow "public" hunting.
     
  5. Guest

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    Dave, thanks for the info. I'm really interested in owning some property so I could manage it. Plus, I never feel safe on public land.

    I'm looking to build a house on the property so I can have a nice family getaway as well.

    Thanks
     
  6. Guest

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    Wow, I was hoping to get more input......c'mon guys!
     
  7. Dave King

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    http://www.crexrealty.com/wild.htm
    http://www.eaglestar.net/khlmr3-.html
    http://www.wisconsinhuntinglandforsale.com/

    You can buy this way (and probably pay top dollar aka too much) or you can do it the old fashion way. Drive to Wisconsin, find an area you think you might like, stop in and talk (respectfully, farmer like) to some farmers.

    I bought land in the early 90's for $140.00 per acre. Wasn't listed, owner lived in a seemingly abandon house, deal was made on a hand shake. It was a "land contract" and I paid him several payments during the course of the year (per the agreement) and we went to the courthouse in the fall and it was mine. 103 acres @ 125.00 and 140.00 per acre depending on whether it was wooded (hardwoods) or pasture/fields.

    Northern Wisconsin has some relatively inexpensive land. If you want it just for a getaway house and hunting look for non-pasture, woods, slashings, swamps.

    There are deer all over Wisconsin, folks talk about some monsters coming out of area along the Mississippi South of Wabasha down to the IL border.

    Public land in Wisconsin isn't like what I've seen of Maryland public land. Up there I've hunted places for several days and didn't see another hunter. If you're seeing a lot of other hunters you're in the wrong place.
     
  8. Guest

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    Y'know Dave, that is actually the best Idea. I actually struck up a land deal in upstate NY the same way a few years back. Dave, are those areas along the Mississippi in Buffalo county?

    Len, my wife wants to know where the best malls are so I can start looking there!!!
    This may cost me more than expected.
     
  9. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Don't know where those previous areas are, probably "up North".

    Here's a page for Buffalo County. It's about all I could find so give a call to information in WI and get the local realtor's number... Mondovi is a good place to call and ask about land for sale in Buffalo Co. Try calling a feed mill or implement/farm equipment store...talk to anyone willing to chat, take care how you word your request and available monies (prices could go up).
    http://www.virtualrealty.com/files-wi/re-buflo.html#re-help

    I could give you a fella's number up there (he lives in Rock Falls, Dunn County but) he may know of some areas in Buffalo that are for sale. Some of the locals may not be too keen on "foreigners" buying up all the land, so an intermediary might be a good idea too. The Amish bought up a lot of land about a decade ago and the "locals" are none too pleased about that either.

    I've hunted in the Urne, Modena, Gilmanton and Mondovi areas in the past, I grew up in Rock Falls, 12 miles +- from Mondovi (Pop 2,700) a thriving metropolis in Buffalo County (Pop 14,000).
    http://www.mondovi.com/

    Bank could have land for sale too!
    http://www.mondovi.com/businesses.html
     
  10. Guest

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    Dave, Thank You!
     
  11. Len Backus

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    John

    Here is the link to a new Wisconsin DNR map site that may help as you zero in on an area where you want to buy.

    Aerials, topo, roads, etc.

    Wisconsin DNR map site