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Land shopping (where's Bambi?)

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Col. Harrumph, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Col. Harrumph

    Col. Harrumph Member

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    Maybe rather than hunting scarce public land, buy some?

    When examining a property with google's satellite view, what to look for?

    For example, this bit of a 20 acre plot in western NH: There's open forest, water, access and no structures nearby. But would it be worth a 1 hr drive for a look? I'd hate to waste the gas if there's something visible here that would rule the plot out.
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  2. stringnut

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    Nothing obvious , but, almost impossible to tell. If there is no food source deer might not travel thru there much. Without looking up close I don't know how you would tell.
     
  3. Bones741

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    You almost have to look in person. This looks just like the land we hunt from google earth. But when you actually go to our hunting grounds you get out of the truck at the log header from walk into the woods 75 yards ,look back and you cant see the truck its so thick. on google maps it lt doesnt look nearly as dense. Not to mention If that map hasnt updated it could look a little different than a few years ago too. However maps can be nice for topography and finding water sources
     
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  4. alsaqr

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    i agree with Bones 741. Cant' tell much from the map.
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    I don't know about that particular property....but owning your hunting ground is very rewarding all year 'round.
     
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  6. FL-NC

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    Noting ventures nothing gained.
     
  7. BigBore44

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    I agree. You have to go look. I see some small evergreens. That's a plus. But without looking myself, I see no changes in terrain, no food, no travel corridors. All that must be seen in person.
     
  8. drunkenpoacher

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    Just about any plot of ground can be made attractive to deer.
    If it's an hour away you may find that others will hunt there more often than you.
     
  9. Col. Harrumph

    Col. Harrumph Member

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    Thanks, all of you. This morning's stroll has suddenly made this thread obsolete.
     
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