Duck Hunting Land For Sale – How To Find The Right Property

As you begin to invest in hunting property, especially for a duck club, what are some of the main features of the property that you need to focus on to create this first place for waterfowl? Ducks are creatures of habit and habitat! American Land Company has gathered the following tips and questions to ask when looking for your next waterfowl property.
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1. Water. This key ingredient is critical in most areas for successful duck hunting. Ducks like water. And you either need to have the ability to provide them with this water, or you have some permanent water source on your land: ie. river, stream, lake, etc. Most duck clubs receive the water by pumping or by a well, or by re-lifting or pumping camelback. If the land for sale you are considering is no longer available to get water, then you will need to budget additional capital costs such as; drilling a well and installing a submersible pump; or purchasing a pump pump and tractor or power unit to activate it. Both scenarios are likely to be well into the tens of thousands of dollars.
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2. Food. This is another obvious but essential ingredient for great duck hunting clubs. Most waterbird hotspots already have food because the land is either a working farm (or well-established food plots), or it is a wetland or swamp. If this is a working farm, then who will grow it? If NO, then you will need to talk to several farmers and find a way to rent it so that the farmer can make money and leave food for the ducks.
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Interview with several different farmers, ask for information and then talk to the landowners to see what their experience is with each potential farmer. Make sure you get a signed lease if you rent someone’s agriculture!
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I can tell you from experience, ducks LOVE corn and rice, so if these crops can be grown successfully in your area then plant them in any way. If the property is a wetland or swamp, then you can contact your local NRCS agent to help guide you on how to properly manage your wetlands. They are experts in this regard and they are there to help you.
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3. Rest. This is a feature that is often overlooked, but is still critical to good duck hunting. All waterfowl need time and rest.
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Take a cue from the waterfowl management practices at the Arkansas Game and Fisheries Commission and the Missouri Department of Water Conservation, and they both stop hunting around noon in most of their respective public hunting areas.
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Yet these public hunting lands continue to offer some of the best duck hunting in the United States year after year, despite the fact that they are also some of the hardest to hunt. Why? Because they have rest areas, they stop hunting in the middle of the day and provide cover.
As difficult as it may be for many landowners to actually apply, it’s a must if you want to have a good duck club all the time.
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4. Cover. Waterfowl love to feel “safe” and their cover allows this security. Examples of good coverage are: standing corn or any uncircumcised crop, uncircumcised grass, catnip, willow, trees and brush, wind ornaments, etc. niche for the wind. But the bottom line here is, if you give the ducks some type of coverage, they are much more likely to use your property.
5. Pressure. Is the area being heavily fished? Or from other hunting properties or public hunting areas? However, this can be a catch 22 if the area receives high hunting pressure. On the one hand, if fished extensively, there is a reason: there are many birds that use the area. This means that this area is “IN THE SUMMER”.
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This is good! But on the other hand, it also means that you will encounter live birds, which makes for some challenging hunting. As for me, I would prefer the area to be full of hunting clubs because I know the ducks will be there when the fall arrives and I can manage my property to make sure the birds use my place.
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6. Size. It’s really up to you to decide, but obviously, the bigger your property, the harder and more expensive it will be to maintain. Think about who will do most of the leg work and how much help you can count on. I can assure you that you properly maintain and manage every hunting property, but most of all, the Waterfowl Hunting Club is a VERY FUTURE JOB! So don’t bite off more than you can.
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7. Capital improvements. Are there levels already in place? Are they in good shape? What about pipes and doors? Does the property offer equipment such as tractors, pumps, boats, ATV’s? How about the blinds? All of these should be taken into account when purchasing a potential duck hunting property. Remember, this is a time-consuming investment.
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8. Utilities and Accommodation. Does the property have electricity? How about water, or rural water, or water? If it is from a well, might you consider testing it for water quality? Does the property have accommodation or camping? How far are the nearest hotels? Again, these are important considerations. The last thing you will want to do is drive an hour to a motel after working all day in the heat and water with snakes and mosquitoes.
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If there is no housing in the property, maybe there is an old country house nearby that you could rent? Or maybe there is a farmer nearby with water and electricity that will allow you to hang a camper?
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One thing to keep in mind is the theory of “build it and they will come”. I’m not saying it’s not possible with ducks, because it is – I did. But if you go this route, make sure the property in question is on the road and has some access to water. These 2 ingredients are a must!
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Alternatively, you can hunt down a lease before you buy. See if you can rent the land in question for the season with the purchase option? Even if you have to pay a premium price for the lease, it is much cheaper than finding out that you have invested in a duck hunting club where ducks will not come! Don’t be afraid to ask around – local snacks, farmers’ cooperatives, tractor dealers, sporting goods stores – all of these places can be a wealth of local knowledge.
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If you’ve been through your checklist and it’s okay, it’s time to pull the trigger (intended for play). Developing and maintaining your own duck hunting property is a very satisfying endeavor. It’s also a lot of work and it takes a lot of money. But then, as my father likes to say … “we make memories”!