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Landowners And Wildlife Management

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Wildlife management involves the employment of scientific knowledge and specialized skills for defense, conservation and management of wildlife in addition to their habitat. It is an interdisciplinary issue which includes biological, technological, social, economical and legal issues. Wildlife management requires expertise in species ecology, biology, behavior, and physiology of wildlife populations. Also, wildlife management studies, research and lobbying by special interest groups assist in selecting times of the year when certain wildlife species can be legally hunted, making it possible for surplus animals to be removed.

Early wildlife management projects focused on protecting against unregulated fishing and hunting for commercial markets. Modern wildlife management shares a few of the same goals and new methods are available for use by managers. It incorporates many of the concepts and uses of modern forest and habitat management with a thorough understanding of wildlife biology, ecology, and behavior. Wildlife Management demands lots of direct, hands-on experience.

A properly prepared wildlife management plan reads just like a recipe that landowners can follow to attain their wildlife management goals. These plans result in the establishment of trophy game populations, and may be used by landowners to obtain wildlife management property tax exemptions or managed lands deer permits in certain states. A carefully designed plan provides for a logical method for using a variety of habitat improvement practices and will often list wildlife management activities with the appropriate seasons and the sequence of events. Landowners should also consider how their wildlife management goals fit with other land use objectives for example farming or timber operations.

Components of a good wildlife management plan include:

1) Land management objectives and goals

2) A resource inventory

3) Site specific habitat improvement recommendations

4) A schedule for executing management practices

5) Documentation and assessment of management efforts as well as their impacts on wildlife habitat.

The rise in private wildlife management, along with the latest trend toward more non game management (often involving more general funding), will have important effects. Intangible benefits from wildlife management may include the joy created from observing wildlife, the pleasure of providing desirable habitat species and the satisfaction from receiving acknowledgement for conservation efforts. For example, an owner may implement a wildlife management plan to enhance wild bird populations and also operate a business in which birdwatchers stay on the land overnight and observe birds during the day (known as a bird-and-breakfast operation).

Landowners are among the best wildlife managers. They have an interest in making certain the wildlife and habitat is managed and maintained at a high level. Visit a local landowner and inquire about their wildlife and habitat management and many times the landowner share with you with great pride what they’ve done to enhance the habitat and wildlife populations.

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Pristine and Historic Idaho’s Gold Fork River Ranch Sells

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The Gold Fork River, near McCall, Idaho, is one of Idaho’s most scenic rivers.  The river flows through beautiful timbered mountains and forests until reaching Lake Cascade, south of McCall, Idaho.  This river is one of Idaho’s hidden gems, offering fishing for trout and land locked Salmon.  Elk, deer, cougar, bear and other wild game call the areas along the river home.  People living and visiting the area can camp. hike, fish, hunt, ski, snowmobile, ride horses and recreate.  The area is off the beaten path and a great place to enjoy the pristine nature Central Idaho has to offer.  The ranch is situated in Valley County. This is a land where the timber, rocks and mountains, and clean mountain streams meet the sky,” John Knipe said. Fur trappers were the first white men in the area but permanent settlement did not take place until the 1880’s when livestock ranchers moved into the Long Valley in Valley County, Idaho.In addition to fishing and wild game, the area consist of large amount of natural resources.  On of which is Gold.  Gold mined prior to 1958 in this county was mostly found and mined in lode deposits of antimony gold ore and reported to be about 324,000 ounces that was mined in these early years.

Knipe Land Company is proud to announce that they have just sold the Gold Fork River Ranch.  The ranch offers more than four miles of this pristine, alpine river flowing through the center of the ranch.  Topography on the ranch varies from timbered mountains, mountain meadows, to rugged rock canyons, dramatic rushing rapids on the river to slow flowing, ever continuous bending and winding river and waterways.  The ranch provides critical habitat and refuge for Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Columbia Basin Red-banned Trout, Yellow Perch, and land-locked Chinook Salmon, which are more precisely called Kokanee Salmon. The ranch also provides pristine, natural habitat, not only for livestock, but also herds of elk, deer, and wild big game, like the cougar, bear, moose and other nature and wildlife.  The ranch consists of over 1,200 deeded acres of land and offers the owner over 8 miles or riverfront – counting both sides of the river.

Close to the ranch is a wonderful area attraction – the famous Gold Fork Hot Springs.  This is a mineral rich hot springs that is open year round.  The hot springs is open to the public, offering a spectacular setting and six different pools.  The area is renowned for mountain biking, hiking fishing, skiing and other year round recreation activities.  John Knipe, Broker for Knipe Land Company said “When it comes to recreating in this area, you are only limited by your imagination and your check book.” Area attractions include three ski hills, golf coureses, lakes for boating and sailing and fishing, ghost towns, national forest, numerous rivers and streams, alpine lakes to hike to and enjoy, and other natural resources found in a forested setting.

Knipe Land Company is one if Idaho’s oldest real estate companies, tracing its roots back nearly 70 years to 1944 when it first opened its doors.  The real company specializes in marketing and selling commercial farms. ranches for cattle recreation, family retreats and legacy ranches – ranches purchased by today’s generation and held by the family owners for future generations; as well as timberland, and recreation based real estate.  Professional natural resource management is also available including, farm management, ranch management and timber management and conservation.  If you are buying or selling or looking for land management – look no further than one of Idaho’s oldest and most trusted firms, Knipe Land Company.  Knipe Land Company and Knipe Land North, LLC, are licensed in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, and Washington State.  Because Knipe Land can trace its roots back nearly 70 years, they bring a long list of satisfied customers ranging from farmers, ranchers, land owners, buyers, sellers, and ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to individual owners.

John Knipe serves as President of Knipe Land Company.  He holds office as Past Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors – Realtors Land Institute.  Knipe is also Past President of the Idaho Realtors Land Institute.  Knipe is co-founder and President of the World Organization Land Federation.  He is a seasoned farm, ranch and land broker with agents and offices across Idaho.  Knipe is an Idaho native and he was responsible for successfully marketing the Gold Fork River Ranch. “Idaho offers over 80 mountain ranges including the Rocky Mountains, 26,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams and over 2,000 mountain lakes”, Knipe said. For more information on Knipe, the Gold Fork River Ranch or other ranches being marketed, readers are encouraged to go to:  www.knipeland.com.  Knipe also publishes The Range Writer Natural Resources Magazine.  Readership last issue was over 380,000 readers.  To request a free copy of this farm and ranch real estate magazine, call (208) 345-3163 or email the editor at john@knipeland.com.

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Things to Consider Prior to Purchasing Hunting Land

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

When you begin your search for hunting land for sale, you will want to consider several factors. Species you desire to hunt, quality of species you desire, species population size, species acreage requirements, and management goals to name a few. Below we have taken a couple big game species and discuss some of these factors. We will start with Whitetail deer hunting land in Texas.

When looking for whitetail deer hunting land in Texas, you will first want to determine if you are looking for a place that has high populations of deer simply for the enjoyment of hunting or if you want a place that has trophy quality deer. You will also want to determine what your goals will be. Do you want to buy  land that has not been managed previously and start your own management program or buy land that has already been managed? If you want to buy place to manage for and hunt trophy whitetail, you will want a place that is at least 1000 acres or more if it is not high fenced. If it is high fence,d you probably would not want a place smaller than 3-400 acres. In addition, you will want to manage the deer population according to your management goals.

Now lets look at Colorado Elk hunting land. You will still want to decide if you want a place for hunting trophy animals or simply for the enjoyment of hunting. Once you have determined what type of hunting you want to be able to do, you have several options. You can by small acreage that borders National Forest or BLM land giving you access to 1,000s of acres to hunt or you can buy large parcels of private land. You will be very limited on your management options if you elect to buy smaller parcels that simply give you access as opposed to the options that will be available if you purchase large private tracts of land. You will also need to decide what unit you want to purchase land in. Some units are draw only and some have 2nd, 3rd and 4th season over the counter tags. If you buy private land, you may be able to get land owner tags. The draw only units will generally have better trophy quality but lower overall herd numbers so unless you have land owner tags you will be required to draw your tags and it may take several bonus points in order to draw. You will want to keep these factors in mind when looking at Colorado Hunting Land for Sale.