Since the settlement of the United States and its westward flow, hunting has been an integral part of American life. Though the need for wild game as daily sustenance is negligible in the US, some continue to supplement their food stores with meat from all types of wild game and fish. However, for most, hunting is an outdoor sport or represents an opportunity to return to and interact with nature. Hunting continues to be a major part of American life.
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Facts About Hunting
A five-year study completed in 2017 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported that 101.6 million people engaged in some form of interaction with wildlife, fished in lakes and streams, or took part in hunting activities. This represents 40 percent of the American population. Of the indicated 101.6 million, a little more than one-third of them took part in hunting activities in 2018. License data from all 50 states, released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, reports the purchase of 37 million licenses, permits and tags in 2018.
The same license data released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reported the revenue generated from those sales at just over 872 million dollars. This revenue is only a small portion of the overall economic impact of hunting. Estimates of the economic impact of hunting, through figures released by the Outdoor Industry Association in 2017, provide some indicators:
Why purchase private hunting property?
The revenues generated by hunting have led a number of investors to consider the purchase of private hunting land. Several factors drive their decision, but two stand out above them. The first reason is reduced access to public lands and the high concentration of hunters found on the land which is available. The second reason is the increasing number of hunters who are willing to pay premium prices for guided hunting expeditions, which has significant income-generating potential. In contrast, many individuals have a greater interest in owning and maintaining a private reserve for their own hunting, which is also a great reason to consider private hunting land.
Private Hunting Land for Sale
Hundreds of thousands of acres of land across the U.S. are available through the hundreds of properties listed with Land Broker MLS. There is land for sale, which includes easy access to turkey, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, sheep, wild hogs, sheep, deer, elk, moose and more.
Hunting and hunting properties vary between the states and the types of hunting tend to relate to their unique geographical features and available species. Waterfowl hunting along migratory paths, with small 10 acre plots adjacent to lakes, waterways and marshes, are available in states where waterfowl are abundant. Flatland properties in the Midwest lean toward locales with a concentration of upland game and hundreds of available hunting acres. Turkey and deer are common game hunted on 50 to 100+ acre plots all across the country. There is Rocky Mountain land for sale, which includes 1,000 acres or more and adjacent public land access, in states like New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming where big game hunting is more common.
If you want your own private place to hunt or wish to take advantage of the income potential of guiding expeditions, an investment in hunting land makes sense. Regardless of the type of game you or those you guide intend to hunt, Land Broker MLS has the right land for sale to fit your needs. Are you interested in locating your hunting property through the listings on Land Broker MLS? Join our Co-op by signing up today.