If you’ve ever dreamt of owning your own piece of land for hunting in Oklahoma, this is for you. We’ve put together a complete guide to help you consider all aspects of purchasing hunting land for sale in Oklahoma.
We’ll cover the potential advantages to buying hunting land, why it’s important to work with an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) when looking for hunting land for sale, and all the important dates and tips every Oklahoma hunter needs for the upcoming 2020/2021 hunting seasons!
Why buy hunting land in Oklahoma?
If you’ve ever used public hunting land or a private hunting lease, chances are you’ve dreamt of owning your own hunting property. The pride, safety and convenience that comes from owning your own land is a major benefit, but what if purchasing property for hunting could also be a sound financial investment? It’s an increasingly popular idea, especially in a state like Oklahoma, known for great hunting. Let’s take a look at the top 3 reasons to consider owning hunting land in Oklahoma.
1) Buying hunting land can be a great long-term investment that you can enjoy while it appreciates!
Hunting and recreation land can be a safe investment, particularly in comparison to stocks, bonds or other long-term investment options. The best part, you get to enjoy your property while its value matures!
2) Owning land eliminates competition from other hunters that is sometimes involved with hunting public land.
Owning your own land means you no longer have to deal with the hassle of finding land to hunt on or getting permission from another land owner. It also eliminates the competition from other hunters that is sometimes involved with hunting public land.
You’ll have the assurance of knowing who else, if anyone, is hunting your land at any given time which can also provide an increased level of safety and peace of mind knowing you won’t be taken by surprise and run into other hunters.
3) You get to manage your property specific to the wildlife you choose to attract.
Another bonus of owning your own hunting land is that you get to manage your property specific to the wildlife you want to attract. For example, if your goal is to attract and retain more mature bucks to your property, you will want to add a food plot. Or maybe that marshland is the perfect spot for hunting waterfowl.
There are a number of simple ways to improve the overall hunting experience and that alone can greatly increase interest in your property by other hunters who are willing to pay a premium price for a guaranteed good hunting spot. These enhancements can be done over time as your budget allows. Landowners will want to consider making a plan for what their overall goals for the property include and make those enhancements, accordingly. Following a few simple tips to attract more wildlife can, undoubtedly, increase your resale value down the road by appealing to avid hunters.
Why work with an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)?
If you decide to begin your ‘hunt’ for the best land for sale, you’ll want to work with an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC). This accreditation guarantees you will be advised by the most prestigious, most experienced, and highest performing land sales experts in your area. REALTORS® with the ALC designation are qualified to help you with a land transaction and have completed a rigorous process and in-depth education to attain this expertise. There is no cost to the buyer to work with an ALC and their wealth of knowledge can help save you time and money. Porches & Pastures is proud to have an ALC on our team! Owner/Broker, Eric Fine received his land accreditation in 2018 and has been helping buyers and sellers from across the state of Oklahoma for 8 years.
Porches & Pastures can walk you through the process of determining the best piece of land suited to your hunting needs based on elements such as topography, wildlife, proximity to your home and the potential for value to be added to the land. With their expertise, you can trust you’re getting the most ‘bang for your buck’.
Whether looking for hunting land for sale now or in the future, you’ll want to be ready for the upcoming Fall and Spring hunting seasons.
Best Places to Hunt in Oklahoma
If you’re looking for the best areas to hunt in Oklahoma based on wildlife, be sure to check out TravelOK’s Guide to Hunting in Oklahoma. According to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma’s top trophy-producing counties are scattered throughout the state, but historically the most Booners come out of Comanche, Hughes, Love, Osage, Pittsburg, Rogers and Woods counties.
For all details on licensing and regulations, be sure to visit the Oklahoma Wildlife Department.
Now for the details that every Oklahoma hunter needs to know, see below for our encompassing list of the dates for big game, birds, and small game.
Porches & Pastures is here to answer any specific questions you have related to owning hunting land. Check out our land listings for sale or contact Eric Fine, Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) for more information. In the meantime we wish you happy hunting!
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Statewide Hunting Seasons
Deer and Elk
Archery: October 1 – January 15
Youth Gun: October 16-18
Muzzleloader: October 24-November 1
Gun: November 21-December 6
Holiday Antlerless: December 18-31
Archery: October 1-8
Muzzleloader: October 24-November 1
Archery: October 1-14
Gun: Drawing only
Ducks (regular season)
Panhandle: October 10-January 6
Zone 1: November 14-29 and December 5-January 31
Zone 2: November 14-29 and December 5-January 31
Ducks (youth, veteran, active military)
Panhandle: October 3 & February 6
Zone 1: November 7 & February 6
Zone 2: November 7 & February 6
Fall Archery: October 1- January 15
Fall Gun: October 31-November 20
Youth Spring: April 3-4
Youth Spring (SE): April 17-18
Spring: April 6-May 6
Spring (SE): April 19-May 6
Dove: September 1- October 31 and December 1-29
Quail: November 14-February 15
Pheasant: December 1-January 31
Squirrel: May 15-January 31
Rabbit: October 1-March 15
Furbearer: December 1-February 28
Now get out there and make sure your trail cameras are in place so that you can score that September buck on opening day!
-Porches & Pastures Real Estate