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StateSpotlightIdahoPAGE3YearateryearpeopleromaroundtheworldseekoutIdahoorrecreationandmanydecidetheywanttheirownrecreationalproperty.SowhatisitaboutIdahothatmakesitsopopularorrecreationalpropertybuyersForrecreationwehavesomethingoreverybodysaidRickMusickoUnitedCountryMusickSonsinGrangevilleIdahoamemberothePotlatchPreerredBrokerNetwork.Asexamplesthereareplentiulopportunitiesorhuntingwhitetailandmuledeerelkcougarbearorturkey.TheClearwaterRiverandSalmonRiveroersomeothebeststeelheadtroutfshingintheworld.AndbeyondhuntingandfshingthestateisatremendouslocationorsnowmobilingATVsskiingbikingwhitewaterratingandhiking.Thestatessmalltownsoerarespiteromthehustleandbustleocitylivingwhilepeoplecanpickromamongawiderangeodifcultylevelsintheiractivities.AsanexampletheVisitIdahoblogrecentlywroteanitemaboutfvekid-riendlyhikesintheStanleyandMcCallareas.ForratingIdahohasmorewhite-waterrivermilesthananyotherstateinthelower48states.ButIdahorecreationdoesntonlyinvolveroughingit.Anumberoculinaryestivalsoeroodiesanopportunitytosampleoodsandwinesthestateproduces.TherearealotodierentwaystorecreatehereinIdahoandourseasonsinwhichtodoitsaidBobCrawordoCrawordOlsonRealEstateServicesinMcCallIdaho.Andwhateveryourpassion-huntingfshingwakesurfnghikingskiingcampingthelistgoeson-theaccesstoitisunparalleled.IcanNordicskiinthemorningandbeatworkby10a.m.ToestablishahomebaseorrecreationalactivitiesmanyIdahovisitorsarerealizingthatowningatractolandoersanumberoadvantages.Itsgettingmoredifculttofndlong-termopportunitiestostayatcampgroundsMusicksaid.Alsoinmanyareastherearemorehuntingrestrictionsongovernmentlandmakingowningyourownpropertyappealing.Formanybuyershaving20to50acresoyourowncanprovideaccesstohundredsothousandsoacresopropertywithexcellenthuntingopportunities.SomePotlatchpropertiesareneargovernmentlandandmanyadjoinotherPotlatchpropertieswhereitspossibletogetapermitorhunting.AndwhenMusickandCrawordtalktobuyerswhoarelookingorpropertytheyhearthatIdahoalsohasanotheradvantage.InmanyareasothestatetheremanypropertiesorsalewithoutcovenantsconditionsandrestrictionsCCRsmeaningthatanownerdoesnothavetogetpermissiontomakeimprovementsonhisproperty.TherearealotofdifferentwaystorecreatehereinIdahoandfourseasonsinwhichtodoit.-BobCrawford