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State-by-StateMinnesotaRodJodyOsterlohAroundMinnesotatheCampRipleyareaisknownforsomeofthehighest-qualitybucksintheregionandforoneofthebest-knownarcherydeerhuntsinthecountry.Andnowhuntingenthusiastsareabouttogetanopportunitytoownpropertynextdoor.Potlatchisworkingoncreatingfourrecreationallandparcelsforsale190-350acreseachthatfeaturebiggameuplandbirdsfoodplotsandtrails.Thepropertylocatedlessthan20milessouthwestofBrainerdisofferedthroughClose-ConverseaPotlatchPreferredBroker.FormoreinformationabouttheopportunitycontactJodyOsterlohat1-866-403-LAND5263.IdahoBobCrawfordPeoplelookingforrecreationopportunitiesaroundthetownofMcCalloftendontknowwheretogoforalistofthingstodointhearea.Certainlytherearedifferentwaystogetthisinformationbutonewebsitethatcanbeextremelyhelpfulisathttpwww.gonorthwest.comIdahosouthwestMcCallactivities.htm.ThesitepartoftheGoNorthwestgroupoftravelguidesforthePacicNorthwestlistseverythingfrombiketrailstohuntingouttterstogolfcourses.ArkansasBenBallardSeveralSouthernforesteconomistshaveexpressedtheopinionthatpinesawtimberstumpagepriceswillincreaseslowlybutsteadilyforthenextfewyears.Meanwhilehardwoodsawtimbermarketshaveremainedstrongdrivenbyanincreasedneedforrailroadtiesaswellasathrivingexportmarketforthebestgradesofhardwoodlumber.Foresteconomistspointoutthattimberreturnsaredrivenprimarilybythebiologicalgrowthoftreescoupledwithtimberprices.BottomlineEnsurethatyourtimberisgrowingatitsoptimumratetoreachyourgoals.BenBallardaforesterwithKingwoodForestryandamemberofthePotlatchPreferredBrokernetworkwillbegladtoeldanyquestionsfeelfreetocallhimat1-800-308-3831.JOSHBARKHIMERWhattypesofservicesdoesNeeleyForestryprovideWeworkwithPotlatchonbrokerageandrealestatebutourrmhastwootherspecialtiesaswellcertiedgeneralappraisalsandtimbermanagement.Timbermanagementiswhereourrmgotitsstart35yearsago.Wehaveabout180000to200000acresundermanagementandthatcouldbeoverwhelmingifwedidnthaveaGISgeographicinformationsystem.ThistypeofsystemincludesGPSbutisntjustformappingithelpsusmanagethelandwhetherfora100-acrefamilyfarmorforalargerprivately-ownedparcel.HowhasthistypeoftechnologychangedthewayyoumanageandshowpropertiesYearsagowewouldhavetodigthroughalingcabinettondinformationaboutacertainpieceofpropertybutGISkeepsinformationatourngertips.Thiseldstartedwithlargertimbercompaniesbuthasreallyevolvedoverthelast10yearsthankstotechnologycompanieslikeEsrithathavemadeitaffordableandusableforprivatelandowners.Wecanretainahistoryofwhatsgoingonwithapieceoflandnomatterwhattheintentionofalandownerinvestmenthuntingorrecreationinacoupleofclicks.UsingGISmanagementalsohelpswithhistoricaldatafortimberlandtrackingthingslikeacreagetreeplantingtimberharvestingandsalesandwildlifeandhabitat.WhattypeofwildlifeispopularinyourareaofArkansasInsouthArkansasmostofthepeoplegettingintoahuntingleaseorpurchasewanttocreateadeerhuntingcamp.Whilewhitetaildeerhuntinghasalwaysbeenpopularinourstateturkeyhuntinghasgrowninpopularityoverthelast15years.Smallgamehuntingincludingsquirrelhuntingisalsomorepopular.Moderndeerhuntingusuallyendsinmid-Decemberbutsquirrelhuntingallowshuntersalongerseasonwithtwoorthreemoremonthsofenjoyment.Withalargergamepopulationpeoplewithanylevelofhuntingexperiencecantryitatamuchsmallerexpense.PAGE3NeeleyForestryServiceTheMusickSonsbrokeragewasrecognizedforoutstandingachievementatthe2012UnitedCountryConvention.FromLtoRDanDuffyCEOUnitedCountryNitaMusickRickMusickandMikeDuffyPresidentUnitedCountry.QAQAQAOutstandingAchievers2012UnitedCountryConvention