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StateSpotlightArkansasPAGE3ArkansasisknownastheNaturalStateandorthosewholiveandworkherethatdescriptionisperectlyapt.FromthebeautiulOzarkMountainstothescenicdeltaregiontheressomethingoreveryonetoenjoy.PotlatchPreerredBrokerPetePrutzmanoKingwoodForestryServicesInc.knowsthestatewell.JustasoneexampleohowbeautiulourstateisonaregularbasisImakethedriveromourofceinArkadelphiatoourofceinMonticellohesays.Thedrivetakesmethroughthousandsoacresomanagedtimberland.Itsanenjoyabledrivethroughthetrees.Thosetreesareattheheartothestatesthrivingtimberindustry.Forestmanagementpracticestimberharvestingprescribedburningetc.havebroadpublicsupportandarewidelyacceptedPrutzmansays.Andalong-standinginrastructureologgingcontractorswooddealersandtransportationsystemsaddvaluetotimberlandproperties.AnotherbonusorrecreationalpropertybuyersinArkansaslowpropertytaxesonruraltimberland.AnotherPotlatchPreerredBrokerJ.D.NeeleyoUnitedCountry-NeeleyForestryServicesaysbuyingpropertyinArkansasisagoodvalueallthewayaround.Formanybuyersreasonabletimberlandpricesgointotheirthinkingintermsoinvestmenthesays.Theabundanceosawmillspapermillsandplywoodmillsaretestamenttothestatesgrowingtimberindustry.ButitstheabundanceounspoiledbeautyandvarietyorecreationalopportunitiesthatkeepthePotlatchbrokersandtheiramiliesintheNaturalState.WhatIloveaboutArkansasisthediversityinthelandscapesaysPotlatchPreerredBrokerMarkKnightoDavisDuBoseKnightForestryRealEstate.Thereiseverythingromacresandacresounspoiledtimberlandtotheheritageandbeautyothedeltawithitsmilesandmilesorowcrops.Andeverywhereyouhearthestoriesthatcomeromgenerationsoamiliesthathavearmedtheland.Thedeltaregionisamedoritsdeliciousbarbecue.OneomyavoriteplacesorDeltaBBQisJonesinMariannaKnightsays.JonesBBQistheonlyrestaurantinthestatetoclaimthetitleoJamesBeardAwardWinner.Tothewestandnorthrollinghillsandamoustroutriversbeckontouristsandresidentsalike.SomeothebesttroutfshingintheworldisrighthereinArkansassaysNeeley.Thestateisalsoamedorturkeydeerandduckhunting.Theresplentytodoandseeornon-hunterstoo.Prutzmanlives30milesromHotSpringsandenjoystakingvisitorstothespacityintheOuachitaMountains.Arkansasisalsohometo52StateParkswhichoerabundantplacestorelaxwhetheritsinalodgecabinorcampsiteoronatraillakeriverorgolcourse.SpeakingogoliyouenjoythesportthenTheNaturalStateGolTrailisoryou.TwelvecoursesinallcornersoArkansasprovidechallenginglayoutsamidstthegorgeousscenery.Lookingatthewholestateitsthisvariedlandscapetheourdistinctseasonsthatincludesmildwintersandthemanyrecreationalopportunitiesthatallcontributetomakingthestatespecial.AndthebestnewsMostrecreationalareasothestatearerarelycrowded.ThatsperectlyfnewithNeeley.TheresstillplentyoelbowroomtoenjoythenaturalbeautyoArkansashesays.Lookingatthewholestateitsthisvariedlandscapethefourdistinctseasonsthatincludesmildwintersandthemanyrecreationalopportunitiesthatallcontributetomakingthestatespecial.