charlie 01 wrote:You know what they say, ( all good things come to an end ), how true.
Would it be worth approching the family about purchasing the property? It would sure be nice to turn the tables on that farmer.
Actually I approached Pat with this question years ago, when she was sharp as a tack. Her reply was very direct. She looked right at me and said, "Joe, you can't outbid the hunting preserve." She was right and I appreciated her honesty. It lead me to buy the place I did in Missouri.
Pat has played hard to get but her plan is solid. She is going to ride this thing out as long as she can and stay in the home she and her husband lived in until they drag her out, but her kids are going to get a nice fat check when the hunting preserve finally buys it. Good for her!
By the way Charlie, you are from Illinois right? The big shot that bought my friend's place was bragging that good hunting ground there is going for $5,000-$6,000 an acre and that he plans to flip the farm in a few years and make a mint when Iowa follows suit. Sadly, I think he's right.
Folks, we all have to do what we have to do, buy. lease, whatever, but we'd better all use our voices and our votes to protect public hunting, or we are a dying breed.