A sad Story:

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A sad Story:

Postby loneranger » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:25 am

Anyone who has tried to escape the city understands my story. sorry to be a downer, but 10 yrs ago I bought 40 acres for deer hunting and to live on in rural Iowa. I planted fruit trees, and gardens, and in general improved habitat for wildlife. It was surrounded by cattle and crop farming. A peaceful little gravel road. Last week a 20 acre bean field just up the road came under attack by heavy machinery. News is it is to become a John Deer research and development area,. the actual Deere Plant is 20 miles away in a city of 30,000. why come out to my little area? Neighbor says some of the work they want secret. Never the less, my quiet area is going-gone. I know you can run but you can't hide, just thought is might wait until I was off to a nursing home. In retrospect, I should have gotten farther out. Twenty miles from 30,000 and 6 miles from an interstate is too close. this is the second time in my 61 yrs I have moved to get away from town. I know this is only the beginning. Surrounding land owners will see GREEN $! Farmland will start to be devided and sold.Can't buy enough acreage to set in the middle of. I think if I move next will be to find a small town near a wild area, or Nat forest. Live in town, but enjoy Gov land. Idaho looks like a great area!

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Re: A sad Story:

Postby Ohio farms » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:07 am

Sorry to hear that Loneranger. Bummer.
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Re: A sad Story:

Postby loneranger » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:44 am

Thanks for the sympathy. I think many have experienced the same thing. I look after my mother Inlaw near DesMoines too. she has a home near the city. Is a real shame seeing farm after farm, eaten up by Malls and Condos. At least for now the development by my 40 is farm related. Could be a Casino or Sub-division.

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Re: A sad Story:

Postby MZS » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:39 pm

Sorry to hear this. But this stuff happens. For me, my nice 40 acre setup got closed in on by neighbors pulling all my deer off my land with their bait. Unless you have about 300+ acres there are no guarantees. It might be noisy, but I am sure the deer will still come in to your land.

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Re: A sad Story:

Postby GunnerJacky » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:39 am

It is unfortunate that you have been suffer from that incident. Human want money so he don't care about the forest and make malls and building in that area by cutting trees continuously. Government should take some serious steps about this problem so that we do not suffer in future.

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Re: A sad Story:

Postby rthomas4 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:03 pm

No way do you want more Federal Government intrusions into land use, businesses, education or any other aspects of our lives. I'd be willing to bet that if John Deer is going to develop a piece of property nearby, it won't hurt your deer population and may actually help improve it; especially if it's going to be some sort of R&D division with heavy security. Look at it this way, that type of facility will probably eliminate housing developments, and shopping areas which would probably come into the area eventually.
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Re: A sad Story:

Postby loneranger » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:06 am

I am glad ,"Gov", has set aside Nat Parks,Wilderness areas,National forests, or everything would be developed and stripped. Best times of mylife have been hiking and horseback riding in Wilderness areas. Unless Deere buys more land around itself, more development will come. They only have 20 acres now. I know I can't stop, "Progress", as it is called. Suburban life,,more and more stores,resturants,bars,entertainment , is obviously very popular. Is what most people want to see and use. I am a loner. Like people, but don't need all that STUFF, to live. How many stores selling the same stuff do you need anyway. I enjoy quiet, working with trees and gardens and see ing more wildlife, less buildings. I am not a hermit. I am married. My wife likes the same though. Gets too congested,,,,just have to move on,

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Re: A sad Story:

Postby rthomas4 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:14 pm

The portion of my comment about the Feds was directed at GunnerJacky's comment. We have Theodore Roosevelt to thank for the National lands, along with many other wildlife conservation laws. We have the socialists to thank for government intrusions into education, business, and now our healthcare. Anyone who is naive enough to think that the answer to any of our problems today is more Federal intervention needs to sit back and look around themselves, then reevaluate the role the government has in destroying our nation, along with taking away our individual rights. Anyone who owns land should have the right to manage that land in their best interest and to their own choosing. If your neighbor sold to John Deere, then they must have made him an offer that he felt it was in his best interest to agree to. It could have been worse, he could have sold it to a strip shopping center, a mall developer, or even to a low income housing developer or mobile home park.......in which case you'd really have a problem on your hands.

Most R&D facilities usually make good neighbors, and don't necessarily bring other development into outlying parcels around them. They won't be drawing retail shoppers, so other retail businesses aren't likely to pop up around the area.
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Re: A sad Story:

Postby loneranger » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:51 pm

I agree with the Gov. staying out of our business, but fact is, as we get more and more people on this planet doing whatever you want will affect others. LAWS invariably come to regulate behavior, sad but true. Can't stop development. Just keep moving ahead of it. Can't really blame people for selling their land either. Just the old times passing. small family farms turning into Mega Corporate Farms. I already said, agree could have been a strip mall. I think this construction will lead to more though. There is a 600 acre piece across the road from me, bought and now owned by a retired businessman in Florida as an investment. Cow grazing and Timber on it now. Is prime for development too.

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Re: A sad Story:

Postby msbadger » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:45 pm

I have to agree this could be a good thing....do you know the acreage? If it is R&D then chances are they will high fence it for security?...where will those farm deer go?...the next available plot of land with good habitat....if it isn't fenced..... than is yours. The deer just may find your place a good feeding area and the plant a good night time bedding/feeding area...most places like that hire landscape companies...which means chemicals ...again chemicals don't taste good...adjust your amount of habitat enhancement to counter their loss of farm habitat with good cover and you could be a very very happy camper.
No matter where you go industry can follow...I love our place and we kept adding the surrounding land going from 9 1/2 to 73 acres ppl next door have 100...and then there is farm lands being leased for crops...big dairy farmer...any how its the barking dogs a mile away and the school buses brakes and back up beeper...then we are the fly way for a major airport 60 miles away the airforce has a radar tower across the valley(directly across) and a small but very active airport in a village 15 miles away...I've more than once ducked while working in the garden these jets fly so low. they startle me ...we are 1900 feet up...we have been able to see the legs of the pilots in the B-52's that lumber directly over our house oh and the helicopters are great fun...military,police and the life flight one ...that gets used alot around here...we are so far from a major trauma center...The summer is fun for we are surrounded by lakes and the float planes skim over the tops of our trees...ya it's tough to get away from the human race...Good Luck
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