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#2092374 - 04/19/17 02:40 PM Walker Co. Lease prices?
Bama Bob Offline
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Registered: 04/14/00
Posts: 1548
Loc: Huntsville
I'm looking at getting 300 acres to hunt next season (Walker Co.) but the land owner doesn't know what a "fair price" would be. The area is currently all mature woods but tree thinning may start summer of 2018.

It has a gravel road along one edge and the whole property is steep hills and valleys.

Is $5 to $10 an acre the going price?
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#2092409 - 04/19/17 03:17 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: Bama Bob]
muddyfeet Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1459
Loc: I'll let u know in a few
5 to 6 an acre
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#2092412 - 04/19/17 03:18 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: Bama Bob]
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 990
Loc: Northport
Originally Posted By: Bama Bob
... the whole property is steep hills and valleys.


Lol... you already mentioned the place was in Walker County. wink


Edited by Bamarich2 (04/19/17 03:19 PM)

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#2092539 - 04/19/17 07:30 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: Bama Bob]
DaBreeze Online   content
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Registered: 11/11/13
Posts: 314
Loc: Molino Florida
300 acres of Hills and valleys might fit on 30 acres of flat ground

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#2092622 - 04/19/17 08:49 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: DaBreeze]
turkey247 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 2126
Loc: LASW
Originally Posted By: DaBreeze
300 acres of Hills and valleys might fit on 30 acres of flat ground


Dewhat?? Other way around.

A grid is a grid. STR's (Section, Township, Range) are overlayed on the earth's surface in most of the U.S. Take 40 "flat" acres. The only way to get a bit more "land" is to have contours (steeper terrain).

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#2092629 - 04/19/17 08:56 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: turkey247]
trlrdrdave Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 4085
Loc: Flint City, AL
Originally Posted By: turkey247
Originally Posted By: DaBreeze
300 acres of Hills and valleys might fit on 30 acres of flat ground


Dewhat?? Other way around.

A grid is a grid. STR's (Section, Township, Range) are overlayed on the earth's surface in most of the U.S. Take 40 "flat" acres. The only way to get a bit more "land" is to have contours (steeper terrain).


Are yall not saying the same thing?
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#2092669 - 04/19/17 09:30 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: trlrdrdave]
turkey247 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 2126
Loc: LASW
Originally Posted By: trlrdrdave


Are yall not saying the same thing?


Good question!

My point is that you get more surface area on hilly terrain, not less. Acres are measured as a horizontal measurement. An acre is an acre. But you would have more ground surface area on land with terrain as compared to flat ground. Some may say you get more acres, but technically you get more surface area. It would take a bigger blanket to cover a hilly 40 acres than a blanket to cover a flat 40.

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#2092691 - 04/19/17 09:52 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: turkey247]
DaBreeze Online   content
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Registered: 11/11/13
Posts: 314
Loc: Molino Florida
Originally Posted By: turkey247
Originally Posted By: DaBreeze
300 acres of Hills and valleys might fit on 30 acres of flat ground


Dewhat?? Other way around.

A grid is a grid. STR's (Section, Township, Range) are overlayed on the earth's surface in most of the U.S. Take 40 "flat" acres. The only way to get a bit more "land" is to have contours (steeper terrain).


You right! I was bassackwards.

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#2092716 - 04/19/17 10:22 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: Bama Bob]
trlrdrdave Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
Posts: 4085
Loc: Flint City, AL
Now I am really caldfused!
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#2092725 - 04/19/17 10:57 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: turkey247]
3FFarms Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
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Originally Posted By: turkey247
Originally Posted By: trlrdrdave


Are yall not saying the same thing?


Good question!

My point is that you get more surface area on hilly terrain, not less. Acres are measured as a horizontal measurement. An acre is an acre. But you would have more ground surface area on land with terrain as compared to flat ground. Some may say you get more acres, but technically you get more surface area. It would take a bigger blanket to cover a hilly 40 acres than a blanket to cover a flat 40.


So would 40 hilly acres support more tpa than flat ground, possibly leading to a higher timber value on steeper terrain?
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#2092902 - 04/20/17 09:06 AM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: 3FFarms]
turkey247 Offline
8 point

Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 2126
Loc: LASW
Originally Posted By: 3FFarms



So would 40 hilly acres support more tpa than flat ground, possibly leading to a higher timber value on steeper terrain?


Yes, but it is so minimal it is not considered in volume calculations.

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#2092961 - 04/20/17 10:24 AM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: Bama Bob]
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Registered: 11/11/13
Posts: 314
Loc: Molino Florida
If interested, Here is a good explanation
Mash here

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#2093005 - 04/20/17 11:05 AM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: muddyfeet]
Blackwater_Reb Offline
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Registered: 09/21/16
Posts: 156
Loc: The WC
Originally Posted By: muddyfeet
5 to 6 an acre


Spot on. I pay $5/ac for one lease and $6/ac for another.

Here is a thread from last season…

http://www.aldeer.com/forum/ubbthreads.p...772#Post1941772
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#2093035 - 04/20/17 11:36 AM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: 3FFarms]
Rebelman Offline
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Registered: 10/17/03
Posts: 23108
Loc: South Alabama

Originally Posted By: 3FFarms

Originally Posted By: turkey247
Originally Posted By: trlrdrdave


Are yall not saying the same thing?


Good question!

My point is that you get more surface area on hilly terrain, not less. Acres are measured as a horizontal measurement. An acre is an acre. But you would have more ground surface area on land with terrain as compared to flat ground. Some may say you get more acres, but technically you get more surface area. It would take a bigger blanket to cover a hilly 40 acres than a blanket to cover a flat 40.


So would 40 hilly acres support more tpa than flat ground, possibly leading to a higher timber value on steeper terrain?


Unfortunately, there isn't anymore crown space on hilly terrain.
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#2093126 - 04/20/17 01:15 PM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: Bama Bob]
garykwray Offline
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Registered: 10/14/16
Posts: 49
Loc: Hueytown, AL
The cheapest lease price I've seen anywhere is $7 per acre.
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#2093631 - 04/21/17 06:59 AM Re: Walker Co. Lease prices? [Re: Bama Bob]
crocker Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/13
Posts: 809
Loc: bham
I would start at $1000.

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