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Bet on a Duck Hole
I have an 84-acre tract that’s row cropland; however, it has two areas mounded-up where duck pits can be dug. The property also has a 4-inch well on it that can be used to flood agricultural fields that are planted for ducks. The farmer who owns this property has raised corn on it, and he will continue to raise corn around this duck hole. An investor could just about pay his or her taxes on this property if he continued to raise corn on it in the spring and summer and then flooded the land during the fall and winter for duck hunting. The corn and water attracts the ducks and makes this property ideal for waterfowl enthusiasts. It’s a real duck magnet. The asking price on this property is $2,000 per acre, which is really reasonable for a quality duck hole.
The second duck hole I have is a 360-acre tract that already has two pits dug on it. It also has a 6-inch well on it so that it can be planted and flooded for waterfowl. The property, which is located on the Tallahatchie River, has really nice timber on it. This property, about 2 hours from Tupelo and located in the Delta, can be used for both deer and duck hunting. It’s priced at about $2,100 per acre.
The third property I have is in Crowder, Miss., and it’s just an old slough. But the last time I was there, it was full of ducks. Even though it’s only 30 acres, this is a great duck hole. It’s very-reasonably priced at about $2,100 per acre.
Question: What about the ability of this area to attract ducks?
Webb: The little pond behind my house has had greenheads on it since November. All three of these properties I’ve mentioned will have plenty of wood ducks and mallards on them.
Question: Why are people buying duck holes?
Webb: They’re tired of fooling with duck leases, and they’re afraid that people will buy their duck leases. Then they won’t have places to duck hunt. And, land is getting more and more expensive. If you have a duck hole, you’ve got a place to go duck hunting, and you have a piece of property that will continue to grow in value, especially since we’ve got about 20,000-new people getting ready to move into our part of Mississippi.
To contact Wes Webb, call (662) 231-0740, or email him at email@example.com.
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