MAP OF THE LEASE
One lone road winds through the Lease property (the black line on the map) and goes from the Oat Fields to the Camp and then to the back of the place.The property is "Boot" shaped, and looks more or less like this: half of the acreage is the foot of the boot. The other half, or the top of the boot, is narrow and long. The entire Southern boundary (the sole of the boot) is a winding river bordered by a narrow, 300+ acre field of planted grain--generally oats or winter wheat. The grain fields on the Lease are sectioned off into four separate fields by three fences. One of the fencelines has trees along it that lead to a lone Island of trees--about fifteen acres worth--in the middle of the field. The area at the third fence is very narrow, about 50 yards wide.
Bordering woods are along the river (on both sides) and the Northern side of the crop fields. The adjacent Northern strip is very thick woods. It rans sharply uphill turns into 200 acres of pasture land for cattle. That is the foot of the "Boot".
The top of the "Boot" is long and narrow. The first pasture has cedars and occasional oak trees. It looks more open than it actually is, once you get out and walk it. It gets good deer traffic but the trees are mostly cedars that are not big enough to hunt, even with a tripod.
The Point is the top of the Funnel (on our property) that connectes the dense bedding area to the North with the farm crops to the South. Four fences came together at the Point and fences funnel deer movement. Plus there are two water holes close by. It's a hub for deer activity and I've filled my fair share of deer tags there. I like to put new bowhunters at the Point and over a dozen or of my friends have bagged their first whitetail there.
The area past the "Point" is called the Back 200.and is fairly open on our side for several hundred yards. But on the adjacent property the dense wooded strip continues and then mushroomes out into an enormous, very densely wooded area that takes in both sides of our property as well as the entire back. Picture the hunting area as a mushroom cloud. A big area of farm crops at the bottom and thick woods at the top and one strip of woods (on the East side) that connectes them.
More, as I get time.
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