When looking to buy land for hunting, it is much different than looking at houses. It is also not as simple as looking at a piece of property and buying it. There are a lot of things to consider when you buy land specifically for hunting.

Here are some things to think about before you start your search for some hunting land:

Ready. Are you ready? Can you afford to buy land? Do you have enough time to enjoy it?

Acreage. How much land do you really want? How much land can you afford? You should try to buy as much land as you can get.

Housing. Do you want a cabin on your land or would you be happy just camping? Do you want to pay extra taxes with a cabin? Do you want the upkeep? Do you want electricity and running water? Do you need permits for that (either now or in the future)?
Surrounding neighborhood. What else is there to do around the land? Will you come up in the summers as a vacation area? Are there places to eat when you do come up for hunting?

Wildlife. Is there an abundance of wildlife on the property and around it? You can find this out by asking the owner and asking people who live or own area nearby.

Water. Is there enough water on the property to keep the wildlife coming back? You need to have streams and ponds for them to drink.

Vegetation. Is there enough for deer and other wildlife to eat so they will stay on your land?
Looking for good land for hunting is more than just buying a piece of land. You need to make sure that you are ready and able to buy something. You also need to decide how much land you want to buy. Then, you need to decide if you want a cabin or if you just want to camp out. The land itself is also important. You want to make sure that there is plenty of wildlife on it which will happen with good water and vegetation.

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The New York State Dept. of Environmental Conversation has lots of information on hunting New York State.