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impulse buy while rates are low...

my brother, father and i just made an offer on 60 acres and a house near pelsor, arkansas

35° 45.246'N
93° 2.100'W

it backs up to the national forest, richland creek runs thru it

anyone live/vacation/hunt up there?
looking for some tips for enjoying the area, etc
i also need a used four wheeler...
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Originally Posted by cgrand View Post
impulse buy while rates are low...

my brother, father and i just made an offer on 60 acres and a house near pelsor, arkansas

35° 45.246'N
93° 2.100'W

it backs up to the national forest, richland creek runs thru it

anyone live/vacation/hunt up there?
looking for some tips for enjoying the area, etc
i also need a used four wheeler...
4 wheeler for 60 acres? Seriously?
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30 years ago I made a proposal to family to buy several hundred acres in AR for a family retreat...not because anybody lived there, but because it was the most geographically central place to have one.

Lake was a natural, but from research I learned that Black Walnut trees can thrive up in that area and soil. I figured to plant a bunch of them and harvest for profit (have you seen the price of black walnut?)

Our project never got past the planning stages, but it it had our trees would be worth a fortune. Consider black walnuts on your bit of heaven.
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Don't know a thing about Arkansas, but I am available most weekends, for huntin and fishin.
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Yea, I'm with twentynine. I'll show you how to use my 4 wheeler...
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yes gort...a 4 wheeler for 60 acres
here's a pic of the creek, looking down from the back porch of the house
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"i also need a used four wheeler..."

Wife won't let you get her Wrangler dirty?

BTW, pic above of your little piece of heaven is fantastic
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Just wondering, what do 60 acres go for in Ar.?
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Beautiful area! I've spent a lot of time over there as it's not too far from tulsa (3hrs-ish). I hope you like to trout fish. You probably won't be waterfowl hunting within an hour of there, but who knows you may find some small pockets of birds if thats your thing. There's definitely some deer hunting to be done around there, probably not world class as they're mostly acern fed and not grain. Some great turkey hunting pretty close to ya. Beaver lake is some of the best bass fishing in the country. The ozarks are a great place to hike and camp. Not real sure, but a lot of counties around there are dry. Just something you might want to check into before heading up there, if that kind of thing matters to you. PM me if ya got any questions, I've never been to Pelsor, but I've been all around it many times.
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I've spent a little time in the area. If your looking for isolation, you got the right area. Closest thing that resembles a town I guess is Marshall and that is probably better than a hour away on those wiggly roads.

Most of the tributaries up there are seasonal and most dry up come summertime. Even the Buffalo River becomes just a trickle come June. So if your an avid angler this might disappoint. Arkansas wildlife has re-established the Elk population in the area of the Buffalo River. Just outside of Ponca City there is a huge meadow where the elk congregate at dawn and sunset. I've seen as many as 200 out there.

I've been looking for a place to retire in Northern Arkansas also and am concentrating my search just east of Beaver Lake and south of Eureka Springs. It's got the isolation of the wilderness but has the beautiful lake for fishing and recreation or you can be strolling in the mall or eating at your favorite restaurant within 20-30 minutes. I like the secluded area, but I'm not a hermit.
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i am kind of hoping there will be wood ducks in and around the creek
we saw a bunch of turkey sign around, a whole bunch, so that's exciting
there is a small clearing back side of the creek that i'll plant a plot on and set up some feeders for next year

newton county is indeed dry...that will take getting used to
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I've been looking for a place to retire in Northern Arkansas also and am concentrating my search just east of Beaver Lake and south of Eureka Springs.
This would be my pick in Arkansas as well. Beaver lake is REALLY nice and has some fantastic striper fishing... also have the white river system right there. 60 acres will be some major dough though in that part of AR.
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Originally Posted by HTV View Post
If your looking for isolation, you got the right area. Closest thing that resembles a town I guess is Marshall and that is probably better than a hour away on those wiggly roads.
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newton county is indeed dry...that will take getting used to
Need plans for a still? ;?
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"wiggly roads" isn't even close to being accurate. You can meet yourself on some of them. It takes forever to go 30 or 40 miles. Anyway, we had some acres not near there, but farther south. My dad wanted to post it so he wouldn't have a liability problem. The locals didn't take too well to that. The ones he knew told him to take down the sighn or the folks that wanted to hunt it would burn it and he'd loose all the timber. He sold it not long after that.
That's a beautifun area. If you go up 65 north of Little Rock on one of your trips up there be sure to detour over to near Mountain View and go to Blanchard Springs Caverns. Absolutely the most beautiful cave I have ever been in. Puts others to shame.
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You can buy this. It's close to where you are looking. I stayed here once.
http://www.cedarcrestlodge.net/

Click on the virtual tool button to get a feel for the place, 1st and 2nd floor.
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Some beautiful country, I frequent Ark quite regularly my BIL work's for the state park commission in De Gray lake as a matter of fact I will be there for the Thanksgiving holiday's
From what I have witnessed the deer hunting is worth the 7 hour drive to Arkadelphia which is only about an hour and 40 minutes southeast from your property..Fox squirrel's and turky hunting isn't bad either.
If you want to do some duck hunting you aught to head southwest to Stutgart for some flooded timber hunting..
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FWIW you can go to ezmls.com and search the listing's for property.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
30 years ago I made a proposal to family to buy several hundred acres in AR for a family retreat...not because anybody lived there, but because it was the most geographically central place to have one.

Lake was a natural, but from research I learned that Black Walnut trees can thrive up in that area and soil. I figured to plant a bunch of them and harvest for profit (have you seen the price of black walnut?)

Our project never got past the planning stages, but it it had our trees would be worth a fortune. Consider black walnuts on your bit of heaven.
Just curious - how long before you got valuable timber? Hope you are young ;?
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anyone have a yamaha rhino?
i'm seeing used ones that look like they will work
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I have a Rhino it's a 660 I love it, I strap the car seat in and my grandaughter loves to ride, heck I got 15 acres in tiger ga I ride the kids on it all the time,

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