13 Important Questions to Ask When Buying Hunting Land

Are you planning to buy land in Mississippi for hunting purposes? If yes, then congratulations on potentially owning your own hunting spot. However, before making any final decisions, there are some important questions that you should be asking. These questions will guide you into making an informed decision and ensure you get the best deal possible.

1. What Type of Wild Game Is It Rich In?

Knowing the type of wild game you can find on the land is crucial for hunting. In Mississippi, you can generally expect to see ducks, deer, and turkey on hunting grounds. However, it is important to clarify with the seller which types of wild game are specifically present on the property you are interested in. This will help determine if the land meets your hunting needs and expectations.

2. Is There a Water Source on the Property?

Having a water source on the property is vital for both wildlife and potential hunting activities. It is essential to ask about any bodies of water on the land, such as creeks or ponds, and their condition. This will not only provide a natural habitat for wild game but also offer potential opportunities for fishing.

3. Does the Property Have Easy Access?

The last thing you want is to purchase land that is difficult to access. When buying hunting land in Mississippi, inquire about the property’s accessibility. Ask about any roads leading up to the land — and their condition. Additionally, find out if there are any specific restrictions or easements on accessing the land.

4. Is There a Homestead on the Property Already, and if Not, Is There a Place To Put One?

Knowing if there is already a homestead on the property or if there is a suitable place to build one can significantly impact your decision to purchase the land. If there is already a homestead, it may provide some convenience for you as it could potentially have amenities like electricity and water. On the other hand, if there is no existing homestead, ask if there is a suitable spot to build one and the average cost of doing so.

5. Is It Near a Major Road, Infrastructure, or Amenities?

If you are looking for a hunting spot that is secluded and away from civilization, this may not be a concern for you. However, if you prefer having somewhat quick access to nearby amenities or ease of travel, ask about the proximity of major roads and infrastructure. This will also give you an idea of how accessible the land is during different seasons.

6. Is This a Hardwoods Property, or Is It a Pine Belt Property?

The type of vegetation on the land can affect hunting opportunities. Some hunters prefer a hardwood property with plenty of oak trees, while others prefer a pine belt property. Clarify what type of vegetation is present on the land and if there are any restrictions or regulations regarding cutting down trees.

7. Did This Property Already Have Game Management Taking Place Beforehand?

Knowing if there has been any previous game management on the property can give you an idea of how successful hunting may be in that area. Ask about any food plots, trail camera history, or prescribed burns that have taken place. This will also provide insight into the health and maintenance of the land.

8. Did the Owners or Landlord Before You Maintain the Property?

Speaking of maintenance, inquire about the care of the property. This is important not only for hunting purposes but also for potential future building plans. Find out if any regular upkeep has been done on the land, such as mowing, clearing brush, or removing dead trees. This will give you an idea of how well-maintained the land is and if any additional costs may come with upkeep.

9. Are There Access Roads on the Property?

This question ties into question three. Having access roads on the property can affect your hunting experience. Find out if there are any existing access roads and their condition. Also, ask about the number of access roads and their locations on the land to determine if it meets your needs.

10. Are Blinds/Shooting Houses Already on the Property?

If you prefer hunting from a blind or shooting house, don’t forget to ask if there are any already placed on the property. This can save you time and money in buying your own and give you an idea of the layout and setup of the land for hunting.

11. What Is the Soil Type?

The soil type on the land can impact not only future building plans but also hunting success. You should inquire about the soil type and suitability for growing food plots. This will also provide insight into the overall health and fertility of the land.

12. Has There Been Soil Testing?

As with soil type, results from soil testing can give you a better understanding of the land’s composition. Ask if any soil testing has been done on the property and what the results were. This will also provide an idea of any additional costs of improving or maintaining the soil.

13. Is This Area Prone to Flooding?

Flooding can be a hindrance to the accessibility and use of hunting land. Inquire about potential flood risks in the area and if any measures are in place to prevent flooding on the property. This will also give you an idea of how suitable the land is for building a homestead and if you’d need to account for frequent flooding.

Contact McMillan Land & Realty To See What Land We Have Available for Purchase

With these important questions answered, you can make an informed decision when buying land for hunting in Mississippi.

If you have any additional questions or are interested in purchasing land in Mississippi, contact McMillan Land & Realty. Our team can provide information on available properties and help guide you in the buying process. We’ll also answer all of your questions — including the ones above.


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