If you are considering buying hunting land in Wyoming, there are several things that you should consider when it comes to whether or not to make that big purchase. The very first thing that can help you get the absolute most out of your new purchase is the proximity to state, Forest Service, or BLM Land. Often these parcels are landlocked and help to exponentially increase the available hunting territory for many landowners lucky enough to have access to them.
When it comes to natural resources in Wyoming, every little bit matters. This is especially true when it comes to timber and water for wildlife. The presence of both increases the habitability for potential target species such as elk, deer, and antelope. Another thing to consider is the rights to those resources on your property. In Wyoming, the presence of things like minerals and water from flowing streams may not designate ownership of those resources. Water rights and mineral rights are very much in play in Wyoming.
If your potential property has flowing water or wells on site, then the presence of irrigated acreage can play a large part in the habitability of wildlife as well as the potential to produce income through other means than guiding, like running cattle and producing hay. All of which can help increase the affordability of your potential piece of property for years to come.
In Wyoming, there can be large distances between towns and communities. Rather than a few miles, communities can be hours apart and be long distances down unimproved roads or no roads at all. That means that knowing exactly where your potential property lies in comparison to these locations, as well as proximity to airports can affect the accessibility on a year-round basis.
When it comes to property in Wyoming, not all acreage is created the same. Looking a little further in depth, you may notice that on many different property listings there is a listed deeded acreage and leased acreage. In deeded acreage, you own the right to the land and the buildings that you have on it (except in the case of water and mineral rights in some instances). On leased land, you (depending on your lease) have access to the use of the land and the buildings on it in exchange for lease payments to the person who owns the land.