Owning Land

Tips and resources for the land owner and property improvement, plus advice and information about wildlife and habitat management, property taxes and more

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Survival 101: How to Use Bear Spray Effectively

Aggressive confrontations with bears are rare, but in that event, your best defense is bear spray. Here's what you need to know in case you do have a tangle with a bear on the trail.

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Everything You Need To Know About Microfarming

Microfarms are common in the agricultural and farming industries, and allow farmers to tend to animals and grow crops on a smaller scale, and usually right in the middle of busy, bustling city centers.

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Survival 101: How to Survive a Snake Encounter on the Trail

Snake encounters are uncommon, and snake bites even more so, but it’s always important to read up on snake safety on the trail, just in case you come across one of these slithery creatures.

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Securing Large Properties: Smart-Home Security Tips for Larger Lots

Securing a large property with smart home technology may require some creativity, but you may be surprised by the range of tools at your disposal. Here, our expert provides a rundown of what you should expect and consider.

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How to Start Your Own Vineyard

Who hasn’t secretly dreamed of opening their own vineyard? Pour yourself a glass of merlot or chardonnay and let’s learn all about starting your own vineyard.

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The Wild Side of Business: Adding Flavor to the Outdoor Experience

A mile-high look at a few cornerstone considerations for enhancing the outdoor enterprise through the culinary compartment.

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Gallery: 20 Beautiful Barn Designs for Your Land

Enjoy the view of these 20 beautiful barns from the veteran barn kit providers at Barn Pros, plus get the essentials for what you need to consider before building a barn on your land.

Q&A with Kathy Shea Mormino, aka “The Chicken Chick”

We recently had the pleasure of connecting with Kathy Shea Mormino, author of The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens: ...

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Notes from the Field: It’s Time to GIS—Get It Surveyed!

A detailed look at what to expect from a land survey of your property, and why it's so important to conduct a thorough survey with the help of a qualified land professional.

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Guide to Renting Tools for House Building

Building your own house from scratch can be one of the most exciting but intimidating prospects. After buying the plot of land and finishing all the paperwork, you'll want to save as much money as possible, so one great way of cutting down on the final costs of the project is renting the tools to build your new home.