Hunter’s Heaven

The trees are changing color quickly as Mother Nature dips her paintbrush in brilliant red, orange, and gold. The days are shorter, and colder. It’s an exciting time of year – a last hurrah before we settle down for winter. While many people flock to Cook County to check out the spectacular color show, others are traveling the woods in search of something else – ruffed grouse.

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Photo courtesy Flickr user Seabamirum

Cook County has a rich hunting heritage with thousands of acres open to the public, but with more hunters in the woods the competition can be frustrating. Imagine owning your own acreage to traverse at your leisure without worry of seeing another flash of orange in the forest. Red Pine Realty has some fantastic, affordable options available for grouse, deer, and bear hunters alike!

The Hovland area is home to some of the best hunting land in the county, and neighbors are generally few and far between.

MLS#6004623 and #6004624 are two beautiful parcels situated near the end of the Arrowhead Trail, together totaling 150 acres. Rugged topography with high ridges and incredible views make this a truly special area, and it’s accessible year round. You can name your own mountain top! Not only that, McFarland Lake is only half a mile up the road.

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MLS #6004624

MLS #6003353 is 30 acres around a mountain top with a 180 degree view of distant Lake Superior. This parcel is perfect for deer hunters and wildlife watchers. Trails allow you to walk the entire perimeter. The owner has planted food plots around the property and set up a nice wildlife viewing blind with incredible views.

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MLS #6003353

Looking for a reasonably priced 40 acre hunting paradise? Check out MLS #6003593 – remote wilderness and prime hunting territory abutted by thousands of acres of Federal land. MLS #6003811 and MLS #6004659 are also worth a look – both have electricity and broadband access coming in within the next couple years.

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MLS #6003593

If you’d like a little more room to stretch your legs (or build some incredible ATV trails), take a look at MLS #6004255 and #6004713, both of which are bordered by public land. MLS #6004073 features a huge pond in the center of the acreage and it’s conveniently located right next door to Tom Lake.

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MLS #6004073

You’ll definitely want to take a look at MLS #6004738. The driveway is in place as well as a full base camp set up and ready for you to plan your adventures, including a nice camper trailer and shed. Many trails have been cut through the property’s 43 acres which is bordered by State land, and power is a future possibility. Game cams have photographed moose, bear, and deer.

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MLS #6004738

MLS #6003658 features 18 acres full of wildlife, but the biggest draw is the fact that all of the sub-structure for your dream cabin is in place and ready for your ideas, including an insulated and heated slab for a house, an insulated garage slab, electricity, driveway, well, septic system, landscaping and boulders, and 15 cords of aspen. It’s on the grid, yet secluded and private.

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MLS #6003658

If you’d prefer a cabin and land all ready to go, MLS #6003580 is your perfect escape. Close to Magney State Park and Lake Superior, this 40 acre property has a small creek with beaver ponds and a well built cabin with a solar electric system, wood stove, full kitchen/bedroom/living area, and a large deck. Another 20 acres is available – MLS #6003581.

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MLS #6003580

If you like to hunt and fish, imagine being able to do both on your own property! MLS #6004009 features almost 100 acres on the “front range” of the Farquhar Hills and includes a large creek with excellent trout habitat. Trails run through the property and there are many great building sites.

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MLS #6004009

MLS #6004730 is a smaller 13 acre parcel, but the big draw is 300 feet of frontage on the Flute Reed River – a fantastic trout stream.

Looking for the ultimate affordable north woods escape? Don’t miss MLS #6002119, #6002120, and #6002121! These three 40 acre parcels have frontage on Mons Creek and include deeded access to Lost Lake, a private wilderness lake stocked with brook trout by the homeowner’s association. Access is gated for security and privacy.

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MLS #6002119
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MLS #6002120
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MLS #6002121

On the other end of the county in Schroeder we have a listing featuring 80 acres of prime hunting land. MLS #6003804 has a variety of trees and low vegetation, as well as a stream and beaver dam with a large pond. Easy access via Zeke’s Trail divides the two 40 acre parcels.

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MLS #6003804

If you like the idea of hunting on your own property but don’t want to be too far from civilization, MLS #6004687 and #6004688 are worth checking out. These two 20 acre woodland parcels are full of wildlife and located in the woods between Grand Marais and Lutsen.

Finally, for the hunter or family looking to call Grand Marais “home,” MLS #6004264 is the perfect homestead site. Beautiful views of Lake Superior and Pincushion Mountain, expansive open meadows (great for deer hunting), a flowing creek, and mature timber forest give you many options.

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MLS #6004264

Happy hunting!