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Location: denver, co
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See what everyone thinks. I have a family member wanting to purchase about 20 -35 acres, build his own deal and be able to hunt on the property. I was recommending the golden gate canyon area or the middle park area by Granby, CO. The good thing (my opinion) about golden gate canyon (by golden,CO) is its proximity to the airport and coming and going. This place might be a full-time residence, definitely during the hunting season. Any thoughts.

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Location: Colorado
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It's always a good investment....
but... keep in mind, land owner tags are for 80 continous acres or more....so other than just having a place to stay during hunting season, he really will still have to go through the draw process, etc.

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Location: Western Colorado
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You also need to figure that most of these properties that are being sold as "Ratchets" do not have any water rights and that even if you have a stream running through the property. That means that you can drill a well but forget about trying to grow anything. Also you need to check the subdivision regulations in that you may not be able to hunt even on your own property.

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X2 on the above...

Also check to see if its an HOA or a POA as well, neither are good. You will be limited and they will continue to lock you out of things the more the yuppies move into the area.

If you are interested in something like that, I would look at a true piece of land that is not a "sub-division".

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Golden gate area isn't bad, but with a lot of homes being built along the foothills the national forest has really tightened the rules as to where you can target practice and even hunt in that area. It's just a result of too many damn people moving here from other states.

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