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Old 05-10-2018, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Our own slice - "Los Setenta Ranch"

Growing up I always thought I was going to get my grandpas property that was passed down for a couple of generations. Well as life would have it, that place sold about 10 years ago. After that I wasn't really sure I would ever afford to buy a place, but after meeting my wife and sharing my dreams with her we set out a plan to save up enough money to buy some land one day. I didn't think it would come so soon with us being so young (me..28, her..30), but after messaging with Darton and seeing these other guys starting their own threads with places I started looking. I looked online for lots of months and missed out on some nice places because I didn't react fast enough.

When I first saw this place it was under contract, but back in March I saw it come available again and I didn't waste any time. I looked at it 3 days later without the agent and made an offer that night. Today I got word that everything went through and we are officially the owners!

Here's the good stuff:
70 acres in Choctaw Co. with a creek running the entire length of the property. Mix of young and old timber. Pines and oaks mainly. Super thick in most areas with the young timber and some open pasture land as well that will be perfect for food plots.

I can't wait to get started and throw out some cams! I will be posting pics and what not of some things I'm doing around the place, and hopefully I'll have a thread like some of the greats here on TBH.

AND, for you guys dreaming about buying land...just do it as soon as you can. Don't wait around for the perfect place, the most acres, etc. Buy smaller if you have to and upgrade down the line. This stuff isn't getting any cheaper and they aren't making anymore of it!

Also, please give me your opinions on things...I can use all the help I can get! I'm definitely a rookie in this field.

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Old 05-10-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:20 PM   #3
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #4
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Good for you!! Hope there is electric close by to hook up to. What is your water supply, well, community, co-op? You are very fortunate to make the decision now while you are young and can have it paid off by the time you folks retire!!

Now, lol, you have to invest in certain tools (tractors, etc.,) depending on what you want to do? Been there done that...miss my ole' acres very much these days and LAND WILL not get any cheaper and less of it..... good for you!!
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:35 PM   #5
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Congratulations Brandonó-now where do I park my camper?
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:38 PM   #6
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I'm happy for yall brother! That's too awesome! Looks like you might even get some ducks too

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Old 05-10-2018, 05:39 PM   #7
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Good for you!! Hope there is electric close by to hook up to. What is your water supply, well, community, co-op? You are very fortunate to make the decision now while you are young and can have it paid off by the time you folks retire!!

Now, lol, you have to invest in certain tools (tractors, etc.,) depending on what you want to do? Been there done that...miss my ole' acres very much these days and LAND WILL not get any cheaper and less of it..... good for you!!
Thank you! Yes, electric is just outside our front gate. Water I believe will be a well as that will probably be the most affordable. I believe there is a water line available, but not sure how far away it is.

Yeah tractor and what not will be needed at some point, but that will be further down the line. Luckily, I have a friend with that equipment that is offering to help when needed.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:40 PM   #8
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I'm happy for yall brother! That's too awesome! Looks like you might even get some ducks too

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Ha we saw some when we first looked at it. About a dozen in the creek. And there are some big oaks that sit down in that creek too! Hoping it pulls some ducks in!
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:40 PM   #9
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:43 PM   #10
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Ha we saw some when we first looked at it. About a dozen in the creek. And there are some big oaks that sit down in that creek too! Hoping it pulls some ducks in!
Yeah you're gonna be all set up sounds like man! Congrats again

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Old 05-10-2018, 05:44 PM   #11
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:46 PM   #12
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Thanks, man!
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:49 PM   #13
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Congratulations amigo. Nice looking place
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:50 PM   #14
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Congrats on the property!

What direction are you from Hugo? My mother was raised on a farm due east of Grant near 109 and Fallon Rd. I hope to run my metal detector over the old home place this summer.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:00 PM   #15
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Cool looking property. Congrats
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:00 PM   #16
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Looks awesome, congrats
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:22 PM   #17
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Really cool looking area. Congrats sir!
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:28 PM   #18
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Congrats, looks like a great place. Change the locks or combos, put up no trespassing signs and make nice with the neighbors. You are on your way. No need to be in a rush, you have the rest of your life to work on the place.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:36 PM   #19
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:37 PM   #20
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Congrats!
What does the ranch name mean?

EDIT - If it means The 70's, google says you misspelled it.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:40 PM   #21
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Awesome. Congrats
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:46 PM   #22
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Congrats!

I canít wait to follow the progress.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:10 PM   #23
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I bought my first place in Menard back in 2012, it is a great feeling! I started small, just under 18 acres, but well worth it, plenty of deer! I think I am now ready to upgrade to something a little bigger, just trying to find the right place.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:53 PM   #24
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That’s a seeet place. Looks like you got it all! Sportsman’s nest!
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:55 PM   #25
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Congratulations young man. There is nothing quite like owning your own land.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #26
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I live in Paris but work in Choctaw county and have a lease just outside of Boswell. What part of Choctaw county is this at?
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:07 PM   #27
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Congrats!
What does the ranch name mean?

EDIT - If it means The 70's, google says you misspelled it.


son of a! Dang auto correct! Itís supposed to say Los Setenta Ranch. Mean the 70. Haha


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Old 05-10-2018, 09:08 PM   #28
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I live in Paris but work in Choctaw county and have a lease just outside of Boswell. What part of Choctaw county is this at?


East of Hugo. I go through Paris to get there.


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Old 05-10-2018, 09:11 PM   #29
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CONGRATS!! Beautiful place! Nothing like having your own place. It will be hard work,but you will enjoy every minute! Good Luck !!
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:14 PM   #30
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Congratulations! I believe it was a year ago to this day I did the same thing! Such a great feeling and accomplishment. Congrats again. Looking forward to following this thread!
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:14 PM   #31
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Looks like the train tracks are rusty on top indicating that they are seldom used. What is the status, Any train traffic?
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:17 PM   #32
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Congrats! You will never run out of things to do. But it rarely feels like work. Enjoy and make it a place for family to grow closer to each other.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:19 PM   #33
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Beautiful place!
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:41 PM   #34
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Right on! Good for you. Congrats. I hope to own my piece one day too!
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:53 PM   #35
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Once again the American dream is realized! I am so happy for you and your wife! Definitely tagged for all of the great things to come
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:57 PM   #36
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:58 PM   #37
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Congrats.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:34 PM   #38
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Big congrats. Love that creek. Take lots of pics.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:03 AM   #39
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Thatís awesome Brandon congrats!! Will be following. Love these threads


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Old 05-11-2018, 07:09 AM   #40
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Congrats! We’re hoping to have all debt paid off by this time next year and then will be shopping for a place. Enjoy it!
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:21 AM   #41
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Congrats buddy. The biggest problem with living in the country is finding a job. I am lucky in that I work from home. The palce looks great and I am sure you will have a blast with it.

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Old 05-11-2018, 08:19 AM   #42
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Congrats!!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:46 AM   #43
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Congrats, you still have plenty of time to get ready for season!
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:19 PM   #44
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Good for you!! Hope there is electric close by to hook up to. What is your water supply, well, community, co-op? You are very fortunate to make the decision now while you are young and can have it paid off by the time you folks retire!!

Now, lol, you have to invest in certain tools (tractors, etc.,) depending on what you want to do? Been there done that...miss my ole' acres very much these days and LAND WILL not get any cheaper and less of it..... good for you!!

Thank you! Yes, electric is just outside our front gate. Water I believe will be a well as that will probably be the most affordable. I believe there is a water line available, but not sure how far away it is.

Yeah tractor and what not will be needed at some point, but that will be further down the line. Luckily, I have a friend with that equipment that is offering to help when needed.

Good for you! Costs for electric and water literally surprise a lot of folks when buying their "dream!" I've seen some buy acres and they can't afford the basic costs of electric and water. You did good Son!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:29 PM   #45
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Congrats, looks like a great place!
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:36 PM   #46
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Nice! Keep posting pics.
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:36 PM   #47
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Congrats bro. Great looking place. Super good bedding and water.


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Old 05-11-2018, 10:37 PM   #48
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Congratulations! Can't wait to see the progress reports.

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Old 05-12-2018, 05:45 PM   #49
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Went out this morning with my FIL and my boy Shiner.

My dog learned he canít run through the barbed wire fence. Haha all is good and he just scratched up a little. His new nickname is Scarface now...wife didnít find it funny

Threw out two cams and corn/rice bran. Saw more hog sign than I really wanted, so may have to go out there and kill some pending what the cams show. Saw quite a bit deer sign as well! Crossing my fingers for deer only!












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Old 05-12-2018, 05:59 PM   #50
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Beautiful place you got there buddy and freakin congratulations. No more public land hunting for you buddy.
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