They're taking my hunting property!!!

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  1. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Pacific Corp Rocky Mountain power is condemning our hunting property through eminent domain so they can flood the properties and not be liable for erosion. 2006-04-01 14-12-13.JPG
    My father in law bought 7 acres at a tax sale in 1962 (?) for duck hunting. 18 years ago he gave it to me as a gift. Ive planted trees, and berry shrubs for Wildlife, put up a few goose nesting boxes. The property has been out Thanks giving morning hunting for 20 years. Ive taking Boy scouts on campout /canoe trips. When we lived in Utah I would hunt ducks with friends locally than hunt the Idaho property that evening sometimes to finish my limit or goose hunt. this spring my wife and I spent the night on the property. We have only used it for recreation and conservation property
    Taxes for years had been cheap, the minimum taxable in the county $10.00 a year. Most of the river bottom is pasture, some is hay ground.
    I dont believe any of the property in the area along the river has ever been listed by a real estate agent for over 50 years, family takes it over or a neighbor buys it.
    While I would consider it only fair hunting, I have had days of a limits of ducks geese and pheasant. I have a small pit and had plans of placing a duck pit in the cattails.
    What is the value of a little piece of Idaho 6.13 acres. Since flooding by the power company washed out the bank protection this year and filled the fishing hole?
     
  2. 2WIDGN

    2WIDGN Senior Refuge Member

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    With that background....Priceless!
     
  3. AvianQuest

    AvianQuest Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Have they given you an offer yet for the land?
     
  4. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    'Round here Somewhere between 6,000 and 30,000 if you look at dry land ag ground as being roughly 1000 to 3000 per acre, throw a little extra on yours for having some water access.

    Sorry you are losing this, that is disappointing.
     
  5. 10GAGENUT

    10GAGENUT Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Sorry they are doing this to you.
    I'd make them dig deep if they make you an offer PacificCorp is part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, make them pay till it hurts.
     
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  6. por boy

    por boy Senior Refuge Member

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    Sorry to hear this.
    Another example of big business stepping on the little guy.
    Bunch of BS.
     
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  7. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Take the money, buy better property. It will still be a gift from your FIL.
     
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  8. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Big business bending people over as usual!
     
  9. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah, that's how Berkshire makes so much, by overpaying for property...

    It's not development land on the coast...they aren't going to pay til it hurts.
     
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  10. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    See if you can swing a cash deal with exclusive access for hunting/fishing. You'd still get money, keep access, they would be indemnified from erosion, and accidents.
     
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