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STATE: Alabama                                        

COUNTY: Perry

ACRES: Total of approximately 85 acres. Approximately 70 acres for gun and bow hunting and approximately 15 acres are bow only hunting.                                                

PRICE: $1,850 $1750 (includes AFOA insurance)

CONTACT: Mickey Avery

CELL PHONE: (334) 247-5103 (call or text)

(NOTE: The AFOA ad on their website shows a link to email me. It has recently come to my attention some emails to this email address are not reaching me. So, instead of using that email link, please give me a call. If I am not able to answer, please leave a voicemail and I will return your call.) 

COMMENTS:  The Pine Flat hunting tract is a 85 +/- acre tract located in southeast Perry County, AL. The tract is located right on the edge of what is commonly referred to as the Cahaba River basin. The Cahaba River is located about 2 miles to the west of the tract.

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Waypoint taken at the parking area just off of AL 14.

DDM (Degrees Decimal Minutes) 32°34.064’, -87°11.785’.

DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds) 32°34’03.8”, -87°11’47.1”.

DD (Decimal Degrees) 32.56773°, -87.19642°.

The property is accessed from Alabama Highway 14. The access road runs under the power lines.This is also the designated parking area for all hunting. There is a gravel area just off of the right-of-way in the photo above that is suitable for parking year around. Hunters park here on the gravel area and walk to their stands. Hunters who harvest a deer can recover their deer using a 4-wheeler or a UTV.

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This picture shows the approximate location of the property lines and food plots. Alabama Highway 14 is just out of the picture on the left. I live in the house in the left portion of the picture. The access road discussed above comes into the picture at the lower left corner. The curvy red line shows the approximate location of Cottonmouth Branch. This branch separates the bow hunting area and the gun/bow hunting area. The gun/bow hunting area starts at Cottonmouth Branch and goes eastward to the property line. West of Cottonmouth Branch is bow hunting only.

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The picture below was taken from the access road looking east. You can see my house in the upper left. The access road goes to the right and the crossing point for Cottonmouth Branch is just around the curve.

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This is a picture of the access road continuing to the east. The road crosses Cottonmouth Branch just pass the large pine tree on the right side of the road.

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This is where the access road crosses Cottonmouth Branch. This is where the gun/bow hunting portion of the tract begins.

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After crossing Cottonmouth Branch, the access road turns into the Center Road and runs down the center of the hunting tract. In the picture above, the Center Road continues in the middle of the picture. This picture was taken looking east. The fork to the left goes out to Food Plot # 1 while the fork to the right goes out to Food Plots #2 and #3.

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Nothing remarkable here except the road that leads out to Food Plot #2. This road will be very wet once the rains start.

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Food Plot #2 is small - less than 1/4 acre. It has 6-8 mature Sawtooth oaks that have been bearing acorns for a number of years.

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This picture is typical of the Sawtooth Oak acorns in Food Plot #2 that will start dropping in late October. Deer usually can’t get enough of them. (This picture was taken several years ago to show how the Sawtook Oak acorns appear. Sawtook Oak trees, like most oaks, produce more in some years than in other years.)

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This picture was taken while standing in the southeast corner of Food Plot #2 and looking south.

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This is looking back to the west. This is where Copperhead Branch comes into the tract from the south. Just off to the right Copperhead Branch merges into Cottonmouth Branch and they head west under Alabama Highway 14 and on to the Cahaba River about 2 miles to the west. At the top the the picture, you can see Food Plot #3.

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This is Food Plot #3 looking to the west. The property line is just out of the picture to the left. This food plot is also small - about 1/4 acre.

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This is another picture of Food Plot #3 looking west. Just in the tree line to the right is Cottonmouth Branch after it has merged with Copperhead Branch.

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These pine are representative of all of the pines on the tract. They are approximately 20 years old and have been thinned once - about 5 years ago. Climbing stands are not allowed on the tract. The stands damage the trees and make them susceptible to pine beatles.

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Meanwhile, this is the road that goes out to Food Plot #1. This picture was taken just north of the Center Road and is looking north.

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Another shot of the road going out to Food Plot #1 taken looking to the north.

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This is the road going to Food Plot #1 as it runs into the food plot.

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Food Plot #1 is another small area with Sawtooth Oak trees that will be dropping acorns in late October. This food plot is about the size of #2 - about 1/4 acre.

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This picture was taken several years ago, but it gives you an idea of the size and quantity of Sawtooth acorns that will mature, fall to the ground and provide a healthy and tasty snack for the deer population. (This picture was taken several years ago to show how the Sawtook Oak acorns appear. Sawtook Oak trees, like most oaks, produce more in some years than in other years.)

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These trees are representative of the other 20 year old Sawtooth oaks and Loblolly pines on the tract.

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There is a wildlife watering hole just south of the Center Road east of the intersection of the roads going to Food Plot #1 and Food Plot #2/3. It holds water most of the year.

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Moving east along Center Road there are a number of skid trails that the loggers used to skid timber when they thinned about 6-7 years ago. Some of these could be opened up to create natural corridors for wildlife. The tract may be thinned again during the summer or early fall of 2019. If so, these skid trails may be opened up a good bit more by the thinning crew.

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This is where Center Road arrives at Food Plot #4. Center Road goes down the middle of the food plot. Any planting done here would need to be done on the north and south side of Center Road. Center Road is not a part of Food Plot #4 and is not to be planted. The ditches along both sides of Center Road are not to be disturbed in any way. These ditches are critical for moving water during the rainy season.

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Another shot of Food Plot #4 looking to the east. This food plot is about 1/2 acre in size.

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This camera was located in the west end of Food Plot #4 and pointed to the east.

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After the Center Road goes through Food Plot #4, it continues on to the eastern property line. This part of the road is unremarkable except for the numerous skid trails on both sides of the road. This portion of the Center Road stays very wet during the rainy season.

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This picture was taken standing in the Center Road at the western end of Food Plot #4 - looking west.

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Center Road between Food Plot #4 and the intersection of the roads going to Food Plots #1 and #2/3, looking back to the west.

Look at these turkeys just up the power line from the parking area. Photo taken during April 2019.

Here are some images taken in the bow-only area during the 2017 - 2018 season. I didn’t collect any images during the recent 2018 - 2019 season because there was such a poor acorn crop.

(This image was actually captured during the first week of November, 2017. This was a new camera and I had forgotten to update the info strip with the current date and time.)

(This image was actually captured during the first week of November, 2017. This was a new camera and I had forgotten to update the info strip with the current date and time.)

Here is an image provided by the hunter who leased the tract during the 2017 - 2018 season.

 

DETAILS: The lease begins on August 1st or the date the AFOA insurance becomes effective, whichever is later, and ends on April 30th of the following year making for a nine month lease. Hunters are expected to communicate with me during the month of May to discuss their desire to renew the lease. If the lease is renewed, then the lease will run from May 1 to April 30 for a term of 12 months for the second and succeeding years.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

  1. No climbing stands are allowed. Climbing stands damage the pine trees and make them susceptible to pine beatles. Ladder stands and lock-on stands are allowed.
  2. No supplemental feed or attractant of any kind is allowed. These attract wild hogs. (This tract is currently hog free, and I am trying to keep it that way for as long as I can.)
  3. No weed killing chemicals (e.g., Roundup) can be used in food plots #1 - #3. Chemicals could damage or kill the Sawtooth trees.
  4. No large vehicles (e.g., pickup trucks, farm tractors, etc.) are allowed past the designated parking area once the food plot planting has been completed. ATVs and UTVs are allowed anytime up until the rains begin and the roads get soft and mushy. At that point, to keep the roads from getting excessively rutted, the landowner will close the roads and the property becomes a walking tract. It is 1/2 mile from the parking area to the property line on the back side of the property. After the roads are closed, ATVs and UTVs are permitted when used to recover a harvested deer. I have a Kawasaki Mule, and I am happy to help recover a deer if I am at home - and I am usually at home.
  5. Because the tract is flat, extra caution must be taken when discharging any firearm. Safety is always of the utmost importance - not only for the hunters hunting the Pine Flat tract, but for any hunters on the neighboring property as well. Extra care must be taken when placing stands so that no weapon is discharged in the direction of the landowner’s house that sits on the western edge of the property.

  1. There is a picnic table and a park bench in the Old Chimney Park (the “Park”) in the bow hunting area on the northwest portion of the tract near Highway 14. The Park is available for hunters or families to use for lunch or for just relaxing. If families want to grill some lunch or dinner, I have a charcoal grill that I can place at the Park, and families are welcome to use it. Charcoal and lighter are the responsibility of the family. The only fires that are permitted on the property are lighting the charcoal for the grill.

  1. Overnight camping in the Old Chimney Park may be allowed on a limited basis. There are no hookups, and RVs have to be backed in from AL Hwy 14 since there isn’t room to turn the RV around inside the Park. The cost is $20 per night and is subject to approval by the landowner. In other words, the right to camp on the property is not included in the lease. There are several RV parks in Selma. The closest, the Gathering Place, is about 13 miles from the property. Another RV park is Grist State Park. The Selma Flea Market also has RV parking.

  1. Hunters are expected to remove whatever wildlife or wild animals they harvest on the tract. Gutting and/or skinning on the tract are not allowed.

  1. Since this is a relatively small tract, I would prefer a parent/child or spouse/spouse type hunting situation.

  1. Hunters are expected to communicate with me regarding when they plan to hunt. A short text message several days prior to your hunt is sufficient. I have two dogs that I like to keep penned up when I know that hunters will be on the property. This also gives me time to move the charcoal grill and fire ring to the Park area for those interested in using them.

  1. This tract may be thinned during the summer or early fall of 2019. I will do my best to communicate with the hunters if and when the thinning actually takes place.

Thank you for your interest in the Pine Flat Hunting Tract. This is a very nice hunting tract that has a lot to offer. Please feel free to call or text me if you have any questions. If you call and I don’t answer, please leave a voicemail and I will return your call.

Mickey Avery

(334) 247-5103 (call or text)