Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

How would you use 20 acres of forest?

 
Old 09-20-2018, 06:08 PM
  #1  
Hear me Meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 2,006
Total Cats: 18
Default How would you use 20 acres of forest?

I live in a little subdivision in Maine, near-ish to town, but also near-ish to what city-folk would mistake for "wilderness" (or the rest of us just call "rural").

My house came with 20 acres of land out back, and I don't know what to use it for.
Bad: I can't subdivide it, it has no road access, some of it is wet in certain parts of the year, and I'm technically not supposed to have a business on the property.
Good: The land is all woods, has a nice little stream that runs through it, some little hills, rock walls, and abuts a community multi-use trail.
So far all we ever use it for is to take the dog for woods walks, and one neighbor has asked me if he can hunt back there, so he does that in November.

What would you hide back there?
skidude is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 06:20 PM
  #2  
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,817
Total Cats: 692
Default

ITS EVEN IN THE WILDERNESS:




Seriously though, it all depends on your likes/dislikes. You could put a wood working shop out there, quad/motocross track, pave a karting track, distillery, brewery, winery, god I'm thirsty, archery range, rifle range, farming, livestock, 20 acre man cave, list goes on.

Outside of Miatas, what are your hobbies?
curly is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 06:23 PM
  #3  
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit (the part with no rules or laws)
Posts: 4,981
Total Cats: 422
Default

I would hunt it and let it be, honestly.

I'd probably have a dirtbike, but having rode my dirt bike on my grandpas 40 acres of woods / farm i can tell you that it gets boring quickly.
Erat is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 06:25 PM
  #4  
Hear me Meow
Thread Starter
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 2,006
Total Cats: 18
Default

People keep telling me to get into mountain biking, but I think even 20 acres would get pretty boring quickly.
skidude is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 06:45 PM
  #5  
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 6,118
Total Cats: 843
Default

Biking, ATV, hiking, etc. by yourself gets boring fast. You need to go with someone else to make it fun.

I'd love a little place like that to hunt. I'd clear 1/2 an acre right in the middle for a food plot.
rleete is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 07:03 PM
  #6  
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,174
Total Cats: 39
Default

1. Clear a dirt bike path...mostly G-rated stuff.

2. Buy 3-5 Honda XR50 mini-bikes or the like.

3. Host an adult mini-bike team endurance race with beer drinking. each team has one rider at a time. Every lap the rider has to stop and chug 1/3 of a beer or swap to new rider. Team with most lap wins.

4...?

5. Become the most popular guy in town and profit.
Efini~FC3S is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 07:10 PM
  #7  
SadFab CEO
iTrader: (3)
 
hi_im_sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: your mom's house phoenix, AZ
Posts: 4,546
Total Cats: 1,088
Default

hi_im_sean is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 07:10 PM
  #8  
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 2,027
Total Cats: 54
Default

Pitch a bunch of tents and put them on air B&B

Stealth97 is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 08:02 PM
  #9  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,175
Total Cats: 150
Default

Originally Posted by Efini~FC3S View Post
1. Clear a dirt bike path...mostly G-rated stuff.

2. Buy 3-5 Honda XR50 mini-bikes or the like.

3. Host an adult mini-bike team endurance race with beer drinking. each team has one rider at a time. Every lap the rider has to stop and chug 1/3 of a beer or swap to new rider. Team with most lap wins.

4...?

5. Become the most popular guy in town and profit.
This, my buddy has this, so much fun
jacob300zx is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 08:23 PM
  #10  
Elite Member
 
codrus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Posts: 4,516
Total Cats: 543
Default

Cut the trees down and build a go-kart track.

Like this:


https://robbreport.com/shelter/homes...track-2808807/

--Ian
codrus is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 09:43 PM
  #11  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 71
Total Cats: 4
Default

Originally Posted by Efini~FC3S View Post
1. Clear a dirt bike path...mostly G-rated stuff.

2. Buy 3-5 Honda XR50 mini-bikes or the like.

3. Host an adult mini-bike team endurance race with beer drinking. each team has one rider at a time. Every lap the rider has to stop and chug 1/3 of a beer or swap to new rider. Team with most lap wins.

4...?

5. Become the most popular guy in town and profit.
THIS!! I have a little pit bike track with a few klx110s and drz70 and some 50s. Stock to complete full mod. Its an absolute blast when you get a group of people together riding. We have a few trails and smallish size track that we ride. Sober or not, its a blast. If i had 20 acres to myself, Id build a shop and have a pitbike track.
04orangecrush is offline  
Old 09-20-2018, 10:20 PM
  #12  
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (9)
 
nigelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Carmel Valley, CA
Posts: 1,228
Total Cats: 216
Default

1. Cut a few trees and make a rally track
2. Do up one of those lifted Miatas
3. Send it
__________________
FlowForce 380 |640| 960 Injectors // LS Coil PNP harnesses and complete kits // goflowforce.com

nigelt is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 04:35 AM
  #13  
Slowest Progress Ever
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,017
Total Cats: 289
Default

Easiest question for me to answer. Build this. I used to ride here back in the day.
thirdgen is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 08:50 AM
  #14  
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,618
Total Cats: 286
Default

+111111 on the CRF50 track.
TurboTim is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 09:08 AM
  #15  
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Staunton, Va
Posts: 3,210
Total Cats: 398
Default

Originally Posted by Erat View Post
I would hunt it and let it be, honestly.

I'd probably have a dirtbike, but having rode my dirt bike on my grandpas 40 acres of woods / farm i can tell you that it gets boring quickly.
Originally Posted by skidude View Post
People keep telling me to get into mountain biking, but I think even 20 acres would get pretty boring quickly.
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Biking, ATV, hiking, etc. by yourself gets boring fast. You need to go with someone else to make it fun.

I'd love a little place like that to hunt. I'd clear 1/2 an acre right in the middle for a food plot.
You guys sound boring.

Originally Posted by Stealth97 View Post
Pitch a bunch of tents and put them on air B&B



great Idea, thinking of this myself. Watching buddies make great money doing this.

Originally Posted by thirdgen View Post
Easiest question for me to answer. Build this. I used to ride here back in the day.
https://youtu.be/wNnHENkiXx8
You get it 100%


Im going mtn bike route. Building lots of trails through the trees and then wood ramps on the grasslands, so I can move them around. Photo was about 2 seconds after I decided it was finished enough to try it out.

Last edited by ryansmoneypit; 09-21-2018 at 10:43 AM.
ryansmoneypit is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 10:37 AM
  #16  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 3,395
Total Cats: 133
Default

Originally Posted by codrus View Post
Cut the trees down and build a go-kart track.

Like this:


https://robbreport.com/shelter/homes...track-2808807/

--Ian
And this is precisely why I get bored with karts. I see one lift and turn, and three braking zones. Our local "big," outdoor track is 13 turns. But in reality, there are only three since they are the only places you have to even touch the brakes.
z31maniac is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 12:07 PM
  #17  
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 29,341
Total Cats: 2,935
Default

Originally Posted by skidude View Post
What would you hide back there?
Plant a huge marijuana crop. Don't ever harvest it, just let it grow.

Leave various knick-knacks lying around the field which all point to a specific geographic location / language which is completely foreign to you, and uncommon in the area in which you live. (Eg: candy-bar wrappers, magazines, cigarette packs, and so on which are indigenous to Belgium, or something like that.)

Act totally confused and surprised when the DEA shows up. Claim you didn't even know that you owned that land.
Joe Perez is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 02:33 PM
  #18  
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
samnavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kauai, HI
Posts: 6,291
Total Cats: 228
Default

Habitat... call some local fish&wildlife trust/org/non-profit and have one of their pro's come out and take a look at it. They'll tell you what animals would really love to live there and how you can make it better for them. Then set up a feeder in the offseason to draw them in and wait for opening day.
samnavy is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 04:42 PM
  #19  
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Staunton, Va
Posts: 3,210
Total Cats: 398
Default

I think that's called "baiting" and a felony offense. saw it on tv. some redneck dumped a truckload of apples about 50 yards from his house. said he had no other place to dispose of them.
ryansmoneypit is offline  
Old 09-21-2018, 04:45 PM
  #20  
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit (the part with no rules or laws)
Posts: 4,981
Total Cats: 422
Default

Originally Posted by ryansmoneypit View Post
I think that's called "baiting" and a felony offense. saw it on tv. some redneck dumped a truckload of apples about 50 yards from his house. said he had no other place to dispose of them.
It's legal here, for one more year. I guess they're going to add more rules to it.

There are rules now, but they're pretty open.
Erat is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: How would you use 20 acres of forest?


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.