Friday, May 25, 2012

Looking for something fun and uniquely OKLAHOMA????  This event is near Chuck's ranch in NW Oklahoma - near No man's land:

Selman Bat Watch registration forms available May 29,2012
            During summer nights in northwest Oklahoma, visitors gather together near the small town of Freedom for a spectacle you'll never see under the city lights. Rather, this nightly event culminates with at least a million bats emerging from their cave to feast on literally tons of insects.
            These annual summer get-togethers are known as the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Selman Bat Watches. They are held every weekend in July at the Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area, where the Selman Bat Cave attracts migrating Mexican free-tailed bats every year.
            Each night's viewing activities are limited to 75 visitors who are randomly drawn from a pool of mailed-in registration forms, which will be available online at wildlifedepartment.com beginning May 29. Hopeful viewers must print, complete and mail their registration form to the Wildlife Department at Bat Watch Program, P.O. Box 53465 Oklahoma City, OK 73152 between May 29 and June 7. Only mailed registration forms post-marked by June 7 will be accepted, and instructions for completing the form should be read carefully to ensure correctly completed registration. Successful registrants will receive an e-mail confirmation and a packet in the mail. The cost is $10 for admission ($5 for children 8 - 12 years old).
            "Given the popularity of this event, the Department is using this approach to streamline its registration process," said Melynda Hickman, wildlife diversity biologist for the Wildlife Department.
            More information and details about the Selman Bat Watch can be found online at wildlifedepartment.com. (photo courtesy of http://www.visitwoodscounty.com/bat-watches-at-selman-living-laboratory)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LITTLE CABIN IN THE WOODS





12 Acres with KIAMICHI RIVER frontage between Sardis Lake and the Ouachita National Forest areas!!!  Cute wooden cabin that backs up to the Kiamichi River.  This is at a dead end, on a good, solid road in a nice area.  There are huge pine trees and deciduous woods, 4 open meadows for grazing, the rest wooded.  Ride you horses, weekend retreats, hunt, fish in the river, hike, invite your friends to camp.  Secluded yet near amenities in case you want to run in for supplies.  Not only that, you close to Sardis Lake and Ouachita Forest for other recreational opportunities.  It has a nice, large metal barn, a smaller wooden shed.  There's also a picnic pavillion on a concrete slab too!  The little cabin has 2 bedrooms.  Some lucky folks are going to get a dream spot!!!  This is one of the prettiest we've ever had!!!!  All 1960's style furnishings stay!  $89,995.00
WELCOME OUR TWO NEW SALES BROKERS!!!!!   Terry Transue and Valerie Templin who both specialize in mountain, recreational, and rural properties near the Kiamichi River, Kiamichi Mountains, and the Ouachita National Forrest, and Sardis Lake areas - including LeFlore, Latimer, Pushmataha, Counties!!!   Both are very knowledgeable and professional and love what they do!  Call 'em up and say hi!!!!   If you're looking for cabins, log homes, mountain, timber, recreational properties they can find it for you:  Terry (918) 839-2106    Valerie (918-429-9925)


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer is almost here - is the fishing good in your ponds?  The Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife offers FREE - yes free assistance to landowners to help manage the ponds on your property:  http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/wildlifemgmt/managingponds.htm

The OSU extension centers also can provide help for landowners with ponds:  http://osufacts.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-5621/NREM-9209web.pdf

We have a lot of properties with ponds for sale -  this time of year is perfect for buying your little piece of fishing heaven!  Just call!  Below is a private lake on 400 acres of prime ranch land for cattle and recreation!

ATTENTION FISHERMEN!!!!  The Oklahoma Wildlife department has Fish attractor waypoints (latitude/longitude) are provided for each lake in the state!!!!  follow this link: 

http://129.15.97.26/attractors/

 
A fisherman displays a lunker bass caught at Lake Longmire near Pauls Valley.
Photo by: Lindell Dillon   Courtesy of TravelOK.com

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Yet another great reason to buy Oklahoma property! 

Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1733 into law Tuesday, allowing Oklahomans to openly carry firearms.

The bill permits licensed individuals to openly carry a weapon or conceal it. It also allows property owners to openly carry a firearm on their property without a concealed carry permit for the purpose of self-defense.
“As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and a gun owner myself, I’m happy to sign this bill into law and grant law-abiding citizens the ability to openly carry firearms,” Fallin said. “Senate Bill 1733 sends a strong message that Oklahoma values the rights of its citizens to defend themselves, their family and their property. It does so in a responsible way by requiring those citizens who choose to open-carry to undergo both firearms training and a background check.”
Oklahoma is now the 25th state with a law either allowing residents to openly carry only with a license, or not requiring a license.
To receive a license applicants must take a firearms safety and training course and submit to a background check by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Those convicted of felonies and certain misdemeanors may not receive a handgun license.  (KOCO.com Oklahoma city)

Fallin Help

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

If you like real Western music - tune in the Range Radio!!!! 
                                            
                                 http://www.customchannels.net/streaming/ranch/radio/

For those of you with horses, here's a good article on understanding forages for horses:

         http://www.horsefeedblog.com/2012/04/forages-for-horses/?utm_source=May%2B2012%2BEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Horse%2BClub%2BEmails

Brought to you by Nutrena horse feed.  The site has a lot of  good content for horse owners.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ranchette near the Red River - South Oklahoma!






Located on 25 acres in South Oklahoma, near Colbert and Achille, this property is near the Red River and it's commuting distance to either Denison/Sherman/Paris Texas or Durant, OK. Lake Texoma is only about 30 minutes away. If you are looking for a dream place to retire, or need a fabulous headquarters if you're an RV'er, or want a hobby farm, place for horses, or love fishing - look no further. You can also build a home on this 25 acres and use the current residence as a guest house or rent it out as a getaway or bed/breakfast. There are many options for you here.

This property is a unique, one of a kind, combination shop with custom residence, with RV hookups inside and outside. The 25 acres is open with good grass for horses or other livestock or you can cut hay. The pond, 1.5 mol acres, is stocked with bass & other fish, and is a habitat for wild geese & duck. There are scattered trees, and some woods at the back of the property. In addition to the main pond, there are several other small ponds. There's pipe fencing on the front of the property and barbed wire on the other sides. This would be a wonderful ranchette for horse lovers.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Talk about an efficient Ranch - this is it - just move in.






Property is located in McIntosh County but is just a few miles from town of Warner. This Cattle Ranch has 318 Acres, approximately 238 Acres have of the oil/gas/coal minerals & the remaining 80 Acres have all of the oil/gas/coal minerals going with it! The Ranch has about 1.5 miles road frontage, including road frontage on 2 sides. The total property is 95% open with improved Bermuda grass and scattered trees providing shade for your livestock it currently has 80 mama cow/calf pairs, but the pastures will support 100 pair.

Additionally, the Owner had 520 tons of hay baled in 2007. This efficient easy to maintain and operate Ranch has 11 ponds provide plenty of water and the pastures are cross-fenced with good fences, 2 of the pastures have hotwire. The Ranch is set up for a rotational grazing program with a pond in every pasture.  Cattle may be avaible separately.

                                         Chuck (580) 380-7093

Summer Program for Kids ages 13-15!!! 

"Students need to move quickly or miss out on this summer’s most exciting outdoor adventure. The 56th Annual Oklahoma Youth Forestry & Wildlife Camp is accepting on-line applications for campers ages 13-15 years old that want to have fun in the outdoors learning about forestry, wildlife and natural resources. The week-long camp will be held June 4-9 in beautiful Beavers Bend State Park near Broken Bow, Oklahoma and is open to boys and girls from across the state.
The camp is coordinated by Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. A camper fee of $175 covers all costs including lodging, meals, transportation at camp, field trips, and workshops. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Applications will be accepted until May 18 and are available at www.forestry.ok.gov or by calling (405) 522-6158. The website also has additional camp information as well as photos from past camps. " http://agblog.ok.gov/

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Agricultural Help for Landowners

Did you know that the Noble Foundation consults with farmers, ranchers and land stewards to improve their operational profitability and personal quality of life?  You may qualify if you live in any of these counties:

Atoka, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Hughes, Jefferson, Johnston, Lincoln, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Seminole, Stephens and Tillman

Contact them for information about their programs: http://www.noble.org/
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is working harder than ever to assist new farmers and ranchers.  Go to www.start2farm.gov
to learn more!   I enjoy helping new Ranchers find the perfect property to start their dream.  I'll be glad to start looking for you....