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Land & Hunting Reports 


Issue No. 3

August, 2011

In This Issue:


Wildlife Biologist Bill Tomlinson's Top 5 Land Management Factors

Scotland Hunting Club Deer     Management Profile With
Bill Tomlinson

Access Easements
Become Completely Informed

Featured listings:


241 Acres Madison County


158 Acres, Satartia, Yazoo County


261 Acres Holmes County - Owner Financing Available


280 Acres Hinds County


350 Acres Sharkey County -       "All Mallards"


217 Acres Madison County


103 Acres Holmes County - Additional Acreage Available



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Delta Business Journal Q & A with Cole DeLong


Scotland Hunting Club


Panther Tract

Melody Golding's wonderfully entertaining new book with exceptional photography of wild boar hunting in the Mississippi Delta


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It was great to see so many of our friends at the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza, August 5-7 in Jackson. The Extravaganza is the local event which sends the signal to hunters that dove season opens in a matter of weeks, and that deer and duck season are just around the corner. Even though we will all suffer through several more months of blistering heat, the Extravaganza is also the wake-up call for hunters to start working on their duck holes and food plots.


If you or a group of partners are looking to purchase land it is not too late for this hunting season! We have a number of terrific hunting properties located in close proximity to the Jackson Metro Area. Several of these are turnkey set-ups with food plots, shooting houses, stands, utilities and other improvements included with the land. Our south Delta duck hunting properties are located in proven areas with excellent habitat, wells and blinds.


No matter whether your passion is duck hunting, deer hunting, turkey hunting or all three... we can help. HUNTING LAND IS WHAT WE DO! Please visit to see a complete inventory of our hunting properties, and then give us a call to discuss your specific property needs.


Good Hunting!


Larry & Cole


Management Factors for Land Owners
Wildlife Biologist Bill Tomlinson's Top 5... 
Bill Tomlinson



As landowners, or potential landowners, we often want to jump right into   what we need to do in the way of deer harvest guidelines (i.e. size and numbers of bucks we should harvest, doe quotas, etc...), and an immediate game plan for the development of the property. However the professionals generally look at the overall long-term picture. They know that each landowner should develop a broad plan for the management of a given property before considering such things as deer harvest guidelines.


In an effort to obtain ideas, we contacted Bill Tomlinson with Sustainable Resource Managers, LLC, and asked him to list the top five management factors a landowner should consider and address when starting to develop a management plan for his land. (Click to read more...)



Scotland Hunting Club Deer Management Profile
Hokey's Trophy Deer
Triple Brow 9

Bill Tomlinson's Perspective


Bill Tomlinson has managed the timber and wildlife for Scotland Hunting Club, Inc., ("Scotland") located on the Big Black River in Yazoo County, since 1998. Bill pointed out that excerpts from his most recent deer harvest summary regarding Scotland indicate member willingness and desire to have a long term plan for growth and development of trophy quality deer. He also noted that Scotland is located in Yazoo County, MS on the north side of the Big Black River in one of the best, if not the best, areas in Mississippi for trophy buck potential.


With the above information in mind, Cole DeLong with Larry Smith-Vaniz Realty, LLC, conducted an interview with Bill Tomlinson.  (Click to read more...) 

Access Easements
Access Easement

Become Completely Informed



In Issue II of Larry Smith-Vaniz Realty, LLC's Land & Hunting Reports, we generally discussed access and its importance. Additionally, we touched on "easements" as a means of access. In this issue we will discuss easements in general as they relate to access.


What is an easement? According to Black's Law Dictionary, an easement is described as "A right of use over the property of another." Insofar as an easement for access (generally ingress and egress) is concerned, an easement is the right of one person to pass through the lands of a neighbor. In the instance of landlocked property, an easement for ingress and egress from a neighbor gives the owner of the landlocked property the right travel through the lands of that neighbor.  (click to read more...)





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