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#2520585 - Mon Jan 02 2012 04:34 PM Camps on the Cheap!
Deuce280 Offline
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Thinking of getting a camp sometime in the future.... Just wondered what the best deal anyone has gotten on a hunting camp.
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#2521482 - Tue Jan 03 2012 04:19 AM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: Deuce280]
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Loc: Montco, Pa
You can look in the paper where you want to buy a camp. I havent found any cheap camps and I dont think there are many out there. Also try looking on craigslist or driving around the area you are looking for. Good luck on the search.

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#2521488 - Tue Jan 03 2012 05:28 AM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: Deuce280]
mossie Offline
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Cheap and anything real estate don't go together very often. Prices for camps in particular seem to be very overpriced IMO. It doesn't hurt to look but cheap isn't going to happen; affordable might but that's up to your personal wealth.
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#2521555 - Tue Jan 03 2012 07:54 AM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: mossie]
bootmud Offline
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Like most everything else your gonna get what you pay for. If you're a handy man and can do some improvements to a place you'll likely save some money.

I think you can get more for your money if you buy a camp in the north central region as opposed to areas outside of the Penn State - State College region or the Poconos... places that retain a higher property value.

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#2521558 - Tue Jan 03 2012 07:57 AM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: Deuce280]
Finn Anthony Offline

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Loc: Harrisburg,PA,
Many times people think about buying a camp only to find that an extra worry when not there . Depending upon how often you use it is a big thing . I love going to camp with the other members . A joint venture is a great option . Sharing expenses for repairs,taxes etc. can be a good thing . Our camp is open to all members during the hunting seasons , so you don,t have to worry that it may be reserved when seasons come around.I suppose the main concern for most is the way folks are able to get along with one another . We all do at our hunting camp so it is a joy to go there .Good luck finding your retreat .....Finn
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#2521568 - Tue Jan 03 2012 08:05 AM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: Finn Anthony]
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As mentioned, even the run down places are going to demand a high price for what they are. Remember most of these camps up north are old sometimes poorly constructed (or at least not to standard building expectations). Buying something a little less expensive in hopes to fix could end up being a money pit.

Do your homework and good luck. When you see a camp for sale cheap, there probably is a reason why its cheap. Condition of the camp or hunting around the camp could lead to a lower price. Whats the sense of buying a camp if you have to drive long distances to get into prime hunting. Just be smart and good luck!

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#2521579 - Tue Jan 03 2012 08:16 AM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: 171farm]
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Loc: Apollo Pa
They exist but you still pay one way or another. I've done it. There are plenty of camps that have obviously lost the interest of their owners. Most of them have been neglected and run down and most haven't been offered up for sale. That being said, there are always a few places out there worth ressurrecting and worth the time spent digging for information like who owns it? will they sell? how much? etc etc.
Pay with cash or pay with time, gas, shoe leather, tire rubber, etc. Just choose your pay plan and have at it ;\)


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#2522459 - Tue Jan 03 2012 05:44 PM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: btbowhunter56]
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Price is a matter of perspective I guess.I see camps around here going for less than 20k from time to time.I think that would be money well spent if it gets used alot.

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#2522500 - Tue Jan 03 2012 06:05 PM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: dce]
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Our camp was pretty cheap I think it was a steal. In reality we over paid for what it is but two of us went in on it. It's on a lease which is very reasonable per year. I would have spent more last summer at campgrounds then I have currently in our camp. Deals are out there sometimes you just get lucky
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#2522588 - Tue Jan 03 2012 06:47 PM Re: Camps on the Cheap! [Re: Deuce280]
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Loc: Chester County
 Originally Posted By: Deuce280
Thinking of getting a camp sometime in the future.... Just wondered what the best deal anyone has gotten on a hunting camp.


2nd this! My brother and I are looking for something small that boarders SGL or SF. We would perfer dirt because we want to build, but price is always considered if their is already a structure. I've found it tough to find a place under 20K. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places. Would consider Tioga (certain parts), Centre, Southern Potter, Eastern Clearfield Counties. Clearfield is a big plus.

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