Hunting Land Management
Waterfowl & Wetland Design
Creating a wetland or waterfowl property the way you, the landowner wants it; it may seem like a demanding task to undertake. Fortunately, Sartain’s Heritage Properties are respected for their efficiency, innovation and expertise. We provide our clients with Full-scale site plans, custom water control structures, land formed and levee construction. We ensure that you are with us every step of the way. Here at Sartain’s we have a team of professional employees dedicated to making sure that you get project updates. We also confirm contract compliance, approved audits, and maintain your financial tracking.
Different types of wetlands attract different communities of wildlife. Therefore, your wetland should reflect your management goals. For example, if you would like to manage for waterfowl, then a wetland with a 50/50 mix of open water and aquatic emergent plants is ideal. The water depth for dabbling ducks (mallards, teal, wood duck, etc.) should not exceed 18 inches and should include depths less than 12 inches. Generally, aquatic emergent plants grow in shallow areas less than 18 inces in depth. They are important because these plants provide food and cover for many species of wildlife such as waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians, and the invertebrates they depend on for food. Deep-water areas provide habitat for diving ducks and many fish species. They are important to migrating (waterfowl, water birds) and overwintering (fish) wildlife.
As you can see, the topic of waterfowl and wetland design can get extremely complicated. Don’t take this all on yourself, call Sartain’s Heritage Properties right now and work with skilled highly experienced professionals to craft the environment perfect for your land investment.
In today’s world, deciding to build a lake or even a pond is a job of finesse. Lakes and ponds will bring great financial value to the surrounding area. Here at Sartain’s Heritage we understand and are experts of this business; from the planning and permits stage until the completed construction. We specialize in creating the finest lakes and ponds. Even if it is a backyard pond, large lake of several hundred acres or a private lake, our creative and practical approach will bring the greatest value to your land.
To enhance the vision of our client’s we provide full-scale site plans with mapping. This makes your dream feel even closer. We also provide our client’s with onsite surveying as well as construction management from the beginning to the end of the project.
Roads & Food Plots
Whether you’re looking to build a road or a food plot, Sartain’s Heritage Properties strives to make the experience one of the highest qualities for each of our clients. We know that deciding to create a road or a food plot takes excellent attention to detail. Roads are long-term features and where they are placed must be carefully chosen.
If the right place is not chosen, over time there could cause serious complications. We provide safe access, to avoid long-term maintenance issues; we also want to reduce any possibilities for degrading water quality. We want to meet each need that the landowner has, so we provide for each client, a GPS Mapping system with land layout, acreage calculation for plots areas and onsite management until the project has been completed.
Careful planning can mean the difference between success and failure of wildlife food plots. Many factors should be considered when planning food plots, including:
- Choosing the right plant
- Site selection
- Size, shape and distribution of food plots
- Land preparation
- Planting dates
- Seeding rates
- Fertilization and liming
- Inoculation of legumes
- Companion plant(s)
- Planting seedlings
- Maintenance and management
- Cost and availability of plant materials
- Weed and insect control, depredation
- Record keeping