LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO SCOUTING!!! It’s what we do when we list a new property.
Sometimes, a definition is helpful when you’re explaining:
ATV or All-terrain vehicles: Merriam-Webster defines them as “a small open vehicle with three or four large wheels that is used to drive over very rough ground.” Fair enough, but “rough ground” needs a definition of its own! Of course, that is a very subjective term. Rough ground to some means that there are unwelcome weeds in a manicured turf. Could mean gopher holes and uneven ground, rocky ground or unmaintained mountain trail. You probably have in your mind what “rough ground” means to you!
But when we’re exploring a new hunting and recreational property in SE Oklahoma, it can mean driving our ATV, 4-wheelers, or horses through “rough ground” meanings which include all of the above, plus overgrown trails, saplings that have taken over a once brush hogged path, a game trail, or any opening that it looks like you can plow through, just so you can know what the heck you’re going to be marketing and showing to customers!!!
Its a rough job Scouting out new listed properties, but someone has to do it so we can safely take our customers out and let them see what’s for sale and have a great time.
Sometimes, Mother Nature takes over our Scouting expedition, and when she does, its usually very humbling!
And this time, it included tumbling the ATV! A stray sapling caught the back wheel and tossed the vehicle on its side. Since Chuck was driving slowly, he was able to just step off as the vehicle got unbalanced, and he survived unscathed and not even a bruise! A picture of scouting is worth a thousand words -and some words which aren’t best seen in print.
It took a heavy jack and some straps/ratchets to get ‘er upside, and then victoriously, Chuck, Valerie and I were off again to explore the beautiful 280 acres of a secluded hunting sanctuary. We dubbed it the Oklahoma Tetons since the property includes two peaks, where the really big bucks hang out! Since we’ve already got this one scouted and scoped out, if you’ll looking for a large hunting ground, you’ll want to see this for yourself.
So the next time you meet up with Chuck or Valerie for your tour of one of our listed properties, just know that the hard work has been done before you show up!!!
GOOD WORK Chuck and Val!!!