Crawford County lies near the middle of the state of Michigan. Crawford County has a land area of 556.28 square miles and a water area of 6.96 square miles. It ranks 70th in population in Michigan. Crawford County has the second highest amount of public land in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It is also conveniently accessible due to its location on a major highway corridor. Crawford County has a wealth of hunting opportunities.
The county’s topography is mostly flat, with a few regions of rolling hills. The majority of the soils in the area are well-drained and are made up of sand, sand/gravel, or sandy loams, with the occasional presence of clay or organic soils, mainly around rivers and streams. These drier sandy soils support a variety of pine, oak, aspen, and red maple species. This county is traversed by the Au Sable River, the Manistee River, Beaver Creek, along with wide variety of feeder streams.
The local economy is heavily reliant on hunting and other forms of outdoor activity. Recent demographic trends show that the deer population is gradually increasing. This is expected to be primarily due to a series of mild winters since 2013, as well as a slow but steady decline in hunters and hunting effort. Smaller year-to-year variations are visible, although antlerless harvest patterns have been steady, and buck harvest has progressively risen since 2014. Whitetail deer, grouse, bear, ducks, turkey, and geese are among the game species available for hunting along the farm land, vacant land, waterfront, and hunting land for sale by Michigan Whitetail Properties in Crawford County, Michigan.
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