Grand Traverse County lies near the middle of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Grand Traverse County has a land area of 464.33 square miles and a water area of 136.98 square miles. The county is ranked 22nd in population for the state of Michigan. Grand Traverse County contains over 69,000 acres of State Forest Land, which accounts for approximately one-quarter of the total land in the county. The terrain varies from steep slopes to rolling hillsides to somewhat flat regions. State ownership consists of six primary parcels of state land.
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 introduction of clay or organic soils, mainly around rivers and streams. These drier sandy soils support a variety of pine, oak, aspen, and red maple trees. Row crop cultivation is mostly concentrated in the county’s south side. Orchards are also located near the lakeshore. Recent demographic trends show that the deer population is gradually rising. Most likely as a result of frequent mild winters and a slow but consistent drop in hunters or hunting effort.
The Weidenhamer Swamp (which is located in the central part of Grand Traverse County) is considered the most significant winter yarding coplex in the county. Other historic winter yarding sites may be found in riparian corridors like the Boardman River and creeks like Parker, Yuba, Tobeco, Battle, and others. 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 Grand Traverse County, Michigan.
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