Kalkaska County is located near the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Kalkaska County has a land area of 559.86 square miles and a water area of 10.84 square miles.The county is ranked 66th in population for the state of Michigan. Kalkaska County boasts over 170,000 acres of State Forest Land, accounting for approximately 47 percent of the total territory in the county. Camp Grayling military lease land is approximately 26,000 acres in the southeast corner of the State Forest and is utilized for military training. This area is available for public usage. Camp Grayling has an additional 15,000 acres, which are available for public activity unless otherwise indicated by Camp Grayling. The landscape of Kalkaska County ranges from steep terrain to rolling hillsides to somewhat flat regions.
The majority of the soils in the region are well-drained and are made up of different soil types like sand, sand/gravel, or sandy loams, with the occasional addition of clay or organic soils, mainly around streams and rivers. The drier, sandy soils support a wide range of pine, oak, aspen, and red maple trees. Kalkaska County consists of several large marsh complexes as well as various smaller wetlands that function as deer yards during hard winters.
Mecum Swamp, Black Creek Swamp, Maham Swamp, and the Manistee River corridor are a few of the more noteworthy ones. Riparian corridors also serve as crucial migration pathways for deer and other wildlife. These yarding zones are broadly split 50/50 on public and private lands. Recent population trends show that the deer population is steady to moderately growing. Most likely as a result of frequent mild winters and a slow but consistent drop in hunters or hunting effort. 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 Kalkaska County, Michigan.
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