Proud of my Purchase
You work your entire adult life with an end game in mind for retirement and you don't want to make a mistake. You have been deciding exactly what game you want to pursue on "your" land and how to go about making that happen. Along the way the girls get married and you add two son-in-laws that both hunt. You are trying to plan a long term lasting "adventure" that will be a legacy for your family. I must have changed my mind a dozen times and I still did not know exactly what I wanted for sure.
Along comes Greg Liddle. He has the land that will supply multiple hunting adventures and the pictures and stories to back that claim up. There are Elk, Mule Deer, Antelope, Bear, Coyote, Mountain Lion, Turkey, Quail on the comeback, and if you like to fish for Koi, you have a pond full to test your skills! I have been in retail for 40 years. He seemed genuine, not slick, confident in his claim, and invited me to take a tour in February. Time to get serious.
Six inches of fresh snow on the ground, Greg met Mark and me at the airport in Trinidad. He was pulling a trailer with a 900 Ranger riding neatly on board. With a cup of fresh coffee and a roll in hand, we drove the 60 miles to the ranch. Now Greg had explained the ranch in detail and each mile we drove, I expected a dramatic change in the landscape. I was thinking that I may have made a mistake, not at all what I had envisioned. When we pulled into the ranch yard, I didn't have to spend much time there, I wasn't buying a house, even though the pole barn was fantastic, I was buying the adventure.
The tour proved to unlock all of the possibilities that Greg had explained. With the fresh snow, it was evident that the land held a population of Elk and Deer. Tracks were numerous and the cover the ranch provided made it easy to picture the hunting experience that it would provide. If there was a question that couldn't be answered I would have it by the time I returned home. Greg knew the ranch as well as if he owned it himself.
I could write pages on the follow-up Greg provided. The contacts the man has are amazing and he can recommend someone for every need you may have. It didn't matter if it was a lawyer, insurance, a fence man, or the best place to get a burger, he had it all. I can call him anytime and ask him a question and not only does it get answered, but it is done because he cares and not because he has to.
I am proud of my purchase and I can tell you that the three of us that hunted Elk the first year, all took nice bulls, our first bulls. I am also proud that I can call Greg Liddle my friend. I have and will continue to recommend Greg to anyone looking for property! Thanks Greg.
Aberdeen, South Dakota