The Ottumwa Courier

September 25, 2013

Fall a great time for buying property

Ottumwa Courier

---- — MOUNT PLEASANT — Mud drips off the fender of his Ford pickup as he turns onto the asphalt highway. His camo cap is soaked with sweat from walking the lines of a southeastern Iowa farm with the property owner. It’s another day at the office for Rich Baugh.

It’s Baugh’s favorite time of year. Spring and summer are when deer hunters all over North America begin thinking about fall hunting season and where they will go to hunt. Many choose Iowa, and that’s why Baugh is excited.

He and the other land specialists at Whitetail Properties sell recreational hunting land in the Midwest. As Baugh canvasses his territory, which includes Monroe, Appanoose, Wapello, Jefferson, Davis, Van Buren, Lee, Henry, Keokuk, Washington and Louisa counties, he knows his next phone call could be a future Iowa landowner.

Baugh has a simple message for farmers, ranchers and other property owners in his territory.

“Iowa land is in demand,” says Baugh. “I’ve been selling land in southern Iowa for several years, and demand is at an all-time high. Our state has become one of the top destinations for hunters and sportsmen. Many of the landowners in our area don’t realize the true market value of their property, and that’s where I come in. I’m here to help farmers and ranchers capitalize on the current market.”

Whitetail Properties also reaches more than 31 million households with Whitetail Properties TV, an award–winning show on The Sportsman Channel that showcases the benefits of owning recreational real estate.

For more information, contact Baugh at 319-750-9273 or To learn more about Whitetail Properties, visit