Can I hunt on tax forfeit lands?
Yes, hunting is permitted in accordance with all State DNR rules and regulations. Please be aware that other members of the public may be present and active logging is common. Safe shooting and hunting practices are important.9i
Can I construct a deer stand on tax forfeit land?
No. In accordance with County Board policy adopted on August 7, 2007, the County opposes the construction and use of deer hunting stands that are anchored to live timber and are not portable in nature. Portable stands are permitted.
Can I create trails, clear shooting lanes, plant food plots, or otherwise disturb the natural habitat and resources on tax forfeit lands?
Can I ride my ATV or Snowmobile on tax forfeit lands?
Yes, responsible riding of ATV's and snowmobiles is permitted. Riders will be held accountable for damage to land and timber resources caused by irresponsible or careless riding. Additional trail information can be viewed on the Snowmobile, ATV, and Recreational Trails page. Exception: County Board policy prohibits ATV use on tax forfeit lands in Arlone Township.
Can I collect firewood from tax forfeit lands?
No. You may, however, inquire with local loggers that have purchased tax forfeit land timber. With the timber owners (loggers) permission you may collect firewood from their sale tract and/or landing area.
Can I camp on tax forfeit land?
Temporary camping and temporary campers are permitted. Camping activities must be respectful of others use and enjoyment of the public land; can not cause permanent alteration of the landscape; and must conclude with the camp site left in its natural state free from all litter, debris, or man made features.
For the purpose of camping, the collection of downed firewood from the immediate area is permitted. Trees shall not be cut or removed from a camp site area.
How do I locate tax forfeit land?
The two best resources or mapping of tax forfeit lands at this time are:
- The 2020 Pine County Plat Book available at the Pine County Recorders office
- The Pine County Beacon Website
Can I purchase tax forfeit land?
Yes, but only through the annual tax forfeit land auction. Please view the land auction page and contact the department if you are interested in purchasing a specific tax forfeit tract. If you wish to purchase a forfeit tract that is not currently listed for sale, please contact us to identify the parcel. Identified parcels may be considered for future land auction sales. The land classifications page further identifies tax forfiet land use intentions that will be considered in offering lands for future sale.