Promote and create harmony among members of the Miami Tract Buck Lake Unit Lease. Provide group effort on work projects. To promote hunting as a family heritage and foster youth hunting at every opportunity.
August General Membership Meeting & Barbeque
Location: Big Belly Hunt Camp
Directions: GPS Coordinates (coming soon)
From the South Gate Check Station - Go east (approx 1/4 mile outside of the gate) till you see a white wire deer up on a pole. (If you reach the power line you have gone too far.) Turn right on and follow the wire deer to camp.
From I-95 & SR 46 - Go east on SR 46 to US 1. Turn North on US 1 and go 5 miles to Aurantia Road (Kangaroo store on corner). Turn left on to Aurantia. At the west end of Aurantia Road (you will pass under I-95 and come to a stop sign) turn left on to Meadowgreen Road. Meadowgreen will follow I-95 and then make a sharp right and become Harrison Road. Harrison Road will turn into a dirt road. Between the Power Line and D. Johnson Ave. look for a wire deer on a pole on the south side. Turn down the narrow dirt road and follow the wire deer to the camp.
A map of all feeder locations is at the south gate check station. Remember to check the map and update with current feeder locations.
Iron Horse Fire Update
The fire damaged over 7,000 acres within the Buck Lake unit of the lease. Hunter's should examine and test all hunting stands and feeder structures within burned areas prior to use. The extreme heat generated by the fires may have weakened ladder stands, feeder poles, and pulleys. Tree harvesting is occurring in the blackened areas. Please yield right of way to the workers and trucks in the area.
Land Development Updates
Over many generations hunters have long enjoyed the use of the Farmton Tree Farm land. Many head off to a favorite stand, just to drive the roads and see the wildlife without even a thought of the outside world. For many Farmton is a longtime friend who welcomes you home each time you drive through the gates.
It is unfortunate for lease members that the prospect of developing the Miami Tract will eventually sever the relationship we have with the land. Miami Corp is making financial and environmental impact decisions hand in hand, as they seek the best opportunity for the land and the corporate bottom line. The plans are comprehensive and include preserving portions of the land in a natural state, business and industry to grow jobs, single and multi-family homes, schools for children to learn and grow, and a nature trail provided by the state, Volusia and Brevard counties. Miami Corp. has dedicated a website to keep people informed of the Farmton-Green Key Project. Please peruse the website and learn the strides Miami Corp is taking to provide a new city in Florida.
Volusia Growth Panel to consider revised Farmton Plan
Rails to Trails
Volusia County has approved a funding grant for construction of the East Central Regional Rail Trail that will cut through Farmton. Both Brevard and Volusia Counties have approved the comprehensive land development plans for the trail.
Titusville Water Line Project
The City of Titusville in collaboration with the Miami Corporation and the Rails to Trails program are developing a well field within Farmton and along the bike trail corridor. Currently FPL crews are placing the infrastructure to provide electricity for the well field. Please be careful in and around the areas of the wells and the breeding grounds tram.
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