We look for property at least 30 acres. The more the better. The reason is b/c these animals can fly over 10 acres in a minutes time. Usually the hawks stay within sight or hearing distance of the bells they wear. We like hardwoods for squirrels, and open, grown up fields with briar patches for the bunnies. We shy away from property with a lot of powerlines(#1 killer of wild raptors), for the birds safety.
Pines are ok, especially if would allow us to chase fox squirrels;-)
Thank you 4x4. I expect that a lot of our members might like to watch raptors in action. I know that I would. I have about 400 acres mostly planted pines but with some old whiteoaks in a 10 acre area on the front. There is a distribution power line right of way along the back side. I am in McDuffie and direct you to the county aerial maps of the property so that you can have a look. I very rarely see a fox squirrel as we have very few of the old longleaf pines that they prefer. PM for more info.