Timber Management & Appraisal Services

Red Stag Real Estate employs proven forestry practices in our timber management programs to ensure strong financial returns on our clients’ investment properties. By enhancing both the aesthetic qualities and recreational utility of their land, our suite of timber management and appraisal services in East Texas and Louisiana provide exceptional value.

Our timberland expertise sets us apart from our competition throughout East Texas and Louisiana, allowing us to integrate our vast knowledge of forestry with our understanding of market behaviors to provide quality estimates and management services for our clients.

For knowledgeable and experienced timber appraisal and timber management services in East Texas and Louisiana, contact the team at Red Stag Real Estate today.

Dana C. King


(903)-316-5203 Cell

Dana grew up in East Texas and began working at the age of five, milking cows and hauling hay with his father. By age seven, he had no doubt that milking cows was not for him – he was going to need a career change.

In 2003, Dana began his career in real estate as a land surveyor. In 2003, he moved to Tyler and earned his degree in Surveying and Mapping from Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler. While in college, he worked as a landman in East Texas. As a landman, he ran title, negotiated oil and gas leases, and managed oil and gas properties from central Louisiana to eastern New Mexico and throughout the state of Texas for some of the largest firms in the country.

Dana went on to earn the designation of Certified Professional Landman through the American Association of Professional Landmen and co-founded his own land firm: K and M Resources, LLC. Along with K and M Resources, Dana co-founded KMC Oil and Gas, LLC, a Texas-based independent exploration firm that evaluates and invests in oil and gas plays throughout the state and co-founded Eighty-One Royalties, LLC, which buys and sells mineral interests throughout the country. By 2009, Dana had fully launched his real estate career in East Texas, earning a Texas Broker’s License and starting his own firm, Red Stag Real Estate, LLC.

Dana’s time as a land surveyor and petroleum landman equipped him with a strong understanding of real estate from top to bottom. From growing up on a dairy farm to surveying land and homes to researching title from sovereignty to present, he has the tools needed to help you get exactly what you’re looking for in your dream home or any other type of investment property that interests you.

Dana now lives in Longview, Texas with his beautiful wife, Jessica, who is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. They have one son, Decker, who attends Hallsville ISD and is smart enough to get away with just about anything. They enjoy hunting, deep sea fishing, and snow skiing. He and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Hallsville and the Pinecrest Country Club in Longview.

Galen Raper

Timber Consultant

(903) 715-0832 Cell

Galen grew up in Graham, Texas enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and exploring the back country. He was raised in a Christian home and taught a strong work ethic from older parents who grew up during the Great Depression. No stranger to hard work, he was determined to better himself by getting his degree in Forestry.

Galen began his forestry work in 1987, going to work for Ward Timber Company after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has been involved in countless timber transactions over his 30-plus years in the timber business, ranging from private land ownership to large corporations. Timber inventory, appraisals, negotiation, reforestation, and consulting work has been a large part of his business.

Galen has written a number of management plans for individuals to help them replenish and manage their forest resources. He believes that practicing sound forest management should be part of any land management strategy involving timberland as it helps produce sustainable resources over time while maximizing economic benefits.

Over the last 9 years, Galen has been involved in pipeline right-of-way, mostly negotiation and title work for the oil and gas industry. Most of his experience has stemmed from his work in Texas, but he has operated throughout the Midwest and Rocky Mountain region as well. This has given him an opportunity to obtain knowledge and experience in land and timber managed in multiple regions throughout the country. Galen has continued to stay involved in Forestry activities during this time, including urban forestry utility projects.

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