I’ve been on hundreds of properties in the Midwest and “The Ranch” is, in my opinion, the very best! At 3600 acres, it’s the largest privately owned contiguous recreational property in Iowa and it’s in the heart of a neighborhood with over 10,000 managed acres. This property has produced countless giant bucks over the years, including Larry Zach’s 2000 buck that grossed 245” and netted 237 3/8” and was the new Iowa state record at the time. It’s also located less than 5 miles from where the World Record Lovstuen buck, which has a net non-typical score of 307 5/8”, was killed. It just doesn’t get any better from a neighborhood standpoint. The property itself is simply incredible. The sheer size of the property combined with the diversity create the ultimate whitetail paradise. There are huge blocks of timber, countless brushy draws, ridge top and creek bottom tillable fields, alfalfa fields, CRP fields, huge creek bottoms, wetlands, and numerous ponds. You have to see this property to appreciate it’s size and beauty and to understand what an incredible hunting property it is. This is a rare opportunity to purchase the equivalent of 257 acres but be able to enjoy and hunt 3600 acres in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Iowa. If you’d like be one of the owners of what is arguable the finest whitetail property in the entire country, you need to check this opportunity out. Call Rich at 319-750-9273 with questions or to schedule a showing.
1/14th ownership in the Wild Lands For The Future Ltd. (WLFF) Corporation. WLFF owns 3600 Acres m/l of contiguous land with farm house and outbuildings. This 3600 acres is also known as “The Ranch”.
Approximately 600 acres tillable, 530 acres CRP, numerous ponds, remainder in timber, brush, and creeks
Located 5 miles E of Albia, IA, 1 hour 15 minutes SE of Des Moines, IA.
Approximately 600 tillable acres are generating $60,000 per year in cash rent.
There is approximately $49,151 of CRP income. Still gathering details on exact CRP enrollment dates.
Total current annual income from tillable and CRP is approximately $110,000/year.
There will also be periodic timber harvests which will provide additional income.
There is a beautiful farmhouse on the property. This has typically been used as the caretaker’s house.
Located between Albia and Blakesburg. The Ranch and surrounding properties form the largest managed neighborhood in Iowa, with over 10,000 acres managed for trophy whitetails. Call for details on this neighborhood.
The Ranch itself is the largest privately owned contiguous hunting property in Iowa.
Numerous giant whitetails have been killed on or within 5 miles of The Ranch. This includes Larry Zach’s state record bow kill in 2000 that grossed in the mid 240’s and netted 237 3/8”. See pictures.
The “Albia Buck” which was over 300” non typical and is the current world record buck, was killed approximately 4 miles from this farm.
This property has been trophy managed for many years. See the attached pictures!!!!
Awesome habitat and layout.
Excellent turkey and small game hunting also.
Nice trails provide access to all parts of the property.
Numerous ponds provide excellent fishing, water sources for the wildlife, and nesting for ducks and geese.
2 big machine sheds are used for equipment storage.
One share is being offered for sale. There are 14 total shares, so this is 1/14th or 7.14% ownership. The equivalent acres owned would be 257 and the share price was calculated by multiplying 257 times $2100/acre.
Each share owner is allowed 2 bucks per year. These bucks can be killed by the member or by the members guest(s).
There are too many details and guidelines associated with this property to cover in this listing. Call to learn more about the hunting guidelines, corporate structure, future plans, etc.
2131 acres are in forest reserve and are tax exempt. Taxes are currently $14,138 year for the entire 3600 acres.