Land Near Shawnee National Forest Generates Income, Giant Deer


PRICE REDUCED!! Welcome to the perfect “buddy” farm! If you’re looking at purchasing a smaller hunting farm and don’t want to hunt alone, this is your place. You could bring a buddy down hunting with you and send him to one of the public hunting areas within 5-10 minutes. Year in and year out this area produces giant bucks on public land. And by having other farms to hunt it will keep the pressure low on your new farm, which ultimately is the ticket to consistent big buck success. The property is made up of an ideal mix of tillable/timber. There are approximately 10 acres of crops rented annually to a local farmer. This provides income for the owner and also a plentiful food source for the local deer herd. The remaining 34 acres are a rolling mix of hardwood timber. There are several ridges leading down to a wet weather creek. Along the way, you’ll notice several benches and old logging trails providing natural corridors for the deer to travel. On the north end, there are several rock outcroppings, which also benefit deer movement because it forces the big bucks (who prefer to stay in the woods for cover) onto this property. This is a farm worth checking out so give me a call today. 

Property Details

  • Great hunting property with mix of 25% tillable/75% timber
  • Cache River State Natural Area within 3 miles of the property for additional public hunting acres
  • Beautiful hill top building site with electricity and municipal water available
  • 10 acres of tillable land rents for 1/3 share to landowner
  • Enrolled in the Forestry Management Program (FMP)
  • See trail camera pictures for quality of deer and genetics in the area
  • Abundance of deer, turkey and small game
  • A full boundary survey has been done and property lines are marked with white posts
  • Timber is a mix of white oak, red oak, hickory, hard maple, and other hardwood species
  • Johnson County, Illinois is consistent producer of B&C bucks
  • Illinois is a 2 buck state offering hunters the opportunity to harvest 2 bucks each fall
  • Farm is located in an area with vast acres of public deer and waterfowl hunting. The following areas are within a 20 mile radius: Cache River State Natural Area, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Shawnee National Forest, Ferne Clyffe State Park and Mermet Lake

George Bluff Loop Road
Belknap, Illinois 62908