Large Acreage Whitetail Heaven In Spoon River Bottoms



PRICE REDUCED!! If growing mature whitetails is your passion, and you have been looking for a property that has the potential to produce top end whitetails year after year, this is it. Located southwest of Maquon in the famed Spoon River bottoms is this large tract of whitetail heaven. A large majority of this property is enrolled in a permanent CREP easement with 15 acres being withheld along the northwest side. There are currently several older buildings and an old house on the property, and this area would be an ideal location for a lodge or machine shed with power and water available. There are two small fields on top near the buildings that have been planted in corn and soybeans in years past for food plots and are great box blind locations. There are approximately 85 acres on the north side of the farm that is made up of old grown up pasture and hardwood timber which offers a different type of hunting then the bottoms. There is a small pond located in the middle of the grown up pasture that makes a great watering hole for wildlife. A trail system allows access to the bottom from three different locations; one being on the east, one in the middle, and the other on the western line, which allows for multiple access points to stands and different food plot locations. The middle access allows access through the middle of the property and runs all the way to the far south property line. There are several other trails leading east and west off of the mail trail as you head south, allowing access to various sections of the property. Certain areas of the property were planted in various species of trees over 15 years ago and have now become some of the best habitat you could ask for when looking for a property that has the ability to hold and grow mature whitetails. The tree plantings along with the natural regeneration of trees has created various bedding areas along with natural travel corridors and pinch points throughout. This vast bottom area has numerous locations that are hidden that would allow you put several acres of food plots in and are sure to be great destination food sources in addition to the tillable crop fields to the east and west. When looking at this property from an aerial you will also see it has great habitat in all directions only adding to its ability to consistently produce quality deer. If you are looking for a farm that has the ability to grow and hold mature whitetails year after year and has the potential to be one of the top producing farms in Knox County, this is it!! Give me call today for more info or to schedule a private showing.

Property Details

  • Premiere hunting property located in the Spoon River bottoms
  • Known area for Boone and Crocket caliber bucks
  • One of the few remaining areas in the state that has a sustainable wild pheasant population
  • Excellent connecting habitat for miles in all directions
  • Very secluded and private
  • Great building site for cabin or house with power and water available
  • Endless food plot locations throughout the property
  • Excellent deer and turkey hunting
  • Established trails
  • Well-managed area for quality deer
  • Rolling topography on the north side of the farm
  • Small pond
  • 460 acres enrolled in a CREP easement
  • Several older buildings and house located on the north side of the farm
  • 15 minutes from Galesburg, 45 minutes from Peoria, 3 hours from Chicago

1304 Knox Road 480
Maquon, Illinois 61458