Property Filled With Potential Near Shawnee National Forest

Description

Home, house trailer, metal building and barn on a farm with a great mix of habitat types! This area of Southern Illinois is known for producing big bucks year after year and it is farms like this one that helps keep that reputation going. It has a 2 br. 2 ba. 1,092 sq. ft. brick home with a partially finished basement, a 2,100 sq. ft. metal building with stable, work bench & large roller doors and a large barn with a loft. The layout of the farm has not only a great mix of habitat types but a great mix of topography types as well. The northern portion of the farm has gently rolling pasture fields with brushy, timbered fence rows & drainages. This pasture area has two ponds and was previously used for cattle, but could easily be converted to tillable acreage to produce income and provide plenty of nutritious deer food! Heading south the gently rolling pasture fields give way to hardwood ridges and a hollow that produce an ample mast crop and also has a scenic rock outcropping at the head of the hollow. The hardwood ridges and hollow lead into a flatter area in the southern half of the farm that is some of the best bedding/sanctuary habitat you can find. This bedding/sanctuary habitat is made up of saplings, cedars, tall native grasses and dense patches of honeysuckle. The way that each habitat type is positioned on the topography allows for a natural flow of deer travel and a very hunter friendly environment. Recent excavation work has been done on the farm to create 2 food plots located in the southern portion of the farm right on the edge of the bedding/sanctuary habitat, along with some new access trails and perimeter trail that runs most of the farm's border. All in all, this farm has the required habitat types and topography needed for an excellent hunting property, yet leaves enough room to get creative and add a few extra bells and whistles to push it over the top! If you’re looking for a great hunting property with a home and outbuildings in an area with a rich deer hunting history, give us a call today and schedule your private tour!

Property Details

  • 1,092 sq. ft. 2br. 2ba. brick home with partially finished basement
  • 2,100 sq. ft. metal building with horse stalls, large roller doors, work bench and plenty of room for storage
  • Large barn with loft
  • 22+/- acres of pasture with partial fencing and cross fencing
  • Pasture ground could easily be converted to tillable acreage for potential income and plenty of deer food
  • 1/4th mile of road frontage along Hwy 146 west
  • 61+/- acres if superb bedding/sanctuary habitat
  • 22 +/- acres of hardwood ridges and hollows
  • Approximately 2 miles of creek frontage along the whole eastern border
  • 2 areas were just cleared for food plots totaling approximately 1.5+/- acres
  • 3 ponds scattered throughout the property
  • An established trail system runs throughout the property and most of the perimeter
  • Taxes - $1,685.10 (as of 2015)
  • 30 minutes from Paducah, KY – 2 ½ hours from St. Louis, MO – 2 ½ hours from Nashville, TN

1150 State Highway 146 West
Grantsburg, Illinois 62943