Wildlife Sanctuary In The Shawnee National Forest Region Of Southern IL

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PRICE REDUCED!! Situated on a dead-end county road sits this wildlife sanctuary! This property is very well balanced with a 50/50 ratio of CRP/timber. The CRP generates $2,462 per year through 2022 giving the new landowner a guaranteed return of over $14,000. Tucked in the southwest corner of the CRP field is a well-manicured food plot planted with Whitetail Institute Imperial clover. It is fully surrounded by Sorghum-Sudan grass making the perfect “screen” for the deer and turkeys. Just off the food plot, on the edge of a popular doe bedding area, is a fruit orchard planted with 6 varieties of apple trees and 2 varieties of pear trees. The orchard is self-pollinating and designed to drop apples from September-December giving the deer and other wildlife a consistent food source. Water is abundant and year-round with two ponds, two strategically placed watering holes, and one wet weather creek. In 2013, this property was enrolled in the Quality Deer Management Association Land Certification Program and currently holds a Pledge Land status. The Shawnee National Forest joins on the North and West sides of the property giving you access to over 10,000 contiguous acres of public land. Give me a call today and we can discuss how you can build on the foundation that’s already been built.

Property Details

  • 27.2 acres of CRP producing $2,462 per year through 9/30/2022
  • Fruit orchard planted in 2014 with 6 apple trees and 2 pear trees, specifically chosen for wildlife
  • Borders the Shawnee National Forest on two sides giving you access to 10,000+ acres of public land
  • Dead-end road access via county gravel road
  • 2.7-acre food plot planted to Whitetail Institute Imperial Whitetail Clover
  • Banks Blind Stump 3 deer blind included
  • Excellent access and trail system making it easy to hunt
  • Two small ponds, two man-made watering holds and one wet-weather creek
  • 26 acres of hardwood timber split between white oak, hickory, black oak and post oak. Some scattered flowering dogwood, sugar maple, ash and yellow poplar
  • QDMA Pledged Land Status – this property is committed to QDM, the QDMA, safety and wildlife laws
  • Located 15 minutes from Golconda – 3 hours from St. Louis, MO – 5.5 hours from Chicago
  • Illinois is a 2-buck state meaning you have the opportunity to harvest two bucks each season
  • Full boundary survey has been performed
  • Mineral rights will transfer
  • Annual taxes: $53.60

000 Bay City Rd
Golconda, Illinois 62938