Scenic Hunting Tract With CRP Income And Maquoketa River Access


The current owner purchased this property with a vision and it has been groomed with management of trophy whitetails as its focal point. The majority of the bedding areas are on the fringe and borders and the deer are encouraged to move to the center of the property with well-positioned food plot locations. The timbered bedding areas have been improved by cuts creating dense cover that attract mature whitetails but also promote rapid growth of desired tree species. From an investment standpoint, the CRP acres along with potential rent of tillable acres will help create a nice return. The maximum acreage allowed for food plots has been planted into corn and soybeans, the perimeter fire break is a mix of clover and other areas of the farm have been cleared and planted into highly attractive seasonal food plot mixes. The middle fork of the Little Maquoketa River runs through the northern part of the property creating a quality water source along with several recreational opportunities. The scenic tract is easily accessed from paved Park Hollow Road south of Rickardsville allowing all season use. This is a rare opportunity to buy quality land in this area.

Property Details

  • Auction Date: June 7, 2019
  • Auction Time: Noon CST
  • Auction Location: Dubuque County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, 14569 Old Highway Road, Dubuque, IA
  • Bidders may participate in the auction on site or online at
  • On site bidders should bring a government issued ID
  • All properties and or any improvements thereon are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” with no financing, inspection or other contingencies to sale. Final acreage totals are contingent on a survey
  • This sale is subject to a buyer’s premium - see website for buyer’s premium amount/minimum that may apply to each property
  • Announcements on the day of the sale shall take precedence over any prior advertisements
  • Each high bidder will sign a contract and must make a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total purchase price ($5,000 minimum) immediately following auction - cash, cashier’s checks, personal checks and business checks (electronically processed) are accepted - the balance of the purchase price and all closing costs are due at closing within 30 days
  • The property is sold free and clear of all taxes and installments of assessments for prior years but taxes and installments of assessments for the current year on the basis of the actual assessment shall be apportioned as of the scheduled date for the closing of title
  • All information provided is derived from sources believed correct but is not guaranteed or warranted - Bidders shall rely entirely on their own information and judgment
  • Possession at closing, subject to tenant’s rights, if any
  • Showings by appointment only
  • Some photos taken on property may show neighboring properties
  • Located in a extremely scenic area near Rickardsville
  • Approximately 44.10 acres CRP generates annual payment of $7142, expiries 2020
  • Approximately 4 acres of tillable with rent potential up to $200
  • Approximately 4 acres established food plots
  • Excellent opportunity for investment-minded outdoorsman
  • 2 completed observation towers to transfer with property
  • Great terrain features for hunting whitetails and turkeys
  • Rare opportunity to own land in this area
  • Middle fork of Little Maquoketa River runs through property and provides quality water source with recreational opportunities.
  • Paved road access near Dubuque City limits
  • Great hunting area in sleeper area of the state

Park Hollow
Durango, Iowa 52039