Hunting And Income Producing Form In The Skunk River Drainage Area Of Southeast IA


This large income producing farm is just west of the Skunk River near Mt. Pleasant. It is a wildlife paradise and holds deer, turkeys, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, small game, and predators. Cedar Creek, a major year round creek, flows through the property and provides fishing, trapping, and boating opportunities. There are 260 acres of CRP paying $52,904/year enrolled through 2033 that will provide a staggering $793,560 of income over the next 15 years. Additionally, 16 tillable acres should provide around $3200/year of income. With an annual income of approximately $56,000 a year, this property will provide much more than recreational enjoyment. This property is very close to my old farm, and it has produced some giant bucks over the years, including a giant non-typical that a friend of mine killed that scored 239 5/8”. The Skunk River drainage has produced countless world-class bucks over the years and this property should allow you to hunt those type bucks for years to come. If you’re looking for a larger farm with great income and a variety of recreational opportunities, you’ll want to look at this one. Call me with questions or to schedule a showing. 

Property Details

  • Located ¼ mile from the Skunk River 5 minutes west of Mt. Pleasant just south of HWY 34
  • Approximately $56,000 of annual income from CRP and tillable
  • Incredible deer hunting with turkeys, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, small game, and predators also on the property
  • There are 3 CRP contracts totaling 260 acres, all on 15 year contracts that began Oct 1 of 2018 and will run through Sept 31, 2033 with annual payment totaling $52,904; over the next 15 years, this CRP will produce $793,560 of annual income
  • There are 16 tillable acres on the north end of the property that are currently being farmed. This is high quality dirt with an average CSR2 of 71.7. This should provide around $200/acre or $3200/year cash rent in the current market
  • The majority of the CRP is “Wetlands CRP” which will consist of tall native grasses and wetland areas. This type cover provides incredible nesting and bedding for all types of wildlife. The wetland areas have been built and all of the seeding has just been completed by the current owner
  • This property is just upriver (2 miles) from my old farm and it has produced some giant bucks like mine did. I have some personal friends that have hunted this farm and one of them killed a 239 5/8”1646250” giant non-typical with double drop tines that was featured in North American Whitetail. My farm also produced a couple of bucks over 200” that were featured in North American Whitetail. Clearly this is a neighborhood that you can kill world class bucks in
  • Numerous slam dunk archery spots along the creeks and draws and if food was left on the north end, this could be a great late season food plot location
  • Access is from Clayton Avenue on the north end of the farm and there is a good road system with crossings all the way to the southwest corner of the property
  • Annual taxes are approximately $6100/year but none of the timber is enrolled in forest reserve so taxes could be reduced by enrolling the timber in this program - call for details on this
  • This property is part of a larger 435 acre property that includes 60 additional acres that borders the Skunk River - see the Henry 435 listing for details

Clayton Avenue, Lot #WP002
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52364