Turnkey Deer And Pheasant Hunting With Income On Skunk River
- Farms, Recreational Land, Timberland, Hunting Land
- Road Frontage
- County Road
- Road Surface
- Enrolled in Government Program
- 7 mi to Lockridge
- 8 mi to Mount Pleasant
- 18 mi to Fairfield
- 57 mi to Iowa City
- Small Game
- Big Game
- Upland Game
- Food Plot
- Tree Stands/Blinds
- Trail Network
- Internal Road System
- Gated Entrance
- Grain Storage
- Seller's Mineral Rights Convey
This vast property along southeast Iowa’s Skunk River has gated/dead-end road access, thick bottomland habitat, a nice winding creek, and upland hardwoods. It’s home to trophy bucks, pheasant, quail, turkey, and waterfowl. It generates over $28,000 annually from CRP and the grain bin. We were blown away by its amount of diversity, character, edge, and cover.
As we look back on our past client’s success, some of the best hunting and largest deer have come from this type of bottomland habitat; the Skunk is notorious for growing giants. Much of this land is on a “second bench,” a slight elevation increase from the primary floodplain level. In these areas, there is an excellent stand of native grasses, forbs, and wildflowers growing as part of the Conservation Reserve Program.
Two experienced bowhunters have developed the food plot, trail network, scrape sites, and blind locations to maximize mature buck usage and encounters during the fall. Trail camera history shows a high amount of mature trophy bucks here! The tower blinds are heavy duty, several standing on 15-foot anchored steel, and they are heated for maximum comfort during the nasty weather that provides the best hunting opportunities. I flushed pheasants and quail while we photographed the listing, and the owners have confirmed it holds a healthy population of upland game birds.
This property scores high for a potential wetland conservation easement option if the future owners desire to pursue this decision. Conservation easements are common along midwest rivers, and typically they offer a one-time payment in exchange for setting aside sensitive acres for permanent wetland and wildlife habitats. The grain bin area outside the floodplain would make a fantastic building site.
If you want to own an exceptional hunting property that feels huge, helps pay for itself, and has a combination of tremendous deer and bird hunting, you’ve probably waited a long time for this opportunity. Please call the listing agents to schedule a showing with advanced notice.
Acres m/l: (159 CRP, 17 upland timber, 48 bottomland timber)
Location: along Dakota Avenue, north of the Skunk River, south of Trenton, Iowa
CRP: 159.78 total acres in two separate contracts pays $26,038/year
CRP Contract 1: 29.18 acres pays $257.41/acre or $7,512/year through 2025
CRP Contract 2: 130.6 acres pays $141.85/acre or $18,526/year through 2025
Timber: approximately 17 acres of upland hardwoods across 208th Street on the NW corner
Cash Rent Income: $2,500/year from the grain bin rental
Total Income: approximately $28,538/year
Improvements: grain bin, two old barns
Infrastructure: gated entrance to a dead-end road, established trails, dike
River bottom habitat includes native warm season grasses, forbs, flowers, trees, sloughs, willow thickets, and mature timber
Strong population of pheasant and quail
Documented history of many mature, trophy bucks (see trail camera images)
Four food plots designed for close archery encounters
Two of the plots have electric fencing to prevent deer pressure on an important late season source
Very secluded, in the center of a travel corridor along the Skunk River
Gorgeous views of the river, with prime fishing locations as well
7 miles to Lockridge, Iowa
8 miles to Mount Pleasant, Iowa
18 miles to Fairfield, Iowa
57 miles to Iowa City, Iowa
Electricity is available at the grain bin, which would make a great building site
Taxes in 2021 were $4,452
The information contained herein is deemed reliable but is not warranted or guaranteed by the Broker, its Agents, or the Seller. Access to property, access to utilities, or any measurements including but not limited to, acreage, square footage, frontage, and mapping boundary lines shared herein has not been independently verified and is for purposes of marketing only. If exact measurements, access to property, or access to utilities is a concern, the property should be independently measured or investigated by the prospective buyer.
Buyer’s agents must be identified on the first contact with Broker/Agents and must accompany the buyer on showings to receive full fee participation. Otherwise, the fee participation will be at the sole discretion of the Broker and Whitetail Properties Real Estate, LLC.
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