“The Refuge” Large Turnkey River Bottom Hunting Farm with Income



Sprawling over a mile and a half along the Iowa River stands this expansive farm with world-class hunting and financial upside. Here, the toughest decisions will be what slough to blast ducks from, which thundering gobbler to ambush, or how old you want a buck to mature. Welcome to The Refuge.

Four gates secure this farm that has timber, cropland, CRP, sloughs, old pasture, brush, ponds, and river frontage. Electricity and water are available at the central building site. A trail network allows you to access different regions of the property with equipment.

The Refuge is a very high-ranking conservation site and has gone through the process of applying for Emergency Wetland Restoration. If a new owner pursues, the EWRP or WRP program would greatly increase the value. Call the listing agent for more details.

Expect to have adrenaline-charged duck hunts as they descend into the secluded sloughs. Waterfowl live here year-round because of its combination of food and water availability. With additional infrastructure, duck hunting could truly be off the charts!

Be confident that your deer management efforts will provide the results that Iowa is known for; due to this farm’s seclusion, shape, and size. Large grain food plots can be left throughout the fall and winter, to provide late-season attraction and postseason nutrition. The green plot along the river offers amazing views and is an early replenishment to the deer and turkey from the dormancy of winter.

An annual income stream of approximately $17,662 comes from the farm’s tillable crop acreage and the Conservation Reserve Program, a government-funded initiative that compensates the property owner in exchange for developing wildlife habitat promoting soil and water conservation.

Call today for a tour of this wildlife paradise!

Property Details

  • High ranking conservation property that could result in large payment through EWRP or WRP
  • Sprawling river bottom farm
  • Acres (m/l): 43 CRP, 235 timber/brush, 43 tillable
  • Timber, crops, CRP, food plots, sloughs, river frontage
  • Secluded sloughs offer phenomenal duck blind locations
  • Excellent property for trophy whitetails and turkey
  • CRP income: $9,062/yr
  • Tillable income: $8,600/yr if rented at $200/acre
  • Total income: $17,662/yr approximately
  • Vast, old-pasture timber has thickened into a perfect sanctuary
  • Iowa River corridor is well-known for BIG deer
  • Three Banks Blinds convey with the property
  • 43 miles to Iowa City, 55 miles to Davenport
  • Close to small airport for private travel
  • One hour to Quad Cities International Airport

110th St, Lot#WP003
Wapello, Iowa 52653
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