Rare exclusivity. Private ownership has maintained extremely limited access to the Island for decades. An opportunity like this, to purchase a property without adjacent owners, makes this a very unique and rare circumstance. Wroten Island is a part of the famed Chesapeake migration flyway, resulting in the best waterfowl hunting that Eastern Shore has to offer. Another treasured resource is the thriving SIKA deer herd on the Island, which are unique to the southeastern counties in the Chesapeake. There has been a very-dedicated management effort to the SIKA herd with very limited hunting and intrusion. Aside from hunting on the Island, the overall nature watching is on another level. You can literally watch migratory birds, spot SIKA deer in the marsh, and enjoy views of many different ponds and tributaries at any time of the day.
For a small aircraft owner, this is an incredible opportunity for high-level entertaining at a remote property that is very accessible to Eastern Shore airports. The private airstrip is 1,900 feet long and very well-maintained. The option of boat-in access from nearby Fishing Creek offers another exciting destination experience. Whether by boat or plane, the 15-20 minute journey to the Island has been described as half the fun!
Geographically, the coveted Chesapeake migration flyway harbors a multitude of natural flyway waterfowl. Teal, bufflehead, wood ducks, black ducks, mallards, widgeon, pintail, redhead, blackhead, canvasback, Canada geese and countless other species make this a world-class experience for waterfowl. Each change of season brings a new species to watch and enjoy, along with eagles, ospreys, hawks, winter swans, and herons.
Enjoy views of the marsh from the lodge, which holds the healthy herds of sika deer. With a spotting scope, you can literally watch for deer travel from every direction from any window. The Island proudly boasts one of the most bountiful herds of SIKA in the country. There are multiple, well-managed herds of deer, and some of the elevated blinds have even hosted military veteran hunts for a few cherished guests to the Island. Historically, the deer and waterfowl hunting has been extremely limited; however, the Island is a certified and registered Regulated Shooting Area (RSA).
A caretaker has handled the management duties of the Island, and there would be additional employment options from the nearby Hooper’s Island. Hooper’s Island also provides access to marinas and launching ramps. The existing lodge accommodates 12 people. You and your visitors will enjoy full utilities through a recently-updated, whole-house diesel generator and generous fuel tanks. Additional game management practices like wood duck boxes and two 6,000 lb automatic deer silo feeders will bring wildlife to enjoy in between the spectacular evening sunsets. Another naturally occurring highlight is the hundreds of persimmon trees throughout the property.
For your boating peace of mind, a 100-ft pier with davit and an extensive, well-engineered bulkhead are in place. There are multiple ponds and impoundments on the Island, both fresh and brackish waters, several of which have been developed for waterfowl. Water control practices have been implemented for flooding two of the impoundments with perimeter electric fencing and a 5 HP irrigation well pump. There is a beautiful interior freshwater marsh lake complete with duck blinds. Surrounding waters hold exceptional fishing, crabbing, bowfishing, trolling, oystering, kayaking, and sailing. The Island could easily accommodate a commercial outfitter setting with literally hundreds of tributaries. Simply walk to the edge of the Island with your flyrod and cast. Stripers, cobia, red drum, and speckled trout frequent the shorelines and tributaries.
There are multiple Ford and Kubota Tractors, Implements, Jon boats, Argo, John Deere Side-by-Side ATV, Mini 4WD truck—all of which will convey with the sale.
To better understand the tremendous natural resources of the region, explore the historical significance of a Chesapeake Waterman’s lifestyle. Called "Watermen" regionally, there is a love of the estuary and of making a living by harvesting blue crabs, fin fish, and oysters. You can see for yourself why the Chesapeake Bay is considered by many to be a national treasure.
Appointments are to be confirmed for prequalified individuals.
In Cooperation with COMPASS Listing Agent Angela Simonelli, (410) 200-0414; Cooperating Land Specialist with Whitetail Properties Real Estate is Mike Arajakis
Contact Listing Agent Angela Simonelli at (410) 200-0414 or Cooperating Land Specialist Mike Arajakis to schedule your private tour of this rare offering.
No conservation easements have ever been placed on this property
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