Deer & Turkey Haven, Harvest Ready Timber, Borders State Land

Description

What a great opportunity to own your own 316± acre private preserve, with approx. 2920’ of road frontage and have another 2664± acres of public land across the road, including a 16± acre lake, steps away from your property. About a half-mile square, this property is a whitetail and turkey haven, mostly wooded but with long shooting lanes from the power line that cuts through the back section of the property.  Several older food plots are strategically located around the property, with many choices for tree stands or shooting towers. With a gated entrance, there is a long driveway taking you into the heart of the property, where there is a clearing with ample space for camper(s) and trucks to park.  Easy to navigate trails throughout the property for ATV or walking.  The power line runs along the top ridge of the property, with the side hills creating a series of benches and bowls where the deer like to travel. Deer were jumped on the property when walked, and deer runs were everywhere, heavily traversed and torn up trails abounded (see pictures). The timber on the property consists of a lot of ash, cherry and maple - much ready to harvest now, providing a nice income opportunity, and when properly managed, opening up with a timber cut would only make this property even better, allowing other trees to mature faster as well as creating underbrush and browse so attractive to whitetail, small game and birds.  There are wild apples for deer and turkey as well as lots of thornapples which turkey and grouse love. The owners have created a 40± acre “Sanctuary” on the southwest side of the property behind one section of the power line which has been left completely undisturbed, specifically so the deer have an area where they feel safe and will return to bed, big bucks don’t get spooked and therefore stay in the area. In this area known for wind-power, there were two windmill holding and a substation contracts on this property, which have since expired but could present another income-producing opportunity for the new owner.  There is electric at the road as well. In addition to the recreational activities this property offers, it is also located directly across the road from the entrance to NYS Chittning Pond, a 16± acre lake with public fishing dock and features largemouth bass, yellow perch, crappie, bluegills and bullhead among other species, and is located within the 2664 acres of the Albert J. Woodford Memorial State Forest. Over 100 miles of horseback riding and snowmobiling trails are nearby within 10 minutes in the Beaver Creek State Forest. It is only a little over 30 minutes to Cooperstown Sangerfield/Waterville are 5 minutes away, New Hartford 20 minutes, and Utica 30 minutes - all closeby offering amenities within easy access, including restaurants, stores, cultural and entertainment activities in addition to outdoor fun. It is only a little over 30 minutes to Cooperstown with the National Baseball Hall of Fame, NYS Historical Society and Fenimore Art Museum, Farmers Museum, Brewery Ommegang, and Glimmerglass Theatre. Outstanding fishing of lake trout, walleye and perch among many other species and recreational boating awaits on nearby Canadarago Lake (25 minutes) covering 1944 acres or Otsego Lake (35 minutes) covering 4046 acres with a public beach and trails at Glimmerglass State Park. The property is approx. 1.5 hours from Albany and just over 3.5 hours from the George Washington Bridge/NYC area.    

Property Details

  • Lots of deer sign in an area renowned for big whitetail and wild turkey with diverse wildlife
  • Food plots in strategic locations throughout (see the interactive map) and a 40± acre “sanctuary” the owner has left unhunted and untouched, attracting whitetail into this area
  • Nice mix of current and future harvestable timber providing income opportunity
  • Many easy to walk or ride ATV trails provide access throughout this property
  • Plenty of room for campers and trucks in clearing
  • Property is directly across the road from the entrance to NYS Chittning Pond, 16± acre lake with public fishing dock and features largemouth bass, yellow perch, crappie, bluegills and bullhead among other species, and is part of the 2664± acres of the Woodford Memorial State Forest
  • Utica and surrounding communities are close by offering many amenities within easy access
  • Just over a half hour to Cooperstown with amenities and cultural and recreational attractions, which includes the National Baseball Hall of Fame, NYS Historical Society and Fenimore Art Museum, Farmers Museum, Brewery Ommegang, and Glimmerglass Theatre
  • Outstanding fishing of lake trout, walleye and perch among many other species and recreational boating awaits on nearby Canadarago Lake (approx 25 minutes) covering 1944± acres or Otsego Lake (approx 35 minutes) covering 4046± acres with a public beach and trails at Glimmerglass State Park
  • The property is approx. 1.5 hours from Albany and just over 3.5 hours from the George Washington Bridge/NYC area

8710 US Rt. 20, Lot#WP001
Waterville, New York 13480