15.3 Acres Carroll County, Illinois

SOLD_$5,130 Per Acre

Property Overview

  • Mature timber with state-approved timber plan/revenue stream
  • Stunning whitetail cover and strong herd numbers
  • Great turkey habitat and roosting grounds
  • Easily accessed by the traveling hunter/owner
  • Beautiful oak, spruce, cedar and small, clear streams
  • Adjacent to picturesque pond
  • Low $100 real estate tax per year
  • Excellent private camping location with potential for building
  Total Tillable CRP Grass Timber Other
Acres 15.3     
LT Taylor
LT Taylor
Illinois Land Broker
LT Taylor
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  • Office: 217-899-1240
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Property Description

This perfectly sized parcel of just under 16 acres of land in Northwest Illinois is a rare find, having a little something for everyone and offering benefits parcels several times this size can’t match.

“Just right” for the outdoorsman seeking a “go to place,” this beautiful patch of timber offers seclusion, mature woods mixed with open areas, easy blacktop access, great hunting for whitetails and turkey, year-round flowing water, gently rolling hills, potential timber income, and potential building site.

Mature hardwoods, spruce, and cedar mix to create a thick patchwork of outstanding habitat. Entering this stand of trees is like walking into an old-world cathedral…towering branches reach together to form massive archways and the world falls behind as silence surrounds you. Clearly marked boundaries stretch the property between shallow ravines and hillsides. This is woodland seclusion at its best, with all the quiet and privacy of your own hunting grounds. Follow your own whitetails and turkey through the seasonal changes, build comfortable hunting blinds, and lay out the management of the land to suit your goals for wildlife feeding and holding.

A comprehensive timber plan is on file for the property, providing substantial detail regarding the timber income potential of the property and driving the real estate taxes to less than $100 per year. There are precious few investments in life you enjoy as much as a parcel of property like this, will actually pay you huge dividends in timber harvest revenue every ten years or so, and come with virtually no carrying or overhead costs.

The traveling hunter can access the property by driving west from Mt. Carroll, stopping at the Center Hill Cemetery access road, and walking less than a hundred yards to the southern border of their private game hunting property. This access assures short minutes to the blind in the morning and effectively keeps non-invited guests away from your wildlife. Additional access is available from a legal easement on the northwest corner.

Carroll County whitetails and turkey are among some of the best in the state of Illinois, and this property is in the heart of “good deer country. The dense timber, mix of habitat, and ancient cedars simply say, “deer woods.” Turkey are a constant, roosting in the tall trees and making the woods their strutting grounds. Additional species of all small game are present. An adjacent, picturesque pond draws waterfowl and upland game to the area. Wood duck feast on acorn and make their home in tree cavities. Every visit to this property brings new sights, sounds, and opportunities to fall in love with the outdoors all over again.

Two small streams trickle through the heart of the property, running to the adjacent pond. Their ever-present water source draws big bucks and holds all species of game through every season.

Finally, for the outdoorsman or outdoorswoman with their eye to the future, this property has strong potential for camping or trailer use, with attention to the legal northwest easement access of 25’ wide. Tent camping, trailer outings, or planning a full-out construction project for your cabin or home, this property deserves careful consideration.

Make a point to look over pictures from the property and call Northwest Illinois LandGuy LT Taylor to see it for yourself.

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