This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy one of the most diverse and unique hunting properties to ever come up for sale in all of Illinois. It is difficult to find a piece of property that offers an opportunity to hunt deer, turkey, ducks, and geese; all while producing a great return on your investment. The best part about this property is that it is not in a flood plain, yet it is located right next to some of the most outstanding waterfowl refuges in all of Central Illinois. There are great genetics and world class Whitetails on this farm as well.
The last waterfowl aerial census conducted on 1/10/19 estimated an outstanding number of 43,995 ducks within a 6-mile area around this property, and 6,400 Canadian geese sitting on the Duck Creek Cooling pond on 1/25/2019. During the peak of the fall duck migration the aerial census conducted on 11-20-18 estimated approximately 150,000 ducks within a 6-mile radius of this property of which 42,720 ducks were resting and roosting on the Duck Creek Cooling Pond, which is the adjoining 1,500-acre lake next to this farm, and it does not allow hunting.
Over the past 2 years the 6 installed “Concealed Comfort Waterfowl Pits” on this property have harvested an estimated 1600 ducks and 1000 geese. Each pit is currently leased out for $10,000 annually and there are a couple more locations on the property to install a few more. Field hunting ducks and geese is one of the most exciting forms of waterfowl hunting, the beauty about this property is there is no need to run pumps and plant wetlands. The annual cash rent for the 123 tillable acres on this farm, is $22,140 for 2019.
It’s fairly easy to get so excited about the waterfowl hunting, but one must not forget that the deer and turkey hunting on this farm is absolutely tremendous. The property is currently leased for deer hunting and generates $15,000 annually for deer hunting rights. The 5,331 acres to the west of this property does not allow hunting and this area is well known to hold some of the largest whitetails in all of Fulton County, Illinois. The property is completely surrounded by a security fence which makes it very difficult for anyone to attempt to trespass on this farm. There is good access off of US highway 24 with a gated entrance on both the north and south ends of the property. Both access points bring you in from the east and make it possible to hunt this farm regardless of wind direction. This property is available in two split options, and both tracts have great locations to put a future lodge or shed. There is also potential to increase the annual revenue on this farm, making it possible to turn a 4% ROI in the future. Please contact us for more details.