A very diverse property that offers tons of opportunity for recreation, agricultural use, or development. This farm has outstanding access throughout, with an interior gravel road system and many cleared trails. Several prominent points overlook the grand valley and the beautiful 10 acre lake, offering a selection of excellent building locations.
Grassland acres layout beautifully to be grazed as pasture, or used for hay production for your livestock operation. With everything else this property has to offer, it would make an amazing property for someone looking to build their dream home and equestrian facility.
Hunting potential on this property is very good, and this area is locally known for producing trophy bucks. The property has great bedding areas and one of the best layouts for hunting plot installation I’ve seen. With lots of contiguous habitat running through this valley, flocks of turkeys flow through the property regularly, and often roost in the big mature white oaks. Approximately 50-60 pheasants were released on the farm in 2016.
For the waterfowl hunter, there are lots of geese frequently using the lake, as it’s not far from Spoon Lake, Snakeden Hollow, and many other lakes and wetlands scattered throughout the area. There are two newly built wooden blinds overlooking the lake, ready for you to use this hunting season. And the newly constructed 2 1/2 acre impoundment can be planted with corn, milo, or millet, and flooded once the crop matures, using natural runoff and the water control structure. Or you could pump water right over the levy from the creek if necessary in a dry year.
The lake has excellent structure for fish, and is stocked with crappie, catfish, large mouth bass, and bluegill. Fishing is very good.
Mature timber includes many huge white oaks, a fair amount of black walnut and some cherry. Timber is very diverse and offers plenty browse and hard mast for wildlife.
This farm is located 9 miles northeast of Galesburg; 50 miles south of Moline; and 50 miles north of Peoria, IL.
Overall, this is a tremendous property with a lot to offer and should not be overlooked. This property may appear ‘open’ on the aerial, but it is thicker than it looks and has excellent topography. It holds a lot of deer, and other wildlife. Put this on your short list and contact me to schedule a private tour!