An outstanding all-around wildlife property, in a sleeper county for Boone & Crockett bucks! This land is part of the original “Joy Wildlife Farm”, which had the prestige of having been recognized as one of the top conservation farms in the state. Under strict Quality Deer Management for the past decade or more, this property boasts an abundant and healthy deer herd, and has the potential to produce trophy caliber bucks any given year. The wildlife habitat on this farm is truly on another level, compared to other similar type properties. Fruit orchards, and chestnut plantings; managed mature hardwood timber; early successional hardwood tree plantings; numerous established food plot locations; conifer wind breaks; hidden fields in thick security cover; miles of edge; a seasonal pond; two live creeks; and many other natural features make this land extremely productive for all species of wildlife! We flushed up a covey of quail while shooting video for the listing, and turkeys and deer are everywhere. There are approximately 33.5 acres currently in tillable production, with more acres possible. Several fields are currently enrolled in CRP and established in a mix of native warm season grasses, and the owners have applied for additional enrollment of a couple other fields, in 2020. Several permanent hunting blinds included. Access from the west and north sides, offering access to hunt various wind directions. The land has plenty of topography, which affords some great locations to construct more ponds, or perhaps a lake. There are two equipment storage buildings (approximate measurements are 34′ x 80′ and 44′ x 62′); one which the seller leases to a tenant for additional income. The farm, also, has six grain storage bins, which are also leased to a local farmer. This property has chipped road frontage and is only 1/2 mile north of the city of Joy, IL, and Highway 17. It is situated in Mercer County School District and would make an excellent site to build a home and raise a family. It could also be a very good location to build a cabin, or hunting lodge for weekend getaways and entertaining family and friends during the hunting season. Don’t let this dream property slip through your fingers. Give us a call and schedule a showing, today.
Address: 961 110th St Joy, IL 61260