262 Acres Putnam County, Illinois


Property Overview

  • Ducks Unlimited had a large influence and helped design this acreage making it an outstanding waterfowl property
  • 5 water management cells where water can be controlled through culverts/riser systems
  • 2 miles of constructed levee’s and galvanized steel culvers, risers and emergency spillways
  • 150 acres can be dried out for annual crops of millet, buckwheat and corn (dry year) and rewatered/flooded
  • Whitetail food plots being planted with tremendous trophy potential
  • Very little hunting pressure with large neighboring land owners
  • Access is excellent with Levees being large enough to drive vehicles through acreage
  • Borings have been done for a high capacity water well
  • Natural water can be utilized to flood cells through a gravitational method
  • All water in water controlled areas is 2-3 feet deep safe for wading
  • Levee construction was done to ensure waterfowl rest area will not be disturbed when accessing hunting locations
  Total Tillable CRP Grass Timber Other
Acres 262     
Matt Cox
Matt Cox
Illinois Land Broker
Matt Cox
  • Cell: 309-221-1764
  • Office: 217-899-1240
  • Fax: 309-213-1642

Property Description

This 262-acre Putnam County farm has been setup for some of the finest waterfowl and deer hunting opportunities you will find in Illinois. The current owner worked directly with Ducks Unlimited to design and establish the 5 wetland cells that can be flooded with one pumping station.

The individual wetland cells create a unique opportunity to establish a great diversity in your wetland feed.  The wetlands can be flooded at different time frames giving you the opportunity to control when and where ducks will be feeding throughout the hunting season.  There is a Bradley Blind (Steel Pit) in one of the levees. There are numerous locations to build permanent or floating blinds giving you the ability to hunt the right blinds with the right wind, or it opens the avenue of generating income by leasing a few of the blinds to other hunters.

If the duck hunting is slow, don’t forget about the giant whitetails that roam these parts of the river bottom.  This property has excellent pinch points and travel corridors, along with ideal locations for fall food plots to help hold deer on this property.

The property is an ideal waterfowl location l as it sits within a few miles of the well known “Hennepin Hopper” (Dixon Waterfowl Refuge), between Henry and Hennepin along the Illinois River – approximately 2 hours from downtown Chicago.

This property is within 3.1 miles of the 86 acre Putnam County listing being offered by LandGuys.  Combined these two properties offer a unique opportunity to own an absolutely beautiful “Turn-key” recreational property complete with great deer, duck, and turkey hunting.

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