This is a great opportunity to buy a unique hunting property along the Illinois River. The habitat diversity on this property really sets it apart from other river bottom properties that I have seen in the past. The majority of the property is enrolled in a lifetime CREP program, but there are 7 acres along US Route 100 that is exempt from the CREP Program. The 7 acre tract already has a nice cabin site location cleared out and also has electricity and rural water available along the road. The remainder of the 7 exempt acres could also be cleared and turned into tillable ground. The CREP contract allows up to 8 acres of food plots to be planted each year for deer. The terrain on this property is very flat and easy to navigate, but it also has thickets that are almost impossible to walk through creating some impressive bedding areas. The mature trees on the east side of the property could be selectively harvested to improve the timber stand and create more bedding areas as well. The amount of deer that popped up on this farm during the rut was overly impressive.
There are also some duck hunting opportunities on the South East corner of this property. Planting some millet along the border of Big Lake would be an excellent idea every year. There is also wetland area along the south boundary that could be planted into millet or corn on the right year, to really make for some excellent fall duck hunting. If your looking for a property that can provide some excellent deer hunting as well as a great place to shoot some ducks in the fall this just might be the place for you. Give us a call to schedule your showing today.