This is a one of a kind mixed use WATERFOWL and DEER property conveniently located along US Hwy 100 between Browning and Frederick, Illinois. It is rare to find a waterfowl property that has this kind of annual income potential as well as some outstanding deer hunting opportunities. The property has approximately 57 tillable acres, currently planted to corn; and the last yield check on this farm shows that it should make approximately 280 bushels per acre proving that this is highly productive and fertile river bottom soils. The majority of the tillable acreage sits higher than many other river bottom ground in the area, and can hold out approximately a 19.5 foot flood stage reading based out of Havana, Illinois River readings.
Approximately 30 acres of the tillable ground is designed as a wetland impoundment with water depths of 4 inches to 3 feet deep. With this setup the majority of the tillable acreage can be harvested each year for income. By strategically strip harvesting and leaving standing crops in the wetland this 30 acre impoundment has the right ingredients to attract and hold a lot of ducks and geese each fall. The current owners are having a pump and well installed on the property to make pumping and filling the wetland as easy as possible come this hunting season. It is rare to find a wetland, that is this easy to manage and maintain each year. There is also a secluded “timber-hole” and a corner of an Illinois back water lake on the South end of this property making an ideal location for some of those coveted “timber-hole duck hunts”.
There are two cabin sites cleared out and conveniently located along US Hwy 100. Both locations have easy access to public water and electricity. One cabin site is cleared out overlooking the wetland area, which would be an ideal setting for sitting on the back deck and watching ducks come into the wetland each fall. This cabin site is also located very close to where the well and pump system are being installed. Some of these well and pump systems can be setup on an app for your phone so you could simply turn the pump on from the convenience of your home and know the wetland will be full when you come down to hunt.
The property is also set up for trophy whitetail hunting, there is an elaborate trail system through the property that makes accessing stand locations a breeze in any wind. There are several food plots already established throughout the property, and these river bottom properties can really ignite during the rut. Many big bucks like to push does into the more open river bottom timbers during the rut. The North East border to this property, is along Sugar Creek and if any of you have hunted in Schuyler County, Illinois I’m sure you have heard of the outstanding deer hunting that comes along with Sugar Creek.
These types of properties simply do not come along very often. It is rare to find an excellent waterfowl setup that also plays out to be an excellent deer hunting farm. It’s also rare to find this many tillable acres to help produce a solid income each and every year. This property is one to seriously get excited about. Give us a call to schedule your showing today. It will not disappoint.