This once-in-a-lifetime find is an estate of 420 acres in Whiteside County completely developed, highly-managed, and turn-key. It would take a lifetime to put together parcels of this quality, size, and diversity…here are the efforts of a world-class conservationist family offered for the next owner’s stewardship through exploration, enjoyment, and continued enhancement. This stand-out mixed use property offers privacy, exclusiveness, and a new look at the world from every vantage point. Rolling meadows filled with pollinators, tremendous butterfly populations, neatly tilled rows of crops, sweeping vistas, towering hardwoods, over 23 miles of groomed trails, private pond and picnic locations, rocky outcroppings, fertile wetlands, and spanning lengths of the Rock Creek combine in a perfect medley of environments that offer the bounty of each season and endless opportunities to deepen the appreciation for nature while creating a lifetime of special moments.
For the hunting conservationist, incredible whitetail deer genetics and herd density provide endless seasons of the best hunting possible. Largely-bodied and full-racked trophy bucks dominate the fall with their rut activities. Ample numbers of doe provide the attraction and holding power which is enhanced by multiple food plot locations, natural browsing areas, safe bedding locations, and a sense of hunting acreages only found in the West. A long-time practice of limited harvest and select herd management has built this property into a truly stand-alone quality deer management area. A walk through the fields or trails will always bring opportunity to study deer development, behaviors, and habitat conditions. Truly a “living laboratory” of Illinois’s most prized game species, this property is a must-see for all serious conservationists.
Likewise with the turkey populations. Illinois has long been a leader in the success story of turkey repopulation. The natural bounty of this property compliments turkey flock growth and continued increase in both size and numbers. Upland game, small game, and waterfowl are all prevalent in each of the corresponding areas of this tract.
A day afield can literally be a mixed bag of varied hunting, starting with morning small game and waterfowl and ending with successful time in the deer stand before the reward of a sundowner on the veranda at dusk. The owner additionally earns ample Illinois landowner permits, assuring hassle-free hunting occasions.
The well-maintained and wholly remodeled home is comfortable as a weekend get-away, a second residence, or a go-to retreat for family and friends. Modern appliances, updated HVAC, and attached heated garage make living in the country a pleasure. There is no “roughing it” in this house. Offered substantially furnished and likewise turn-key in every way, new owners will delight in time by the large fireplace and the covered porches. Private well and propane contribute to the independence of the property. Space for additional buildings and generator is readily available. An updated pole barn houses tractors, equipment, and ATV’s. All necessary equipment is offered with the purchase.
Providing both a legacy in the land and unparalleled occasions to learn and love wildlife through a personal library of Illinois habitats, this attractive tract is the perfect gentleman’s estate. This slate is clean and ready to write the memories of family and friends for years to come. Straight from the pages of Orvis, Filson, and L.L.Bean, this property checks all the boxes in your quest for a forever home in the country.
Contact LandGuys Land Specialist LT Taylor today to discuss this location and schedule a personal visit at 815-441-9750.
Address: 17501 Bishop Rd , Morrison, IL 61270