Auction to be held at: Louisiana Land Bank 4255 Front St, Winnsboro, LA 71295
1538+/- Acres Tensas Parish, Louisiana Hunting Land
Property Offering: Sawmill Recreational Tract
Location: Tensas Parish, Latitude: 31.989860 Longitude: -91.403503.The sawmill tract is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Newellton, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. This property lies less than a mile south of the Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area and is in the general vicinity of Lake Formosa and Lake Marydale.
Size: 1,538+/- acres
General Information: The sawmill tract is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood areas that previously belonged to Fisher Lumber Corporation. Fisher acquired thousands of acres of prime hardwood timberland in order to provide wood to be used in the manufacturing of automobile bodies by General Motors, their parent company. After car bodies progressed to all-metal construction, Fisher Lumber Corporation continued to manage their woodlands for the production of high quality hardwoods. In some cases, tracts having lands suitable for farming were cleared. The sawmill tract had excellent timber production capabilities in addition to having a ridge and swale topography that made it unsuitable for farming and was thus spared from the bulldozer. Elevations on the Sawmill tract are in range of 65’ -70’ MSL. The current timber stand of mature hardwoods is excellent. The conservation easement allows for some limited harvesting sometime around 2019.
Access: Crooked Bayou Rd., a public gravel road
Wildlife: The Sawmill tract is home to an excellent deer herd. The current tenants are mostly bow hunters and take 150-160+ class deer every year, with larger ones seen on camera. Genetics in the area are excellent. The cypress brakes show a significant amount of water and attracts wintering waterfowl. The duck hunting can be excellent at times with the abundant flooded oak flats. There is also a portion of the west side that is green timber for duck hunting. The large amount of water should allow for several alligator tags each year. Frog hunting is also an added bonus. Small game is abundant.
Easements: Ducks unlimited conservation easement