Tract 1 - 871± Acres The heart of the property being offered at auction is the 871± acre hunting retreat. For nearly 20 years this property has been developed to become one of the Midwest's outstanding duck and goose and trophy deer hunting properties. 816± acres of the property are enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program. A 4.5 mile main levee surrounds 462± acres creating four large, managed wetland impoundments with two additional adjoining units. Another two miles of smaller levees are used for controlling water and accessing the hunting fields. In total, the WRP area can provide nearly 600 acres of waterfowl habitat with food plots interspersed throughout the area. The property and WRP acreage was professionally designed for optimal waterfowl, deer and wildlife management. There is gravity flow water management throughout. Altogether, there are nine water-control structures, and 14 gate and pipe systems for managing optimal water levels.
Built in 2000, the 2,000± sq. ft. log cabin welcomes hunters as they approach up the secluded ¼ mile gravel drive. Inside, the cabin features three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two sleeping lofts. A large central area includes the kitchen, dining room and living room with a cozy stone fireplace. An enclosed porch runs the entire length of the back of the cabin offering sweeping views of the hunting area in the valley below. The large “mud room” offers plenty of storage for hunting supplies.
Additional structures include an open air pole barn and a heated 2,400± sq. ft. metal building, built in 2017, with a poured concrete floor - perfect for storing gear, decoys, Atv's and blinds.
Tract 2 - 62± Acres Located just east of Tract 1, this property features 62± total acres, of which 55± acres are income producing farmland typically planted to corn or soybeans. Access is provided by CR 1375 E running along the west side of the property. The Tract features approximately 525 feet of Kaskaskia River frontage in the southeast corner. The small wooded lot is strategically located for deer hunting along the Kaskaskia River.
Tract 3 - 215± Acres This is a diverse property totaling 215± acres. Of the 215± acres, 143± acres are productive river bottom farmland, typically planted to corn and soybeans. The remaining balance of the property is wooded and includes approximately 1.8 miles of Kaskaskia River frontage serving as a major wildlife corridor. The property sits directly south of Tract 1 across CR 2500 N, which provides access. This is an excellent opportunity to have both income producing farmland and recreational hunting land for enjoyment. Whitetail deer and turkey are numerous, and additional duck hunting areas could be added with the development of waterfowl impoundments. The tillable farmland on Tracts 2 and 3 has historically been leased to a local farmer.