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When it comes to land ownership you dont have to own thousands of acres in order to kill mature whitetails. And thats what the current owner has proven the past 7 hunting seasons on this 40 acre tract. Situated in the Northwest corner of Hamilton County, Illinois, this transitional farm has produced two mature bucks 6 out of the last 7 seasons! The results speak for themselves. What makes it so good? On this 40 acres you have the three essential elements to hold and grow mature deer: food, water and cover. There are 12.5 acres of tillable land that was soybeans in 2012. A large creek splits the property in half offering a year-round water source. And the whitetails have cover in two different areas. The timber surrounding the creek has tons of thick cover (and browse) and the quail buffer strip surrounding all of the crop/CRP fields provides cover with tall grasses. This same recipe has worked for the thundering toms as well. The owner has harvested 5 mature toms, and only hunted a few seasons. Dont waste your time trying to build up a small farm, purchase one that has a PROVEN history and excellent NEIGHBORS. Give me a call to see how you can kill big deer on only 40 acres!
- 40 acres of diverse habitat on a dead-end road in Northwest Hamilton County, IL. Located less than 1 mile from Wayne County and 3 miles from Jefferson County.
- Within a 15-minute drive from the I-57/I-64 corridor in Mt. Vernon, IL.
- 12.5 acres tillable, 11.5 acres of CRP Quail Buffer, 3.5 acres of filter strips and the remaining acreage in thick, scrub timber along the creek.
- Farm has produced 2 mature bucks 6 times out of the past 7 seasons. The largest being a 172 stud taken by the owners father-in-law (see pictures).
- Abundance of wild turkeys, we scared off over 40 on our first visit.
- Creek splits property East-West offering water and travel corridor for bucks.
- Farm offers food, water & cover, the three must-haves to grow big deer!
- 2012 crop was soybeans, 2013 crop to be negotiated by new buyer.
- Surrounding neighbors implement QDM resulting in mature bucks.
- Current income $2,500/annually. This comes from tillable, Quail Habitat & CRP.
- County Water and Electricity located on gravel road bordering east property line.
- Belle Rive unit of Ten Mile Creek State Wildlife Area is less than 2 miles West offering additional hunting opportunities.