294 +/- Acre Southern Iowa Whitetail Paradise with Great Income

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Price: $1,969,800
Acreage: 294
County: Monroe
State: Iowa

Price Per Acre

$6,700.00 per acre

Property Description

If you’ve been searching for a turnkey hunting property in southern Iowa, you’ll want to take a close look at this farm. Consisting of 294 +/- acres of highly managed ground in Monroe County, IA, this farm has everything a serious whitetail hunter could dream of with the added bonus of nearly $47,000 annual income. Building a hunting farm of this caliber is a process that took years of work. Countless amounts of time, effort, and resources have been poured into this property to create a whitetail hunting paradise.

Located in an area known for producing world-class whitetails, this farm is surrounded by big timber and large tracts. Access to the property is ideal, with road frontage touching just the southeast portion of the farm. A majority of the hardwood timber is tucked away on the north and west portions of the property and cannot be seen from the road, checking all the boxes from an access and layout standpoint. The farm consists of approximately 60 acres of hardwood timber and 225.36 acres of CP-25 native grass CRP plantings. The CRP provides phenomenal bedding and nesting cover in addition to a $46,735 annual income. The contract has been split into four separate fields to maximize the amount of food plot acres and ensure they are located in the most ideal spots. The CRP contract expires in September of 2032.

When touring the farm, it is evident the amount of work the owner has put into it to create a world-class whitetail property. A short list of improvements includes invasive species management, clover fire breaks for CRP burns, tiled food plots, timber stand improvement, watering holes, pond dirt work, multiple tower blinds, and fencing work. Simply put, this farm offers a turnkey setup that cannot be replicated without years of sweat equity and proper management. The amount of deer sign and documented history of mature bucks on this property is incredible. The genetics on this farm speak for themselves and the owner has been very intentional when it comes to properly managing the deer herd. Turkeys and pheasants are also abundant on the farm.

As if the habitat, access, layout, and hunting potential weren’t enough, this farm also offers ideal build sites for a weekend getaway or forever home. Just by looking at the aerial map and surrounding properties, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best farms I have been on in southern Iowa. If you are in the market for a premier hunting property within an hour of the Des Moines metro, this one is a must-see! Call Korey O’Day at (515) 519-5779 today to schedule your private showing.

Property Features

  • Documented history of trophy bucks
  • 4 tower blinds included in the sale
  • $46,735 annual CRP payment through 9/30/2032
  • 225.36 CRP acres (1/2 CP25 Tall, 1/2 CP25 short CRP mix)
  • CRP contract is split into 4 different fields to maximize food plot acres
  • 14 acres of row crop food plots
  • 6 acres of alfalfa food plots
  • Low-lying food plots have been tiled
  • Three ponds
  • Rolling terrain with gorgeous views
  • Surrounded by huge blocks of timber and large tracts
  • Three small watering holes
  • Significant amount of invasive tree and brush removal
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Substantial fencing work done
  • 75% cost sharing on erosion prevention project due to Cedar Creek Watershed program
  • Located 8 miles from Lovilia, IA
  • 25 miles from Knoxville
  • 60 miles from Des Moines
  • Taxes: Approximately $3,450

Property Address

0000 147th Street, Lovilia, IA