Flint Hills Top-End Hunting on Deep Creek

Price: $1,768,200
Acreage: 421
County: Riley
State: Kansas

Property Description

Located south of Manhattan, Kansas, and just north of I-70 sits one of the most scenic and diverse 421-acre tracts of land in the Flint Hills, which holds endless opportunities for top-end hunting and life-long memories.

With the eased location of the farm just off of I-70 and HWY 177, travel to and from is effortless. But once you are off the highway and pulling down Deep Creek Road, you feel a sense of seclusion in the Flint Hills. Once to the farm, the east property fence line was fully replaced in the spring of 2022 with 5-strand barbed wire and 3 sets of piped double swing entry gates, and piped water gaps across the creeks. The remaining of the entire property is fully fenced with 5-strand barbed wire with the back 80 acres crossed-fenced for the front acres.

The 421 acres are made up of 235 acres of exceptionally well-maintained native grass pastures, 148 acres of mature hardwood timber stands, 24 acres of expired CRP, and 14 acres of clean native hay meadows. In years past since the 40s, this tract of ground was once part of a large cattle operation, being grazed throughout the spring and summer months. This past year, the grassland sat fallow and not being grazed, allowing for the native bluestem to fill to its full state. The pasture acres were fully sprayed in 2021, leaving an exceptionally clean, healthy, and hearty stand of grass. With the two creeks running fully throughout the north and south sides of the tract, a massive towering hardwood timber stand of 148 acres has lined the way with an impressive canopy and open understory. The majority of the hardwoods are Burr Oak, Black Walnut, Hickory, Sycamore, and White Oak. A perfect amount of cedars that sit in the small fingerling draws and along the edges of the bluffs provide additional protection for wildlife. The 24 acres of expired CRP are an ideal location to go back to tillable acres bringing a year-round food source back to the farm. And from the roadside, 98% of the farm cannot be seen, providing protection. Even with being in a dry year, this farm has endless water sources throughout. With several naturally flowing springs coming out of the hillsides, a nice sized spring-fed watering pond, and Deep Creek cutting throughout, this farm’s water sources are very well-rounded.

Over the years since the 1940s, the farm has had little to no hunting allowed and with big cattle country and endless seas of grasses wrapping the farm on the north and west, then prime tillable fields lining the south and east sides, the genetics are in the area and the foundation is set to hold and grow big deer. There are 2 established food plot areas throughout the bottoms along the south and putting the expired CRP back to tillable row crop would provide a prime year-round food source and allow for several hunting locations from multiple wind directions. Each time on the farm, several quail coveys have been seen, along with endless turkey as well. With the incredible elevation, deep draws, rich tillable fields, endless water, and low pressure, one would be able to take the habitat that has been created and continue to enhance it while growing the numbers.

With just a short 9 mile drive south out of Manhattan, this farm also provides several incredible build sites for a retreat cabin or dream home with endless 360-degree views that capture every sunrise and sunset overlooking the native prairie lands.

From top-end hunting to prime grazing and build potential, this diverse 421-acre tract of land is a once-in-a-lifetime with all it has to offer and is one to see in person to truly appreciate all it has to hold!

Property Features

  • 421 +/- acres total
  • 235 +/- acres native bluestem grass
  • 148 +/- acres mature timber of Burr Oaks, Black Walnuts, Hickory, Sycamore
  • 24 +/- acres of expired CRP tillable acres
  • 14 +/- acres of clean hay meadow
  • Incredible elevation
  • Natural springs throughout with 2 spring tanks
  • 3-acre spring-fed watering pond
  • Deep Creek runs throughout
  • 5-strand barbed wire perimeter fencing
  • Piped corners and waterways
  • 3 sets of double swing piped gates
  • Limited hunting on the property since 1947
  • Top-end whitetail genetics in the area
  • Incredible upland habitats with several quail coveys throughout
  • Turkey roosting areas along the creek
  • Adjoining Kansas State University Charitable Real Estate Foundation providing low pressure to property
  • Utilities available along Deep Creek Road
  • Several prime build locations
  • Soil types of Clime Ivan and Tully
  • Conex shipping container for dry storage
  • All mineral rights are intact
  • Hunting Unit 9
  • Approximate 2022 tax $1,915.04
  • Located 9 miles south of Manhattan just off I-70 and HWY-177

Property Address

5295 Deep Creek Road, Manhattan, KS