Tillable Investment Tract With Hunting Potential In Pope Co IL - 180 Acres

Auction Date20May

180 Acres / Pope County, IL

Auction Location:
111 Oak Road, Harrisburg, IL 62946
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Live and Online at Ranchandfarmauctions.com

Auction Date: 05/20/2024 Auction Time: 6:00 PM CT

Auction Venue Location: Bramlet Simmentals Show Barn, 111 Oak Road, Harrisburg, IL 62946

Entire Farm Description:

Premier Tillable Investment Tracts With Hunting Potential

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the Shawnee National Forest area, this exceptional property offers a rare opportunity for both agricultural investment and recreational pursuits. Boasting a harmonious blend of fertile tillable acres and pristine timbered areas, this tract provides the ideal setting for cultivating crops while also serving as a prime habitat for deer and turkey hunting.

With a vast expanse of 100± tillable acres, this property presents a lucrative opportunity for agricultural investment, ensuring a steady income stream for the discerning investor. Additionally, the presence of 72± timbered acres, adorned with softwoods and mast-producing hardwoods, enhances the appeal of this tract by offering abundant wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities.

A prominent feature of this property is its extensive 3,200 feet of road frontage, complete with a gated entry point and utilities readily available, ensuring convenient access and facilitating potential development. Moreover, a well-maintained gravel access road further enhances accessibility, providing ease of navigation throughout the property.

Nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings is a large pond, adding to the scenic allure of the landscape while also serving as a valuable water source for wildlife. The property's abundance of edge and transition cover, coupled with its diverse habitat types, creates an ideal environment for deer and turkey, making it a haven for avid hunters and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Whether you're looking to capitalize on the agricultural potential of the tillable acres or indulge in the exhilarating experience of hunting amidst pristine woodlands, this tillable investment tract offers the perfect combination of income generation and recreational enjoyment. Don't miss out on the chance to own a piece of this remarkable property in the heart of nature's bounty!

Tract 1 Description: 30+/- Acres

Excellent Building Site with Utilities near Public Land

Experience the perfect fusion of recreational hunting and income generation with this diverse hunting tract. Situated amidst picturesque landscapes, this property offers an ideal blend of tillable acreage and timber, ensuring both hunting opportunities and financial returns.

Comprising 4± tillable acres and 26± timbered acres, this tract boasts a harmonious mix of softwoods and mast-producing hardwoods. The presence of edge and transition cover enhances its appeal to wildlife, making it an ideal habitat for deer and other game animals.

With 1,000 feet of road frontage and an established entry point, accessing the property is convenient and hassle-free. Moreover, utilities are available along the road frontage, adding to the tract's accessibility and potential for development.

For those looking to expand their landholdings, the adjoining 104± acres to the north and 46± acres to the east are also available for purchase, providing an excellent opportunity for expansion or investment.

Whether you're a hunting enthusiast seeking a prime hunting location or an investor looking for a property with income potential, this diverse hunting tract offers the best of both worlds. Don't miss out on the chance to own this exceptional piece of land where hunting opportunities and financial benefits converge.


* Diverse hunting tract with tillable income

* Ideal blend of tillable acreage and timber

* 4± tillable acres

* 26± timbered acres

* Softwoods and mast-producing hardwoods

* Edge and transition cover

* 1,000 feet of road frontage

* Established entry point

* Utilities available along road frontage

* The adjoining 104± acres to the north and 46± acres to the east are also available for purchase

Tract 2 Description: 104+/- Acres

Tillable Investment Tract Offering Prime Opportunities

Discover an exceptional investment opportunity with this expansive tillable tract boasting 104± acres, with 90± acres currently being farmed. This highly productive soil has a PI of 114 and is comprised of Belknap Silt Loam and Bonnie Silt Loam. A current farm lease is in place for the 2024 crop season with the intention of planting soybeans. The new buyer will have an open tenancy for 2025 and beyond.

Beyond its agricultural value, the property also offers additional recreational benefits, including deer and turkey hunting opportunities. Situated in proximity to the Shawnee National Forest and numerous recreation areas, outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the diverse range of activities available nearby.

For those looking to expand their landholdings or explore further investment opportunities, the adjoining 30± acres and 46± acres to the south are also available for purchase, offering the potential for expansion and diversification of your portfolio.

Whether you're seeking a profitable agricultural investment or a recreational retreat with income potential, this tillable investment tract presents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy investors. Don't miss your chance to capitalize on the vast potential of this prime piece of land. Give us a call today and schedule your private tour!


* Established entry point

* Gravel access road

Tract #: 2

Deeded Acres: 104± - acres

FSA Farmland Acres: 90± acres

Soil Types: Bonnie Silt Loam and Belknap Silt Loam

Soil PI/NCCPI/CSR2: PI 114.7

CRP Acres/payment: None

Taxes: TBD By Split

Lease Status: Leased for 2024 Season

Possession: At closing

Survey needed?: Yes, if sold in 2 or more tracts

Brief Legal: Pt pf S13 T13S R5E Pope Co, IL

PIDs: Part of 07-1-13-103-002

Lat/Lon: 37.3849 / -88.6059

Zip Code: 62938

Tract 3 Description: 46+/- Acres

Ideal Hunting Farm with Fishing Pond and Creek

Welcome to an unparalleled hunting paradise nestled within a pristine landscape of softwoods, mast-producing hardwoods and abundant oaks. This idyllic tract offers the perfect habitat for deer and turkey hunting enthusiasts, ensuring an unforgettable hunting experience in every season.

Encompassing a diverse blend of topography and habitat types, including seasonal wetland areas and a large pond, this property provides ample opportunities for wildlife to thrive. The adjacency to tillable acreage on two sides further enhances the attractiveness of this hunting haven, which creates natural funnels and pinch points that increase your chances of a successful hunt.

With an extensive 2,200 ± feet of road frontage with a gated entry point, accessibility is both convenient and secure, allowing for hassle-free ingress and egress. Additionally, utilities are readily available along the road frontage, providing added convenience for future development or recreational endeavors.

For those seeking to expand their landholdings or diversify their investment portfolio, the adjoining 30± acre and 104± acre tracts present an enticing opportunity for further exploration and expansion.

Whether you're a passionate hunter looking for the ultimate hunting retreat or an astute investor seeking a valuable timber investment, this all-timber hunting tract offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and investment potential. Don't miss out on a chance to make this remarkable property your own!


* All timber hunting tract

* Ideal deer and turkey hunting habitat

* Softwoods and mast-producing hardwoods

* Plenty of Oaks

* Adjoins tillable acreage on two sides

* Large pond

* Areas of seasonal wetland habitat

* 2,200 feet of road frontage

* Gated entry point

* Utilities available along the road frontage

* The adjoining 30± acre and 104± acre tracts are also available for purchase

  • Bidders may participate in the auction on-site or online at Ranchandfarmauctions.com

  • Onsite bidders should bring a government-issued ID

  • 10% down payment immediately after auction - cash, personal, or business checks accepted

  • If the winning bid is online, you will be immediately contacted to make arrangements for the 10% down payment and a purchase contract will be sent via DocuSign

  • High bidder has 30 days to close unless otherwise noted

  • Announcements on auction day will take precedence over any prior announcements

  • This is a no contingency sale and is not subject to financing or additional inspections

  • Possession at closing, subject to tenant’s rights, if any

  • If a survey is needed it will be done following the auction and the total purchase price will be adjusted to the surveyed acres

  • All information provided is derived from sources believed correct but is not guaranteed or warranted - Bidders shall rely entirely on their own information and judgments

  • Tillable investment tract

  • Soil PI of 114 with primarily Bonnie Silt Loam & Belknap Silt Loam

  • 100 ± tillable acres

  • 72± timbered acres

  • 3,200 feet of road frontage with gated entry

  • Private, gravel access road

  • Large fishing pond

  • Building site with all utilities

  • Great blend of mature hardwood and bottomland timber.

  • Located in the Shawnee National Forest area

Auction Location:
111 Oak Road, Harrisburg, IL 62946
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115 West Washington, Ste 900, Pittsfield, IL 62363

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