"Running Bird Farm" has been called Whiteside Counties "best whitetail hunting camp"... with good reason! This quality game managed parcel is 143.5 acres of income producing CRP, mature timber, creek bottom, grazing alleys, new growth timber, and wildlife! Boasting an established, and highly secluded camp set-up, this location is one of the very few remaining, true "deer camp" ownership opportunities.
Originally called "Running Bird Farm," in honor of the massive turkey running across the ridges when first visited, this gem of a property is much, much more than just birds...it is a place of peace for the reflective, a place of world-class hunting for the sportsman, and a place ideally suited to ATV use or walks through the timber trails.
Whitetail deer, attracted by recently planted fruit trees, carefully managed food plots, and natural cover, offer an incomparable foundation for hunting recreation, family memories, and sport on this incredible refuge. Boone & Crockett quality bucks routinely call "Running Bird Farm" their home. And, with a strong conservation ethic, the previous owners were careful to allow time for quality bucks to grow into trophies...preserving the herd while contributing to the extra-ordinary gene pool of the region.
Fresh water draws waterfowl and a variety of woodland creatures to dual attractions of a crystal-clear spring and the quick-running Otter Creek on the northern border. Wood ducks, mallards, geese, cranes, and all sorts of migratory species frequent the timber of "Running Bird Farm." Drifting over from the nearby Mississippi River Valley, this complete mix of waterfowl brings a unique and completing dynamic to an already outstanding property.
Pheasant and turkey are plentiful through the CRP ground and edges of timber. Phenomenal spring turkey hunting brings the sportsman back to the woods as the days lengthen and the greenery fills. Fall pheasant hunting among crop fields and grassy ridges surrounds the sportsman with crisp leaves and autumnal breezes.
Individual areas, such as Butterfly Field and Wood Duck Pond, provide unique settings on this expansive parcel. Lush lowlands, high timber ridges, and fresh stands of evergreens add just the right mix of habitat and cover to attract and hold each species. Miles of trails grant easy access through the property.
Permanent tower blinds provide safe, warm, and proven hunting locations. Many tree blinds and ground blinds are available for use, depending on winds and conditions. As part of the natural scenery, these blinds make hunting opportunities as easy as the drive to your personal deer and turkey camp at "Running Bird."
This Forestry Certified farm has the real estate tax benefits of exemption for managed timber, making the annual taxes less than $150. Carrying costs are minimal and CRP income of $7,000 contributes substantially. The deer camp quarters are a permanent RV, compete with fresh water tank with gravity feed and septic. Several sheds provide shelter and security for ATV's, generators, chainsaws, and tractors. This truly is an ideal weekend getaway, ready to help you leave your worries behind, and can easily be the family or personal retreat you enjoy for the weekend or weeks at a time.
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