Located just outside of Pillager and minutes from Brainerd/Baxter, not only does this property have a beautiful log sided home but the land is what originally attracted the current owner who with being a devote archer and outdoorsman, member of the archery hall of fame and having spent time in the field with the legendary Fred Bear, wanted to settle not just on any property, but one that provided some special opportunities. So, what makes the land special? Well, not only does the property provide sizeable tillable areas that are situated next to prime bedding/travel areas in an area with very high deer numbers, but take this and put the property right adjacent to a military reserve and this is exactly what you have and to say it is a rare opportunity is an understatement. For those that haven't guessed it or don't know, the military reserve is Camp Ripley which is approximately 53,000 contiguous acres of habitat that only has a limited number of hunts each year with certain areas off limits to any hunting. What this equates to is a HUGE area for deer to not only live but get old and big. I have personally assisted with the registration of deer from these hunts and have seen some real jaw dropping bucks come out of this area with the most highly known being the Scott O' Konek buck that is the reining Minnesota #1 non-typical archery and #34 of any Minnesota non-typical harvested with any weapon all-time scoring 227 3/8th. What's missing from the camp itself is food. What does this property have related to this is really a threefold answer? Simply put it's the sizeable tillable, having the tillable areas located next to wooded thick areas originating from within the camp to allow for prime secure travel and bedding areas right next to them and then the general property having two sides immediately adjacent to the camp. All in all, it's the "perfect storm" to have big bucks key in on and frequent this property. The main tillable areas consist of a northern approximate 14.6-acre field along with a middle 8.7-acre field. There are also 3 smaller secluded areas consisting of approximately 1.52 acres that would make great food plot areas where you could literally shoot the buck of your dreams from the front deck (see the tillable area picture to see where these areas are located on the property). Deer aren't the only game species on the property. The habitat is prime for turkeys with multiple birds being harvested seen on a regular basis right next to the house along with the potential for a bear or two. I could go on and on about the multiple rubs, trails, sign and general habitat but you just have to come take a look to appreciate it all which leads me to the home itself. The home was built in 2002 and has approximately 3,000 square feet of living space which includes a beautiful lofted tongue and groove great room, kitchen that walks out to the deck, living/dining room, bathroom, entryway with another bathroom and then the additional loft that has it's own deck overlooking the backyard that you honestly could use as a deer stand. The lower level consists of an entertainment room, bedroom with private bath, mechanical/washroom, storage and-and existing woodworking shop. There is not only in-floor heating in the lower level but also in the main level that is dual electric and propane along with a high-pressure HVAC system. The exterior as you can see by the pictures is all log siding and there is a nice storage shed. All of this is set on a peaceful asphalt dead end road. The last aspect of this property which is unique is that it's not only the hunting that can be done on the property but with being located in close proximity to the Brainerd/Nisswa lakes area, there are multiple lakes in the area for fishing/boating as well as the snowmobile and ATV trail systems close by for additional recreational opportunities. So much more to be said about this great property and the area so give me a call and I'd love to discuss all of them in greater detail!
- Beautifully constructed log sided home situated close to the Brainerd/Nisswa Lakes area
- One of a kind location neighboring the 53,000 acre Camp Ripley Military Reserve
- Historical big buck producing area
- Camp Ripley produced the standing Minnesota #1 Archery Non-Typical Whitetail
- Pheonominal tillable areas for food plots situated between fingers of heavy cover leading out of Camp Ripley
- Located on a dead end road just outside of Pillager, MN and minutes from Brainerd/Baxter
- Very close proximity to fishing one of the many lakes in the Brainerd/Nisswa Lakes area
- Miles of snowmobile and ATV trails close by
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