Imagine owning an investment property that has the unprecedented potential to be the most sought after recreational tract in Southwestern Wisconsin! This extraordinary 364+/- acre kingdom boasts of rich tillable, gentle rolling hills and proven to be a trophy whitetail factory. Unquestionably, youve found a prestigious playground that provides a handsome yearly income with a secluded building site for your hunting cabin or permanent residence! Youre looking at a property that has been in the family for nearly 80-years and hasnt seen the market since.
Youll find this estate located in the quiet farming community of Highland, which can be found in the blissfully scenic NW corner of Iowa County. Just under an hour from Madison, lies an other worldly escape rooted in agriculture and wildlife preservation. Enter the property off a secluded dead-end road that wraps nearly half-mile deep into a pleasantly private setting. Here, youll find a wonderful building site that already has a newer septic and electric. This site has the original 1900s homestead in place that can easily be replaced with new construction.
The farm was once a lucrative dairy and beef operation. Today, it rests with only a small number of Angus that freely roam the wooded and pasture ground. Upon sale, the cattle will be removed and transferred at the Buyers convenience. Theres currently approximately 113-acres of fertile agricultural ground that rents for about $11,300/yearly but can be nearly doubled with the going rate of tillable in the area providing competitive pricing for land rental. Additionally, 100+/- acres of overgrown pasture can seamlessly be converted back into active cropland for a potential revenue stream ranging around $22,600-$32,600 annually depending on how you want to look at it. The open canvas that this fairytale setting affords creates endless opportunities for those outdoor enthusiasts that crave land management.
Between the cascading bluffs, youll notice a dramatic mile-long valley that sweeps throughout the estate. Here, youll find an assortment of enormous towering wild apple trees and a cold-water stream that bubbles from a natural spring just behind the building site. The valley basin can be transformed into more tillable ground or perhaps decorated with lush food plots for an isolated hunting honey hole.
Being as it may, Mother Nature transforms old pasture ground into remarkable bedding thickets for all game species, including whitetail. The fruits of her very labor are ever so present within the past few years. Thick pockets of dense vegetation have regenerated into priceless cover and wildlife forage. Several regions of the property remind me of some of the same world-class deer hunting tracts that Ive hunted in the big buck capital of Iowa. Gnarly underbrush patches create undeniably the most overlooked buck bedding areas to most hunters. These untamed pastures are the lifeblood of the best deer cover known to a bowhunter!
In reference to the map, youll notice two large pasture pockets on the SW corner. These would make exceptional staging areas with food plots, switchgrass bedding fields or even additional work ground consisting of corn or beans. The size and diversity of this estate allows creative freedom for those looking to grow Boone & Crockett Class Deer in a region notorious for giants. Theres roughly 140-acres of wooded ground that extends throughout the landscape offering numerous stand sites to hone in on with varying winds. While timber value may not be extraordinary, a bunker crop of young walnut still exists for future income. The majority of timber does happen to consist of hardwood with acorn bearing oaks, leafy maples and shagbark hickory speckled about.
Theres a recipe for growing big deer. Its a mix of the right genetics, large landowners and age structure. This tract has got it and more. The southerly boundary abuts to more than 400 +/- acres of private lands. The westerly landowner has over 350 +/- acres. Lastly, the easterly boundary lies against over 160 +/- acres. Thats nearly 1,000 +/- acres of premium habitat owned by a total of 3-private landowners not even including the north side! Often times, people can only dream of finding such an incredibly unique piece of land. However, this culmination is virtually an impossible opportunity that meets a riveting reality. Note: The seller will retain approximately 30+/- acres with buildings on NW corner, which will be surveyed to provide accurate acreage amount upon accepted offer.
This is truly a profound piece of recreational heaven. Now is the time to take advantage of this world-class estate. Consider this property a must-see if you have any interest in owning some of most prolific hunting and farm ground in the state. For more info, please contact Southwest Wisconsin Land Specialist Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 OR Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627
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