River Bend Farm - Auction
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Kenny Schum
Murray Wise Associates LLC

River Bend Farm - Auction

County Road 1200 East, Ramsey , Illinois 62080 - Fayette County
Auction 1148 Acres
3 beds 3 Bathrooms 2000 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 6216978
Fayette County Auction
328 South 3rd Street Vandalia Illinois
11/28/2018 6:00 PM


Tract 1 871 Acres The heart of the property being offered at auction is the 871 acre hunting retreat. For nearly 20 years this property has been developed to become one of the Midwests outstanding duck and goose and trophy deer hunting properties. 816 acres of the property are enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program. A 4.5 mile main levee surrounds 462 acres creating four large, managed wetland impoundments with two additional adjoining units. Another two miles of smaller levees are used for controlling water and accessing the hunting fields. In total, the WRP area can provide nearly 600 acres of waterfowl habitat with food plots interspersed throughout the area. The property and WRP acreage was professionally designed for optimal waterfowl, deer and wildlife management. There is gravity flow water management throughout. Altogether, there are nine water-control structures, and 14 gate and pipe systems for managing optimal water levels.

Built in 2000, the 2,000 sq. ft. log cabin welcomes hunters as they approach up the secluded mile gravel drive. Inside, the cabin features three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two sleeping lofts. A large central area includes the kitchen, dining room and living room with a cozy stone fireplace. An enclosed porch runs the entire length of the back of the cabin offering sweeping views of the hunting area in the valley below. The large mud room offers plenty of storage for hunting supplies.

Additional structures include an open air pole barn and a heated 2,400 sq. ft. metal building, built in 2017, with a poured concrete floor perfect for storing gear, decoys, ATVs and blinds.

Tract 2 62 Acres Located just east of Tract 1, this property features 62 total acres, of which 55 acres are income producing farmland typically planted to corn or soybeans. Access is provided by CR 1375 E running along the west side of the property. The Tract features approximately 525 feet of Kaskaskia River frontage in the southeast corner. The small wooded lot is strategically located for deer hunting along the Kaskaskia River.

Tract 3 215 Acres This is a diverse property totaling 215 acres. Of the 215 acres, 143 acres are productive river bottom farmland, typically planted to corn and soybeans. The remaining balance of the property is wooded and includes approximately 1.8 miles of Kaskaskia River frontage serving as a major wildlife corridor. The property sits directly south of Tract 1 across CR 2500 N, which provides access. This is an excellent opportunity to have both income producing farmland and recreational hunting land for enjoyment. Whitetail deer and turkey are numerous, and additional duck hunting areas could be added with the development of waterfowl impoundments. The tillable farmland on Tracts 2 and 3 has historically been leased to a local farmer.


Directions To Property & Info Day: From the Interstate 70 interchange in Vandalia take Exit 63 for US Highway 51 N/N Kennedy Blvd. Follow US Highway 51 north 8.8 miles to CR 2525 N and turn right. After 0.5 mile on CR 2525 N continue straight onto CR 2500 N and travel 2.9 miles to CR 1200 E. Turn left onto County Rd 1200 E and travel 0.5 mile to the property on your right.


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Whitetail Deer

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