This farm is a time capsule! The land is pristine and most of it does not look like it has been touched in generations. Strong deer and turkey sign! The western half is loaded with mature walnut, oak, cherry and other marketable hardwoods. Seller reports that no logging has been done to their knowledge in a considerable time. The topography consists of rolling hills on the east and west sides, with a meandering, rock-bottom creek flowing more or less down the middle. There are not currently any interior roads, but by cutting timber, these could be created, where you please, to maximize access for land management and hunting. It’s essentially a blank slate, or perhaps a very beautiful canvas. The south end of the farm just touches Copperas Creek, which is a great wildlife corridor. In the southeast corner of the farm lies one of the best natural saddle pinch points I’ve ever seen. Three separate tillable fields run into this farm, totaling ~10.5 FSA tillable acres, which could be rented to neighboring farmers, used for food plotting, or perhaps eventually enrolled in CRP. This farm is located 3.25 miles southwest of Illinois City, IL or about 25 miles west of downtown Quad Cities.
27374-27038 141ST Avenue Illinois City, IL 61259
1724 120TH Avenue Aledo, IL 61231
The natural beauty of Mercer County is on full display in this piece of ground. Rolling hills of native grasses are casually split down the middle by a slow, meandering creek, dotted with trees and the occasional beaver pond which are very attractive to wood ducks. Trophy whitetails use this creek and adjacent cover as a natural corridor that connects CRP farms and timber all the way from the Edwards River to Camp Creek. The biggest typical whitetail I’ve ever seen on a trail camera came from an adjacent property on this creek, which I sold a couple years ago. The patch of hardwoods that overlooks the creek is a favorite roosting spot for a large flock of resident turkeys. This farm also boasts +/-96 acres of newly re-enrolled CRP which produces over $20K per year in income, and holds many wild pheasants and quail. The scenic views, good construction sites, pond building sites, and black top road frontage will make you think about where to build your future home! Mercer County School District. Located 3 miles north of Aledo, IL and 1 mile west of the Mercer County Airport.
16TH Street Keithsburg, IL 61442
Enjoy bowhunting the legendary trophy whitetails of Mercer County, in your own timber. This land is predominantly timber, with mature trees, as well as areas of thick brush and great deer cover. Affordably sized tracts like this don’t come along very often in Pope Creek’s watershed. A small part of this property is a separate lot on the east side of 16th street, immediately across from the rest of the farm. This would make a great place to put a cabin or make an improved camping site, just off the blacktop road, and be separated from the property, where your stands are located. Enjoy year-round recreation with great fishing and fun on the Mississippi River, just 1 mile away. Great waterfowl hunting in the area, also. For the mushroom hunters, this property has produced an abundance of morels in the past. This is a great opportunity to secure your own piece of timbered land in a big buck county, with amenities nearby, at a very affordable price point. This property is in Keithsburg City limits and assessed as residential.
2570 115TH Avenue Viola, IL 61486
Serious deer hunters, take notice! This farm is a rare gem, with loads of cover, strong income, established food plots, and many other features that are sure to excite you. Entering the farm, an access road brings you back down a long lane to the southeastern border, taking you completely out of view from any road. You’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. This farm makes up the heart of an over-sized section and has over a mile of Edwards River frontage. Bottom land consists of walnut, ash, cottonwood, maple, willows and brush, providing thick cover and some future timber value. A nearly 50 acre irregularly shaped CRP field winds through the trees and has thick grasses and planted oak seedlings. Established trails and three hidden food plots are nestled into the bottoms, where traveling bucks love to visit feeding does. Over 15 acres are currently enrolled in CRP with a beautiful stand of tall prairie grasses, with a small hidden pond in the middle, offering outstanding habitat for upland birds, turkeys and bedding deer. There are 29.4 acres of good quality row crop that have an average PI of 125! This is a diverse farm with top tier trophy whitetail hunting potential, and currently generating $26,138 per year in income. Located 25 minutes south of Quad Cities International Airport.
1050 County Highway 6 Highway Stronghurst, IL 61480
This farm has it all, including trophy deer, loads of turkeys, and an absolutely gorgeous layout and it produces a high volume of 150-170? class bucks every year. Hidden ag and CRP fields offer great food sources and bedding cover, and are divided by bands of timber, creating amazing funnels and travel corridors. Topography varies throughout the farm, with high timbered ridge tops and bottom land fields. Existing food plot sites have proven to draw high deer numbers, as well as make great places to shoot strutting gobblers in the spring. A centrally located sanctuary has thick cover and keeps deer on this farm all season and winter long. Even in January, it was encircled by numerous fresh scrapes and loads of rubs! A good amount of mature hardwood timber is present and a select cut could likely be done in the next few years. Income from tillable ag ground and CRP produces a combined $12,427 annually. This is an absolute dandy of a hunting property that is setup perfectly and has a history of producing great deer and turkeys! Don’t miss out on your chance to own this spectacular, diverse farm.
Highway 17 Highway New Boston, IL 61272
Mercer County, Illinois is renowned for its massive whitetail bucks and stunning natural beauty. This prime piece of hunting land is a rare gem, situated on the Edwards River; one of the best watersheds for deer. The river flows from north to south, through the middle of the farm, offering not only a picturesque landscape but also incredible opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing and 7/10ths of a mile worth of sand bar beaches in the summer. Enjoy the beauty of nature as you create lasting memories with family and friends on the river’s banks. With 17 acres enrolled in a CRP tree practice, this property has the benefit of $4,608 per year income through 2032, offsetting some expenses of ownership or financing. A gravel turnaround area, with electricity available at the road, provides the perfect space to park your camper. Imagine waking up to the breathtaking views and sounds of nature while sipping your morning coffee from the comfort of your camper. Established trails traverse the land, offering a peaceful and discreet approach to your hunting locations. Whether you are an avid hunter or simply enjoy the thrill of observing wildlife up close, these trails are also ideal for ATV/UTV enjoyment, providing endless hours of outdoor recreation. Experience the thrill of chasing whitetail bucks, the serenity of the Edwards River, and the excitement of various outdoor activities—all in one place. Don’t miss this chance to own an outstanding multi-season rec farm.