If you're looking for a pure hunting parcel, this is the one for you. Located in the heart of Crawford County's big buck country with plenty of large parcels in the area, this property grows big deer. The owner has intensively managed the property over the years has harvested very selectively. As a result, he states that it's the norm to have multiple 160 class bucks roaming the property and an occasional Booner hanging around.
The 244+/- acres is a maze of mostly wooded ridges and valleys. From end to end, the property stretches nearly 1½ miles and it is divided into 4 distinct areas separated by fields. This layout allows dozens of stand sites and plenty of options regardless of wind direction. You won't need to burn out a stand on this property and you won't have to spook every deer in the area just getting to your tree. If your hunting party is a bit bigger during the rifle season, you'll have plenty of elbow room to accommodate a group.
Ridge access to the property is via an easement from a dead-end road and from a valley off a public road. Virtually all the property can be accessed from the ridge to facilitate slipping into a stand undetected. An ATV trail encompasses the woods and trails enter the woods for easy access during game recovery and setting stands.
Catch ponds around the property help hold wildlife as do several food plot areas. A natural prairie on one ridge not only adds beauty but also provides security cover for whitetails. The number of rubs around this prairie attest to the fact that trophies feel at home here.
While whitetails are king here, turkey hunters won't be disappointed either. The spring also brings a healthy crop of morel mushrooms which are a delicacy in anyone's kitchen. Approximately 169 acres are enrolled in the MFL program (closed) to help keep the taxes lower and promote healthy timber management. If you like the property but may not be able to swing the full investment, the seller would consider splitting the property.
Directions to Ranch
South from Gays Mills on Hwy 131, west (R) on Taylor Ridge Rd, south (L) on Burton Lane to the end.