Large CRP Income And Hunting Property Near The Skunk River


This large income-producing property is in an area known for world-class whitetails near Mt. Pleasant and Lockridge. Its vast fields of thick CRP, crops, and timber create a wildlife paradise that pays a very strong annual cash return.

A giant non-typical that scored 239 5/8” was taken here (see photo), and we managed farms in this area that have produced numerous 200” whitetails. The Skunk River watershed has grown a countless amount of giant bucks over the years, and this farm should allow you to hunt that quality of bucks for years to come. You can also enjoy turkey, pheasant, quail, waterfowl, small game, and predators here.

With an annual income of approximately $49,650 a year, this property will provide much more than recreational enjoyment. There are 229.5 acres of tall native grasses and wetland cover CRP paying $46,454/year, which is enrolled through 2033 and will deliver nearly $600K of income over the next 13 payments. This type cover provides excellent nesting and bedding for all types of wildlife. Additionally, there are 16 high-quality tillable acres that should rent for approximately $3,200/year in the current market.

Access is off a dead-end road, which feeds into a good trail along the west that rides all the way to the south border. Cedar Creek edges the east line, and flows year-round for fishing, trapping, and boating opportunities. A tight timber stretch in the southern region connects major blocks of cover, making the textbook archery funnel. Leaving standing grain in the north end crop field makes the ultimate late-season destination plot.

Call us for an opportunity at this Southeast Iowa property that offers top-end hunting and significant income.

Property Details

  • Located ¼ mile from the Skunk River
  • Acres (m/l): 229.5 CRP, 73 timber, 16 tillable
  • Approximate total income: $49,654
  • CRP Income: $46,454/yr with nearly $600K left to receive on contracts
  • Tillable Income should cash rent appx. $200/ac or $3,200/yr
  • Tillable CSR2 average is 71.7 high quality soil
  • Huge fields of vast CRP native grasses, great wildlife bedding
  • This area of Skunk River is known for massive whitetails
  • Amazing pinch points for archery hunting
  • Excellent property for trophy whitetails
  • Turkey, small game, waterfowl, and predator hunting as well
  • Over a mile long from North to South
  • Property has 1.75 miles of Cedar Creek frontage
  • 5 minutes west of Mt. Pleasant
  • 15 minutes east of Fairfield
  • One hour to Iowa City, 1.5 hours to Cedar Rapids
  • 2020 taxes $6,162 but could be lowered by adding timbered acres to the forest reserve program

Clayton Ave., Lot#WP001
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52653
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