Steve joined Hawkeye Farm Mgmt & Real Estate as a Realtor® in November, 2008. Along with his outfitting business, Steve specializes in Hunting/Recreational land management. In addition to his background in the Midwest, Steve has extensive hunting experience in many western states, Africa, and 9 years guiding in Alaska. Contact Steve at (641) 799-2449 or email him at email@example.com.
Iowa Trophy Hunting and Recreational Property located just outside of Melrose, Iowa, less than 5 miles from Rathbun Lake. This 152-acre Monroe County, Iowa property offers remarkable hunting opportunities, year-round recreation, food plots, building potential, solid CRP income and high value white oak and walnut timber. The rugged terrain and heavy cover across the rolling topography makes for incredible wildlife habitat. Additionally, the established clover and corn food plots provide food sources, and the CRP provides additional bedding within the Native Warm Season Grass. The current income for the farm is made up of 4 separate CRP contracts generating $11,008 annually. In addition to the CRP payment, added income may be realized by harvesting the mature timber on this property; a recent estimate in 2022 put the value to the landowner at over $40,000. As vacation destination this property has building sites with access to utilities year-round recreation with beautiful views and income. The current owner has carefully managed this property for over 15 years with the main objective of growing a healthy whitetail herd and top-end trophy whitetails. He will continue to own and manage the adjacent 240 acres to the west and will retain a low impact 30-foot access along the south border for ingress/ egress but will discuss his needs with perspective buyers to assure it won’t disrupt their use.