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Steve Hanson

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 iowasch@gmail.com.

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Top Producing Recreational Land For Sale New

Top Producing Recreational Land For Sale

Albia, IA
Monroe
Located in a Historically Trophy Producing Area Southeast of Albia in Monroe County, Iowa Lies 344+/- Acres of Remote, High Quality Whitetail Hunting. The farm is a perfect balance of hardwood timber, creek bottoms and over 100 tillable acres offering approximately $16,000 income with the owner keeping 10 acres of designated food plots.  The timber on this property consists of White Oak, Walnut, Hickory and other mature Oak species. The White Oak stand is mature and was valued at over $40,000 in the spring of 2023.  The current owner has spared no expense in his improvement of the property.  Improvements include crop field clearing with emphasis on farmability as well as improving fertility with lime & fertilizer.  Additionally new roads with a creek crossing to provide access to all areas of the farm.  Interior food plots and a small water hole setup finish out the hunting amenities. The farm includes 2 newer enclosed hunting blinds (1 Shadow Hunter, 1 Banks) and offers 4 existing ponds and a seasonal creek which provide year around water sources.  The property is accessed from the entire north side via a Level-B county road.  As an added access improvement, the owner is currently working with the county to grade and gravel a portion of the road on the north border which will allow for solid access regardless of weather conditions. The tenants/neighbors have been great partners in getting this farm improved to this level, and additional access has been allowed to the seller from the south by this neighbor.  With 5 separate gates/entrances the farm is huntable on all winds without pressuring the entire farm.  This area is historically well-known and documented as a top end producer for trophy whitetail hunting and this property offers all the traits to produce world class whitetails.
$1,995,200

Income Producing Recreational Farm

Cambria, IA
Wayne
Located in Wayne Co this farm has everything one could want, 8 acre lake, 30,000 in CRP income and big deer all within 50 miles of Des Moines The income of this farm is made up of 3 separate CRP contracts totaling $29,958 on 176.1 acres. These fields consist of different seeding types, with the majority of being Native Warm Season Grasses such as Indian, Big Bluestem and Switchgrass. The 8 acre lake provides great fishing, as well as an ideal over look for a cabin or home. The fish species include Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Blue Gill and channel catfish. The main Attraction is great hunting for deer and Upland birds. This property has wooded draws and brushy creek bottoms which provides great opportunities for the strategic hunter. The hunting on this farm would be greatly improved with the addition of food plots which are allowed on 2 of the 3 CRP contracts.
$1,234,500

Iowa Hunting & Recreational Land For Sale

Melrose, IA
Monroe
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.
$927,200
Appanoose County Hunting & Recreational Land For Sale Sold

Appanoose County Hunting & Recreational Land For…

Seymour, IA
Appanooose
52+/- Acre Prime Whitetail Habitat and Diverse Iowa Hunting Property Located Southwest of Centerville, Iowa. This property offers a great opportunity for recreation and hunting with the diverse layout tucked into a major wildlife travel corridor along ½ mile of Coopers Creek. The timber areas are comprised of Oaks, Hickory and other Hardwood species. The bottomland area is thick grass and brush making perfect cover for deer and turkeys. There are currently 12 acres in crop and an additional 5 acres that could be improved to provide more food plot acres for additional wildlife food source. Utilities are located along 110th Ave and the farm provides great building sites for a home or cabin.  This tract offers great potential whether looking for a great recreational farm and the opportunity to harvest trophy wildlife in a great area of Southern Iowa.
$280,800

Recreational Land with Hunting & Development Potential

Moravia, IA
Appanoose
Nestled in the heart of Appanoose Co., Iowa, just a stone’s throw from Lake Sundown and Rathbun Lake lies a property that boasts timber, hunting and development potential. Spanning 64 acres, this property offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, recreational opportunity and development potential. The land is covered in mature hardwoods and cedar trees, making it an ideal habitat for wildlife such as deer and turkey. The picturesque landscape creates a peace and tranquility for those who love the outdoors, whether it’s for hunting, hiking, or simply enjoying the Lakes of Southern Iowa. In addition to its natural beauty, the property also has significant development potential. With over ½ mile of paved road frontage and easy access to all utilities, it’s the perfect site for creating a residential development, hunting lodge or lake recreational property. So, if you’re looking for a piece of land that combines natural beauty with development potential, look no further than this stunning Iowa Recreational Property near Moravia, Iowa.
$425,000