Property DescriptionWaterfowl/Big Game Hunting Property in Hyde County
Premier Hunting property for sale in Hyde County, NC. This hunting property, has a beautiful stoned sided lodge, and is now available. This 1,200 acre tract has everything you could ask for in a hunting property. Set up mostly for waterfowl this tract has abundant wildlife including whitetail deer, wild turkey, trophy black bear, wild pigs, predators, and small game as well. This tract is very diverse with farm land, pine plantations, and areas of dense pocosin that offers great habitat for all kinds of wildlife.
This property is perfectly located and borders Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge on the south and on the north border is in close proximity to the Pocosin Lakes Refuge and both the Pungo and Alligator Rivers. These areas winter large numbers of ducks, geese, and swans that come to this property to feed on the nearly 350 acres of corn and grain left just for waterfowl. There are also large areas on the north end the seller also floods just for sanctuary on the property itself that hold large numbers of ducks as well. It is not uncommon to see tens of thousands of birds when going in to hunt when the birds have made it down on there winter migration.
The property also has a great big game population including large numbers of trophy black bears that Hyde County is famous for. Some of the biggest black bears in the world come from this area. There is an 11,000 acre tract to the west of this property that is also known for great bear hunting and holds a lot of game that comes to this farm to feed on all the grain in the fields for the waterfowl. We have been running trail cameras on the property for several weeks now and have many bears on camera well over 600 lbs. The deer numbers are good as well. We also have great pictures of several nice bucks. One evening last week in a short drive through the property we saw at least twenty nice bucks and eight really nice, 8 pointers. The wild pig population continues to grow in Hyde County. Although the land owner tries to keep them in check, they offer great hunting and good table fare as well.
Along with all the other game mentioned this farm has a huge population of wild turkeys. The turkeys were introduced into Hyde County approximately 20 years ago and have really done well in the area. There has been little to no pressure on the birds here and it is not uncommon to see 30 to 40 almost every time you ride through the property. We have several photos of some really nice gobblers and several bearded hens.
There are small game and predators on this tract as well. The landowner planted several acres of sunflowers this season and had great success on the early dove season. The sunflower fields have now resprouted and will be flooded and providing more food for the waterfowl. There are still a few quail and rabbits on the property and we have seen and heard several coveys of birds in the past few weeks. There are a few coyotes and bobcats on the property also and the landowner tries to keep them in check as well.
There is a beautiful lodge that comes with this property. It has over 2000 square feet and will accommodate several hunters. There is a nice kitchen and dinning area for entertaining plus a large covered carport with plenty of room for outdoor activities and plenty of parking area. The lodge is located on the south entrance to the property where the access is to the main part of the farm. You can easily drive an ATV or side by side from the lodge and be hunting in minutes anywhere on the farm.
The property is located near Fairfield, NC which has a couple of convenient stores and the famous Harris’ restaurant and is about 30 minutes from the town of Belhaven where there are plenty of nice restaurants, grocery store, and a new medical facility. There is a ferry that leaves from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke Island just 10 to 15 minutes from the lodge for access to the popular island, and you are less than an hours drive to Manteo and the very popular outer banks of NC including Nags Head and Hatteras Island.
This is a great opportunity to own one of the most unique hunting properties in eastern NC. The biggest feature would be the waterfowl hunting and the number of birds that use this property is phenomenal. The bear hunting on this tract and the chances of taking a Boone & Crockett trophy annually, are very good. This is a beautiful farm with some of the best hunting in the area and the possibilities are endless on managing and making changes to satisfy the needs and wishes of the new owner. The seller is also open to many options and may consider selling all or part.
Make an appointment today to come check out this Premier property and some of Eastern NC’s finest hunting available.
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