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Trophy Whitetail Farm on Dead-End Road in Southwest Wisconsin

County: Crawford
15223 Gunderson Rd, Gays Mills WI 54631
$715,000
001 Pending Sale

Property Description

The Land & Country Home Specialists of Southwest Wisconsin, Joe Nawrot & Brandon Wikman, are proud to introduce you to a brand-new property that just hit the market!

Have you been searching for an ultra-premium tract of deer hunting ground in the coveted neighborhood of Southwest Wisconsin? This 201.87+/- acre recreational fairytale is consumed with trophy whitetail, blessed with top-access and hidden off a dead-end blufftop road! Sprawling ground of this size is hard to find, especially with high-caliber attributes engrossed in marvelous beauty. This time-worn farmstead located in Crawford County, minutes from Gays Mills is advantageous to an outdoor enthusiast that looks to capitalize on a savvy investment and build a residence or hunting camp in one of the most sought-after areas of the state.

You’ll find this world-class estate towering above neighboring tracts at an elevation of 1,140ft! Follow Gunderson Road, which takes you over a mile deep into some of the most beautiful untouched country you’ve ever seen. This Boone & Crockett buck country is charmed with roughly 62+/- acres of fertile ridgetop farmland that rents for $125/acre. This automatically brings a yearly revenue stream of about $7,750/year which far outweighs the taxes that currently sit at $700+/-. The property is free of any government programs or managed forest land contracts. This is a blank slate teeming with endless potential. There’s in the neighborhood of 17-acres of land east of Gunderson Road which is composed of pasture – renting for $1,000/year that is completely fenced with gated access.

Now that we’ve clarified the low-hanging investment fruits of this divine real estate, let’s talk about the overall ground itself. You’ll find over 11-wooded ridge points and knobs that build strong character into this robust wildlife utopia offering an abundance of deer bedding hotpots. A vast trail system negotiates the terrain to seamlessly reach nearly ever acre of dirt encompassed by this masterpiece. The extensive ag-land wraps around the contours of the wooded perimeter, which is bordered by old pasture ground full of tall grasses, brushy thickets and countless wild apple trees! What makes this incredibly unique is that the field is not skirting the wooded forestland. The woods transitions into grown-up pasture which is covered in deer beds and then reaches the open fields. These are unquestionably some of the best staging areas that I’ve seen offering excellent access routes in and out of the dancefloor.

Once upon a time, the property was likely all pastured and grazed by cattle. As Mother Nature took back her territory, the woods exploded. What is left behind is some of the most outrageous deer cover you’ll ever find. Thick tangles of stemmy browse, tall grasses and a boom of underbrush that mature bucks absolutely love. The entire top of the property is covered in whitetail crazy edge. In fact, there’s over 1.5-miles worth of inside corners, hard edges and deep secluded pockets. While some may fall in love with the top, you haven’t seen anything until you reach the bottoms of this majestic deer factory.

A number of trail systems will bring you down into the valley bottoms, which cascade about 280ft from the top. Here, you’ll find two crystal clear streams that merge together and snake throughout the entire valley. The meadow basin is notably flat decorated in an array of mature apple trees. As you look in all directions, you’ll see endless rolling ridges imposing illustrious grandeur on your heart and soul. It’s right here that you’ll realize that you’re in God’s Country. And this is where your brain begins to click into overdrive hunting mode. The bottoms can easily be turned into a grocery list of food plots. I measured about 10+/- acres of basin, in which 4+/- acres can easily be turned into greens. Imagine setting up a box blind overlooking a valley full of knee-high greens as deer pour off the top ridges into this mini-mecca of gold! The options are truly endless as you’ll see firsthand.

Numerous trail cameras have already captured the quality of bucks that roam this unprecedented region. So, it’s no surprise what you can expect. The only difference is that it will only get better from here on out due to the top fields being converted from grass hay to row crop in 2020. This will ignite a firestorm of even more deer. A small cattle pond lies on the top along with a few old buildings from the farmstead. There’s electric on-site with both a well and septic. However, this is being sold “as-is” and the Owners are not able to guarantee the systems due to the age of the farm. Numerous build-sites speckle the top ridge for panoramic views and other worldly sunsets – this is truly a property that is a work of art.

What makes this tract so viable for growing, holding and harvesting big deer is a mix of several attributes. Large bordering private land ownership that practice Quality Deer Management is a critical ingredient. The Northern border is home to 259+/- acres, the Southern border encompasses 209+/- acres, the Eastern border is well over 100+/- acres and the Western perimeter is about 172+/- acres. With this property included, we are looking at nearly a 950ac block owned by 4- private parties! You throw in a mix of freak genetics and you have yourself one of the most prized hunting properties in the state of Wisconsin. Rest assured, you aren’t dealing with a bunch of small neighboring tracts that surround this big boy!

Please Note: The sellers would consider splitting the property, which is shown on a map illustration at the end of the photo gallery.

  • Parcel A: 121.12 +/- Acres for $442,088
  • Parcel B: 80.75 +/- Acres for $298,775

Now is the time to take advantage of this world-class estate. Consider this property a must-see if you have any interest in owning some of richest deer dirt in the state. Buyers must provide a pre-qualification letter before viewing property and must be accompanied by Licensed Real Estate Agent. For more info, please contact Southwest Wisconsin Land Specialist Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 // [email protected] or Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 // [email protected]

Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are THE Land Experts of Wisconsin.

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