2013 Illinois duck season

by Dan Gannaway on January 10, 2014

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This duck season started off with a good number of teal in September and only improved once the 60 day season started.  Snow came early this year and so did the migration of the big ducks.  Many public areas and private clubs up and down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers have harvested banner numbers of ducks this year.  The aerial surveys reported populations well above the 10 year average for the first half of the season.

Personally, this was the best  season I have experienced in my 14 years of duck hunting.  I was able to harvest a great range of species in all types of scenarios from teal, mallards, pintails, black ducks to blue bills.   I was also fortunate enough to hunt some private ground this season that has been meticulously managed for waterfowl for about 10 years.  I am not writing to brag.  I am writing to share and show you what you can create.   The farm I spent some time at this year was a production ag field just off the river only 12 years ago.  A majority of the property was enrolled in CREP and a waterways program that developed with some hard work, water controls and proper food source management.  Since then it has held thousands of ducks throughout the migration year after year.  In just a few short years this 80 acres has been imprinted on the birds as routine stop on the grand passage south.

These results are from intense management but prove the best places aren’t all gone.   As always, the location of the property is key to your ultimate goal, but I encourage you to keep searching for the next place that could be yours.  With the right tools and proper management, anything is possible.  In a few short years you can make your land a legacy.

Dan Gannaway Land Specialist
Cell: 309.369.6832 dan@landco.com 

New LandCo Listing: 3625 Acres in 19 Tracts!

by John OReilly on December 11, 2013

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Can be purchased together as Ag Fund or individually! These tracts are priced to sell at an average 4.3% from the cash rent prices. Click here to access the property page with details on all the farms.

Tracts are located in …
Lee County
Knox County
Henry County
Henderson County
Hancock County
Fulton County
Bureau County
Will County
Vermillion County
Stark County
Ogle County
McHenry County
McDonough County

LandCo Broker Ryan Pudik drops 173″ Buck!

by John OReilly on December 11, 2013

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Congrats to Ryan Pudik for dropping another giant whitetail. I think thats 5 Boone and Crockets over the last 4 years?…I am starting to lose track with him. He does it every year. He killed this deer in Fulton County on his personal farm. Congrats!

New LandCo Listing: 100 Acres in McDonough County

by John OReilly on November 18, 2013

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Check out this new listing in McDonough County. Country living at it’s finest. This property has more to offer than I can possibly list on this website. Beautiful house, shed, CRP income, a nice little pond, hardwood timbers, Big Bucks and the list goes on and on.

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Announcement: Giant Goose Ranch Property Sells Prior to Auction

by John OReilly on October 22, 2013

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The Giant Goose Ranch auction has been cancelled. The entire property has sold prior to auction! The joint effort of LandCo and Iauctionandrealty.com United Country resulted in a successful sale of the property. For those of you that were interested in the property, we would love to continue searching for property for you. We have a good grasp on the area and can surely keep you in the loop on any upcoming property. Click here to fill out our form and we will keep in touch about similar properties!

New LandCo Listing: 28 Acres in Peoria County … 90% Tillable

by John OReilly on October 8, 2013

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Check out this new investment tract with a great future development opportunity.  These are the tracts that serious investors target.  Out of the 28 Acres, 25 are tillable.  It is listed at $9285/acre…which is in line with the farm land prices…not the development prices.  Great investment tract. It is only 20 minutes or so outside Peoria on the west side of Chillicothe.

It would also serve as an awesome residential homesite.  Great area.  Good views.  All buildable.  Power on east site. Etc…

Just a great overall farm at a good price.

New LandCo Listing: 50 Acres in Knox County, IL

by John OReilly on October 1, 2013

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Check out this tract. This is actually owned by Herman Brothers Pond Management and they have done a ton of work…food plots, tower blinds, etc. THe propeprty is in CREP and comes out of the program in 35 years when you can harvest the timber!

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Read Nate’s full description below.

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New LandCo Listing : 5.38 Acres with House and Pond in Marshall County

by John OReilly on September 24, 2013

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This place would be a perfect weekend getaway or full time residence. 1656 sq ft house with two bed/two bath sits on pond and 5.38 acres. The pond has recently undergone a fish kill and comes with a full professional stocking and management plan. Sometimes its better to start over! Great neighborhood out in the country outside Lacon, Illinois. Price coming soon!

Check out the full listing here…http://www.illinoislandcompany.com/5-38-with-house-and-cabin-in-marshall-county/

Otter Creek Fish Pics

by John OReilly on September 23, 2013

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A few of my friends brought their kids down to Otter Creek to do a little fishing off the dock this weekend. They caught some monster fish! The lake management is paying of very well! Ignore the no fishing signs :), we let the kids break the rules. My little boy, Wells, and his friend Kinley even got some time to play in the pumpkin patch. Great weekend.

New LandCo Listing: 40 Acres in Knox County!

by John OReilly on September 16, 2013

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One of the best 40ac deer hunting tracts you’ll probably ever see! The perfect ratio of timber and tillable (30ac timber: 10ac tillable) makes this is a highly desirable hunting tract, and investment. This one offers good income potential, without sacrificing anything on the quality of hunting! Tillable acres are being diversely utilized to maximize profitability while boosting deer attraction to the extreme by using a mix of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and clover. Fingertip fields extending into the edge of the timber make great food plot sites and produce a ton of edge on this dynamite tract. Very huntable, with road access along the entire eastern boundary! This property also offers outstanding construction sites for your new home or cabin, and has a phenominal site for a pond or small lake to be built, right out your back door! Enjoy all that the country lifestyle has to offer, year round. This “Must See!” property is located less than 10 minutes south of Galesburg, and only 45 minutes northwest of Peoria. Just 1/2 mile east of beautiful Lake Bracken. Priced at $180,000 ($4,500/ac). Contact me, Chase Burns to schedule a showing, today! (309) 368-0370 | chase@illinoislandcompany.com

Click here to visit the listing page for this property to access pricing and more info.