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
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The 66 acre parcel in Knox County is back on the market! The closing fell through on this one and it is now available again! Click here to access the property page.
Price drop on the 1/5 ownership of 319 acres in Fulton County to $2950/acre! Includes access to biggest lake in Fulton County! Click here to access the listing page.
Spending most of the day working on videos and aerial pics. I should have more up soon.
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This place sits just out of Princeville, IL. One of those rare small tracts with a good size lake. Fully stocked. To see all the pics and info, click here.
This lake is on a 100 acre parcel just outside of Oak Run in Knox County, Illinois. The lake was built four or five years ago and stocked with forage fish the first year and sporting fish the second year. It was stocked with fingerling fish only be Illinois DNR agent Ken Russell. Chef Todd and I took a trip out there to monitor the progress. We caught a great mix of Bass, Bluegill, and Crappie. The bass were all in the 10-14″ range…which is right on track. Moreso, they were super fat! Check out the bellies on these largemouth. We caught a dozen or so crappie in about ten minutes. They were in the 8-12″ range and were very aggressive. Bottom line is that this place is progressing perfectly. It is going to be a mega trophy fishery in a few years.
The structure on the lake is awesome too. The south side is all flooded timber. It has a fully rip rapped dam. It also has a giant flat with 4′ depths at the west end of the lake. It also has a full creek channel running right though the middle of it.
You couldnt ask for a better location to waterfowl hunt. This place is surrounded by State Park on three sides! Click here to see the listing page with all the pics and info!
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This property is in an unbelievable location. It is nearly centered in the middle of Sanganois State Park. Talk about being in the right location for waterfowl hunting. For more info and pics, click here to visit the listing page.
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Check out these pics. This place is managed by Herman Brothers Pond management and has been producing giant fish year after year. See the property listing page here.
LandCo is excited to announce two new waterfowl listings. Check them out below and click the links of each to access their individual property listing pages.
Amazing 151 acre waterfowl and recreational retreat on the Rock River! Fully furnished and newly remodeled cabin, features; two full baths, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, wet bar, and dining area open to large great room with stone fireplace and sitting area. Ready for serious entertaining! This getaway comes with most furnishings, making this an awesome “Turn-Key” property. Click here to visit the listing page for more pics, info, and maps!
This place is everything the serious waterfowler needs. Sits between the Illinois River and Senachwine Lake and consists of 70+/- acres. Property has levy system built with 4 floodable cells..includes hunting over flooded corn, timber holes and an big water hole. enough room for 5-7 blinds. very close to 2 waterfowl refuges Goose Pond and Hennipen Hopper cells. Property has produced world class duck hunting along with monster bucks. There is a man made island that is high enough that not even the flood of 2013 touched it..Property includes tractor, planter, mower, disc and freight container for dry storage. Click here to visit the listing page for more pics, info, and maps!