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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 | email@example.com
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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Check out this farm we just listed. This location is super tough to beat. It sits right on the east side of Wildlife Prairie Park. All the amenities of rural living…but only 10 minutes from Peoria. Has over 50 acres tillable. Right now, we only have it up as an 80 but the owner is willing to sell off in smaller parcels. Ideally no parcels under 25 acres (thats when it gets extra tricky with Peoria County).
The boys from Wired to Fish were down at our family lake in Astoria Illinois. My father gave a quick rundown of the history and management of the lake. The place has turned out incredible. The last tournament that I know of took 6 fish 27 pounds to win. Not bad for a lake that is only 5 years old! Thanks a ton Wired to Fish. The video turned out great.
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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