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 | email@example.com
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.
Congratulations to Josh Murphy of Sparland Illinois. Josh was the winner of the dozen decoy give away sponsored by Land Co and Presley’s Outdoors this year at some of our local duck blind drawings. Josh was the lucky winner drawn out of 700 entries.
Land Co representatives attended 5 duck blind drawings this year which included; Woodford County, Marshall County, Anderson Lake, Rice Lake and Sanganois. The lucky winner Josh Murphy attended the Woodford County duck blind drawing.
All Participants in the drawing were given a free “koozie” for entering into the drawing, and a chance to win 1 dozen X-treme mallard decoys, made by the Dakota Decoy Company.
A big thank you to Presley’s Outdoors in Bartonville, Illinois for donating the decoys. Make sure you swing into Presley’s for all your outdoor needs or check them out online at http://www.shoppresleysoutdoors.com/servlet/StoreFront
Thank you to everyone that participated in our drawing. For those of you that were not lucky enough to draw a blind this year, you should check out our website. We have some awesome waterfowl property for sale that you won’t want to miss out on. http://www.illinoislandcompany.com/
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.
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!
A rare tract with a lake, timber, tillable, creek, and CRP. Good luck finding another tract like that. These dont last long. Shared 10 Acre Lake. About ten acres tillable, ten acres CRP. Trails throughout timber. Strict whitetail management with proven trophy success. Outstanding turkey hunting.