FOR SALE: 180+- Acres Union County IL / Whitetail Deer Turkey Hunting Income Timber / 2874AL

Union County| 180 Acres| $885,000| Jonesboro IL


Cabin / Plenty of Deer and Turkey Hunting / CRP + Hunting Lease Income


This property is located in the scenic rolling hills of Union County. As you enter the property off Harvel Lane, you are greeted by rolling grass meadows flanked by large mature pines and hardwood with a view of the steep-roofed cabin in the distance.

The cabin and barn sets back a 1/4 mile from the entrance. The cabin/hunting lodge is placed in a beautiful outdoor setting and would be accommodating and quite comfortable for year-round living. The front glass door opens up onto a wooden deck overlooking a large pond nestled in the trees. It is truly a charming wilderness setting.

The CRP grassland provides open views of wildlife movement throughout the day. There is an abundance of deer and turkey on the property. Food plots are placed in several areas. The back 40 acres, surrounded on 3 sides by Shawnee National Forest, is absolutely beautiful with its old growth timber soaring upwards, deep ravines and old narrow wagon roads winding across ridges that once hauled silica out of an old mine on the property. With 180 acres of prime deer hunting and 10,000 acres of Shawnee National Forest bordering the property, they'll be few neighbors and a whole lot of hunting available.

The mature timber is of a significant value, that would well enough pay for a large portion of the cost of the property. Interested Buyers should further investigate the timber value on this property. Unlike this property, most timber properties that are for sale today have had their mature timber harvested and leave no monetary value for the new owner(s). Currently there are timber companies wishing to provide bids for the timber.

  • 40 acres CRP paying $203/acre = $8,058/year payment (over $30,000 to be paid out), until 9/30/2027
  • Total open land including CRP is 47+- acres and 134+- acres of timber
  • Shawnee National Forest of over 10,000 acres borders property
  • Several food plots scattered throughout property
  • 2 ponds on property
  • Deer hunting is very good. There are some big deer on the property and also turkey. See pictures.
  • Current owners in previous year received $12,000 for deer hunting lease and have a standing offer of $15,000 this year.
  • The home/cabin is a modern frame structure built in late 1970s or early 80s. Home is well maintained with electric, water and septic system. It has 2 bedrooms downstairs, bath, kitchen, utility room, family room with vaulted ceilings and a large loft overlooking the family room. Loft can be used as a large bedroom or study.
  • Home is 1050 square feet of living space. Sliding glass door leads to large deck overlooking a pond. Water is pumped from a well, however there is city water at the road.
  • Location: Property is 10 minutes South of Jonesboro taking Route 127 to Old Cape Road, then right on Harvel Road.

This property gives back, not only in its tranquil wilderness setting or the first class deer and turkey hunting it provides; with CRP payments and hunting lease, the current owners are receiving over $20,000 annually. And then there is the value of the mature timber...

Property Details

  • Address: Harvel Lane, Jonesboro IL
  • List Price: $885,000
  • Taxes: $2,328
  • Sections 10 & 11, T13-R2W
  • Cabin: 3 beds, 1 bath, 1050 sq. ft.
  • 26 x 32 outbuilding
  • CRP income: 40 acres, $203/acre = $8,058, contract expires 9/30/27
  • Marketable timber (timber value over $200,000)
  • Deer lease income (last year): $12,000
  • Cabin suitable for Airbnb
  • Borders over 10,000 acres of Shawnee National Forest

Property Map

Harvel Lane, Jonesboro, IL 62952