FOR SALE: 245+- Acres Cumberland County IL Farm Cropland Hunting Recreation Income 2488L T2

Cumberland County| 245 Acres| $1,100,000| IL


Excellent Hunt and Recreational Property with Income!

This 245+/- property is located in Southwestern Cumberland County approximately 20 minutes east of Effingham and 1 mile south of Rt 40. This farm is predominately a bottom land farm with Muddy Creek bisecting it from north to south and then turning east on the south end of the property. The farm has over 150 acres in row crop (beans and corn), an additional 24 acres in CRP filter strips, tree plantings and cool season grasses. The CRP contracts run through 2025 and 2027 paying $198 to $238 per acre annually. This farm is going to average between $28,000 and $35,000 a year income as it is now. Pretty much every tillable acre on this farm qualifies for continuous signup CRP! The property has access off a township road 1/2 mile and has a recorded easement into it from the south off the county line.

Now the exciting part! Please look at the aerial photos and topo maps closely. This farm is surrounded by sizable land owners in every direction whose properties include extremely good and diverse habitat! Switch grass, big timber, CRP tree program and brushy ridges all surround these fields. A deer hunter dedicated to a serious food plot program could easily draw in a lot of deer from all directions. This property could easily be developed and managed for giant whitetails! Income from CRP could help pay for all this - It's always nice to get some income and big bucks off a recreational farm!

The seller of this farm is not a hunter. This family has farmed for several generations and that’s what’s in their blood. Equipment is getting big and times have changed which makes this ground less desirable for farming…But these boys would love to farm it! They don’t have to farm it, but if you need someone, they are more than willing. The list of equipment they own is long so if you need some work done, they are capable of being an asset in that regard as well. They live very near the property and would happily watch over it for an absentee owner…good people!

Not everyone is going to be able to swing a farm of this size; however, this farm will hunt even bigger than it is if you wanted to pool some buddies and make a run at it. One other option to mention is that we have a 166-acre tract listed that is separated by only one property from this one. A couple of buddies could go together and each own a great hunting property on the same road!

Folks, the very best farm I ever owned and hunted was 80% tillable when I bought it and after 5 or 6 years of planning and building, it was a Mecca for great deer, waterfowl and turkey; this farm reminds me of that ! BTW there isn’t great timber on this farm but there are a lot of board feet! I think a guy could see a 3% annual return on investment, build a hunting spot out of this world and pass this down to be enjoyed for several generations. As an added bonus, Buy-A-Farm agent Don Higgins has agreed to design a custom whitetail management plan for this property for the new owner if they are interested.

Property taxes under $1650 and the seller is retaining 1/2 of the mineral interest owned.



Property Features

  • List Price: $1,100,000
  • Taxes: $1,640
  • Sections 26 and 35, T9N-R8E
  • Whitetail, turkey, waterfowl hunting
  • 151 tillable acres
  • Income producing
  • CRP income

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