The Land & Country Home Specialists of Southwest Wisconsin are proud to introduce you to a brand-new property that just hit the market! You’ve found an extraordinary 119.57-acres blessed with spectacular beauty and panoramic views of the magical region known as Gays Mills which is close to Rolling Ground. This captivating estate may be found one-half mile down a winding dead-end road hidden in the rolling ridges of Apple Orchard country. The neighborhood itself is prolific for some of the most coveted trophy whitetail hunting in the state! The wildlife rich estate is extremely private tucked away among the toppling topography of the Driftless region. Build your permanent residence or getaway cabin to enjoy this fairytale wonderland that’s been in the owner’s family for three quarters of a century!
This sprawling wildlife paradise offers both top-and-bottom access off of Sand Creek Road and McGinley Road, which provides superior access to and from stand-sites. The property is composed of 40.5+/- acres enrolled in CRP that pays a handsome annual payment. This little cash cow generated $4,826 in 2018 and has another 5-years on the contract. This far outweighs the annual taxes of $3,025+/-. The Conservation Reserve Program area is planted with grasses and clover to enhance wildlife habitat, enrich the soil’s fertility and prevent soil erosion. The CRP was mowed this year to minimize any weed competition but rest assure that it will grow back several feet tall offering superior rich habitat for bedding and food not only for whitetail deer but all wildlife. The remainder of the ground is fully wooded in a mix of rich walnut, maple, oak and white/red pine timber. In fact, there’s a grove of black walnut trees near the entrance that will be ready for harvest in the near future! The timber hasn’t been harvested in years and is not in any type of program. There’re several maple trees that are well over 100-years old!
The land features a vast top-ridge with several bedding knobs off the flats. A small waterway, known as Sand Creek, runs through the property’s valley providing game a year-round water source. This golden-pocket of real estate has been a proven big buck and turkey hot-spot for those that enjoy spending more time in the woods than the office! Within a week’s time span, we photographed over 12-different bucks on a single scrape location! This is a small sample-size of what you can expect throughout the hunting season!
There’s a small food plot off of the ridgetop that’s littered in scrapes. A trail system forges through the plot and plunges into the valley where the creek winds. Deer highways crisscross throughout the ridges and bottleneck along multiple foolproof benches. This region is known for a healthy deer population in both numbers and antler size.
Take a simple walk within the timber and find deer trails that have been made into mud runways. Along transition areas within cover and food plot edges, it’s not uncommon to see a cluster of rubs. From my perspective, the property could certainly use a handsome timber cut and bolster some of the regeneration. Beauty meets world-class hunting in this scenic wilderness. Park your truck, unload your bags and get ready for a weekend’s worth of exhilaration as this tract promises to amaze.
The seller’s family has enjoyed many wonderful memories growing up on this land and over the many years included carving out an old baseball field in the valley, enjoying family celebrations, sleigh riding down the hills, picking apples off of the old tree at the top of the hill, camping in the hidden clearing, mushroom hunting, planting 1000s of trees, hunting deer and turkey as well as hiking to Sand Creek and back.
To say that this estate is worthy of your attention would be a vast understatement. We are talking a once-in-a-lifetime buy. Now is the time to take advantage of this world-class estate. Consider this property a must-see. For more info, please contact Southwest Wisconsin Land Specialist Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 // BrandonW@UChuntingproperties.com or Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 // JoeN@UChuntingproperties.com
Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are THE Land Experts of Southwestern Wisconsin.