Kaskaskia River Farm

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Kaskaskia River Farm

$1,075,000
Ramsey, Illinois

Located in south-central Illinois near the town of Ramsey, an easy drive from multiple metropolitan areas, Kaskaskia River Farm consists of 215± acres, including 145± acres of tillable farmland, 70± acres of forested land, and 1.9 miles of frontage on the Kaskaskia River. The property offers the perfect opportunity to own both income producing farmland and a great recreational hunting tract. The local area produces trophy whitetails, and deer hunting on the property is fantastic with the added benefit of spring turkey hunting. The property has the potential for superb duck hunting with the development of some waterfowl impoundments.  As a bonus, the Kaskaskia River Farm joins a 900-acre property to the north that is dedicated to waterfowl management and winters a large concentration of ducks. The property’s row crop land is managed through a crop share arrangement with a local farmer and typically produces approximately $215 per acre or $31,000 of income annually.

Location: 

Kaskaskia River Farm is located along Country Road 2500 in Fayette County in south-central Illinois. The property lies 8 miles southeast of the small farming community of Ramsey and 14 miles northeast of Vandalia and Interstate 70. Distances to metropolitan cities include:        

  • 1.3 hours to St. Louis
  • 2.5 hours to Indianapolis
  • 3.5 hours to Chicago
  • 3.5 hours to Louisville
  • 4.5 hours to Nashville
Locale: 

The property is part of the expansive Kaskaskia River bottoms ecosystem. A tributary of the Mississippi River, the Kaskaskia River is about 325 miles long and the second largest river system within Illinois. It drains a large rural area of farmland and rolling hills with the drainage area encompassing approximately 5,745 square miles, or over 10 percent of the state.  For these reasons, it is clear why the Kaskaskia River serves as a major travel corridor for wildlife in Illinois.

Acreage: 

215± acres, which break down as follows:

  • 145± acres of tillable farm land
  • 70± acres of wooded river bottom land
Climate: 

This part of Illinois lies in a transitional zone between the humid continental climate type and the humid subtropical climate type.  With neither large mountains nor large bodies of water to moderate its temperature, this area is subject to both cold Arctic air and hot, humid tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico. With four distinct seasons, the area experiences warm summers and temperate winters. Waterfowl often remain present from September through March, barring an unusual extended cold snap. Spring is typically the wettest season, and fall is mild and sunny with lower humidity. Peak fall foliage occurs in mid-to-late October. Average annual precipitation is about 40 inches.

Wildlife Resources: 

Whitetail Deer – It is well understood that Illinois grows big deer and lots of them. Fayette County typically has the highest harvest rates for any county in Zone 5. The river bottoms and rich agricultural lands provide the ideal habitat preferred by trophy whitetails. Kaskaskia River Farm features remote areas along the river that offer the refuge that big deer seek.

Waterfowl – There are some great locations to construct waterfowl hunting impoundments on the property. The Kaskaskia River is a major migration route for ducks presenting an owner the opportunity to have a very diverse recreational hunting farm. This property benefits greatly from having a contiguous neighbor to the north who intensely manages 900 acres for waterfowl and winters a staggering number of ducks every year.

Turkey - The hardwoods along the Kaskaskia River provide the ideal roosting habitat for eastern turkeys and these birds are often found strutting in the agricultural fields during the spring turkey season.

The Facts: 
  • 215± acres with 145± acres of tillable farmland, 70± acres of forested land, and 1.9 miles of Kaskaskia River frontage
  • Part of the Kaskaskia River bottoms ecosystem, which serves as a major travel corridor for Illinois wildlife, and thus provides trophy whitetail deer hunting and spring turkey hunting and the potential to develop fantastic waterfowl hunting
  • Small property to be such a great recreational hunting tract with the added bonus of a very attractive annual income from farmland
  • Distances to surrounding metropolitan cities includes 1.3 hours to St. Louis, 2.5 hours to Indianapolis, 3.5 hours to Chicago, 3.5 hours to Louisville, and 4.5 hours to Nashville
Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs.Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicekat (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources. Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

AUCTIONS - Hall and Hall Auctions offer “Another Solution” to create liquidity for the owners of Investment-Quality Rural Real Estate.  Our auction team has experience in marketing farmland, ranchland, timberland and recreational properties throughout the nation.  Extreme attention to detail and complete transparency coupled with Hall and Hall’s “Rolodex” of more than 40,000 targeted owners and buyers of rural real estate help assure that there are multiple bidders at each auction. In addition, the unique Hall and Hall partnership model creates a teamwork approach that helps to assure that we realize true market value on auction day.  For more information on our auction services contact Scott Shuman at (800) 829-8747.

APPRAISALS - Staying abreast of ancillary market influences in ever-changing economic conditions requires a broad professional network to tap into. Finding an appraiser who not only understands the numbers but also the differences in value from one area to another is a critical part of making an informed decision. The appraisal team at Hall and Hall, formed entirely of Accredited Members of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), has that critical network of brokers and lending professionals. This professional network coupled with diverse experience across multiple regions and market segments allows our appraisal team to deliver a quality product in a reasonable timeframe.  For more information contact our appraisal team at (406) 656-7500.

SPECIALIZED LENDING - Since 1946 Hall and Hall has created a legacy by efficiently providing capital to landowners.  In addition to traditional farm and ranch loans, we specialize in understanding the unique aspects of placing loans on ranches where value may be influenced by recreational features, location and improvements and repayment may come from outside sources. Our extensive experience and efficient processing allows us to quickly tell you whether we can provide the required financing.

Competitive Pricing  |  Flexible Terms  |  Efficient Processing
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500 
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

Disclaimer: 

Illinois disclaimer.

NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.