Half Section of Flint Hills Hunting in Southeast Kansas
This mixed use farmland, pasture and hunting tract is located in the coveted Flint Hills of Western Chautauqua County, KS. The 5th largest typical ever harvested in the state of Kansas with a rifle came from this area. The limestone rock base and native grasses have been producing big bucks for many years. It sits in between a few very storied towns for whitetail hunters in this region. Eighteen miles from Cedar Vale, 15 miles from Howard, 7 miles from Grenola and 17 miles from Sedan. The position of this farm will allow the new owner to seek amenities from several different locations. Two must stop locations are Toot's Drive-In situated along Highway 99 in Howard, KS and Buck's BBQ and Steakhouse north of Sedan along Highway 99.
Turning west off of Highway 99 onto Valley Road and traveling 4 miles will lead to the northern property boundary. This is the Elk and Chautauqua County line. The northeast corner to this farm is at the intersection of Road 10 and Valley. From this point, the farm goes 1/2 of a mile south on Road 10 and 1 mile to the west on Valley Road. Starting in the northwest corner of the farm on Valley Road, there is a 16 acre crop field that is currently planted to wheat. At daylight and dusk, there are a number of deer feeding in this field. It is bordered by a brushy pasture to the south. In that pasture, there is a pond that is nearly 1 acre in size. The clear water revealed vegetation along the edges that would appear to be attractive to ducks and geese this fall and winter. Circling the pond to take pictures caused many fish to swirl and swim from the banks and head to deeper water. Below the dam to the south, there is a small pool of water that develops from the drainage of the bigger pond. Also, to be noted is a 4 acre wood lot in the very southwest corner of this pasture. This wood lot is far enough from the crops and other woods, that it can be hunted with different wind directions, as well as at the same time as a friend or family member hunts on a separate location on the farm. This pasture is accessed by way of a wire gate at the northeast corner of the 16 acre crop field.
Middle Caney Creek flows through the center of the farm and is lined with fertile soils that are planted to crops. Currently, wheat occupies this space. There is a dip in the elevation coming from the east and the west as you come into the creek bottom. The bottoms are composed of two different fields. One is 13 acres and visible from Valley Road and the other is 19 acres and completely surrounded by woods. This field is accessed through Middle Caney Creek on a rock bottom crossing. The soil in the creek bottom fields are formed of mostly Mason and Verdigris silt loam. Although the farmland does slope up on the west edge, it has very flat ground as you come closer to the creek. There is potential to flood portions of the woods and crops for winter waterfowl hunting. The timber surrounding the creek is comprised of a mixture of big mature species. Walnut, hackberry, oaks and hedge are all there along with other types. The hidden 19 acre field is made for the cover of a whitetail magazine. It is easy to envision massive midwest bucks comfortably feeding in the daylight here. This mixture of food, water and cover is hard to come by. This property sits on a 2x1 mile section and adjoins other large blocks of land. This will give the deer an advantage to avoid roads and the dangers that come with them.
The third part of this farm is the eastern third. It contains the largest amount of woods and cover as well as two more ponds. Two separate access points will allow this portion to be approached with varying winds for deer stands. There is a red metal gate on along Road 10 that will give entry to the pasture land and timber. Some of this can be driven in a truck and a majority of it by way of side by side. Parts will be to thick for any traversing with a vehicle. With a predominant south to southwest wind, this gate will be an important point for getting into early morning tree stands throughout the season. There is another gate on Valley Road that comes in by the oil wells. There is a nice oil lease road that leads to the 1/2 acre pond. This pond has cattails and very clear water. Judging by the size of swirls of the fish in this pond, it seems as if this is the spot to toss a top water on a calm summer evening. This pasture also contains a 1/4 acre pond in the northeastern part of it. There are multiple scenic locations that can be viewed with a well placed box blind.
The mineral rights do not transfer with the sale of this land. The mineral activity is isolated to the northeastern part of the farm. Scrolling to the end of the pictures will reveal all the wells and the aerial map will show their location. The operator has done a great job maintaining the lease and the roads. Although the minerals are not going to be income producing for the new owner, they will be able to capitalize on the farm ground and pasture rent, if they so choose.
For a more information or to schedule a showing call or email Matt Wonser.
-Deer harvest pictures provided by the current tentant.
-19 acre secluded crop field that is not visible from any road and surround by woods.
-Mason and Verdigris soils lining Middle Caney Creek.
-16 acre and 13 acre crop fields that provide food for wildlife and the opportunity to gain a return on the investment.
-4 ponds ranging in size from 1/10 of an acre to 1 acre.
-Access by way of multiple gates from the north and east.
-Mixed use farmland, pasture land and recreation.
-Flint Hills pasture with a limestone base and situated amongst historical big buck producing land.
-18 miles from Cedar Vale, KS
-17 miles from Sedan, KS
-15 miles from Howard, KS
-7 miles from Grenola, KS
-1 1/2 hours to Wichita, KS
-2 hours to Tulsa, OK
-3 hours to Oklahoma City, OK
- small game
- whitetail deer