88± Acres
Clay County, Indiana

Land For Sale - Clay County, Indiana - Hunting and Timber Land

ID: 6663
Status: Sold
Acres: 88±
Address: Lewis, IN
City, State: Lewis, Indiana
County: Clay
ZIP Code: 47858
Lat/Long: 39.2425, -87.1920


Check out this secluded all wooded property in Clay County, IN. Sitting on a dead end road, this 88 wooded acres has been managed for timber production for over 50 years. Currently enrolled in a Classified Forest program, your yearly taxes are less than a monthly phone bill. This property was last select cut 10 years ago, leaving many high quality trees remaining. Species noted include Red & White Oak, Swamp and Burr Oak, Black Walnut and Hickory. The current owner has received bids from several loggers but decided to leave this property intact for YOU, the future owner! Estimates range depending on how hard you would cut it but judging by the quotes received, there is easily $100K+ in timber standing on this ground.
This parcel sits in a FEMA flood plain so new construction is not advised. However, the logger landing on the north side of the property is a perfect spot to park a camper or RV. There may be additional connected acreage available that sits outside of the floodplain. If a building site is a must, we can make it happen. Property is less than a 5 min drive to Shakamak State Park for additional recreation opportunities.
Property has not been hunted in a very long time. The owners are not hunters but have seen several trophy class deer around the property over the years. The property has heavily used deer trails throughout. Flocks of wild turkeys are seen in the area regularly as well. With all the rain we have had this spring, there where quit a few wood ducks hanging out in the flooded timber surrounding the ditch intersecting the property; suggesting even more possibilities with this property.
This property would make a great long term investment for someone who wanted to continue the current management program. For the duck hunters out there, you could clear out an opening in the middle of the property and create your very own Arkansas flooded-timber situation right here in Indiana. If mature deer are what your after; strategic clear cutting would not only help pay for a substantial portion of the ground and work; it would also create the habitiat needed to grow and hold a true giant!
For a brief understanding on the current philosophies of land managers on clear cutting forest for improved deer habitiat, read the below article on the subject from our friends at QDMA;

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Managed timber tracts are few are far between anymore, especially one of this size and quality. If a mature all timbered tract is what you've been looking for, don't hesitate on this one!

Directions from North: Turn east on State Rd 246 off 41S; turn South on CR 500W. Property will be on your left about 3/4 mile.

Directions from East: Take Prairie City Exit off I70W. Turn South onto State Hwy 59S towards Clay City. Turn onto State Hwy 246 West just south of Clay City. Turn South on S CR 500W. Property will be on your left about 3/4 mile.

For a property showing or for more information, please contact Zach Holt at 812.887.2954 or email him at [Email listed above].

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