Decatur Hunting Farm with Cabin and Shop

  • $520,000
  • 80 Acres
Decatur County, Iowa
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Decatur Hunting Farm with Cabin and Shop

Decatur County, Iowa
  • $520,000
  • 80 Acres


This 80 ac Parcel, is the East Portion of the larger 198 Acre Farm, currently available for purchase.

If you’ve been looking for a top-notch whitetail hunting farm in a highly managed area, this is a piece you will not want to overlook.

This tract of land is located just West of Lineville, Iowa among some of the most sought- after hunting properties in the country.  Not only does this area have some of the best genetics in the state, a majority of the land here is held in huge continuous tracts.  There are thousands of acres under strict management exclusively for top end trophy deer.  Stories of the giants that lurk around this area have been very well documented. Every year, there are 200” deer harvested in the immediate area, with (3) just this year alone.  If you want to kill big deer, you have to hunt where they live, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a farm where you have a real opportunity at world class whitetails.

Property Features

This farm is surrounded by huge blocks of timber and overgrown pasture, with most of the open ground to the South, East, and West in pasture.  The limited row crop around this property allows the owner to utilize food plots to attract and hold deer on this property with very little competition from the adjacent neighbors.  Obviously, deer will travel, which is why it is important to own land in a great management area.  However, it’s a huge benefit when the deer head your way once the dinner bell rings.

This farm is directly off paved county road J66, which ensure easy access at any time of year. The rolling nature of the property and thick cover allows for strategic access routes which makes this property feasible to hunt on multiple wind directions.

The diversity of cover on this property is phenomenal as well.  There are cedar thickets, scattered oaks, hickory, and switchgrass covered hillsides for a diversity of native food sources and bedding cover. Some of the cedars could easily be cleared to increase the food plot acres as well. A timber stand improvement project on some of the south facing timbered slopes would take this from an already great farm to a top tier property that rivals just about anything in the state.  A small natural drainage runs along the South edge of the property, which provides great rut activity, and a water source for the deer and other wildlife.  A smaller pond / watering hole is on the Northern end of the farm.

Over 4 acres of corn food plots were planted for 2023, as well as a ¼ acre mix of brassicas / with perennial clover, creating a perfect mix of grains and greens for seasonal preferences of deer.

While deer hunting has always been the priority for management, the Turkey population is extremely strong as well.  There is no turkey hunting pressure on the farm, and there are several long beards living on the property as you’ll see in the trail camera photos.

Secluded deep into the interior of the 80 acres is a single room Cabin, featuring a single bathroom, small kitchen, and 3 beds.  It has an electric heat and A/C unit, as well as a small wood stove.  The smaller bunk house has electric heat and A/C, and sleeps 4 with the two bunk beds. Also, on the North end of the property, there is an equipment shed with concrete floor, perfect for storing your farm toys.

If you’re looking to build a larger structure for entertaining or even a future home, there are several ideal building sites located along the North end of the property, off paved J66.

If this sounds like the dream farm you’ve been waiting for, Contact Land Broker Chuck Johnson to schedule your private tour today: (515) 993–7979.

To limit traffic on the property, customers must provide proof of funds or pre-qualification of financing prior to showing.

Property Highlights:

  • 80 m/l gross acres
  • Top-End Hunting Property in Decatur County, Iowa
  • Adjacent to Thousands of acres of whitetail managed farms
  • Managed for 5.5+ year old deer
  • Great Turkey Hunting
  • Several 200” B&C caliber deer in immediate area and (3) this year
  • Great Access of Paved County Rd J66
  • Established Food Plots (4 ac corn, ¼ brassica / clover)
  • (2) Redneck Tower blinds on 10’ Platforms (negotiable with sale)
  • Diverse mix of bedding habitat and native browse
  • Limited competition for food directly adjacent to property – keeps deer on the farm
  • Water Sources on property – 1 small pond (unsure if stocked)
  • Creek runs through South End – great for rut
  • Paved Frontage on J66 with Multiple potential Building Sites
  • Utilities at road (Rathbun water & Clarke REC)
  • 1 Room Cabin with full bath – fully furnished, as-is
  • Cabin has electric heat & window A/C, as well as wood stove
  • Bunkhouse (sleeps 4), has window A/C & electric heat
  • 24 x 30 Equipment Shed w/ concrete floor
  • Estimated Annual Taxes: $850
  • Address: 31741 County Road J66, Lineville, Iowa
  • Available with adjacent 118-acre tract to West

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