Income Producing Property with Hunting Opportunities

  • $234,950
  • 36 Acres
Decatur County, Iowa
For Sale South Central Iowa

Income Producing Property with Hunting Opportunities

Decatur County, Iowa
  • $234,950
  • 36 Acres


This property is ideal for the investment minded buyer looking for a weekend getaway.

This tract is located just south of Van Wert, Iowa, in Decatur County.  The land is over 80% income producing, with the balance in timbered draws, ideal for funneling whitetails.

Approximately 29 acres of the farm are considered FSA farmable, subject to reconstitution by the USDA office.  For 2024, the farm is leased at a rate of $160 per planted acre, generating approximately $4,600 of income.  For diversity, the farm is split between row crop and alfalfa, with the alfalfa being located primarily in the Northwest portion of the farm.  The large ridgetop in the Southeast corner as well as the low-lying areas in the central draw of the farm all produced healthy beans for 2023.  Currently, cattle are not turned out on the property, but the East and Southern Boundaries are all tightly fenced with 5 strand barbed wire, as is a portion of the West boundary.  One potential improvement a new owner may consider would be fencing the remaining portions of the boundary, to enable additional use of the land for cattle in the future.

For the hunter’s considerations, this property has recently been improved with a new large solid sided enclosed Redneck hunting blind, on a 10’ tall platform.  The blind sits on the Northeast corner of a standing soybean food plot, that is approximately 2 acres in size.  Given the thick CRP and overgrown pasture to the South and immediately to the West, and the history of whitetails taken in this area of Decatur County, I expect this to be a fantastic late season hunting setup.  Additionally, the timbered draws running throughout the property create multiple pinch points that would be ideal for catching deer heading back and forth between the food on this property and the bedding to the South as well. 

This property would make a great piece to add onto an existing row crop / cattle operation, with the nice bonus of excellent hunting.  Adjacent to this parcel is an 8-acre tract with a pond, and a 7-acre tract.  If included in the purchase, these tracts would also provide ideal building locations for a future home or shop, just off Paved County Rd J20.

If this property sounds like what you’ve been looking for, call today to schedule your private tour.  Contact Land Broker Chuck Johnson at (515) 993-7979.


Property Features:

  • 36 m/l acres, subject to survey
  • 29 FSA Acres, subject to USDA reconstitution
  • 28.85 m/l planted acres, rented for 2024 at $160/acre
  • Estimated annual income: $4,600
  • Diverse Mix of Row Crop and Alfalfa
  • Great Area, known for producing giant whitetails w/ good deer sign
  • Adjacent to large timber blocks and great habitat to South and West
  • Easy Access to I-35, Paved Frontage on J20
  • Short drive from Des Moines
  • Estimated Annual Taxes: $465
  • Additional Acres Available, including building locations, more hunting, and more income acres
  • Property is partially in Parcel #s: 0602100002 & 0602100007



From Des Moines, head South on I-35 past Van Wert.

Take Exit 18 onto J20.  Head East on J20 for approximately 3/4 mile.

Property is on South Side of J20, just East of 20005 Co Hwy J20



004 County Hwy J20, Leon, Iowa 50144



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