Investment Farm with Great Hunting in Guthrie County, Iowa

  • $935,844
  • 156 Acres
Guthrie County, Iowa
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Investment Farm with Great Hunting in Guthrie County, Iowa

Guthrie County, Iowa
  • $935,844
  • 156 Acres


Are you looking for a large hunting farm that offers the perfect blend of seclusion , abundant wildlife, and convenience? This remarkable 156-acre property boasts an exceptional opportunity for both mature deer hunting and investment, with a nearly 2.2% return at list price. The majority of the farm is enrolled in CRP at over $21,400 annually, providing excellent wildlife habitat and a solid return on investment. Hunters can also enjoy turkey hunting and pheasant hunting opportunities. The timbered parts of the farm consist of White Oak, Black Cherry, Chestnut Oak, Black Oak, and Northern Pin Oak trees, some of which provide an abundant source of food for the deer and other wildlife on the property. The farm offers a beautiful building spot overlooking the valley to the East, providing an ideal spot to build your dream house or cabin. Additionally, there are established paths around the edges of the property, providing easy access for hunting and managing projects on the farm. Located just 45 min from West Des Moines, this hunting farm offers the ultimate blend of seclusion and convenience. This property could easily be rented out for recreational use, which would provide an additional potential income stream for any investor. This 156-acre hunting farm is a rare find in Guthrie County with its stunning natural landscape, prime building spot, established paths, and ample hunting opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to make this incredible property your own! Additional acreage available. 

Showing Agent must be present when showing the property. Home at 2978 Ranch Trl to be surveyed off the land, estimated to be 3 acres more or less. Rural Water is available on the East side of the road from Xenia and power is also on the same side of the road from Guthrie County REC. Buyer will need to create new entrance to the property off of Ranch Trail.

  • 2978 Ranch Trail, Menlo, IA 50164 (Closest Address)
  • Guthrie County – SEC04/TWN 78/RNG 31 – EXCEPT 3 M/L AC & DWELLING TO BE SURVEYED OFF
  • Parcel #’s 0000150100, 0000150300, 0000150200, & 0000150400. 
  • 156 Gross Acres +/-
  • 114.4 Tillable/FSA Acres @ 46.4 CSR2
  • 101.12 Acres +/- Enrolled in CRP in (4) Contracts Expiring (2023, 2025, 2030, & 2031)
  • $21,400 +/- in CRP Income (Exact income to be determined following reconstitution of CRP acres by Guthrie County FSA)
  • Annual Estimated Taxes – $3,168
  • Habitat Features: Clover and Brassica CRP & Timbered Draws with a mix of White Oak, Black Cherry, Chestnut Oak, Black Oak, and Northern Pin Oak trees
  • Hunting: Deer, Turkeys, and Pheasants
  •  Entrance will need to be constructed off Ranch Trail at Buyer expense. 
  • Recorded Easement along road for Xenia Rural Water
  • Gravel road frontage
  • 3 Small Ponds on the farm (Not Stocked)
  • Hilltop Building Site
  • West Central Valley School District
  • Utilities on East side of Ranch Trail – Xenia Rural Water, Guthrie County Rural Electric, Coon Valley Telecom (Buried Fiber Optic Internet/Landline – up to 500mbps. Please go to for more information), Sewer will need to be septic. 
  • No Current Farm Lease – $175/acre Average for this area.
  • No Current Hunting Lease – Hunting Lease could get up to $20-$30/acre. 
  • Fencing only on the East border of the property in OK/Poor condition, any additional fencing will need to be installed by Buyer following the purchase. 

Directions: From I-80 at the Menlo, IA Exit (Exit 88) Head North on County Road P20/Ranch Trail for 7.2 Miles, the property will be on the East side of the road North of the House.

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