Ready to Hunt Farm with Incredible Genetics

  • $899,950
  • 120 Acres
Clarke County, Iowa
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Ready to Hunt Farm with Incredible Genetics

Clarke County, Iowa
  • $899,950
  • 120 Acres


This 120-acre property is without a doubt, one of the best hunting properties available on the market today.  If you made a list of all the features you’d want in an ideal hunting farm, you’ll find them here: Great genetics, diverse cover types, strategic food plots for all season hunting, multiple water sources, limited hunting pressure in the area, ideal access routes from North and South, multiple stand sites for predominant winds, limited visibility into the property, low traffic area, income to offset taxes and improvement projects, ponds, utilities at road, access roads throughout property, convenience to amenities….the list goes on.  If you’ve been looking for a farm that checks ALL the boxes, this is it.

Located just East of Osceola and North of Woodburn, Iowa, this property is easily accessible at just 1 mile off the pavement and under 1 hour from Des Moines.  The location is also in a great area for producing giant whitetails.  Several 200” deer have been harvested in the immediate area over the past few years. 

Roads leading to the farm are gravel right to the entrances, and then turn to Level B for the majority of the perimeter.  This ensures easy access for the farm owner, but limits traffic on the farm’s perimeter.  The roads are lined with cedars and thick hedge which also aids to reduce visibility into the farm.  Immediately around this property are high-quality row crops (corn / beans / alfalfa) and thick overgrown pasture and CRP fields, with very low hunting pressure.

This combination of great genetics, limited traffic, and great habitat diversity created a rare opportunity to transform this 120-acre property from the overgrown pasture farm it once was, into a top-end hunting property.  Through years of extensive work, this farm now holds loads of deer and turkey, as well as Quail and Pheasant, and is set up and ready to hunt…a true turn-key property. 

Numerous improvements have gone into transforming the farm into what it is now.  Some of the major improvements involved clearing young hedge and cedar from nearly 20 acres of the overgrown pasture to convert the FSA fields to row crop.  This provides additional on-farm income and food for the wildlife.  In the process, the brush was strategically piled to enhance the travel routes and hunting access past the pre-selected tree stand and blind locations.  This has now dried down, and could be burned if preferred.

In all, approximately 50 acres were converted into row crop, while leaving generous water ways and grass buffer strips to ensure no erosion issues developed.  In 2022, Soil samples were taken and fertility and lime were added to promote a healthy crop across all the ag fields and large food plots.  A cover crop was planted after harvest that year as well.  The standing grain plots are left throughout the late season, to ensure overall wildlife health. 

In addition, several food plots have been opened up in strategic locations, including small kill-sized plots and narrow travel routes to direct deer past the ambush location.  Access from the North and South are easy, as several trails were created to allow hunting on multiple wind directions.

Bedding habitat was improved through strategic thinning of the cedar / grass South and West facing hill sides and water sources were cleaned out, and pond dam management have been completed.

This farm has been managed for 5+ year old bucks, and the hunting pressure on the property has been very limited.  The current owner has spent the past few seasons primarily hunting with his kids on farms closer to their home or out West, which limited time spent hunting on this property.  Only 1 mature buck has been taken off the farm during the last 3 seasons, though hunts were never short of opportunities.  The rut hunts on this farm are incredible, as are the late season sits.   

During the fall of 2023, there were a group of 11 long beards frequently the property, and last spring a few dozen morels were found in a short walk through the timber. 

A business opportunity has prompted the owner to sell this farm, with much regret. 

With spring right around the corner, a quick closing would allow the new owner to enjoy some spring turkey hunting and morel mushroom hunting. 

At the current asking price, the owner will include the (3) 6×6 Redneck blinds with 10’ tower stands on the farm with (3) redneck blind chairs, (3) ladder stands, and (2) new gates (not yet installed).

For a private tour of the property, contact listing agent Chuck Johnson at (515) 993 –7979 or email  Farm to be shown by appointment only to pre-qualified buyers.



  • Turn-Key Hunting Farm w/ exceptional genetics in the area
  • 120 m/l Gross Acres
  • Clarke County, North of Woodburn, Iowa
  • Located 1 Mile North of US Hwy 34
  • Trophy Caliber Whitetails w/ multiple 200” deer harvested within the area
  • Loads of Turkeys (flocks of a dozen long beards common)
  • Quail and Pheasant use the farm frequently
  • 4.5 m/l acres of Strategically placed Food plots for ideal access and all-season hunting
  • 1.5 m/l acres of Clover Plots, including several long fingers and small kill plots for archery hunting
  • 3 m/l acres of Standing Soybean Food Plots for late season hunting
  • Thick habitat, with mix of row crop, overgrown pasture, hedge, walnut, and cedar
  • Miles of edge habitat, which funnel deer movement
  • (2) Ponds which provide year-round water source
  • Farm connects huge area of rough CRP and bedding to North and Ag farms to the South. A large section of the farm to the SW was mowed last year for emergency haying, but will regrow this summer for an awesome bedding area and food source.
  • Travel through the farm is steady all year, with a high number of deer bedding directly on this farm.
  • Very low to no hunting pressure on and around any of the neighboring farms
  • Well maintained roads run throughout the property, allowing easy access to nearly every part of the farm with a full sized UTV.
  • (3) Redneck Blinds w/ 10’ Platforms overlooking various plots for all weather hunting (included at asking price)
  • (3) Ladder Stands in place, overlooking small green plots for archery hunting (included at asking price)
  • (2) New entrances installed and ready for new gates (gates provided at asking price)
  • No dead Deer have been found on the farm from EHD since under possession of current owner.
  • Approximately 50 acres of the available 77 FSA are currently planted, with balance left for bird habitat. More income could be obtained with minimal clearing on the Northwest most field.
  • Fertility was improved through soil sampling, and lime/fertilizer application.
  • Generous Waterways, and grass buffer strips have been left to ensure no erosion issues develop.
  • A cover-crop was planted after 2022 growing season. Farm was in soybeans in 2023 and ready to be planted for 2024.
  • Cash rent has been $150/acre, with renter paying for cover crop, lime, replacement fertilizer, and improving accesses.
  • Farm is open for 2024. Anticipate $165 – $175/acre straight cash rental rate.
  • (2) Gorgeous building sites, overlooking the Southern rolling hills
  • Rural Water and Electric along road, for easy hook-up
  • Access from both the North and the South off of Gravel.
  • Road turns to Level B for majority of perimeter, which limits traffic around the farm
  • The rolling terrain, and thick cedars / hedge along the fence lines, reduce visibility into the farm from the road
  • Annual Estimated Taxes: $1,590 (could be reduced by enrolling timber in Forest Reserve)
  • Seller holds a license to sell real estate in Iowa
  • All Trail camera photos are from 2021 / 2022.  Photos showing 2017 had incorrect date on camera.
  • Farm shown by appointment only

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