We are frequently asked how we’re able to put the large number of prime Illinois hunting properties into our operation and continue to upgrade our land quality year after year. One way it’s accomplished is by working with individuals who want the benefits of owning hunting and investment property – without the long-distance management headaches.
Our Hadley Creek livelihood is dependent on our ability to find, evaluate, improve and manage land for both farming and deer hunting. It’s what we do, and we’re good at it. By utilizing our full time employees, expertise in farming, trophy deer habitat, food plot and timber management, deer stand layout, installation and maintenance, we help people realize both recreational land and investment goals.
We keep our finger on the pulse of the land market and work with farms ranging from eighty up to several thousand acres in size. The following are two examples of Hadley Creek managed properties that are currently available. Note that the photos we’re showing are from these exact farms!
80 Acres In Adams County
This 80-acre Adams County farm has been managed by Hadley Creek now for two consecutive seasons in 2016 and 2017. The farm has 17 tillable acres, mature timber, good bedding areas and a constant running stream. The farm is surrounded by neighbors practicing quality deer management.
Currently, the 17 tillable acres have been used as one huge food plot by Hadley Creek to draw in and hold as many deer as possible. The farm has two biologic/turnip food plots, several acres of standing corn and the remaining acreage in standing soybeans.
After two years of Hadley Creek food plots and management, this farm has a very high deer and turkey population. We have several trail camera photos of bucks over 150”. Hadley Creek took One buck in 2016 and two bucks were taken in 2017. All of Hadley Creek’s properties are strongly managed with a 140” minimum.
There is a neat, clean hunting camp with electricity and septic located on the property. The farm was laid out by Hadley Creek with 5 ladder stands, 4 hang on stands and one tower blind. The tillable acres generate an annual income of $2,720.
248 Acres In Adams County
This 248-acre farm in Adams County is made up of two tracts. Once tract is 168 acres (a) and the other is 80 acres (b). In total, the 248 acres has an annual CRP income of $13,426 with an additional 10 tillable acres.
These 248 acres are in an ideal location, surrounded by expansive tracts of timber and neighbors practicing trophy deer management. Walnut Creek runs thru the entire property, creating perfect whitetail and turkey habitat.
Hadley Creek Outfitters began managing this farm in 2017. Last year, Hadley Creek added roads through the property to access different stand and food plot locations. We strategically laid out the farm with 15 millennium ladder stands, 11 hang on stands, 2 tower blinds and a red neck hay bale blind. Current food plots include standing Corn, several acres of Imperial Whitetail Clover, and a number of Biologic Maxim and Turnip plots.
We’ve captured several trail camera photos of bucks over 150”. Two bucks were taken by Hadley Creek on this farm in 2017. All of Hadley Creek’s properties are strongly managed with a 140” minimum. With the large volume of deer and the newly established food plots, 2018 will be awesome on this property.
This farm features a 3,600 square foot house that’s been totally remodeled and includes several outbuildings. The farm can be purchased with the house or it can be divided in several ways.
These Illinois hunting properties are available, but they are only two examples. We have a number of different properties to meet different needs. If you’re interested in investing in your passion and would consider owning a farm in Illinois, call us at 217-335-3804 or send us a message. To learn more about us, you can also explore the rest of our website at HadleyCreek.com.