This 295 acre tract located in Macon County is loaded with mature timber, huge Whitetails and Turkeys. The timber on this property has been well managed. The 73 acres of younger planted pine was thinned in 2015 for the first time and is ready for rapid growth. The 76 acres of older planted pines have been thinned twice and are adding volume at a high rate due to the high site index, careful previous thinning and management of competing trees through controlled burning. The prescribed burns of the older plantations, done every two years, eliminates undergrowth to benefit the pine plantations.
As soon as you step foot on this rare property you will realize how much time and effort the landowner has put into making this a great investment property. The interior roads on this property were built by the owner many years ago to turn an unimproved tract with poor internal access into the showplace hunting tract and timber investment it is today. All the new roads were pulled up and crowned and extra long pipes were installed where needed to give wide roads that would give the user a park like feel and make it easier to log. The entrance road was resurfaced and widened at the end of the 2019 summer season. Because these roads have been well maintained and reshaped when needed, they make the property look and feel much larger than 295 acres. The interior roads also allow access to the majority of the property by two-wheel drive vehicles. Firelanes around all the planted pines are maintained to allow ATV travel everywhere and truck travel on most of the firelanes. The tract has approximately 1,095 feet of road frontage on State Highway 29.
This dream hunting property is located in the Black Belt Region that is known for its fertile soils and great hunting. The Bagwell Tract has over 9,000 feet of creek frontage on Persimmon Creek that serves as a wildlife travel corridor and there are several great duck hunting spots along the creek. The creek is surrounded by huge bottomland hardwoods which make an excellent source of food for wild game. Food plots are numerous on the property and strategically placed. Their location and shape help the deer and turkeys feel more free to enter the plots. And there are stands set up on heavily traveled game trails.
This is truly a tract that has fabulous hunting and great potential as an investment because of the increase in volume and value the pine plantations will undergo over the next 5 to 10 years. And the 106 acres of hardwoods are at a size that will also increase in value during this same timeframe. Whether the next owner is an investor that will also own a property he can hunt or lease; or, a hunter that will have a great investment, he won’t be disappointed.