Imagine owning your very own recreational real estate kingdom in Crawford County, WI! This rural real estate consisting of 291-acres located in Southwest Wisconsin is now for sale and being offered as one of the largest turnkey trophy whitetail destinations in the Midwest. You’ve found an estate that’s been fine-tuned with comprehensive professional land and habitat management practices by some of the best whitetail gurus in the country. Daydream no more as this famed paradise, known to many as “The Ridge” is now a reality to outdoorsman around the country. For those recreational enthusiasts looking for the most praiseworthy real estate of 2023 – look no further.
Taking its name from a sky-high 1,120ft in elevation sprawled across a majestic ridgetop lies an unspoiled landscape teeming with cascading bluffs and billion-dollar views. The estate bestows some of the most calculated and strategic whitetail hunting architectures you’ll ever witness with endless food plots, water holes and stand setups. You’ll find The Ridge located southeast of Gays Mills a mere 7-miles from the Wisconsin River smackdab in the coveted Driftless Region. This secluded paradise is a wonderland chocked full of trophy class whitetail engulfed by rolling ridges spotlighted by ridgetop fields and small meandering creeks.
Enter the estate from an extensively excavated gravel road system that leads to a masterful outdoorsman’s retreat. Here, you’ll find a charming tucked-away dry cabin setup for years of memories and sleepless nights dreaming of Booners. The rustic cabin is a cozy 600+/- sq ft pad with loft that’s recently been both chinked, stained and renovated. The cabin is furnished with furniture that was custom-built and reclaimed from rough sawn lumber. This includes a beautiful table, bed and bench made from the original timbers that were in the cabin before the remodel. In addition, you’ll find a reclining sofa, microwave and rocking chairs on the porch. While there’s currently no well, septic or electrical lines serving the cabin, a remote start Champion Generator provides adequate power. The cabin is setup with a sleeping loft, wood burning stove and small kitchen perfectly fit for a comfortable stay along with an outhouse. A maintenance-free steel roof crowns the cabin with a proper covered porch to hang your hunting clothes, kick back and formulate your day’s game plan. There’s even a small woodshed already stocked with cut and split wood. A storage shed was also built to store your additional hunting equipment or lawncare items.
What makes this whitetail rich environment so intriguing is the layout of the land, wildlife management and custom design strictly dedicated to not only chasing deer, but hoarding them. You’ll find several miles worth of dedicated trail systems for seamless entry along with effortless deer recovery. A total of (5) wildlife watering holes have been professionally excavated in vital deer-heavy choke points with one large pond. A myriad of (26) Millennium Double Ladder Stands decorate the entire property in foolproof locations for varying winds. Each stand provides unique assets dependent on deer movement and time of year. There’re (4) elevated Redneck Predator Blinds that are 5x6 pinpointed in hotspots along with an additional Banks Outdoors 5x5 blind for good measure. With so many options at stake, you may not need to hunt the same stand twice in a single season! The slew of over 30-hunting setups provides an abundance of alternatives during inclement weather conditions and allows a mobile-friendly advantage to get into areas discretely.
The estate provides a monstrous deer carrying capacity with over 20-ridges and knobs blanketed in dominate hardwood timber stands consisting of oak, walnut and maple. A plethora of timber values stands ripe for the picking if desired. Many of the native apple trees have recently been pruned and professionally maintained for abundant fruit production along with over 20+ new fruit trees planted strategically throughout the field within hunting areas fenced until maturity. Over 100+ white oak trees have also been professionally planted for future screening and supplemental acorn drop in the fall with tree shelters for growth safety. In addition, several hundred cedar tree plantings. Multiple renowned land consultants have helped design this property into a true modern masterpiece and implemented decisive hinge-cutting methods along field edges for bedding and feathering.
A total of 34-acres of open land morphs the top ridges. These lofty fields are checkerboarded in groceries as well as switchgrass plantings. These brilliant stands of warm season grasses harbor prime fawning grounds, big buck hideouts and offer security cover for daylight deer movement. A slurry of food plots consisting of alfalfa, clover, corn, soybeans and brassicas consume these fields drawing wildlife in from miles – especially during late season when the weather turns. This is truly the epitome of a whitetail feeding frenzy buffet. It’s not uncommon to see 50+ deer in a single feed during December or load up on shed antlers during March. There’s simply very few if any better setups that I’ve ever seen when it comes to all-out-attraction throughout my career. The land is proven to perform. Don’t believe me? Check these trail cam pics out here: https://bit.ly/TheRidgeBucks
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Consider this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Ask yourself how many tracts have you seen over the past decade that are of this magnitude. As a career long realtor – I can point to very, very few. The legwork has been all but completed. In addition to the log cabin, there are (2) extra build sites. One is located on the north easterly portion that has a drilled well in place, while the other is on the south side of County Road S. Now is the time for someone like you to continue the legacy and tradition at The Ridge.
Taxes are $8,085/annually. A small portion of the land is enrolled in MFL-Closed expiring soon. Schedule your private showing today with Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman. Buyer must provide Proof of Funds Letter from bank or lender prior to showing. For more info contact Wisconsin Land Specialist, Brandon Wikman at 608.403.6003 Brandonw@uchuntingproperties.com or Joe Nawrot at 608.381.1627 // JoeN@UChuntingproperties.com
Joe Nawrot and Brandon Wikman are Wisconsin’s #1 Ranked Listing and Selling Agents of United Country Real Estate working for the Wisconsin’s #1 Ranked United Country Real Estate Office.