REDUCED! Prairie Island Waterfowl and Upland, Nebraska
Property Types: Farms, Waterfront, Recreational

$3,300,000 / 1,165 Acres / Available
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Warm water sloughs next to the Platte River, ponds and upland habitat beyond
Photo taken on the property
Decoying in ducks
The "Pit Pond". All waterfowl hunting takes place on this man-made 8 acre pond.
These warm water sloughs stay open all winter.
These warm water sloughs are not hunted, nor are the ponds beyond.
One of the sloughs
The Platte River
This property has 1.5 miles of Platte River frontage
Spring-fed ponds
Another angle on the River and sloughs
More warm water sloughs, not hunted, to keep birds in the area.
Spring-fed pond surrounded by prime upland game habitat
More ponds, more great upland game habitat
Growth of plants such as sunflower and hemp, providing feed, intermixed with grasses
Dawn on the pond...
The berm with the 30' bi-drectional pit at the "Pit Pond".
Only 12" deep, it is easy to set decoys and retrieve birds
The "pit pond" is kept open during duck season, fed by an irrigation well
Goose decoys
Pivot irrigated milo borders the "pit pond", providing upland bird and deer forage
Pivot irrigated milo, dense and nutritious
Inside the 30' heated pit. Cook up hot breakfast while waiting for the birds to come in
Baseboard heaters under the benches, and you can shoot in any direction
Heading out to retrieve
A good day with a great buddy
What a good girl!
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Success!
"Pit pond" berm
Harvest
The "pit pond" is allowed to freeze over after duck season, providing ice for the geese
Quiet dusk on a pond
Various species coming through in all seasons
Clouds of snow geese
View from the pit
Great photography opportunities from the pit as well!
This property draws high numbers of Mallards
Incoming!
Morning Glory
In flight
Canada geese coming in
Various species taking flight
Beautiful shot of a drake Pintail
Clouds of geese
The geese arrive in huge numbers in season
Harvest. Note: There were several hunters that day!
More harvest
The Owner provides guide services, multiple hunters were present
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'Atta girl!
Another good day
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Upland habitat
Ponds serve the waterfowl and upland game year round
Upland habitat, managed for food and cover. Estimated 30 or more coveys of quail on property
Platte River
Habitat is managed for game, not grazing
There are well developed roads throughout the property, great access to anywhere
There is great fishing in the ponds, bluegill, large-mouth bass and catfish
Pheasant harvest
Pheasant harvest
Pheasant harvest
What a great day with friends!
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With the river and ample food supply, monster whitetails live on the property
Deer hunting was not the Owner’s main focus
Low pressure on deer hunting has trophy bucks refuging on the property
Great nutrition grows beautiful antlers
Machine Shed and quonset
The garage and shop

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Prairie Island Waterfowl & Upland

Property Summary

$3,300,000
Total Acres: 
1,165.22
LandLeader #: 
6089
Closest Town: 
Central City, Nebraska
County: 
Merrick County
Property Type: 
Farms, Waterfront, Recreational

Activities & Amenities

Farm/Crops/Ag
Fishing
Food Plots
Hunting - Big Game
Hunting - Predator/Varmint
Hunting - Upland Birds
Hunting - Waterfowl
Irrigation
Waterfront

Land Details

Total Acres: 
1,165.22
Zoning: 
Agricultural
Estimated Taxes: 
$7,627.96
Source of Lot Size: 
Assessor/Tax Data

Building Details

Homes: 
0
Bedrooms: 
0
Full Bathrooms: 
0
Year Built: 
unknown
Outbuildings: 
4
Outbuilding Types: 
Quonset - Machine shed - Workshop/garage - Office
Fence Type: 
Property is fully fenced with all fencing in good condition

Property Description

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This astounding property is a rare gem for Central Nebraska. The Owner has spent 20 years developing and refining the habitat on the property to maximize waterfowl and upland game populations.  He started with a property with amazing natural attributes. Numerous warm water sloughs line the 1.5 miles of Platte River, and pothole spring-fed ponds dot the fields just behind them. This array of open-water choices draws every duck from many miles around. 

In the midst of all this, the Owner built an 8-acre pond that is flooded during hunting season with water from an irrigation well. The pond is only 12” deep, making it easy to set decoys and for dogs to retrieve the birds. A total of 11,000 yards of soil was moved to create the pond, with a 30’ pit and decoy storage in the berm. The pit is electrified, allowing for heating, cooking, and coffee making.  It is bi-directional, so you can shoot from whichever direction the birds are coming from. This “pit pond” is the only pond that is hunted. The sloughs and other ponds are left undisturbed. This keeps the large population around the area, and habitually coming back year after year. While the pond water is kept open to draw ducks during duck season, it is allowed to freeze during goose season, allowing for an inviting sheet of ice for the geese. There are 18 acres (26 CIA’s) of pivot-irriagted milo that surround the pit ponds and provide exceptional feed for both upland game and deer. 

There are 944 acres of the farm enrolled in the WRP, planted in CRP type grasses and native sunflowers and hemp, which provide ample cover and food for the pheasants and quail. While touring this property, pheasants will fly at every turn, and can be heard all around from nearly any point on the property. The Owner has specifically managed the property to increase bird populations. The Owner estimates that the property is home to over 30 coveys of quail. 

As this property has 1.4 miles of river frontage, loads of cover, and plenty of feed, the whitetail deer are large and abundant. The deer have not been the main focus of the current hunters, and so they inhabit the property in quantity. Trail camera pictures show enormous bucks. Excellent fishing can be had in the ponds, yielding Bluegill, Large-mouth Bass and Catfish. 

This property has excellent access and great storage with a Quonset, machine shed, workshop/garage, and a small building that serves as an office. The property is fully fenced with all fencing in good condition.  If you have been looking for a world-class, turn-key hunting operation, this is the one.

Acres

Accretion: 158.74±
CRP: 5.64±
WRP Range: 944.19±
Pivot Irrigated: 26.52±
Roads, Waste/Farm Site: 30.13±
Total: 1165.22±

Legal Description
Township 14 North, Range 5 West of the 6th P.M., Merrick County, Nebraska:

Section 27: LOT 6 7 SW1/4SW1/4 & UND ACCRE 28-P75 PI CXFD 38 (WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM TRACT #1, #2 AND #4)

Section 28: LOT 6 & UNDEEDED ACCRE 28-P75 PI CXFD

Section 33: PT HURLEYS ISL & ACC-LOT 5 & SE1/4 LOT 6 & SE1/4SW1/4 LESS TAX LOT C28P75PI CXFD (WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM PT OF TRACT)

Section 34: NW1/4 28-P75 PI CXFD (WETLAND RESERVE PROGRAM TRACT #5)

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North Platte, NE 69101
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