Asking Price:  $1,332,250 ($1,825/Acre)

Timberland Value:  400 acres pre-merchantable slash pine planted in 2014 and 2015

Property Size:  730 Acres

Location:  Jennings, Florida

Category:  Hunting & Recreational Land, Investment Timberland, Timberland

Improvements:  Food Plots, Ladder and Tripod stands, Feeders, Partially Fenced and Gated, Power on site

Broker Comments:

This property has all the necessary ingredients needed to be a wonderful recreational property: Improved roads to access entire property, diverse wildlife habitat, good neighbors, convenient location and accessibility, established food plots, stands, feeders ready to hunt, excellent soils and a well managed, sustainable revenue source from planted pine timber. Yet all these essential characteristics wouldn’t make a sound investment if overpriced, but this tract will be a good investment for years to come because it was priced fairly with all the necessary ingredients included and established at time of sale.

Hunter Brant, President, Oakwood Realty Group.

Property Description

This 730 acre tract is ideally located just minutes from I-75 and is a great value at $1,825/acre. Approximately 400 acres old fields have all been replanted over the last 2 years in slash pine, all existing roads have been re-built and new roads added for additional access. Jennings Timberland is surrounded by agricultural fields and small timberland holdings making for ideal wildlife habitat and is easily accessed with over 1 mile paved road frontage along Hwy 143, 6 miles West of Jennings, Florida and 3 miles West of I-75. The property is partially fenced with three gated entrances.

Deer population is excellent as evidenced by the abundant tracts on the properties planted food plots and roads. Current Owner has improved the property by adding new tripod and ladder stands and feeders scattered strategically throughout the property along with establishing food plots in ideal locations for hunting and viewing game.

Hamilton County:

  • #1 County in the State of Florida for record book Whitetail Deer and Eastern Wild Turkeys
  • Easy access by way of I-75 and I-10 which intersect in the center of the County
  • Centrally located between Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Valdosta
  • Scattered small farms and diverse forests make ideal wildlife habitat
  • 3 major rivers transect the County providing incredible wildlife travel corridors and habitat as well as outstanding recreational opportunities

Jennings Timberland:

  • 730 +/- total acres
  • Variety of habitat including cypress ponds, planted and volunteer pine, and food plots
  • Excellent road system provides access to the entire tract
  • Existing old fields have been replanted in slash pine over the last 2 years
  • Wetland drains bisect the property providing excellent wildlife habitat and travel corridors
  • Surrounded by small farms and timberland for privacy and increased wildlife habitat
  • Paved road frontage on Hwy 143
  • Less than 3 miles from I-75 for convenient access
  • Town of Jennings provides all the necessary essentials

Additional Information:

In a study by Game and Fish Magazine by Carolee Boyles writes the following:

“Show Me the Bucks”

So where in the Sunshine State should bowhunters go to look for a records-book whitetail?

Start off by studying the data from the P&Y and B&C records, and you’ll come up with a short list of counties. Alachua County is first, followed by Brevard and Putnam counties. This provides a bit of historical perspective, though it’s not a lot of information.

Another way of picking out where big deer are likely to come from is to take the last three years of records from the Florida Buck Registry and look at the racks that have scored 125 or above. By ranking the counties according to the number of bucks placed on the FBR during that time, we can get a view of where big deer are now most likely to come from.

Since a larger number of deer is involved, it’s probably a more accurate picture of where bowhunters might find a buck that will meet P&Y standards.

On this list, Hamilton County comes first with 10 bucks, followed by Jackson County with nine, Jefferson County with seven, and Alachua County with six. If you were a bowhunter who really wanted to find a buck would make the P&Y book, you’d be well advised to look at one of those four counties.

Hamilton County Wildlife and Soils

In Hamilton County, it’s all about the soil. Good soils mean good nutrition, and this translates into bigger deer with bigger racks.

Though there’s not as much agriculture there as in some of the other northern-tier counties, a lot of the terrain is in managed forestlands. When tree farms are properly managed, they provide good habitat for deer.

Another factor is good wildlife management on private land. Hunt clubs — many of which do an excellent job of managing deer herds, controls much of the private property. They have instituted quality deer programs and are letting bucks get some age on them. From the website

Turkey Hunting In Hamilton County

For turkeys – specifically eastern wild turkeys, Hamilton is #1 in the state with more birds entered in the top 50 of the Florida Wild Turkey Registry than any other County (7). Again the soils are the key, but for turkeys the diversity of habitat is also key. Hamilton is still dominated by scattered small farms and the timberland in the County is dominated by a mixed hardwood pine forest, with mast producing oak trees making up a large percentage of the hardwood trees. This is ideal habitat for wild turkeys. Lastly, river and creeks make ideal roosting habitat necessary to hold wild turkeys in an area and Hamilton County is bounded on the East, West and south by the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers and the Alapaha River bisects the central part of the County, all providing incredible wild turkey habitat. Source:

Hamilton County’s Ideal Location

“Hamilton County is located in North Central Florida, with Georgia forming its northern border. The county is separated from the rest of Florida by the Withlacoochee River on the west and the beautiful Suwannee River to the east and south. In the middle of the county is the fascinating Alapaha River, called the “River of Sand,” which disappears underground during certain parts of the year leaving a dry, sandy riverbed. At the crossroads of I-75 and I-10, Hamilton County is easily accessed from Jacksonville, Gainesville or Tallahassee”. From the Hamilton County Chamber website.