Asking Price: $3,300 per acre as per survey
Property Size: Up to 1,270 acres – Not less than 800 acres
Location: Callahan, Florida
Category: Hunting & Recreational Land, Investment Timberland, Timberland
Improvements: Access to neighboring Quail Creek Plantation, including pre-season release quail courses, guides, equipment and wagons and bird dogs.
Tax: Real Estate Taxes: TBD
"Quail Creek is a unique opportunity to own a high quality hunting and recreational property less than an hour from Jacksonville with sustainable income from forestry. The amenities at the adjoining Quail Creek Plantation make it a turn key quail hunting operation at a fraction of the cost."
Hunter Brant, President
Oakwood Realty Group
Quail Creek Plantation is a 1,750 acre high fence hunting preserve of which up to 1,270 acres is now available for purchase. Quail Creek is a mixture of managed, productive planted pine plantation and quail hunting grounds located in Nassau County, Florida on HWY 121 west of the town of Callahan. It is just across 121 from the St Mary’s River and Deep Creek flows thru the property into the River. The property is convenient to Jacksonville, less than 30 minutes from the international airport, downtown and River City Marketplace.
The property for sale is predominantly the pine plantations on the southern portion of the property and is accessed by its own entrance and frontage on Hwy 121. The property is productive pine plantation with 87% or 1,103 of 1,270 acres in uplands according to National Wetlands Inventory and aerial mapping interpretations. An excellent road system provides access to the entire property. It is high fenced and has been managed for wildlife for the last 10 years with very selective hunting only. The property is unconserved but would be an excellent candidate for either a purchase or donation conservation easement. Higher and Better use potential exists with neighboring Deep Creek Plantation, a gated estate lot community on the River, and its proximity to Jacksonville. Excellent age distribution is present in the pine plantations producing sustainable timber income from day of ownership. The high percentage of uplands and perimeter fencing would allow for an easy conversion of portions to open pasture or silvi-pasture for agricultural purposes. While most of the stands are either unthinned merchantable and pre-merchantable slash and loblolly or 1st thinning stands, there are select stands that have been thinned to a plantation cut density and could easily be used as additional quail habitat.
The adjoining property at Quail Creek does offer an exceptional amenity available to the new Owner where the existing Owners are willing to make available, on a fee basis, all of the professionally managed, pre-season release quail hunting operation. This allows the new Owner to use this additional adjoining acreage at a fraction of the cost as well as the benefit it provides as managed deer and turkey habitat that adjoins the for sale property under the same fence. No exotic or foreign deer have been introduced on the property at this time, all wildlife are native species.