Asking Price: $1,150,000
Property Size: 252 Acres
Location: Colquitt County, GA
Category: Agriculture, Hunting & Recreational Land
- 3-acre natural lake
- Gated and fenced entry (2) along Rufus Merritt Road
- Beautiful Homesite overlooking lake
- Rock and Gravel trail along Bear Creek
- Ideal dove field site currently in AG Field
Property Tax: $1,704.44 in 2023
"If you are passionate about trophy whitetail and turkeys this is a property you need to see. Bear Creek is an opportunity to manage a variety of habitats and continue to improve a property for wildlife in an area that has the genetics, soils and natural features needed to see substantial results from those management efforts."
Hunter Brant, President & Broker Oakwood Realty Group
Located in Colquitt County, southeast of Moultrie along Bear Creek, is 252 acre Bear Creek Farm. Bear Creek is an important drainage that feeds into the Little River, this part of Colquitt County is well known as a game rich area of SW Georgia. The property is located just 12 miles west of Adel and I-75 making it easy to access.
Approximately 53 acres of former agricultural fields have been planted in native longleaf pine, while retaining significant borders and fields within the pine planting for food plots of multiple sizes and shapes. A habitat improvement thinning was completed in the woodlands along Bear Creek to create food sources and cover for wildlife and improve access to the wooded portions of the property. The frontage along Bear Creek, over 6,700’, makes up the northern and eastern boundary of the property, providing security and an ideal travel corridor for game to access the upland woods and food sources scattered throughout the property. Simply put, if you were to draw up an ideal mix of habitat to attract game to your property this would be it. The evidence of this is hard to miss, including an incredible 190” buck killed along the boundary by a neighbor, as well as numerous deer in the 140” to 160” class that are on camera. The turkey population thrives in this habitat as well, evidenced by their near constant sightings on the farm and game cameras. Best of all the property has not been hunted while focusing on habitat improvement projects. Game populations, habitat and age class for deer have been the priority until the habitat goals have been reached.
“Habitat is key for healthy deer and good hunting opportunities, and this property has had a tremendous amount of habitat work performed during the past two years. More importantly than that, it was obvious to me that Bear Creek was an Oasis for deer, before any of this work was done you could tell the deer just wanted to be there, this was their home!”
“Forest stand improvement activities have created multiple age classes, food and cover for deer and are being supplemented by feed and food plots. The habitat is really starting to take shape.”
Kip Adams – Chief Conservation Officer