908 Acres Near Marksville, Avoyelles Parish
When you think of Avoyelles Parish, the first thing that comes to mind is the great hunting it offers, with big bucks and lots of great duck hunting. This property offers both. It may be one of the last opportunities in many years to purchase a large tract of hunting property in Avoyelles Parish as they very rarely ever come up for sale. This is an older, established WRP tract, planted in 1993. Local officials believe it to be the oldest WRP in Avoyelles Parish and the 25th oldest in the state. The stand of planted bottomland hardwood species that cover most of the tract had a 90% survival rate with some of the trees almost 40 feet tall. A possible thinning, is in the near future.
This tract consists of 908 total acres, 839 acres enrolled in WRP, and the balance in some natural bottomland hardwood habitat, and a 7+/- acre campsite/homesite. The beautiful campsite is on a high ridge with huge oaks, and overlooks a cypress studded natural lake called Lac Bois Sec. Electricity and a water well is in place along with a nice barn/equipment shed on a slab. A limestone road leads from the gated access to the campsite. From the gate you can be in Marksville in 5 minutes to enjoy all the amenities it offers such as shopping, dining, and entertainment. For the golfers, Spring Bayou Country Club is less than 2 miles from the gate. As close as it is to town you will feel like you are a million miles from anywhere when you are on this amazing property.
Over 100 acres of natural lake and shallow water areas offer great duck hunting along with fishing, frogging, and crawfishing. Two ten foot water control structures are in place for maintaining proper water levels. Small game hunting is available also, as rabbits are plentiful and the squirrel hunting will get better and better as the trees grow. Well established food plots, and a great interior road system offer great deer hunting, which will only get better over time as the young oaks begin to drop acorns. Massive shed horns have been found on the property and it is connected by additional WRP tracts and travel corridors to a large block of land approximately 2 miles away that is intensively managed for trophy whitetails with 160”-180” B&C class bucks taken fairly regularly. The same group has been leasing this property for many years which speaks for itself of the hunting. If all of this is not enough for you there are several other public areas close by that offer great fishing and hunting opportunity. Spring Bayou Management Area offers over 12,000 acres of great fishing and hunting, and the closest boat launch is about 3 miles from the gate. The closest Red River boat launch is about 15 minutes away. Lake Ophelia NWR and Grand Cote NWR are 20-25 minutes away for the bowhunting enthusiast, and for history buffs Marksville State Commemrative Area and Fort Derussy are nearby.
Very rarely does a recreational property combine easy access, fishing, duck, deer, and small game hunting. This one has it all in one of Louisiana’s most desirable areas….Avoyelles Parish. Don’t let this one slip by. Asking price is $3000 per acre.