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OVERVIEW: The Talbot County GA +-328 acre Maskoke Farm, named after the Maskoke Indians who lived in the area, is truly a fine recreational timber property certainly worthy of becoming your legacy property. Features: +-7.4 acre lake well stocked with bass and bream and catfish (5 pound bass common, largest the seller has landed was 8 pounds), 1400 sqft lake house with covered dock and deck and pavilion, 840 sqft guest or caretaker house, multiple creeks, all merchantable timber (mature natural hardwood and pine, multiple age classes of planted pines ready for thinning or clearcut) interspersed with fields ranging from 1 to 14 acres, awesome well-constructed road network, secluded and private, gravel road frontage just 0.6 miles from state/US highway all situated on productive rolling terrain. There are several awesome vista points on the property, and if some timber harvesting is done, vistas can be even better. For the duck hunters out there, below the lake is a floodable field (all is needed is a water level control added to an existing culvert +-550 downstream from the lake dam). The shape of the property, the terrain, and the creek network makes for a huge feeling property that is capable of hunting and sleeping many people, for those weekends with family and/or friends and/or customers/clients.
DISCLAIMER: All information is provided as courtesy and deemed to be from reliable sources, however, the accuracy of the information is not guaranteed by Matre Forestry nor the seller. All estimates such as acres and other estimates ate plus or minus.
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LISTING Broker: Matre Forestry Consulting, Inc.
LISTING Agent: Mike Matre, Broker, RF, Alc, Acf
Location & Access: Located at the end of Ligon Rd (gravel), just 0.6 miles west of GA Hwy 2/Us 80. The property is located approximately 25 miles from Columbus GA; 55 miles from Macon GA; 75 miles from Atlanta GA; 100 miles from Montgomery AL; 150 miles from Tallahassee FL; & 340 miles from Orlando FL (as the crow flies).
TIMBER Resources: There is significant timber volume and value on the property, consisting of high quality fully stocked mature hardwood (oak and mixed hardwood) and pine; and late rotation and mid-rotation planted loblolly pine. The mid-rotation planted pines are ready for a first thinning. The late-rotation pines are ready for a select harvest or final harvest. Much of the natural timber is suitable for additional pine plantations. There is no timber cruise on the property, but serious prospects are welcome to cruise the timber as part of their due diligence.
AGRICULTURE Resources: The property has multiple fields ranging from 1 to 12 acres, and were likely pastures in the past, with maybe some small row crop fields. Now they serve well as aesthetic and productive open land wildlife habitat, and are ideal for food plots. The fields would be perfect for cows or horses or goats or other grazers, if fencing is installed.
HUNTING & Habitat: Excellent wooded habitat with plenty of water and acorns for deer and turkey. The fields provide ideal open habitat and food plot opportunities. The mid & late rotation pines are ready for thinnings, which will greatly enhance habitat, aesthetics, and put money in your pocket. Alternatively, the older planted pines could be clearcut and re-planted for a new age class and habitat diversity. Much of the mature natural timber is suitable for thinning, or clearcutting and planting in pines. The natural timber stands on steeper slopes and along the creeks are perfect the way they are, very aesthetic and ideal for hunting. There is a floodable field below the lake dam for duck hunting.
IMPROVEMENTS: Lake, lake house, house, pole barn, historic barns that are aesthetic and have salvageable lumber, storage buildings, excellent road network, floodable field
WATER Resources: Lake, creeks, floodable field, two wells
UTILITIES: Power, telephone
CURRENT Use: Family farm getaway for outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, camping, & hiking. Timber investment.
POTENTIAL Use: Family legacy hunting and fishing property, entertain customers/clients, ideal for permanent residence for retiree or someone working in Columbus GA just +-25 miles away. If fences installed, the fields are ideal for horses, cows, goats, etc.
LEGAL Description: See attachment/additional documents
Restrictions (Other Than Typical Zoning And Ordinances): 261 acres of the 328 acres is under the Conservation Use Valuation Assessment (Cuva), expiring in 2020. Under Cuva, in exchange for a property tax reduction, the landowner agrees to not develop the property for higher and better use, such as a residential development for example. The buyer agrees to honor the Cuva, or pay all penalties should they break the agreement prior to the 2020 expiration.
LEASES: There are no hunting, fishing, residential, ag, timber, or other leases associated with the property.
ESTIMATED Property Tax: $2789 (source: tax assessor website, not guaranteed).
PROPERTY Income Potential: Periodic timber income. Hunting lease. Fishing lease. Residential rental. Grazing lease (fencing needed). Selling off smaller parcels, or liquidating entire property.
SOIL: Dominant Upland Soil: Pacolet sandy loam, 6 to 25 percent slopes
TIMBER Site Index: 74 to 85 for natural loblolly at Base Age 50; 77 to 80 for natural white oak at Base Age 50 (Source: Usda)
Topography: Gently Rolling to Rolling. Slopes along creeks range from gentle to steep. Slopes range from 0% to 25%. According to the soil map, +-83% of the acreage is well drained upland.
Coordinates (Lat. & Long.): 32.6247 -84.5548
Elevation: 530' - 780'
Other: There is a local caretaker that handles mowing, keeping roads clear of limbs & trees, and other general upkeep. He is available to continue helping if needed. A new roof is scheduled to be installed on the lake house, and a few minor repairs are planned. The other house has new paint & carpet and a window unit AC, but is equipped for central hear & air if desired.