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Matre Forestry Consulting, Inc. Listing Overview
+/-396 Acres in Harris County GA, Mulberry Ossahatchie Tract
Agent: Mike Matre, Broker (GA & Al), Registered Forester (GA & Al), Accredited Land Consultant with the Realtors Land institute, Member Association of Consulting Foresters and the Society of American Foresters.
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Location: Harris County, Ga
Tract Name: Mulberry Ossahatchie Tract (aka Mary Harris Tract), Harris GA 396
Acres: 396.1 +/- (Source: GIS Timber Management Map)
Price per Acre: $4161 per Acre
Narrative Description: The +/-396 acre Mulberry Ossahatchie Tract has been in the same family for generations and is located in highly desired southern central Harris County, Georgia. This fine timber and hunting property with rustic cabin offers an amazing +/-1.6 miles of frontage on the gorgeous Mulberry Creek and the gorgeous Ossahatchie Creek, with the two creeks converging on the property. Add to that +/-0.3 miles frontage on both sides of Whetstone Branch and miles of smaller creeks, and you have a property with great water resources, a must for big deer. The tract has +/-246 feet of frontage on scenic Landress Drive (graveled), which ends just north of the property. Just +/-0.6 miles from the property entrance is US Highway 27, and the property is conveniently located just minutes from Columbus, GA, Callaway Gardens, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain, the Chattahoochee River, Wildlife Management Areas, and more. Harris County Georgia is not only a great county for outdoor enthusiast, but with an excellent school system and nice communities, Harris County is great place to live, for both retirees and those raising a family.
The properties timber resources range from mature natural hardwood and pine to pre-merchantable loblolly, longleaf, and hardwood. Harris County, GA is a trophy buck managed county, and this fine property has all you need to develop one of the finest hunting properties in the county. Multiple potential lake or pond sites exist, and the property is ideal for a private hunting preserve and/or an estate on large acreage. Power is on the property at the existing cabin, and there are countless aesthetic homesites throughout the property. There are great soils and topography for timber growing and wildlife management, and for conversion to pasture or other agriculture purpose if that is an interest.
With significant development pressure in Harris County, the Mulberry Ossahatchie Tract is an ideal candidate for a permanent conservation easement. The property is zoned A1 (Agriculture and Forestry) and is not restricted by a Permanent Conservation Easement, Conservation Use Value Assessment, or the Forestland Protection Act Program. Forming part of the east boundary is frontage along the planned Rails to Trails project, which ultimately will extend from the Meriwether County line to the Columbus-Muscogee County line, and possibly further south in the future.
The property has excellent internal access via a network of primary woods roads, secondary woods roads, trails, and firebreaks. The roads were recently graded and improved, with water bars installed where needed on slopes to minimize erosion.
By the Acres +/- (see timber map):
257 Acres of Upland Pre-Merchantable Planted and Natural Regen (mix of planted longleaf, natural loblolly regeneration, and natural hardwood regen), providing a variety of desirable wildlife habitat plus future income.
111 Acres Mature Natural Hardwood with some Pine (Upland, Slope (Cove), and Bottom). Heavily timbered, with a significant white and red oak component.
18 Acres of Mature Upland Natural Pine. This valuable and aesthetic stand surrounds well located +/-3.2 acre food plot in the center of the tract and at the headwaters of two game rich tributaries to the Ossahatchie Creek.
10 Acres of Open (Managed food plots and misc. non timbered open that could be left wild or converted to additional food plots).
On Property Hunting Videos (YouTube): Hunt Club with Phillip Culpepper, The RUT IS ON. | Bucks Chasing so hard They Can't BE Stopped); (Hunt Club with Phillip Culpepper, New Giant Rubs | Bucks Still Cruising For Does; (Hunt Club with Phillip Culpepper, Small Lease Deer Hunting Property | Last Weekend Buck |Monster Bucks Mondays)
Current Use: Hunting, Timber, Cabin.
Potential Use: Conversion to pasture or other agriculture purpose, homesites, division. Ideal candidate for a Permanent Conservation Easement in a valuable, growing county.
Access: +/-246 of frontage on Landress Drive (gravel, aesthetic), which ends just north of the property. Just +/-0.6 miles from US 27.
Internal Access: Thorough network of recently graded roads, trails, and firebreaks
Timber: Mix of mature and pre-merchantable timber (see timber map).
Agriculture: Soils and topography suitable for conversion to pasture or other ag purpose is present (see soil map).
Water features: Significant creek frontage on Mulberry creek, Ossahatchie Creek, Whetstone Branch, and other smaller creeks. (see timber map). Old well on property.
Improvements: Most roads were recently graded where needed, and water bars installed on slopes where needed. Cabin, power, well, outhouse (no septic). Power and well has not been used in years and may need repaired or replaced. Cabin has character and appears in good shape, but most likely needs work to get it to move in ready. Cabin sold as is.
Hunting: Harris County GA and the subject property offers excellent hunting for deer, turkey, and other game. The subject property has existing food plots/openings and excellent water sources for wildlife. The property is a great hunting property as is, and can be one of the best hunting properties in the area with more aggressive management such as adding food plots, prescribed burning, etc. There are several Wildlife Management Areas nearby for additional hunting land.
Fishing: Mulberry Creek and Ossahatchie Creek has shoal bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, pumpkinseed (aka perch and sunfish), bream. There are lots of quality public fishing opportunities in the immediate area, including the Chattahoochee River.
Top Deer Recorded in Harris County GA: Non-Typical 204 6/8; Non-Typical 199 6/8; Non-Typical 188 7/8; Typical 170 6/8; Typical 166 4/8; Typical 160 3/8; Typical 158 5/8; Typical 157 5/8; Typical 157 3/8 GA (Source: Georgia Deer Registry).
Topo: Overall the property is gently rolling to rolling, with some areas of steep and flat terrain. (see topo map)
Soil: The dominant upland soils are Pacolet sandy loam and Cecil sandy loam (6% to 15% slope). 74 to 85 Site Index at Age 50 for Natural Loblolly (Source: Web Soil Survey). (see soil map)
Other Outdoor Recreation: The property offers great all-around outdoor recreation, such as hiking, kayaking and swimming on Mulberry Creek and Ossahatchie Creek (when water level is adequate, which it normally is with normal rainfall), horseback riding, mountain biking, off-roading, camping, etc.
Legal Description: Dr945/129 & Dr945/134 18D Ll236,243,244,245. Parcel Number 061 046A
Property Tax per Year: $6,256.61 (Source: qPublic). This property is NOT enrolled in Conservation Use Assessment nor Forestland Protection Act. Enrolling would reduce property tax by +/-50%.
Zoning: A-1 General Agricultural and Forestry
Restrictions: None, other than standard A1 zoning restrictions.
Coordinates: 32.6835 -84.8676
Address: 0 Landress Drive Cataula GA 31804
Survey: Part was surveyed in 1971 and part in 1964.
Seller Financing: Will consider seller financing.
Directions to Land
Travel 1 mile north from Cataula on US 27 Martha Berry Hwy and take a left (west) on Landress Rd and travel west 0.6 miles to the gate at the curve just after you cross Rails to Trails.
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