Nettleton on the Arkansas
New to the market is a property that offers not only high class Whitetail Deer hunting opportunities, but it also presents some most excellent waterfowl opportunities for the avid recreational enthusiast. Nettleton on the Arkansas lies a short 6 miles southwest of Garfield, KS and packs a very big punch in regards to recreation as well as its sentimental history. Showcasing not only one, but two sandpits totaling just under 5 acres, the mallards, pintails, and Canadian Geese pile in!! Additionally, directly adjacent to the property lies the Arkansas River, meandering over 1.5 miles along the edge of the tract. Between the river and both of the sandpits, this is a waterfowls hunter's dream property! Located in the center of the Central Flyway, and with Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge as well as Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in close proximity, there are always an abundance of ducks and geese in the area during the hunting months. The thick river bottom helps to provide some excellent cover and bedding areas for the Whitetail Deer, as well as some great roosting trees for those pristine Rio Grande turkeys. The sound of their thunderous gobbles is enough to get anyone excited! Situated on the property is an old hunting cabin that would be the perfect place to lay your head after a long day of hunting. The cabin does require some restoration work, but the bones and utilities are all in place.
This tract also offers various income opportunities to the person looking to generate revenue and add to their investment portfolio. Income opportunities include pasture lease, hunting lease, and farming lease. The entire pasture is lined with a well built, 4 strand barbed wire fence allowing cattle to graze on the 198 acres of native virgin buffalo grass. There are also multiple entry gates located throughout the property for easy access for the cattle rancher. If it was desired, the pasture could be broke and established into tillable farm ground. The current crop ground has been on a healthy crop rotation of milo and wheat.
Nettleton on the Arkansas not only is oozing with recreation, but it also is loaded with some great American history! This tract is well known for its history relating to the Santa Fe Trail. During the mid 1800's a Santa Fe Trail town by the name of Nettleton was established towards the southernmost border of this property. In addition to Nettleton, the Santa Fe Trail travelers utilized the northern portion of this property as a place to rest and camp after a long day's journey. They called this campsite "Plain Camp", and it is documented with a Santa Fe Trail stone marker. Lastly, what is known as "Love's Defeat" was a battleground in the late 1800's between the Comanche Indians and Company B, First U.S. dragoons. This battle occurred on the southernmost 1/3 of the tract and left casualties from both sides. This battle of Love's Defeat is also documented with a stone marker. The wagon highway was over 900 miles long, connecting travelers from Franklin, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The original and main purpose of the trail was to promote more trade with the West and Mexico. Along the way, the travelers encountered many obstacles including Indians, hot deserts, rocky mountains, and rattlesnakes. Nettleton on the Arkansas truly offers some very unique parts of American history.