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480 +/- Acres in Ellis County, KS

Ellis, Kansas
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Located along the Smoky Hill River, just 10 miles south of Ellis, KS, this one-of-a-kind riverbottom farm presents an incredible opportunity for avid hunters looking for that perfect Kansas riverbottom farm to pursue trophy whitetail deer, turkey, and quail. The Smoky Hill River has long held the reputation for producing Boone & Crocket caliber whitetail deer, and this farm includes all the details needed to hold and grow trophy caliber animals. With its prime location and exceptional features, this property is a haven for hunting those bruiser whitetail bucks the Sunflower State is known for. With nearly 1 ½ miles of Smoky Hill River running through the land, this property boasts beautiful riverfrontage and abundant wildlife habitat. The large cottonwoods lining the river provide not only an incredibly picturesque landscape but also top-notch cover and habitat for trophy whitetail deer and all other wildlife that call this area home. Mature cedars within the cottonwoods further enhance the wildlife habitat and serve as ideal cover for accessing treestands.

The South side of the river features 4 permanent hunting blinds strategically positioned overlooking the river bottom. Multiple deer feeders along the South side of the river attract and sustain wildlife activity year-round. This farm's layout is ideal for early or late-season firearms deer season, while the large cottonwoods throughout the river bottom provide textbook treestand setups for archery hunting during the incredible Western Kansas whitetail rut. Additionally, the river attracts several Rio Grande turkeys, offering great hunting opportunities, with several roosting trees on the property.

Just over 85 acres of cropland serves as incredible food plots for deer and turkeys, while also generating income. 14 acres on the West side is currently planted to alfalfa, creating an absolute honey hole for hunting whitetails in the Fall. This high-protein food source also encourages optimal antler growth through the Summer months! The center of the farm, South of the river, provides ample space for additional food plots and cropland acres. The north side of the river consists of head-high plum thickets, cedars, scattered trees, and tall grasses, creating excellent deer bedding areas and quail habitat. With open water in the river, the property also offers opportunities for great waterfowl hunting.

A small cabin overlooks a serene 1-acre pond, creating a peaceful retreat and serving as a basecamp during all hunting seasons.

The property sale includes 100% of the mineral rights, believed to be intact and transferring to the buyer. All of the seller's water rights will transfer as well, including an irrigation right that could be further developed for the 75+ acres on the West end of the farm!

It is no secret that Western Kansas river bottom farms are where the giant whitetails roam. With the perfect combination of water, cover, and food sources – this farm is completely set up for success and enjoyment. This is a very rare opportunity to own an incredible piece of the Smoky Hill River bottom in the best possible location you could ask for. Contact land specialists Mitch Keeley and Adam Hann today for more information and to schedule a viewing of this incredible hunting property!

  • Situated on the Smoky Hill River, 10 miles South of Ellis, KS

  • Blacktop access from Ellis Ave

  • Nearly 1 ½ miles of Smoky Hill River running through the property

  • Hunting cabin overlooking a 1-acre pond

  • Large cottonwoods and mature cedars line the full distance of the Smoky Hill River running through the farm

  • Several mature cedars within the cottonwoods provide excellent shelter for wildlife

  • 3 permanent hunting blinds overlooking the river on the South side

  • Large deer feeders along South side of river

  • Trophy whitetail deer & turkey hunting area – Boone & Crockett whitetail genetics along Smoky Hill River

  • Farm sets up perfect for early or late season firearms deer season

  • Large cottonwoods provide textbook treestand setups for archery hunting the incredible Western Kansas whitetail rut

  • Very good Rio Grande turkey hunting along the river

  • 85+ acres of cropland bordering the river provide hidden food plots for hunting deer and turkeys

  • Over 14 acres of alfalfa planted in NW portion of the property. Hidden from all roads and is hammered with deer sign

  • High protein alfalfa planted to promote optimal antler growth through the summer growing months

  • Old irrigation well located in far west field. Use of Water Right #8837-00 will transfer to the Buyer

  • Large area along South side of river for additional food plot and cropland acres

  • North side of river consists of head high plum thickets, cedars, scattered trees, and tall grasses

  • Open water in river provides good opportunities for waterfowl

  • 100% mineral rights believed to be intact and will transfer to the Buyer

  • Awesome location just 7 miles East of Cedar Bluff Reservoir and only 13 miles from Hays, KS

  • Nearby Hays, KS has a population of nearly 21,000 and features several excellent options for dining and lodging

Contact Land Specialists Adam Hann (785-259-2469) or Mitch Keeley (785-259-0492) for more details.

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