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Buildable Recreational Farm in McLean County

Rare buildable McLean County, IL farm with exceptional recreational opportunity.

MapPin Mclean, IL
43.21 Acres
  • Hunting
  • Recreational

Property Description

TIMED ONLINE AUCTION REGISTER TO BID [HERE ]( BIDS OPEN: February 18, 2022 @ 1:00 PM CST BIDS CLOSE: February 25, 2022 @ 1:00 PM CST *The bids will open on Friday, February 18th at 1:00 PM CST. At this time, registered bidders will be able to put in bids on the property through the AcrePro mobile app or at Bids can be placed in the selected increment, or with a custom number that is higher than the current "ask". Bidders can place a maximum bid that will immediately make them the highest bidder, one bid increment over the previous high bid. It will autobid up one bid increment past any bids that come in, until a bid surpasses your maximum bid amount. The auction is scheduled to close on February 25th at 1:00 PM CST. However, if a bid is placed in the final minute of bidding, the bids will automatically be extended by 4 minutes. Each time a new bid comes in during the extension time, the time will extend back to 4 minutes. Be sure to periodically refresh your screen! The bidder with the high bid once the extension period has expired will be the successful bidder. Bids will be on a per surveyed acre basis.* Rare buildable McLean County, IL farm with exceptional recreational opportunity. The farm consists of approximately 43.21+/- acres and is conveniently located between the Bloomington/Normal and Morton/Washington areas. This property has been meticulously developed into a true trophy hunting farm. Every acre of this farm has had a detailed analysis and plan developed to enhance the wildlife and recreational value. The tillable acres have been enrolled into conservation programs in order to enhance wildlife habitat while providing strong annual returns. The farm lays out well for a home to be built which would have little to no impact on the recreational opportunities the farm provides. Should the new owner wish to convert a few CRP acres into a buildable location they may make the request with the McLean County FSA office after October 1, 2022 who will assist in the partial termination process. There have been multiple Boone & Crocket as well as Pope & Young bucks taken off this property in recent years. The farm consistently provides trophy deer as well as turkey hunting opportunities. Activities such as camping, mushroom and artifact hunting, biking, hiking, and snow sledding have been enjoyed on this property. A storage shed with bunk room lays at the front of the property. A road system snakes through the farm and over a nice rock bottom creek. The road system would allow for full size vehicles in some areas and UTV or compact equipment in others. The creek meanders through the middle of the property and provides water for wildlife as well as a great place to search for artifacts. There are multiple proven tree stand locations, a Muddy 6'x6' insulated Bull Blind with 10' stand, a Redneck 6'x6' buck palace blind with 10' stand, Redneck 6'x6' soft side 360 Ghillie blind, and a large wooden elevated blind. The hard side blinds have been placed on large established food plots. This is a rare opportunity to own a completely turn key farm. The new owner will be able to immediately enjoy the wide range of activities this farm offers. *To view this property prior to auction please contact Broker Jim Ferguson to schedule viewing.

Property Details


Storage Building(s)

12x24 storage shed on leveled gravel pad



Driving Directions

From Congerville travel South on Co. Hwy 21, west on E. 2100 North Rd., South on Co. Rd. 250 East Rd. for approximately 3/4 of a mile. The property lies on the West side of the road.

Property Docs


McLean Auction Soil Maps


43± Acre McLean Aerial


McLean Auction Aerial


McLean County 43± Acre Bidder Packet.pdf


43± Acre McLean County Conservation Plan

Agent BIO

Jim Ferguson
Land Specialist

Jim Ferguson

About Jim Ferguson

Jim attended the University of Illinois and Illinois State University, where he completed his bachelor’s degree and graduate work. He has assisted clients in a wide range of real estate needs from large agriculture to quaint recreational properties. Born and raised in central Illinois, Jim grew up around his family farm operations in Champaign and Tazewell Counties. He has been an avid hunter and fisherman his whole life and has been fortunate to chase trophy whitetail all over the Midwest. Over the past 20 years, Jim’s hunting and habitat experiences have centered around central Illinois, where he still lives today with his wife Laura, and their son and daughter. He spends much of his time on his family farms in the McLean and Fulton County areas, providing him with a vast knowledge base to assist clients throughout the land buying and selling processes. Jim is excited to share his knowledge and assist you in finding your dream property. Whether you are looking for rich agricultural ground, highly managed hunting ground, or a family recreational property, Jim will work tirelessly to meet your needs.