557 Acres m/l, Land for Sale in Monroe County, IA

Offered for sale are 557 m/l acres of world class trophy whitetail hunting property by Blakesburg, in Monroe County, IA. This farm was the home, personal deer management project, and pride of the late Roger Rothhaar, well known trophy whitetail hunter and author. This farm is a turn-key, highly productive property that is a deer manager and whitetail hunter’s paradise! Food plots are already in place and positioned for maximum hunting effectiveness. Large sanctuaries and bedding areas have been developed through CRP, native grass plantings, and intensive timber stand improvement practices to create thick, safe cover and the seclusion mature deer crave. Several ponds have been constructed to supplement existing creek and pond wildlife water sources. As an added benefit, a well developed trail system enables easy access to stand sites anywhere on the farm. For the last 20 years this property has been bow hunted only, using very low pressure hunting tactics, by Roger and family members (1 to 4 hunters a year, maximum). The trophy quality of harvested deer speaks for itself, with over 40 bucks killed that gross score better than 150 P&Y inches since Roger has managed the farm! The largest resident deer on this farm was a 230 inch non-typical monster (see shed antlers in photo section) that left his genetics in the local deer herd. Roger wrote about the development of this farm in the book “Real World Whitetail Icons”, compiled by Don Higgins, in a section Roger titled “The Impossible Dream”.

Approximately 165 acres of this property are classified as tillable. Of the acres available 132 acres are in USDA CRP programs .Varied contracts expire in 2019, 2021 and 2022. Non-CRP farm income has averaged approx. $5,000 annually. There are improvements including  ponds, field contouring (drainage management), forest restoration, timber stand improvement, and a recently constructed machine shed.

This farm is located in one of the premier locations in the US for quality deer management and trophy hunting. There are over 6000 acres in the immediate neighborhood that are currently under intense management. Many of the local properties are large landholdings with two of the adjacent landowners being nationally recognized hunting personalities.

The lucky new owner of this unique, once in a lifetime, whitetail hunter’s dream property will soon be living out his own “Impossible Dream”!


*557 acre property m/l
*Roger Rothhaar
*trophy whitetail deer hunting
*quality deer management
*CRP income
* mixed use recreational, farmland, timberland
*Hunting Land for Sale in Iowa
*Iowa Recreational Land for Sale
*Land for Sale in Iowa
*Agricultural Land For Sale in Iowa
*ATV Trails
*Monroe County
*Small Game
*Blakesburg, IA

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  • Property Information

    • Price: $1,895,000 
    • Farm and Ag:
    • Hunting Property:
    • County: Monroe 
    • MOP Address: 2439 710th Ave 
    • MOP City: Blakesburg 
    • Acres: 557 
    • MOPLS ID: 37116 
  • About the Agent

    • TJ DeMoss
    Phone Number:
    (641) 799-2323
    Office Number:
    (641) 932-1234
    TJ is a lifelong resident of Albia, Iowa. He has 15 years of experience in the auction business, graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering, and is a member and the vice president of the Iowa Auctioneer’s Association. TJ owns and operates DeMoss Auction Company with his wife, Cori and son Zak, and they live in rural Monroe County. TJ has also traveled throughout the Midwest during his 20 years of working rodeos, farming, and managing livestock. TJ enjoys hunting and promoting conservation of wildlife and their habitat. For the past 5 years, he has been the chapter chairman of the area National Wild Turkey Federation, board member of the local Pheasants Forever, and committee member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He has donated his time by selling at various charities each year, including the Monroe County Fair Livestock Auction, Welcome Home Soldier Monument Benefit, JDRF Benefit Fundraiser, Georgetown’s God’s Portion Day Auction, St Patrick’s Lovilia church auction, and Aflac State Convention. TJ is here to assist you with all your real estate needs including any type of auctions such as agricultural, recreational, and residential and personal property sales. TJ can help you with all your insurance needs for an existing property or newly purchased location, home auto, farm and life insurance. Just call TJ at 641-799-2323 or email him at tjdemoss@mossyoakproperties.com.
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