750 acres-Shelby County, AL-Bobcat Tract
750 acres in Shelby County, Alabama
Listing Status: New
This 750+/- acre tract in southern Shelby County/northern Chilton County, AL is a fantastic recreational tract and timber investment. It offers incredible diversity and features which include a exceptional quality pine plantation, mature hardwood, and outstanding water access with over 1.3 miles of Waxahatchee and Buxahatchee Creek frontage.
The property is accessed via Bobcat Trail and offers an extensive, well-maintained road system. There are outstanding numbers of deer and turkeys on it, too! The property features a rolling topography, and there are multiple prime build sites available for a home, cabin, or lodge. There are also approximately 10 food plots on the property that were either planted this year or else are cleared and ready to be planted as the new owner sees fit.
The timber is comprised of pine plantation of various ages in addition to hardwood. A generalized breakdown of the pine plantation are as follows:
-360 acres of thinned planation that are between 15 and 21 years old
-73 acres of merchantable pine ranging from 30 to 35 years old
-300 acres of younger planation up to ten years old, half of which was planted 5-6 years ago
The property also boasts 150+/- acres of mature hardwood timber.
The diversity in type, age, and stage of the timber is highly preferable from a wildlife and timber investment perspective. It offers the opportunity for a steady, staggered return on investment and provides a wide range of habitat diversity that is critical for sustaining healthy populations of deer, turkey, dove, and other wildlife.
The native browse and food sources found on a thinned or younger plantation is a crucial component to a healthy, stable habitat for all game animals. The mast crop provided by hardwoods are an excellent food source through the fall into the winter and provides for prime hunting opportunities. The bedding and nesting cover that is a feature of a young planation is another important aspect to consider when managing for wildlife. A good water source like the creek frontage that this property is vital as well.
The fact that this property offers all of these in a large, contiguous parcel that couldnt be more convenient to anywhere in or around Birmingham makes this a truly special opportunity.
This property is shown by appointment only; for more info or to arrange a showing, please contact Mitchell Jones. Thanks!