297 Ac - Barbour County - Fleming Tract
297 acres in Barbour County, Alabama
Listing Status: Sold
Outstanding hunting and timber investment property in Barbour County, Alabama! The Fleming tract features large stands of mature hardwoods, pine plantations, beautiful creeks, a stocked pond, food plots, and one of the best internal road systems you will find on a tract of this size. Located in north Barbour County (adjoins the Bullock County line), this is some of the finest hunting land in the entire state. With a small cabin, all utilities on site, a large pole barn, two tractors and all the implements you need to maintain the tract in top condition, this is a true turnkey property.
Located about halfway between the small towns of Midway and Clayton, the Fleming tract has approximately 500’ of frontage on State Hwy 51. Once you close the gate behind you, you will immediately sense the solitude of back-country Alabama. The entry road meanders through some beautiful pine plantation for a half mile before arriving at the camp site. The camp is located well off the road to allow easy access throughout the tract and provide plenty of peace and quiet, except for those noisy Gobblers in the spring! The property is surrounded by large timberland tracts, providing a nice buffer from the rest of the world. Additionally, it lays directly across the highway from the Barbour Wildlife Management Area, a 28,000-acre state-owned hunting refuge nationally known for producing big deer and lots of turkey.
The Fleming tract has everything necessary to attract and hold lots of wildlife. North Fork Little Creek crosses the property from east to west, an unnamed creek forms the southern boundary, and several smaller creeks flow through the land providing plenty of water throughout the year. There is a nice, two-acre pond with bass and bream in the middle of the tract that will also attract some wood ducks. There are ten well-established food plots located in all the right spots and mast-bearing oaks scattered throughout. You don’t need to buy shooting houses or ladder stands, the ones in place are staying. In sum, this is a first-class hunting tract!
Working closely with the property manager, a professional Forester developed and implemented a management plan that strikes the perfect balance between timber production and wildlife habitat. The owners have never cut any of the hardwood stands and the results are impressive. Prescribed burns have been used for many years as a management tool for the timber as well as to improve the habitat for deer, turkey and quail. The varying ages of the timber stands provide many options for a staggered harvest and replanting cycle. The following is a list of approximate ages and general composition of the timber:
100 Ac – mixed hardwood & pine bottomland
70 Ac – mature pines, thinned twice
42 Ac – thinned once, ready for second thinning
30 Ac – mixed pine and hardwood, approximately 12 years old
30 Ac – three-year old planted pine
25 Ac –Streamside Management Zones, food plots, roads, pond, cabin
(A copy of the Timber Management Plan is available upon request)
Improvements include a 400 sq ft cabin that has a small kitchen, bathroom, and enough room to sleep four comfortably. It has power, county water, and a septic system and a large back deck for sitting, grilling and telling hunting stories. The 80x32 pole barn has plenty of space to keep tractors, UTVs, boat and other necessities under cover. The equipment shed provides enclosed storage for other equipment and supplies. A skeet shooting house, along with the launcher, is set up in the field nearest to the cabin and conveys with the property. There is a long-range target area for sighting in your rifles as well.
The Fleming tract has been in the family for three generations. The owners have meticulously managed and maintained the property but are relocating and have decided to sell. They are most proud of the fact that dozens of young folks have harvested their first deer or turkey on this tract. If you have been searching for a “Legacy” hunting and fishing tract that will also produce significant timber income in the future, you may have just found it.
Seller may consider owner-financing.