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Kiokee Preserve is truly a rare find. 252 Surveyed acres mostly in Terrell County, GA, with 6 acres located in Dougherty County. Once part of beautiful Ecila Plantation, this fine tract can be seen on Rena Divine's 2001 Plantations of Southwest Georgia painting. Just west and southwest of Kiokee Preserve is a primary area Albany's famed quail plantation belt, and the neighbor to the north is a +-1000 acre well managed working farm (Matthew Estate). And to the south, off of Old Dawson Roads are some of the finest houses and neighborhoods in the affluent Doublegate Country Club area of northwest Albany.
What does this all mean for you, the next owner of Kiokee Preserve? You will own the best of both worlds - a quality hunting property with tons of privacy, and a quality property with development potential. Manage it as you see fit: manage as a prime hunting tract while growing timber; build a cabin or house on it and have 100's of acres to hunt and enjoy; put in a pasture for horses; divide into a few parcels for re-sale; sell down the road to developers; develop it yourself - the options are endless.
The hunting - Kiokee Preserve lends itself just as it is to fine trophy deer hunting, turkey hunting, and quail hunting (release birds, train dogs, occasional wild coveys). This area of Terrell and Doughty counties consistently produces some of the best bucks in Georgia, and the large quail plantations and working farms are well managed, creating a great "wildlife neighborhood". The current owner has actively enhanced the habitat on Kiokee Preserve over the years by a combination of mowing, disking, burning, and herbicide. The hard work is done and the desired results are in, and the property can now be easily maintained, primarily with prescribed burning 33% to 50% of the upland acres every year ideally.
The development potential - Higher and Better Use (HBU) is a property description often wrongly used by sellers to describe their large acreage. Well, it is undeniable that Kiokee Preserve truly does have HBU value. Take one quick drive down Old-Dawson Road, and then head out Tallahassee Road, and you will see some of the finest homes in Dougherty County. Head up to Kirbo Road and Forester/Goose Hollow Road in Terrell County and check out those beautiful homes as well. If fine residential development in the future interest you, Kiokee Preserve is for you. Hunt and grow timber until the iron is hot, and then strike it. The area is one of the most desirable areas to live in Doughtery County, and more and more families are looking to Terrell County as an alternative to Lee County.
Kiokee Preserve attributes:
Paved Tallahassee Road frontage, county graded Kiokee Church Road frontage, and utilities.
Frontage on both sides of beautiful clear water Kiokee Creek.
Plenty of privacy on this tract. Although very close to town, you feel like your 40 miles out when you are on the property.
Great roads, firebreaks, and food plots.
+-75 acres of 1998 Planted Slash and Loblolly Pine thinned right in 2011 and sprayed in 2012. This stand will now put on rapid timber value, and currently provides excellent deer and quail hunting opportunities.
+-35 Acres of of 2011 Planted Loblolly, with excellent survival. With the good site index, plan on first thinning around age 13. In this 2011 planted loblolly stand there are some scattered mature pines and oaks that enhance aesthetics and wildlife habitat.
+-57 Acres 2011 Planted Longleaf, also with excellent survival. Survival is so good, this stand has serious income potential from pine straw, probably starting around age 10. It is common that longleaf straw raking yields over $100 per acre for landowners, in todays market. Plan to first thin the 2011 planted longleaf around age 17 (unless the pine straw revenue is just to good to thin). In this 2011 planted longleaf stand, as with the 2011 loblolly stand, there are some scattered mature pines and oaks that enhance aesthetics and wildlife habitat.
+-20 Acres of aesthetic Mature Upland Pine & hardwood Mix.
+-56 Acres of gorgeous hardwood bottoms. Most is in the Kiokee Creek bottoms, and some is in small pockets of beautiful oak bottoms within the 2011 pine stands. These hardwood pockets add significantly to the pleasing aesthetics of Kiokee Preserve. Much of the hardwood bottoms is in gorgeous mature hardwoods, and some of it is in younger hardwood regeneration.
+-6 Acres of wildlife openings and food plots.
Seller is licensed to sell real estate in GA.