6,350 +/- acres: GILES ISLAND -- "WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN"
6,350 +/- acres: GILES ISLAND WHERE LEGENDS ARE BORN
YES -- thats right -- Giles Island, a legendary tract is for sale! This is a generational sale with only two (2) owners in the last 130 years, so do not miss out! Giles Island is long known as the premier deer hunting destination in the Southeast United States, if not the entire country. This 6,350 acre deer hunting paradise has produced many legends over the last 25+ years (see a sampling among the many videos on the Giles Island Facebook Page). However, deer hunting is not all this tract is known for, as it offers excellent hunting opportunities for all critters in which there is a season. Chief among them are ducks, doves, squirrels, turkeys and alligators. In addition to hunting, the abundant lakes, miles of old river frontage and 1.8 miles of Mississippi River frontage offer the finest crappie and bass fishing to be found anywhere. The island further contains the finest example of the riverfront hardwood timber type to be found anywhere on the Lower Mississippi River. The timber has been on an active Forest Management Plan for the past 22 years. The primary objective of this plan has been to produce timber at the lowest cost and highest return while enhancing the wildlife habitat and protecting the pristine and aesthetic beauty of the island, which is off the charts. Giles Island is also the site of the legendary Jim Bowie knife fight which made the Bowie knife famous. Giles Island has operated as a profitable commercial hunting operation for the past 20+ years offering first class accommodations known as the Tree Tops Lodge and Sippn Shack and dining/social activities in the Antlers Lodge while in pursuit of huge whitetails and other game. The owners private lodging is outstanding along with the caretakers house. Other improvements include the guide and cook quarters, shop, trap shooting house, horse stable and elevated archery shooting platform (see Giles Island website for additional details). In addition to the 6,350 acres of fee land, there is an additional, adjacent 3,000+/- acres of Adams County School Board land under lease bringing the total huntable acres to nearly 9,400. In addition to the hunting pursuits, there are so many additional recreational and other pursuits to be enjoyed and utilized. Approximately 9,400 acres offers plenty of horseback and ATV riding opportunities as well as walking in a pristine setting among the towering sweet pecan, cottonwood and sycamore trees to restore and soothe the soul. Giles Island is located directly across the main channel of the Mississippi River from Natchez, Mississippi, the oldest city on the Mississippi River and can be viewed from the walking trails located on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Giles Island, once a part of Clermont Plantation and the mainland of Mississippi, was created in 1933 with the Giles Cut-off. This was a manmade cut implemented by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to shorten the many miles of river travel around what is known as Giles Bend and Marengo Bend. Historic Natchez, Mississippi is less than a 15 minute drive from the Giles Island Landing and lodges and affords all kinds of shopping, dining, recreation and other entertainment experiences for those family members and guest not inclined to outdoor pursuits. The Giles Island Landing is the quickest and most convenient access to the lodges, being a short boat ride directly across Old River from the Hunting Club Office and hunter check-in area. However, the island is accessible by vehicle a large portion of the year as long as the Mississippi River gage reading is 34 feet or less. The Natchez Adams County Airport is located 30 minutes from the Giles Island Landing and can handle any type of aircraft while the Concordia Parish Airport is located approximately five (5) minutes from the Giles Island Landing and can handle most aircraft.
If you desire to see more detailed information you can visit [Web Link listed above] or [Web Link listed above] or the Giles Island Facebook Page for numerous, excellent videos depicting hunting and island experiences or by contacting Tom Middleton, Listing Agent and Forester, at 601-597-5727 or 601-304-0744 (o)