1538+/- Acres Tensas Parish Hunting Land For Sale at Auction


1538+/- Acres in Tensas Parish prime hardwood timber tract. Great deer and duck hunting. Located in St. Joseph, LA approximatly 10 miles Southwest of Newellton. 50% minerals convey.

Began: 06/03/17 at 11:00 AM CDT
Auction Location: Louisiana Land Bank 4255 Front St, Winnsboro, LA 71295
Property Location: Crooked Bayou Rd, St. Joseph, LA 71366

Property Offering: Sawmill Recreational Tract

Location: Tensas Parish, Latitude: 31.989860 Longitude: -91.403503.The sawmill tract is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Newellton, Tensas Parish, Louisiana. This property lies less than a mile south of the Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area and is in the general vicinity of Lake Formosa and Lake Marydale.

Size: 1,538+/- acres    

Access: Crooked Bayou Rd., a public gravel road

General Information: The sawmill tract is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood areas that previously belonged to Fisher Lumber Corporation. Fisher acquired thousands of acres of prime hardwood timberland in order to provide wood to be used in the manufacturing of automobile bodies by General Motors, their parent company. After car bodies progressed to all-metal construction, Fisher Lumber Corporation continued to manage their woodlands for the production of high quality hardwoods. In some cases, tracts having lands suitable for farming were cleared. The sawmill tract had excellent timber production capabilities in addition to having a ridge and swale topography that made it unsuitable for farming and was thus spared from the bulldozer. Elevations on the Sawmill tract are in range of 65’ -70’ MSL. The current timber stand of mature hardwoods is excellent. The conservation easement allows for some limited harvesting sometime around 2019.

Streams, Water Courses and Water Regime: The sawmill tract is unique in that there are virtually no streams draining the tremendous amount of water collected in the system of narrow cypress brakes that traverse almost the full length of the property. Only one flowing stream, Crooked Bayou, transports collected runoff through and away from the area. The ridge and swale topography causes the ridges to drain well and the brakes to serve as pooling basins for the accumulated runoff. Water is transported from the area drains toward Tensas River. The stages of Tensas River have little effect on the speed with which the Sawmill tract is drained following periods of excessive rainfall.

Wildlife: The Sawmill tract is home to an excellent deer herd. The current tenants are mostly bow hunters and take 150-160+ class deer every year, with larger ones seen on camera. Genetics in the area are excellent. The cypress brakes show a significant amount of water and attracts wintering waterfowl. The duck hunting can be excellent at times with the abundant flooded oak flats. There is also a portion of the west side that is green timber for duck hunting. The large amount of water should allow for several alligator tags each year. Frog hunting is also an added bonus. Small game is abundant.

Easements: Ducks unlimited conservation easement

                    Pipeline easement


BUYERS PREMIUM: 10% will be added to the final bid price, to be included in the total purchase price. For example, if the property sells for $100,000.00, then the total sales price would be $110,000.00.

DEPOSIT: 10% down day of auction. Balance due at closing on or before 45 days. Guaranteed good title. For example if the property sells for a total sales price of $110,000.00 including buyer’s premium, then a deposit of $11,000.00 would be put down the day of the auction.

FINANCING: Purchasers to obtain their own financing. Purchase Agreements are not subject to financing or qualification. All bidders are encouraged to pre-qualify.

DISCLAIMER: All property to be sold “as is, where is”, with any and all faults and no implied warranties by Seller or Auctioneer. Please feel free to have an inspector or contractor look at the property with you. All information and dimensions were derived from sources believed correct but are not guaranteed. Buyers shall rely on their own information, judgment, and inspection of the property and records, including, but not limited to, all documents recorded in the county or parish where the property is located. All announcements from the auction block will take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made. Properties not sold absolute will be offered subject to seller’s confirmation within 2 business days. LA Lic#818

TAXES: Taxes will be pro-rated.

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