156 Acres of Hunting and Recreation Land for Sale in Franklin County VA!

Long Road Frontage and Access Trails – Game Sign Throughout – Convenient to Fairy Stone Farms Wildlife Management Area and Philpott Lake

This 156 acre wooded property located south of Ferrum, Virginia contains all the elements you need in a hunting property to attract/hold wildlife and would be perfect for a Sportsmans getaway or building a secluded country home. Consisting of two continuous tracts this property is very diverse. It contains a good mix of open mature hardwoods, laurel thickets, creek bottoms and open utility easements. This is all great habitat and there is plentiful game sign throughout the property that confirms it. There was a select timber harvest done on this property 15-20 years ago that has allowed room for many of the hardwoods left behind to grow. These mast crop trees provide a great food source for all wildlife on the property. The select cut has also allowed some understory to grow up and now provides great cover and browse. There is a very nice stream that runs the back border and also a stream that generates from the middle of the property. Both provide a great water source that is a crucial component for holding wildlife. There are several cleared utility easements that provide perfect cover/browse and are loaded with black berries and raspberries.

There is more than 1/2 mile of road frontage on Swelling Road and there are trails throughout the property that provide access all the way to the back border. These roads and trails make this property easily accessible for hanging stands and collecting your harvest in the fall or for chasing that Ole Tom in the spring. If you are looking for a new hunting property to manage and pursue your obsession this one has everything you need.

If you have been looking for a quiet secluded property to build a home this property would be perfect for that as well. Along with the road frontage and access trails there is overhead electric available. There are plenty of level building sites throughout and even though this property is located in a very secluded area, the towns of Ferrum, Rocky Mount and Martinsville are all within a 30-minute drive and provide all the amenities that you need.

There are plenty of opportunities for other outdoor recreation close by. Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area, Fairystone State Park and Philpott Lake lands can all be reached with just a short drive from this property. Altogether these public lands provide over 14,000 acres that is open to hunting including a 5,000-acre quality deer management zone that has special antler restrictions. Lake recreation is also available on Philpott Lake. This lake is a 2,880-acre impoundment situated in the mountains of Patrick, Franklin, and Henry Counties and provides a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts. There are numerous facilities scattered throughout the lake such as boat landings, campgrounds, picnic areas, beaches, and hiking trails. Large and Small Mouth Bass are the most popular species for anglers on the lake and it is also one of Virginias premier Walleye destinations. Both of these species provide excellent fishing opportunities.

Whether you are looking for a new recreational hunting ground or a secluded place to build your country home away from it all, this property has what you need and is a must see. If you would like to view this property please contact the listing agent.

For more information on this and other Hunting and Recreation Land for Sale in Franklin County VA, contact JOEL HOEFFNER at 540-494-4070, by email at JHOEFFNER@MOSSYOAKPROPERTIES.COM, or visit our website at MOPVA.COM.


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  • Property Features

    • Property State: Virginia 
    • County: Franklin 
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    • Price: $249,000 
  • Additional Information

    • Address: Off Swelling Rd, Ferrum, VA 24088 
    • Acreage: 156 
    • MOPLS ID: 52984 
  • About the Agent

    Joel Hoeffner
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    Joel’s love for the outdoors started at a young age in the mountains and steams of northeastern Pennsylvania. As a child, it was simple walks in the woods with his Father observing wildlife and foraging for wild berries that sparked his passion for wildlife, land, and conservation. That passion continued to grow as he got older. He started chasing trout in those cold mountain streams and spending more time in the outdoors alone, but when he was 12 years old and his Grandfather took him whitetail hunting for the first time, that is when his outdoor passion became an obsession. “I can remember everything about that day. I remember the anticipation and the excitement. I remember how cold it was and I remember following my Grandfather through the woods to sit on that old stone wall. I remember all the deer and wildlife we saw that day. We never got a shot, but that day will stay with me forever and that is what it is all about.” Joel joined the United States Air Force when he was 22 and he spent the next 20 years on active duty but continued pursuing his obsession in his off time while stationed in South Carolina, Virginia, and North Dakota. He volunteered with managing wildlife and property on military installations throughout his career and managed a 400 acre private hunt club in King and Queen County Virginia for 9 years. At the end of his Air Force career and in anticipation of his career after active duty, Joel’s love for wildlife and conservation drove him to complete a BS degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Fish and Wildlife Management from American Military University in 2015. Joel’s volunteer work with the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Mule Deer Foundation while stationed in North Dakota also led him to become part of the Mossy Oak ProStaff Team in 2015. Joel retired from the Air Force in 2017 and returned to his wife Jennifer, their dogs and home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford, Virginia where he continues to represent Mossy Oak on their ProStaff Team. He is continuing his volunteer work by serving as a committee member of both the Bedford Outdoor Sportsman’s Association and the Botetourt Longbeards National Wild Turkey Federation chapter. He also volunteers with the Bedford Whorley Ducks Unlimited chapter and the Virginia Hunters for the Hungry program. Joel continues to pursue his obsession which now also includes being right at home as part of the Mossy Oak Properties Team helping others realize their dreams of owning a special piece of property so that they too may pursue their outdoor obsessions. Joel’s education, love for the outdoors and conservation, and his dedication to the Mossy Oak brand make him a perfect fit as part of the Mossy Oak Properties of Virginia Team.
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