SOLD!! 373 Acres of Residential Hunting and Recreational Land For Sale in Franklin County VA!

REDUCED! Large Acreage Property Built and Managed for Hunting Over the Last 25 Years – 1900 Square Foot Cabin, Multiple Outbuildings, Miles of Interior Roads, and 20 Acres of Food Plots – Borders 14,000+ Acres of State Managed Hunting Land.

This trophy managed 373 +/- acres in Franklin County, Virginia has been a hunters paradise in the making for the last 25 years! It started as 40 acres and the building of a 1900 square foot 3- bedroom 2 bath cabin with a wrap-around porch and has been built into a luxury, managed hunting ground and a place where memories are made every time you set foot here. There are 6 parcels total that have been acquired over the years and there has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears to develop this very unique property into what it is today.

Along with the cabin there are numerous other outbuildings that have been constructed over the years. There is an 800 square foot barn, two 30 X 40 open storage sheds and a very impressive 2400 square foot heated shop/garage with loft. There are also two old rustic homes on the property that will get you imagining days long ago in Franklin County. An outside wood stove has been installed along with a wood storage shed that allows for supplemental heat for both the main cabin and the shop in the colder months. When hunting season is in and you are enjoying some down time with family and friends you wont have to worry about taking game to the local processor after a tag is filled because next to the barn is a game cleaning station. This area contains a gambrel hoist, sink, water, electric and a walk-in cooler. Many nights have been spent in this area talking about the days hunt, admiring the trophies that were harvested, and telling a few stories. There are several other places to make memories and enjoy time with family and friends while taking in the spectacular mountain views this property has to offer. There is a custom-built hot tub and fire pit area that lie just a few steps off of the cabin porch and they overlook the pond, food plots, and creek below the cabin. Deer, bear and turkeys frequent these areas daily and allow for some great wildlife watching while enjoying the company of others.

The structures on this property are not the only labor of love that have been created over the years. There have been miles of interior gravel roads and trails built throughout the property that make every inch completely accessible. Named road signs have also been installed to help guests that come to the property get to specific areas without getting lost and to help them find their way back to the cabin after an evening hunt. Approximately 20 acres of food plots have been created throughout. These plots have been maintained over the years and have already been planted this year. There are also numerous tree-stands and box blinds that have been strategically placed on the food plots and throughout the wooded areas of this property. Many of these stands and blinds have amazing views that you can enjoy while waiting for that trophy. If you thought that 373 managed hunting acres couldnt get any better, it does. This property has an access trail that goes straight to the border of the State maintained Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area (WMA). From Fairystone Farms WMA you can also access the adjoining Fairystone State Park and Philpott Lake lands. Altogether these three public landowners provide over 14,000 acres that is open to hunting including a 5,000-acre quality deer management zone that has special antler restrictions. All of this can be reached just by walking out the back door of your cabin. This property has everything you need already in place to chase trophy bucks and bears this fall.

If you enjoy fishing, you would be hard pressed to find a place that offers more diverse freshwater fishing at your fingertips than this property does. There is approximately 3/4 of a mile of Runnett Bag Creek and 1/4 mile of Buttermilk Branch contained within the boundaries of this property. Runnett Bag Creek is a popular State stocked trout stream that is accessible just a short walk downhill from the cabin. Grab your fly rod and waders and fish your own private stretch of creek without seeing another angler. There is also a public boat launch approximately a mile down the road from the main entrance of this property that provides access to Phillpott Lake. This lake covers an area of 2,900 acres and contains about 100 miles of shoreline. There are numerous fish species to pursue on this lake with Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Blue Gills and Sun Fish being the most popular. Other water activities such as boating, kayaking, and swimming can be enjoyed on this lake along with camping and picnic areas.

There are many extras that come with this property. The only things that are leaving here are the taxidermy and some personal items, so if you are looking for a property that is move in and hunt ready, this is it! It is time for you and your family and friends to start making outdoor memories in this very loved and special property. If you would like to view this property, please contact the listing agent.

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    • Property State: Virginia 
    • County: Franklin 
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    • Price: $1,295,000 
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    • Address: 2475 Johnny's Ridge Rd, Ferrum, VA 24088 
    • Acreage: 372.70 
    • MOPLS ID: 45705 
  • 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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