NATCHEZ — One of many South’s premier looking locations, which occurs to be in Adams County, is in the marketplace, and it might be yours for $20,000,000.
Giles Island, together with 6,350-plus acres and several other top-notch amenities, is being provided by way of Natchez’s Mossy Oak Properties with Tom Middleton because the itemizing agent.
Regardless of the Adams County tackle, Giles Island is definitely positioned on the Louisiana aspect of the Mississippi River, having been cutoff by the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers, Middleton mentioned.
The island is accessible by street till the Mississippi River reaches the 34-foot stage at which era the island can solely be accessed by boat, Middleton mentioned.
The property has had solely two homeowners up to now 130 years, states the itemizing at mossyoakproperties.com.
“Giles Island is lengthy often called the premier deer looking vacation spot within the Southeast United States, if not the complete nation,” the itemizing states. “This 6,350 acre deer looking paradise has produced many legends over the past 25-plus years. Nonetheless, deer looking is just not all this tract is understood for, because it gives glorious looking alternatives for all critters in which there’s a season. Chief amongst them are geese, doves, squirrels, turkeys and alligators. Along with looking, the ample lakes, miles of outdated river frontage and 1.eight miles of Mississippi River frontage supply the best crappie and bass fishing to be discovered anyplace.”
Giles is also the location of the James Bowie Sandbar Struggle Mississippi Historic marker that states the combat passed off 3.2 miles east southeast of the signal.
“This incident occurred on Sept. 19, 1827, on a sand seaside on the jap shore of the Mississippi. Begun as a proper duel, it quickly devolved right into a Wild West gun and knife combat. James Bowie, one among 13 males from La. concerned, although severely wounded and armed solely with a knife, killed one opponent, wounded one other, and have become a legend nearly in a single day,” the signal reads.
Middleton mentioned the property, at the moment owned by Steve Bancroft of Monroe, Louisiana, has been listed since June 23 and he has had lots of curiosity from potential consumers, who’re break up between individuals inquisitive about persevering with the business looking enterprise and other people with non-public pursuits.
“It’s a first-class operation over there,” Middleton mentioned of the business looking operation. “I’ve been the forester on it since 1998, for 22 years, and as a personal consulting forester in addition to a realtor, I spent most of my foresting profession working up and down the Mississippi River, and I’ve been on lots of river islands and lots of river entrance tracts, however I can inform you in my 41 years of doing it, that is the No. 1 tract I’ve ever been on. It has excellent timber, excellent wildlife, aesthetics, fishing and amenities. It’s simply second to none. The amenities are second to none.”
A examine of Giles Island’s web site at gilesisland.com exhibits costs for hunts for deer vary from $2,500 for 3 days for bow looking solely to $6,000 for 3 days, bow or gun looking within the prime rut season. Duck looking is $800 per individual, per day with a two hunters minimal and a two-day minimal.
The island additionally options no less than three lodges, enclosed deer stands and extra.
Middleton mentioned regardless of the curiosity, he doesn’t but have any gives on Giles Island.
“I’d not say we’re near (anybody) making a suggestion but, however we’ve acquired some actual robust candidates that we’ve been working with awhile,” Middleton mentioned. “They’re nonetheless doing lots of their diligence and it seems very favorable.”
Tom Middleton may be reached at Moss Oaks Properties Land Investments, 112 Important St., Natchez, by telephone at 601-304-0744 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
“This place is second-to-none,” Middleton mentioned of Giles Island. “It’s my favourite all-time tract in my complete profession.”