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142 acres Pasture, Hunting Land Auction

Monroe County, Iowa

06-20-2018 10:00 AM

Nucko Farm at Albia Iowa Land Auction

Auction Location

American Legion 21 Washington Ave W, Albia, IA 52531

Listing No.: DDA-25081

Date: 06-20-2018
Bidding Starts: 10:00 AM

, IA
Bidding Onsite, Online

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Directions to Farm

From Albia, IA, go East on Hwy 34, then South on 201st St and watch for the signs.

Auction Details

This is a live auction with online bidding available to offsite bidders.  This is one of two properties being sold the same day.  The 2nd auction will be the property immediately west of this property owned by McCabe Holdings, LLC which is 152 acres.  In total between the two farms, 294 acres of exceptional whitetail habitat will be offered at the two auctions.  These two farms share a mile of common fence line.  You can learn more about it on the listing page Farmland Auction Monroe County Iowa 152 Acres

Agent Comments

NOTICE:  Current county records for property boundaries are incorrect for this farm when looking at the online GIS.  Monroe County is in the process of correcting the online boundaries in their system 5/29/2018. This has been corrected online 6/7/18

What a remarkable opportunity to be able to purchase at auction one of the most notable and iconic farms in not only the Midwest but the entire nation.  DreamDirt was honored to be selected to sell this farm and we look forward to helping you through your bidding and purchase of the farm.

In 2003 Tony Lovstuen harvested what was the largest non-typical buck ever killed by a hunter near Albia, Iowa and now one of the most well know bucks in America.  The deer has been written about more than any other whitetail killed in Iowa and been the subject of multiple artists.  

This deer before its harvest was aptly named "Iowa's Walking World Record" by North American Whitetail Magazine.  The Lovstuen buck was originally given a 60-day score of 319 4/8ths inches and was eventually panel scored at 307 5/8ths inches making it the largest deer ever recorded by Boone & Crockett Club that was taken by a hunter.  

Having had the opportunity to preview this farm myself I can say that it is absolutely one of the most stunning whitetail properties I have ever been on.  In my career, I've had the opportunity to sell over 300 farms and once you set foot on this farm you know it is special for many more reasons than a world record buck was killed here.  I have walked every timber draw, creek and field edge and had the opportunity to observe the neighboring properties.  Quality Deer Management practices flourish in this area and like-minded neighbors make it easier for you to accomplish your goals of growing and holding mature whitetails.  Certainly, the genetics combined with the habitat makeup and QDM practices is nearly a guarantee of future success as a landowner.  

The property has been for the most part idle in terms of agricultural production despite the fact 70.51% of the farm is actually tillable acres and only 33.99 acres are currently in the CRP program.  Field 3 which is 32.30 acres has been used only for hay production while the tillable acres to the far south in field 6 acre CRP acres and field 2 on the northwest 40 acres is in CRP.  The central portion of the farm in Section 26, field 5 (30.44 acres) is FSA tillable acres but has been idle.  The woody growth in this field could easily be removed or managed for better habitat.  

Compartmentalized this farm represents 5 hunting systems in itself.  With plentiful water sources near every potential food source as well as thick timber and security close to escape routes hunting this farm would be a dream for any hunter that put the time and effort forth to fully manage the farm for its full potential.  Whether you are a gun or bow hunter there are specific opportunities from a terrain perspective that will contribute to your success.  The bow hunter will enjoy the tight funnels created along the waterways especially during early season hunting or the travel routes through the timber ravines on the property. The gun hunter will enjoy the opportunity to sit over large open food plots with very distinct entry and exit points on these larger fields.  

The Lovstuen buck was killed in the very Northwest corner of the 40 acres in Section 27.  It's not hard to see why that 40-acre piece could hold a buck of world record caliber when you study the terrain maps and view it from the ground.  This portion of the farm holds the ability to remain undisturbed for long periods of time, a very thick understory as well as timber that ranges from stage 1 to stage 4 growth.  

This farm is as good as it gets in the whitetail world with proven genetics and the auction offers you an opportunity to own an iconic piece of whitetail history.  

NOTE: This farm does have permanent access from the road and is a buildable tract of land.  You can establish a new home or cabin on this property.  Rural water and electric go past the property at the road. 

Home Description

There is no home on this property

Building Description

There are no buildings on this farm

Other Improvements

A mixed-use farm is suitable as pasture or recreational land.  The current use has been hunting and hay production.  The farm offers rugged terrain with timber and brush-covered hillsides, open spaces for food plots, crop production or hay.  Multiple south-facing slopes and several water sources nearly guarantee over-winter whitetail habitat that will hold and grow mature whitetail.  If you want to own and manage a world-class farm in an exceptional neighborhood managed for trophy potential this is an opportunity to do it.

Legal Description

Troy Township Section 26 and 27 Monroe County Iowa


You will get immediate possession at closing.


July 25, 2018

FSA Information

Farmland 141.88 Acres, Cropland 100.05 Acres, DCP Cropland 104.45 Acres, CRP 33.99 paying $5969 annually or $175,.60 per acre.


$1,002 Annual

Earnest Money


Farm Lease

There is no lease on this farm.

Terms and Conditions

Identification will be required to register to bid during this auction. Video and audio recording devices will be in use during the auction which may be broadcast via the Internet or used in other places. Bidding increments are at the sole discretion of the Auctioneer who may accept or reject any bid. Immediately upon conclusion of the auction the high bidder(s) will enter into a real estate contract and deposit with DreamDirt Farm and Ranch Real Estate LLC or other approved holding account the proper non-refundable earnest deposit. The Seller(s) will provide a current abstract or other title conveyance instrument at their own expense unless otherwise noted. The sale is not contingent upon buyer financing, all bids are cash bids. This sale is subject to all easements, covenants, leases, and restrictions of record. Buyers must do their due diligence prior to bidding. All property is sold on an "As is – Where is" basis with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, made by the Auctioneer or Seller unless specifically stated. You agree by bidding that you will enroll any CRP acres in your name upon gaining ownership or abide by continuing requires of any government programs or conservation programs on the farm or pay any necessary penalties should you choose not to. The seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The successful bidder(s) acknowledges that they are representing themselves or have hired representation using their own financial means to complete the auction sales transaction. Any announcements made on auction day by the Auctioneer will take precedence over any previous material or oral statements. The Auctioneer may accept absentee, phone or Internet bids from bidders who can not attend the auction or bid on behalf of the seller to advance toward any reserve until the reserve is achieved. Bidding remotely does not guarantee anonymity. All decisions of the Auctioneer are final. The auction is open to the public contingent upon proper behavior. The Auctioneer may ask you to leave if your behavior is not in the best interest of the seller.



Jason Smith, Broker / Auctioneer

Work: (855) 376-3478

Cell: (515) 537-6633


Tom Bradley, Land Broker l Auctioneer

Work: (855) 376-3478

Cell: (515) 202-7687


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Tract 1

141.77 Acres
100.05 Tillable Acres
Sold For