208 Little Eva Plantation Rd., Cloutierville, Louisiana, 71416
OCTOBER 25th AUCTION / LITTLE EVA PLANTATION is a large contiguous recreational hunting opportunity comprised of +/- 1,767 acres located on Hwy 1 in Chopin, LA. It is surrounded by the Cane River, Bayou Cocodrie & Horse Bayou and lies adjacent to the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. The primary gate to the property is only 2.4 miles from the Chopin exit on I-49. This acreage is also located right in the middle of both Natchitoches and Alexandria, which would make for a short drive from either. And being along I-49 and in the middle of the state, it is also in a great location for buyers from any corner of Louisiana.
LAND- The landscape of this property was once pasture and farm ground which has since been completely planted in a diverse mix of bottomland tree species. There is 1,339.6 acres of mitigation area, 249.26 acres in Wetland Restoration (WRP) and the remaining 140+/- acres is in non-easement acreage, which includes where the existing improvements are located. There are 12 +/- acres of cattle corrals and barn and 20 +/- acres of pecan plantation with pole barn and 108 +/- acres of camp area. The rest of the aggregate is in roads and a crossing right of way.
The entire acreage is going to soon be a thicket of cover and food for the local deer herd. During the bottomland hardwood re-establishment and rehabilitation process, 538 trees per acre were planted for a total planting of 698,530 trees. A good majority of the northern acreage is already holding larger mast producing trees with a thicket of grasses and native browse. Included are a few trail cam pictures to prove the deer hunting potential moving forward. The WRP acreage looks like a waterfowler's dream, with large amount of tillable acreage full of annual food, sloughs of deeper water and plenty of larger willow trees for cover. There are also many bayous and sloughs throughout the remainder of the property that would help to hold ducks when the water is right. There is 13,594 linear feet of stream channel restoration with 59.9 acres of stream riparian buffer establishment. Once the mast trees start dropping acorns, these areas will only improve and hold even more birds.
IMPROVEMENTS- Located within the property is an A-frame cabin that sleeps 16, with a walk-in freezer and cleaning shed. Just to the side of the parking area, sits a nice oversized dock on the 15 acre custom built bass lake. Also within the camp area, is a lighted skeet shooting range and an additional 2.5 acre bream pond. On the north end of the property is a large equipment barn and a livestock corralling area with barns that sits along the western property line. There is plenty of room to house guests as well as plenty of areas for new improvements.
LITTLE EVA is a great property for a large corporate retreat that has a proven history of both deer and duck hunting, or it would be a perfect family get-a-way. Pictures do not lie, this acreage is crawling with game and will only get better and better as it continues to mature. The whitetail genetics along the Red River flood plain continue to produce and impress. The duck flyway isn't too shabby either, if food and water are top priorities. A new owner will have something to truly be proud of with this tract, so give me a call today @ 318-453-9101 for a private showing. Realtree Land Pro- David M. Hooper ArkLaTexLandSales.com