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AUCTION: June 11th, 3:00PM

Unique opportunity to purchase Illinois Creek Ranch, a turn-key hunting ranch with a 110-acre watershed lake featuring mature Kansas Whitetails, both Eastern and Rio Turkey and ample waterfowl hunting that includes a flood controlled area.  This 596.157+/- acre fenced and gated private retreat in Montgomery County includes a hunting lodge, a Morton barn, and numerous deer stands, making this an ideal hunting ranch in southeast Kansas.

Directions:  From Caney, KS north 6.1mi on Hwy 75.  Turn west on 2600 Road 1/2mi.  Turn north on Grand Ave (1350 Road) 3.3mi to property on east side of road.

Auction Overview

 June 11th, 3:00PM

On Site – Parcel 1 (Lodge)

Sundays May 21st, 28th, & June 4th, 1pm-4pm
And 2-hours prior to auction
(ATV’s/UTV’s – Check in parcel 1)

3% Buyer Broker Participation

Illinois Creek Ranch includes a 3BR 3.5BA two story hunting lodge built in 2005 with a walk-out basement and wrap-around porch overlooking the lake and includes a 30×60 Morton barn. The ranch is zoned ag and has been managed for quality deer with established food plot areas and ample warm grasses, timber and abundant water. The east side of the lake offers a marsh area with flood control valve and 2 unfinished pit blinds in the timber.

LICENSE INFO:  KS RE Lic# BR00232479 Ronn Cunningham | Cunningham Johnson Auctions LLC

Parcel 1:  25.190+/- acres with two story 3BR 3.5BA stone lodge with walk out basement. Interior walls and ceilings are faced with pine bead board giving it a cozy ambiance. The low maintenance exterior is clad in stone, has a composition roof, and features a wrap-around porch comprising of composite decking overlooking the lake. Both lodge and Morton barn are equipped with an alarm system. In addition, a ?x? dock with 8’x12’ boat slip is located below the lodge.

First Floor: Kitchen is open to living area and includes granite countertops, electric range/oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and double sink. Living area includes rock wood burning fireplace and large windows with views of lake. Master suite includes a full bath with tub, shower and double sink.

Second Floor: Carpeted loft with windows and views of the lake.

Lower Floor: Consisting of two bedrooms, each with a ¾ bath, a spacious hobby room and utility room, and a built-in safe. Exterior door opens to a concrete porch.

Morton building: Measuring 30×60 feet featuring two electric overhead doors with openers, one personnel door, concrete floor, loft for storage, insulated with H/A, a covered porch and loafing shed.

Parcel 2: 35.698+/- ac. This picturesque parcel is comprised of 1/3 woods and 2/3 pasture with two ponds and fencing along paved road. Ideal for home sites.

Parcel 3: 88.650+/- ac. Prime hunting parcel includes lake frontage, several ponds, improved pastures and a hardwood covered ridge with views of the lake. In addition, it has a 30’ x 50’ open-sided hay barn and paved road frontage. The lake dam is located on this parcel. Maintenance for the dam is the responsibility of the U.S Dept. of Agriculture.

Parcel 4:  79.831+/- ac. Rolling terrain includes 2 fescue pastures, a pond, abundant timber and paved road frontage. A Corp. of Engineers easement is in place for the dam spillway creating a picturesque stream running through the parcel from north to south.

Parcel 5: 79.654+/- ac. Mostly wooded with rolling terrain, meadows, and panoramic views of the surrounding property and lake. Includes a pond and paved road frontage. A water meter is included along with an old homestead.

Parcel 6: 131.334+/-ac. County Road 1700 access on the eastern side of the property.  Parcel has a good mix of mature hardwood trees and clearings for food plots making this an ideal parcel for whitetail deer, turkey, and waterfowl hunting.  Pond and creek are located on this parcel with lake access on the western side.  Parcel has an existing flood control area (valve condition unknown) for waterfowl hunting and two sink blinds.

Parcel 7: 155.800+/-ac. County Road 1700 access on east side of property.  Parcel is heavily wooded allowing great cover for wildlife.  Access to lake on west side of property with creek bordering southern side of the parcel.  Parcel has been managed and mowed for upland bird hunting.  Land has been mowed in a pattern allowing easy walking and ensuring birds hold to certain areas.

•Caney Valley School District

•Water:     Montgomery RWD 1C
•Electric:  Caney Valley Electric
•Sewer:     Septic

TAXES: $5225(2016)

All map & boundary illustrations are approximate – please refer to survey.
Property pictures & video represent identified parcel(s) however, pictures & video may show multiple parcels and/or property not included in the auction.

Property Video(s)

Parcel 1

Parcel 2

Parcel 4

Parcel 6

Parcel 3

Parcel 5

Parcel 7

Trail Cam Pictures

Aerial Photos

All map & boundary illustrations are approximate – refer to survey.


•All parcels subject to any existing recorded easements.
•Buyer responsible for $1,100 per parcel survey fee.
•Locations of parcel signs, maps, and picture illustrations are for reference only.  Refer to survey for boundaries if available and/or legal descriptions. Fence lines may not follow property boundaries per survey.
•If property divides, all abstracts covering any individual parcel will be placed on deposit with said title company to be held for the use of any and all future buyers. Buyers are responsible for the cost of supplemental abstract(s).
•Minerals owned by seller convey with real estate.  Seller believes 100% of minerals interest is owned but no mineral search has been done.
•All personal property located on property will be retained by the seller.
•Common lake usage: Buyers of parcels 1,3,6 and 7 will have use of the entire lake, although each owner must access the lake from their own shoreline.
•Watershed subject to Bee Creek District No.15 easement. (Bee Creek required to maintain dam)
•Water meter located on parcel 3 services and goes with parcel 1. Parcel 3 will be required to obtain their own water meter.
•Closed county road on parcels 3, 4 and 6 have mutual access agreement with adjacent land owner
•Portions of property are in flood zone. Refer to FEMA maps on website.

Terms & Conditions:

•3% Buyer’s Premium applies to this sale.  Buyers-premium is an additional fee (3% of high-bid amount) paid by the high-bidder.
•All properties are being sold ‘as is, where is’ and are not subject to financing, inspections or any other contingencies.
•CJ Auctions represents the seller only.
•The high bidder must make a 10% (Min $5,000) non-refundable deposit on sale day (cash, personal or cashier checks)
•Buyer will receive deed and title insurance.
•Buyer will pay for (but not limited to) the survey, closing fee, title policy. Taxes will be prorated through date of closing.
•Balance and closing costs are due 30 days from seller acceptance
•Sale is subject to seller confirmation
•All bidders must register with CJ Auctions prior to bidding (registration is held 1-hour prior to auction) and provide a driver’s license or government-issued identification.
•Absentee bidders must pre-register and qualify through CJ Auctions 48 hours prior to sale day.
•All persons inspecting the property, attending an open house or auction do so at their own risk and shall not hold CJ Auctions or their agents liable for damages to their person or property.
•ONLINE BIDDING: Individuals must wire 10% of opening bid amount (minimum $10,000) 48 hours prior to auction to be fully authorized to bid online. Contact CJ Auctions at 918 550 8118 for detailed wiring instructions. (Note: If property is selling by the acre then opening bid is multiplied by the total acreage)
•Contact CJ Auctions for title commitment and copy of easements.



LICENSE INFO:  KS RE Lic# BR00232479 Ronn Cunningham | Cunningham Johnson Auctions LLC

Method of Sale:  Parcels 2-7 will be offered choice by the acre first.  Then Parcel 1 sells last individually by the dollar.

• Buyer’s choice may be offered when more than one property/parcel is being auctioned
• Successful high bidder wins the right to choose a property/parcel or properties/parcels from a grouping of similar or like-kind
• After high bidder selection, the property(s) is deleted from the group and the bidding commences again
• Process continues until all properties/parcels are selected
• When selling by the acre the high bid is multiplied by the number of surveyed acreage