DU Land Sales

Nebraska Clay County Grassland and Wetland Parcel

Ducks Unlimited is selling a Clay County, Neb. parcel of wetlands and restored native grassland during a live auction on Dec. 11 at 10: 30 a.m. at the Sutton Senior Community Center in Sutton, Neb. (Sale Flyer) The land is six miles east and three miles south of Clay Center, Neb. The land lies in Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin, one of the most important migration habitats in the Central Flyway and a primary destination for waterfowl hunters and bird watchers. This tract shares a border with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ (FWS) Green Acres Waterfowl Production Area.

This property is approximately 153.85 +/- acre and includes almost 40 acres of wetlands. The parcel has one well and a new, buried pipeline from that well to the two largest wetlands on the property. The well is powered by a portable unit, which goes with the property but is in poor condition. The well may be used to fill the two wetlands and potentially irrigate the grass. The property also includes new perimeter fence around the entire parcel.

The tract (153.85 acres) is covered by a perpetual conservation easement held by the FWS. The easement allows grazing any time, as well as haying, mowing and seed harvesting after July 15. The easement allows recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, all of which are controlled by the landowner.

A 39.9 acre portion of the property (see map) is enrolled in a 10-year Wetland Reserve Program contract that expires on September 30, 2017. Until the contract expires, grazing and haying may be further restricted on that portion of the property.



Contact Information:
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Great Plains Regional Office
Steve Donovan
(308) 383-8075

Auction information: The property will be sold at public auction at the Sutton Senior Community Center in Sutton, Nebraska on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

Winning Bids and Terms: 20 percent down payment on the sale date with balance due on or before January 10, 2013. Ducks Unlimited will pay the 2012 property taxes at closing, based on an estimate of taxes to be obtained from the County Assessor.

Seller Financing: No seller financing is being offered. The property is offered without buyer contingency of any kind.

Property Tours: Ducks Unlimited may provide guided tours of the property in advance of sale date if personnel are available. Call 308-383-8075 for more information.

Come check it out! (See Detailed Location Map)

Legal Description:The legal description is roughly the E1/2 of the NE1/4, and the N1/2 of the SE1/4, all in Section 24, T. 6 N., R. 6 W. of the 6th P.M., Clay County, Nebraska, totaling 153.85 acres more or less.




Disclaimer: All parcels/property are or will be permanently protected with US Fish and Wildlife Service Wetland and Grassland Easements. For those parcels under request to be permanently protected by USFWS and not complete, the Buyer will be required to sign an “Affidavit of Prior Knowledge” at the time of signing the Purchase Agreement.

Square footage dimensions and acreage amounts are based upon information provided by the Seller and are believed to be correct; however, Purchaser and/or Purchaser's Agent/Broker shall bear the responsibility to confirm all calculations prior to the auction. Not available to residents of any state in which this real estate is not in compliance with the real estate laws or other laws of that state. The auctioneer/auction company shall not be responsible or liable in any way if the seller fails to honor any bid, or refuses to or cannot close title in accordance with the winning bid or any contract entered in respect thereof. Announcements made at the auction supersede all printed material. All information contained in this PIP was derived from sources believed to be correct, but is not guaranteed. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is not liable for loss of bids due to power outages and/or any technology failures.