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Acreage:­ 3,200 (+/-)
Type: Recreational and Timberland
Location: Lauderdale County, Tennessee
Price: $6,000,000.00

Contact: Hunter Ziegler or Gar Lile

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Sunrise Island is a magnificent self-contained 3,200 (+/-) acre island that offers outstanding white-tailed deer, turkey and hog hunting, coupled with Mississippi River naturally filled sloughs for outstanding duck hunting; along with all of the other options of being on the mighty Mississippi. The property is located in Lauderdale County, TN, just 10 minutes from the historic town of Wilson, AR and only 32 miles from downtown Memphis, TN. 

Notwithstanding the mature hardwood trees and wildlife habitat covering the island and the 3.75 miles of river frontage, the center piece of the property is the custom built 4,560 square foot luxury lodge situated on the eastern edge of the island along the westerly banks of the Mississippi River. The lodge with its elevated construction, solid pane glass windows and over 100 feet of river side decking provide incredible vistas. This grand lodge is two-level with a painted wood exterior and standing seam metal roof is constructed on structurally situ¬ated steel I-beams. The base of the first level concrete slab is dry for a forty-foot flood and the main living level able to withstand a fifty-foot flood. 

The interior of the lodge is picturesque and fitting for the environment with all vaulted ceilings in the great room and dining areas coupled with all of the ceil¬ing beams, floors, walls, ceiling and cabinetry constructed from re-claimed wood from one of the former Avondale Mills in Sylacauga, AL. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is unsurpassed. The interior layout is perfect for entertain¬ing guests or just lazy family days between hunts and/or river excursions. The interior features provide comfortable and luxurious amenities with abundant space and storage. There is a large master suite with a wood stove / sitting area and a luxury master bath. The guest quarters are situated in the southern wing of the lodge and features four (4) private bedrooms, each having a lavatory, and each two bedrooms share very spacious full bathrooms. The great room features a “cook’s” kitchen, a large dining area and a very spacious entertainment / visit¬ing sitting area overlooking the river. The dining area and great room are split by a massive site-built dual-sided fireplace constructed of re-claimed brick from the Avondale Mill, and there is a half-bath off this area. 

The lodge has many other amenities including a large pantry and walk in utility closet, a gun safe, and a 12,000KW Aukoka AGI20XS diesel emergency power generator. On the main level there is a segregated glass room overlooking the river with a ventilator system for use as a “cigar” or “quiet” room. The ground level of the lodge is all on a concrete slab, is perfect for keeping UTV / ATV ve¬hicles for dry access or a lazy nap in one of the many hammocks situated to pick up the river breeze. This ground floor level has direct access into the 800 square foot boot/mud room. This spacious area has direct interior access to the main living area, has individual stalls for personal hunting gear, is filled with pictures from historical hunts, is heated / cooled, has a tiled floor and a very convenient half-bath. 

Situated adjacent to the main lodge is a cleaning station complete with a 6’ x 9’ walk-in cooler. There is a three sided metal building for equipment storage, work shop and a concrete block / metal roof caretaker’s “day-camp”. 

Other property amenities include:

  • All of the equipment necessary to maintain the property, including a road   grader, dozer, boom lift, front end loader and back hoe, dedicated bush hog tractor, five (5) Kabota UTVs, multiple large boats with extra motors, and a lot more equipment that is in good shape and stored under roof in the shops. A complete listing of the equipment to be conveyed can be found at the back of this offering brochure. The lodge conveys fully fur¬nished, except personal property and select mounts / wall fixtures. 
  • 3,000 (+/-) linear f00t grass landing strip. 
  • Equipment pole barn approximately 8,400 sq. ft. 
  • Equipment shop/storage, approximately 9,400 sq. ft. with 4,000 sq. ft. enclosed.

The deer hunting on this property is world class and this island has the reputa¬tion as being second to none for growing quality game, holding plentiful turkey, wild boar and attracting and holding ducks. 

Archery/bow hunting is the primary focus of the historical ownership. The owner allows his father along with women and children to rifle hunt, while all other guests are restricted to archery hunting only. This promotes a “fair game” chase while restricting the number of mature bucks that are harvested annually. We would like to note that there is also a standing rule that any buck deer harvested on the property must be shoulder mounted by a reputable taxidermist and re¬main on showcase within the lodge for one year.

There are five (5) permanent 2-person deer shooting houses (Texas Hunters) located throughout the property and sixteen (16) solid ladder/lock on deer stands that are taken down and put up annually. There is one (1) floating duck blind with the potential for several more. 

Food is abundant for the wildlife with over 200 acres of small, medium and large spans of food plots (25) that are managed by a professional full time caretaker. Annual food plots consist of soybeans, clover, turnips, wheat and oats with 10 roofed feeders (protein pellet and corn mixed as needed, but no feeding during hunting season) and they have paid off based on the the sheer volume of game on the island. The manicured roads on the island are full of sites to impress any outdoorsman because of its size and secluded set up. 

The balance of the island consists of mature uneven age timber (Cottonwoods, Hackberry, Mulberry, Willows and Oaks), in which only 250 acres have ever been select cut in this ownership history, and it is estimated that the balance of the property has not seen a chainsaw in over fifty years.

Any questions concerning this offering or to schedule a property tour should be directed to Hunter Ziegler (mobile: 901-351-5296 | office: 901-260-4580) or Gar Lile (mobile: 501-920-7015 | office: 501-374-3411) of Lile Real Estate, Inc.

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Lile Real Estate, Inc. is the listing agency for the owner of the property described within this offering brochure. 

A representative of Lile Real Estate, Inc. must be present to conduct a showing. The management of Lile Real Estate, Inc. respectfully requests that interested parties contact us in advance to schedule a proper showing and do not attempt to tour or trespass the property on their own. Thank you for your cooperation.

Some images shown within this offering brochure are used for representative purposes and may not have been taken on location at the subject property.

This offering is subject to errors, omissions, change or withdrawal without notice. All information provided herein is intended as a general guideline and has been provided by sources deemed reliable, but the accuracy of which we cannot guarantee.