Buck Pass – Madison County (AVAILABLE!)


(1 Property Available) This 22 acre parcel is located on the south east corner of 2,200 acres of State protected land which is closed to hunting. The western boundary of this state land adjoins Foster Plantation which has been managed for quail and turkey for many years. Southwest of Foster Plantation is Avalon Plantation which contains of over 30,000 acres under a Game Management Program.

In the short amount of time our game cameras were on this property, we filmed over 16 Different Bucks on this 22 acres, including several trophy bucks. This is why we named the property "Buck Pass."

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The map above shows you why these Bucks, Does, Boar, and Bear Pass by our cameras.

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What Are The Benefits Of Owning This Property?

  • This hand-picked property gives you the privacy and flexibility that comes with owning your own land. This property, unlike most small properties for sale in North Florida, adjoins a large tract of State protected land which is closed to hunting.

  • When you are next to a large environmentally protected area, you gain a greater confidence knowing the property adjoining you will stay beautiful and support large populations of game.

  • With the purchase of a property from us, you benefit from all the resources of the state protected land. These benefits include food, water and safe sanctuary for game. This virtually guarantees your hunting efforts on your property will be rewarded with great success and excitement.

  • You no longer waste your time or money in over-hunted leases or hunting clubs.

  • The large plantations, farms, and protected hardwood forest adjoining Buck Pass produce a variety of game including Trophy Bucks at no cost to you.

  • You can hike, fish, boat and ride horseback in the adjoining state protected land, creating many fun recreational opportunities for the whole family.

  • This small parcel is also located near a public river landing on one of Florida's finest rivers, creating enjoyment throughout the year with boating and fishing.

  • You avoid the danger of hunting in overcrowded game management areas. Hunting becomes a safe experience for you and your family.

  • You escape the hustle and bustle of city and enjoy nature at its finest.


Specific Details Of Buck Pass Tract (22 acres), SW Madison County

  • Price: $165,000 ($7,500/acre)

  • You can see more details about this property by doing a property search on the Madison County Property Appraisals Website. Simply perform a property search using this Property Parcel Number: 30-1S-06-0132-001-001. Enter the parcel number in the "pin" field of the search form.

  • On the map above, Buck Pass is highlighted in yellow. It is located on the South East corner of a 2,200 acre parcel of State Protected land, which is highlighted in red. This State Land is closed to hunting. This protected land houses the Aucilla River Basin, creek bottoms, and hardwood hammocks creating a premium Game Sanctuary for a diverse variety of animals. This Sanctuary, surrounded by several Plantations, provides protection for many young bucks allowing them to reach maturity.

  • The Aucilla River travels in a north and south direction through this State land and creates the boundary between Jefferson and Madison Counties.

  • Jefferson County is ranked 3rd in the state of Florida for the production of 120 inch + bucks while Madison County is tied for 4th place in this category.

  • Buck Pass adjoins Bailey Farm on its south boundary. The Bailey Family has managed their property for quality deer for over 20 years.

  • Buck Pass borders 1st Federal Road (SW Co Rd 328) on its east boundary which once connected America’s oldest City, St. Augustine to Pensacola Florida. This well maintained County Road provides Buck Pass with easy access to electrical power.

  • The Aucilla River boat ramp pictured above is approximately one half of a mile from Buck Pass. This river is well known, in the surrounding area, for excellent fishing especially for Redbreast Brim from early April through June.

  • Buck Pass is located approximately 3 miles north of US Highway 19 and US Highway 27.

  • The west boundary of the State Protected land adjoins Foster Plantation. A large portion of Foster Plantation is protected by a Conservation Easement. These properties have been managed for Quail and Turkey for over thirty years. The food crops planted for turkeys and quail also produce excellent nutrients for other game species including Whitetail Deer.

  • 14 acres of this parcel is planted Longleaf Pine while approximately 5 acres is natural hardwood forest. The remaining 3 acres of open land can be planted as food plots.

  • Like all of our properties, Buck Pass is high and dry. There are no environmental easements or deed restrictions. You can build a hunting cabin or home on the property..

  • The small town of Lamont is only five miles from this land.

  • Perry, Florida is 23 miles from Buck Pass.

  • Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, is only 32 miles from Buck Pass.

  • An interchange on to or off of Interstate 10 is only 11 miles from Buck Pass.

  • A restaurant and gas station are approximately 4 miles from this land.

  • This section of Madison County and Jefferson County is predominately large tracts of timber land and farms.

Buck Pass– Own A Piece Of American History

Entrance to Buck Pass Wildlife Area

Buck Pass is surrounded with fascinating Florida History, both ancient and modern. Buck Pass is a 22 acre parcel of land that borders the northwest side of #1 Federal Road, which is four miles southeast of Lamont Florida.

Lamont, formerly called "Asile" by the Natives, is home to the first wheat field in United States. But the history surrounding Buck Pass and #1 Federal is much more fascinating.

The #1 Federal takes you from Lamont/Asile to St. Augustine. It was a route commonly used by the natives to get from Asile to "Aniheka," now known as Tallahassee.

In southeast Lamont, #1 Federal crosses the "River of Sticks" better known as the Aucilla River. "River of sticks" was the name given by the Native Americans. The road continues east past Buck Pass, forging all the way to St. Augustine, Florida's first State capital.

Hernando de Soto was the first European Explorer to pass through Buck Pass

The First Federal Road Commissioned In The United States

#1 Federal Road is appropriately named. It is, literally, America's first federal highway. Its history truly comes alive in the 16th Century with Hernando De Soto's brutal struggle to reach Aniheka/Tallahassee.

Hernando de Soto was the first European to lead an expedition deep into the interior of North America. In 1539, de Soto and his army traveled this very route, past Buck Pass, on the way to Aniheka.

Upon approaching the "River of Sticks," de Soto was met with fierce resistance by the Apalachee Natives. He was forced to split his 600 man regiment into three Divisions. After a lengthy battle, he entered Apalachee Territory where he reorganized his men. From this point, right around Buck Pass, de Soto and his men continued west to Aniheka/Tallahassee where they remained until spring.

During their 1539 winter encampment at Aniheka, de Soto and his men celebrated Christmas. The very first Christmas in North America was celebrated in Tallahassee.

Looking South East on Modern Day #1 Federal Road

In 1824 the United States Congress authorized that #1 Federal Road be fully constructed as America's first Federal Highway. It connected St. Augustine (Florida's first Capitol) to Pensacola in the western portion of Florida's panhandle.

The Florida Territorial Council contracted U.S. Army Captain Daniel Burch to build this 445 mile long road for a fee of $20,000.00. Burch left Pensacola and traveled east. With his own equipment and men, including several slaves, he surveyed the right-of-way for this road.

Burch and his men were met with bad weather and attacks from natives. In spite of these debilitating occurrences, Burch managed to complete the 445 mile survey in just over a month.

Once the survey was complete, Burch's goal was to complete the Federal Road in two years. He commissioned John Bellamy, a Monticello plantation owner, to build the portion between Picolata, on the St. Johns River, to the Ochlockonee River, west of Tallahassee.

Bellamy received $13,500 for his work on this portion of the road. Some areas were called Bellamy Avenue or Old Bellamy Rd. In Waukeenah, nine miles west of Lamont, this road goes by the name "Old St. Augustine Road."

The Story Of The Stump-Knocker

The #1 Federal Road Sign on a modern day stump-free road

In areas like Lamont, frequently traveled Native American trails were used as part of the federal road. In other areas, the road was continued and created by removing trees with crosscut saws. In these new portions of the road, it was acceptable to leave stumps 12 inches high or less.

Occasionally a stump slightly taller was overlooked, destroying the axle of a passing buggy or wagon. This led to the nickname, "Stump-knocker," being given to this road in some areas.

Today, portions of #1 Federal Road are covered by pavement or city street signs displaying one of its early names. The "#1 Federal Rd" sign is present at the northwest side of Buck Pass. On the southeast side of the same property, by the Suwanee River's Cuba Bay Landing, the sign "Old Federal Highway" is displayed.

This property was appropriately named "Buck Pass." The vast number of artifacts found on Buck Pass tells us that many centuries of people have traveled and camped on this property. The artifacts have been dated from as early as America's earliest "Paleo" people to our more modern historical figures.

Daniel Boone and many other great historical legends have passed through Buck Pass

The people in the Modern Era include Hernando de Soto, Daniel Boone, America's best known Frontiersman, and President Zachary Taylor. President Taylor passed through Buck Pass on his way to the Battle of Okeechobee.

Buck Pass is a habitat for all types of wildlife. It is also a major intersection between four, well-managed Plantations and the 2,200 acre Suwanee River Water Management District's "Cuba Bay" tract. Cuba Bay is closed to hunting.

The primary purpose of these adjoining plantations is the management of timber and farming. This creates an excellent habitat for wildlife.

Bailey Farm's Don Bailey was the first land owner in the area to manage quality bucks. Mr. Bailey, his sons, and grandchildren continue this practice today. The Baileys have assisted the Foster family in managing their Red Hill and Foster Plantations. Avalon Plantation, owned by the Ted Turner Family, is comprised of over 30,000 serene and untouched acres. Avalon is specifically managed for bird hunting and mature bucks.

Buck Pass borders #1 Federal Road and 2,200 acres SRWMD Land

The presence of food sources on these successfully managed plantations provides extra benefits to the sanctuary provided by Cuba Bay (which is closed to hunting). This creates the low-pressure environment ideal for bucks to stay and mature.

As a result Buck Pass has become a major game trail, earning its well-known nickname "Buck Pass."

 

The Aucilla River divides the Suwanee River Management's 2,200 acres (Cuba Bay). This places its east portion in Madison County, which is tied for 4th place in Florida's production of trophy bucks. Its western portion in Jefferson County claims the #3 spot.

Buck Pass contains an abundance of beautiful nature and wildlife

Enjoy A Combination Of Nature & History

The next owner of Buck Pass will acquire one of North Florida's greatest wildlife mini-plantations.

Buck Pass has entertained a diverse group of people for centuries and has earned its place in American history. Yet through time it has maintained its grace, beauty and tranquility.

This nature sanctuary is remote, yet close enough to many interesting things to do and see in the surrounding areas. Owing Buck Pass will add your name to the fascinating list of people who have traveled this historical road of many names.

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Things To Consider When Purchasing Land

Location is the most important factor to consider when purchasing a parcel of land. This property borders state protected land and farmland. This gives you assurance there will be no unwelcome development next to you, giving you an abundance of privacy and peace.

This property offers convenient access to:

  • Nature at its finest

  • Living and camping next to some of Florida's finest rivers

  • Hunting and Fishing

  • Florida’s Historical Places, Museums, Family Amusement Parks and more

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Whether you seek fun and entertainment for your family while you hunt, or are considering permanent residence, North Florida has fun and cultural attractions for everyone. On each of our properties, you can hunt and fish in beautiful remote nature. After only a short drive, you can reach beaches, salt-water fishing, amusement parks, cities, universities and more:

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