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REDUCED! 218 Acres of Hunting and Timber Land For Sale in Gates County NC!

Looking for a bargain on great tract of hunting and timber land? This 218 acre wooded parcel has a great mix of young and old timber, has several access points off the paved road and an open stretch of power line that is perfect for food plots and long range shooting opportunities. Located just South of the Virginia line, this property is an easy commute in from Hampton Roads, Suffolk and the Tidewater area.

218 acres of Hunting and Timber Land for Sale in Gates County NC! Excellent Hunting and Timber tract being offered in Gates County only 2.5 miles from the Virginia line in the heart of Big Buck Country! Located off Willeytown Rd just North of Gates North Carolina, this wooded parcel is full of possibilities for recreation and investment. The property consists of over a mile of power line, perfect for food plots and box blinds, 134 acres of natural regrowth timber with a good mix of pines and hardwoods, and 50 acres of mature timber along the Eastern border.

This property is surrounded by 100’s of acres of cropland and is the perfect playground for those Big Gates County Bucks! There are three access points, two off of Willeytown Rd and another at the power line off Black Mingle Rd. There is a old logging road that could be re-established for access across the lower section heading northeast. Tons of wildlife sign throughout, this property is a real hunting hotspot! If you have been looking for a large manageable tract with a good mix of timber then this property is right for you!

The nearby Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is the largest intact remnant of a vast habitat that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Formal protection of this resource began in 1973, when the Union Camp Corporation (a local forest products company) donated 49,097 acres to The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy conveyed the donated land to the federal government, which, combined with additionally purchased land, was used to establish the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in 1974.

The Dismal Swamp Act of 1974 directs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to: Manage the area for the primary purpose of protecting and preserving a unique and outstanding ecosystem, as well as protecting and perpetuating the diversity of animal and plant life therein. Management of the refuge will be directed to stabilize conditions in as wild a character as possible, consistent with achieving the refuges stated objectives.

With a secondary purpose to: Promote a public use program when not in conflict with the primary objectives of the refuge. The refuge currently encompasses over 112,000 acres of this environmentally and biologically important area. Special designations for the refuge include both the Virginia and Globally Important Bird Area designations, and the National Parks Services National Natural Landmark and Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site designations.


This property is shown by appointment, please be respectful of the landowner and contact the listing agent prior to entering the property.

For more information on this listing and other land for sale in this county, contact Billy McOwen at 252-305-6720 or by email at bmcowen@ or visit


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  • Property Features

    • Property State: North Carolina 
    • County: Gates 
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    • Price: $279,000 
  • Additional Information

    • Address: Off Willeytown Rd, Gates, North Carolina 27937 
    • Acreage: 218 
    • MOPLS ID: 13156 
  • About the Agent

    Andrew Walters is an experienced land specialist who enjoys spending time outdoors. He is the Broker-In-Charge of the Greenville officewhere he manages the daily sales operations. He has developed a track record of being able to sell properties for top dollar in a timely manner. His passion for the outdoors was the driving force that led him to North Carolina State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology with a concentration in Wildlife Science in 2014. He was the President of the NCSU Quality Deer Management Association club. He is a freelance outdoor writer and has had over a dozen featured articles in the Wildlife in NC magazine, Quality Whitetails, as well as, Mossy Oak Gamekeepers. He is also a major contributor to the Mossy Oak Properties NC Land and Farms weekly blog, the Management Minute. His extensive knowledge of wildlife management and tree species provides him the unique ability to help clients manage their property to maximum potential. Andrew also specializes in rural residential properties as well as real estate involved in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Contact Andrew today to find out how he can help you find and manage your next dream property.
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