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Dryden Creek - Tad Ladd Custom Design Hunt Community

Dryden Creek

Dryden Creek

The heartbeat of this entire endeavor, is to create a sound age structure system. The only way to accomplish that is to allow the 3 and 4 year old bucks to "walk". We are searching for passionate hunters who cherish our heritage, but simply want to use their antler tag targeting a specific age class buck; one that is 5 years or older. We want to promote camaraderie and a kindred spirit,  and create unique and valuable properties where hunters collectively work together as we fairly pursue mature bucks on their own property.

We will provide the foundation with the design and habitat enhancement using our proven plan.  Our goal is to attract like minded, whitetail hunting enthusiasts that desire to own their own highly enhanced and valuable hunting property, yet collectively act as one as they fair chase mature, western Kentucky bucks.

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Custom Development

Tad Ladd Custom Development

The Tad Ladd team has custom developed close to 17,000 acres in the past ten years using their knowledge and experience of 30 plus years of hunting and managing west Kentucky whitetail. We are intimately familiar with the habitat and terrain and also knowledgeable on food sources and get the absolute most out of each farm we develop and manage. Dryden Creek is an enormous contiguous tract close to 3,750 acres in total.

We are creating turn key hunting tracts of all sizes and budgets for passionate hunters who desire to be part of this way of management and hunting, targeting mature bucks, while creating the infrastructure and habitat to produce giant trophy whitetail.

Summary of entire 3750 acre property: The primary road is incredible, it is composed of gravel and well constructed. Entry to the entire property is at the northern most tract and is a locked gate, combo shared by owners. The primary road will remain as the method of ingress to the property, as we have created multiple access points off the primary for wind ingress to tracts.

There are incredible well constructed gravel roads that branch off the primary to nearly every tract, and those will be accessible only to owners of tracts on that particular road. Hardwoods are select cut and stretch every tracts bottom areas and ridgelines. Planted pine that will be marketable makes up the remainder. The natural cover is absolutely incredible, and the cut pine areas produce natural forage and browse at an estimated 900 pound per acre rate, Our intent was to create intricate trail systems on each tract and create multiple points of ingress/egress for every wind scenario. We created multiple food source sites on each tract to offer increased amounts of nutrition and year round food sources as well as hunting areas.

This area is genetically sound, having produced a 241" non-typical that ranks number 5 all time in the state of Kentucky. There is a unique drop tine genetic that is also evident on the property, and the turkey hunting is absolutely off the charts. Our team has been doing this a long time, and we feel we have a good understanding of how to hunt western Kentucky hammers, and every detail and ounce of experience we take into account as we manuever through these properties with our machinery. If you are looking for a place, where you can "trust" your neighbor, this is your stopping point. Our Hunt Community is designed specifically for the hunter who has self control and wishes to be part of contributing to the resource as we fair chase mature bucks.

The entire 3750 acres is also some of the finest turkey hunting in our region, as this farm is absolutely loaded with birds!

The tracts below are the listed acreage sections on the farm aerial including the Sold tracts. These tracts cover roughly 1100 acres and are part of the Phase I portion of the HC development plan. Phase II will be the middle area of the property and we will continue development of those tracts and list them as we sale the Phase I tracts and start our work again in the Spring of 22'.

Far North - 172 +/- acres

Far North - 172 +/- acres

Acres : 172 +/-

Food Sites Created: 10

Ingress / Egress : Multiple

Trail System : Yes, entire tract

Water Sources: Creek running through bottom portion and creek running through center portion plus two known springs

Cover: Abundant - Cut over that provides roughly 900 pounds per acre natural browse and forage

Attribute: Northern border is crop ground - corn and beans rotated

Summary: The natural cover is incredible, we focused our food source creation primarily along the creek area, because our prevailing winds dictate that be a natural place to hunt as the deer almost assuredly use the creek east and west and the creek north and south to transition across the property. This tract offers rifle hunters vast amount of area to shoot north of the creek with well placed food sites.

Copperhead Road - 126 +/- acres

Copperhead Road - 126 +/- acres

Acres: 126 +/-

Food Sites Created : 8 

Ingress/ Egress: Multiple

Trail System: Entire Tract

Water Source: Creek and Excavated catch ponds

Cover: Abundant - Hardwood bottom and Ridge - Pine Sidehill

Attribute: Good soil and natural pinches throughout the tract

Summary: The natural cover is incredible, and there will be marketable pine in a few years. Vast areas of cut pine create incredible natural cover, and we tried to create food source sites in natural transition areas and areas that can be hunted with minimal pressure applied. The trail system runs the entire tract with multiple points of access

Main Street - 110+/- acres

Main Street - 110+/- acres

Acres: 110 +/-

Food Sites Created: 6

Ingress / Egress: Multiple

Trail System: Yes

Water Sources: Creek on Mid North and natural springs

Cover: Abundant Select Cut hardwood and Marketable Pine

Attribute: Cropland borders SE section of tract

Summary: Main Street has an abundance of white oak and like the rest of the entire property has crazy good natural thick cover. We created food sites to once again pull the deer out of their cover and apply a minimal amount of pressure while hunting

Sneaky - 111 acres +/-

Sneaky - 111 acres +/-

Acres: 111 +/-

Food Sites Created: 5

Ingress / Egress:  Multiple

Trail System: Yes

Water: Creek and excavated catch holes

Cover: Abundant and thick - Standing Pine and select cut hardwood

Attribute: Has entry points off two side "streets"

Summary: Another heavily cover area tract, we created 4 trails leading down to beautiful hardwood bottom enabling hunter to get in or out as needed. I believe this tract acts as a travel corridor to the cropland that is NW of the property.

Rabbit Ridge - 117 acres +/-

Rabbit Ridge - 117 +/- acres

Acres: 117 + / -

Food Sites Created: 7

Ingress / Egress: Multiple

Trail System: Yes

Water Source: Creek and natural springs

Cover: Select cut hardwood and cut pine and marketable pine

Attribute: Tract borders a HC landowner who has been practicing QDMA for seven years and is a passionate bowhunter and asset to entire HC.

Summary: We created food sources along creek bottom on both sides for hunt areas and year round food, This tract has the cover and is a bowhunters dream.

Rawdog - 75 +/- acres

Rawdog - 75 +/- acres

Acres: 75 +/-

Food Sources created: 1

Summary: This is a tract is between two highly developed tracts that we installed only food source on. This tract is a natural bedding area for the tracts North of it. It is raw and the possibilities are only what is in the hunters mind.

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