The Ice Timber Hunting Club is a 575-acre hunting club owned by the 12-member Ice Timber Company, Inc. and is located just west of the St. Francis River in Lee County, Arkansas. Approximately 560 acres are included in the conservation easement.
The Ice Timber Hunting Club was purchased in separate tracts from several landowners between September 1995 and April 2004. The largest tracts were purchased from Griffith Lumber Company (200 acres) in 1995 and from Joe and Mary Varvil (280 acres) in 2001. Other purchases were from Marjorie Baker (1995), James and Virginia Nicks (2002), and Jerrod S. Anderson (2004).
The primary objectives of Ice Timber Company, Inc. regarding their conservation easement are long-term conservation, hunting, and sustainable forest management.
Nearly 400 acres of the property are sustainably managed forests. Timber management is important to the owners for economic values and wildlife management. The property contains many oaks.
The property is primarily used for recreational hunting by the owners, their families, and guests., Although deer, turkey, and squirrel hunting occur on the property, waterfowl hunting is the sport of choice. The property had been managed for waterfowl hunting through winter, flooding agricultural fields. Wild turkey is an important game bird to the owners and a target for future management.
Ice Timber Company, Inc. property was entered into the Wetlands Reserve Program in 2004. Therefore, other than food plots, there are no current agricultural activities on the property.