Sophie’s Island has the best of everything, high ground along Gum Neck Rd, and miles of shoreline along the Pungo River! This property is a Sportsman’s Paradise! Enjoy hunting for deer and bear and some of the best waterfowl hunting in Eastern Beaufort County. Includes 4 brushed in Duck Blinds, excellent fishing and access to a boat ramp at the head of the creek.
547 ac Waterfront Hunting Property for Sale in Beaufort County NC! Sophie’s Island is truly a one of a kind hunting and fishing destination. Meandering creeks and waterways spider web through the property creating outstanding angling and hunting opportunities. The property has over 1/2 mile of road frontage on Gum Neck Rd, located right off Hwy 264 and just minutes from coastal town of Belhaven and less than an hour from Greenville and Little Washington.
The Pungo River is well known as an excellent fishery loaded with pristine shorelines and waters that are rich in speckled trout. Early Native Americans identified it as “matcha punga” or the “river of many fish.” The name stuck, and the river continues to maintain its rich heritage. Although relatively remote, the Pungo is a great fishing destination hidden deep in the headwaters of the Pamlico Sound.
The influx of fresh and salt waters, as well as a high variation in depths, creates every condition available for fish and plant species utilizing the area. The river and the Pamlico Sound contain thousands of acres of premier habitat important to more than 75 species of finfish and shellfish. More than 5,500 acres of the sound is designated as fish nursery grounds.
The Pungo’s undisturbed shorelines and brackish waters create ideal conditions for juvenile shrimp, baitfish and schools of speckled trout. Anglers who regularly fish the Pungo and other western tributaries of the sound get excited during late spring when the spawn approaches. As waters warm, speckled trout begin their annual mating rituals in May and will spawn during each full moon and new moon through July. (http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=1430)
If waterfowl hunting is your passion, Sophie’s Island has some of the finest duck hunting in Beaufort County. The shallow waters and creeks along the head waters of the Pungo River are home to excellent populations of migrating waterfowl. Beaufort County is also known for fantastic deer and bear hunting and this property is no exception.
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This property is best seen by boat, please call in advance for showings so we can make arrangements for a member of our staff to provide that service.