Hunting Lodge: Former Mob Getaway Selling at Auction

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Former Kleinschmidt Brothers Hunting & Fishing Lodge to Sell at Auction December 3

A piece of history – a community’s history and a family’s history – will be sold at auction December 3. Located in Deluce, Ark., just a few hundred yards from the White River National Wildlife Refuge, this 360-acre property has been in the same family for more than 90 years. A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to Ducks Unlimited.

“If this acreage could talk, it would reveal fascinating stories including its use as a hunting getaway for members of the Chicago mob,” said Brad H. Wooley, CAI, auctioneer and president of United Country – Brad Wooley Auctioneers in Little Rock, Ark. “This property has not been available for public purchase since the early 1920s, so this auction presents an extremely rare opportunity for buyers.”

Rich in both history and future potential, the property, which operated as the Kleinschmidt Brothers Hunting & Fishing Lodge from the 1930s to the 1960s, has long been known for its year-round wildlife and superb waterfowl and deer hunting. The acreage is mostly wooded with much of the LaGrue Bayou running down its eastern and southern boundaries. A majority of the northeastern 80 acres is part of Whisky Lake, a shallow area of wetlands that provides outstanding fishing. The property offers prime hunting during the winter months, when 25 to 50 percent of the parcel becomes flooded timber as a result of the White River annually backing up into LaGrue Bayou.

The live auction will be held at the Stuttgart Country Club located at 2103 E. 22nd Street in Stuttgart, Ark., on Friday, December 3 at 11 a.m. The real estate will also be offered via online simulcast at Property previews will be held November 20-21 and November 27-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Property details, photos and terms and conditions can be found at

United Country – Brad Wooley Auctioneers can be contacted at 501-868-4877.

About United Country

United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated franchise network of conventional real estate and auction real estate professionals in the United States. Based in Kansas City, Mo., the company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 600 offices across the U.S. and in Costa Rica with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing web sites (more than 1,000 separate sites), seven proprietary real estate catalogs with a cumulative distribution of 1.5 million, an extensive, current buyer database and national advertising of properties to more than 90 million potential buyer prospects a week. United Country has been recognized by Dun and Bradstreet’s as the top U.S. real estate franchise, the Wall Street Journal as a top 1 percent franchise and Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® as a top 100 global franchise.

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