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UNDER CONTRACT!! 547 Acres of Waterfront Hunting Land For Sale in Beaufort County NC!

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 Acres of 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. (
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. There are four duck blinds that come with this property, it is all set and ready to hunt.

For a birds eye view of the property visit our “MapRight” mapping system. Simply copy and paste this link into your browser ( and then click around and change the base layers to view shaded relief or hydrology maps of the area, as well as, surrounding state and federal lands.

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. For more information on this or other Waterfront Hunting Land for Sale in Beaufort County NC, call Billy McOwen at 252-305-6720 or email or for more info and aerial photographs of the property visit MOPLANDMAN.COM


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  • Property Features

    • Property State: North Carolina 
    • County: Beaufort 
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    • Price: $229,000 
  • Additional Information

    • Address: Off Gum Neck Road, Belhaven, NC 27810 
    • Acreage: 547 
    • MOPLS ID: 54866 
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    Billy McOwen is one of the founding partners of Mossy Oak Properties NC Land and Farms and served for many years as the Broker in Charge of the Greenville, North Carolina office. Billy has been inducted into the Mossy Oak Properties prestigious "Pinnacle Club" 9 times in the last 8 years. The Pinnacle Club recognizes the top 10 agents in the company every quarter and selections are made from over 650 agents in 90 offices and 25 states. In 2018, Billy was the top performing sales agent for the NC Land and Farms Team. Mossy Oak Properties - Land and Farms Realty Group, Inc. owns and manages five Mossy Oak Properties Real Estate franchises in two states, North Carolina and Virginia. We currently have 30 dedicated land brokers serving clients in three locations in North Carolina and two locations in Southeast Virginia. The Land and Farms Realty Group Inc. is responsible for all of the operations management, administration, marketing, financials, and transaction management for all of our offices. Billy is active in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as, agent training in all five locations. He holds a NC General Contractors License and can assist clients in managing all facets of their land, home or lodge improvements. Billy’s passion for learning new and innovative approaches to marketing will continue to allow the Mossy Oak Properties Land and Farms Realty Group to utilize all the latest technology and techniques in promoting your property to ensure it receives maximum market exposure. His “old school” background coupled with his passion for learning will continue to drive the Mossy Oak Properties Land and Farms Realty Group to evolve with the changes in the market, all while maintaining the all-important personal connection to the client and the land. Contact Billy today to see how he and his team of land specialists can help you "Find Your Favorite Place".
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