Hunting Land for Lease Details:
This is by far the most diverse ranch I have ever listed! The aerial photo does not do this property justice! Mule deer, whitetail, elk, antelope, turkey, prairie dogs, sharp-tail grouse, coyotes, bobcats, and an occasional mountain lion call this ranch home.
The green areas in the middle of this ranch are all planted food plots! There are just under 100 acres of food plots alone! The food plots consist of mostly corn and rye, with some turnips/radish mixes as well. These food plots are planted strictly for wildlife and are never harvested! They are fenced well to keep cattle out all year long.
The property can be accessed from the north or south. There is great driving access on the entire property.
No one lives in the north-building site and there is a nice garage, sheds and a house. There are plenty of spots to hang all of your deer here. The house does not have electricity or water but this can be negotiated with the landowner. If nothing else it would be a great spot to bring your cots to get out of the weather. The garage is set up nice for a social room where you could play cards at night and talk about all the deer your seeing and shooting. Campers are welcome and there are several different places they could be parked. Electricity hook ups can be negotiated with the landowner if you would like to have your campers in the middle of the ranch. There is electricity running through most of the property but a meter would have to be set up.
The lease period on this property is June 1st through the last day of the rifle deer season (this year (2012) it is November 25th).
It took me over half a day to get around and inspect this property with the rancher because of the size and terrain. Landowner must be contacted in advance before you come to this property the first time so he can meet you and give you the full tour. He will point out property lines and show you some of the best spots to kill big bucks. Make sure a few of you are along on the tour because he only wants to do one of them.
While I was inspecting this property I spotted velvet bucks just about everywhere! If youíre looking for lots of deer and big deer this is the lease for you. The ranch as a whole is about 50-50 mule deer/whitetail. I would defiantly say the deer heard is in the hundreds. The landowner has three nice shooting houses set up that over look the food plots and Black Pipe Creek. These are not completed yet, but he will have them done before rifle season.
The turkeys roost in the middle of the property in the cottonwoods that line the Black Pipe Creek. The Black Pipe creek runs almost the entire length of the ranch from South to North and is spring fed which means it flows all year long. The lease is not valid during the spring turkey season but donít worry because SD offers a long fall turkey season that starts in October and runs all the way through rifle deer season. The landowner said the flock is between 150-200 birds.
Another huge plus on this ranch are the prairie dogs. There are 4-5 prairie dog towns on the ranch. There were tons of prairie dogs out during my inspection. Bring your varmint rifles and a lot of ammo because you will be able to shoot till your gun barrels are to hot.
No Elk hunting is allowed on this property. This is not a big deal because it is a resident only hunt and the tags are hard to get anyway. The landowner still plans on hunting elk on the property but if you give him prior notice before your coming out he will make sure it does not interfere with you.
There is also an abundance of sharp-tail grouse that call this ranch home. I saw several during my inspection. They will make for some great upland hunting.
Some antelope call the property home. I would not say it is great antelope hunting but if you put some time in the landowner thinks you could kill a nice buck.
The quarter section sticking out the east side of the main ranch and the one all on its own to the NE are in Todd County.
At $26,400 this sounds like an expensive lease, but keep in mind with ten people it comes out to $2,640 per person. One five-day rifle deer hunt alone in the area costs more than this!
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