Upper Otter Creek Ranch

Powder River County, Montana
$4,350,000 | 11,118+/- ± total acres

Upper Otter Creek Ranch

Powder River County, Montana

Upper Otter Creek Ranch

Powder River County, Montana

Upper Otter Creek Ranch is in the heart of grass country and this well managed block of prime grazing stretches for over five miles in both directions. The escarpment of the Powder River Breaks provides ideal habitat for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn. The Seller currently operates the place as a year around low overhead 250-300+/- AU  cow calf ranch and this southeastern Montana gem would also be quality yearling pasture. The 6,178+/- acres are complimented by contiguous 3,560+/- acres of BLM  and 1,380+/- acres of Montana DNRC.   Cows tend to hold weight and calves make strong gains due to the strong grasses and mixed terrain as described in Sam Morton's book "Where the Rivers Run North".

Upper Otter Creek Ranch is on the divide ( 3,800 to 4,200 feet)  between Tongue River to the east and  Powder River to the west. Located in Powder River County, Montana along the Wyoming state line it is halfway between Broadus, MT and Sheridan, WY.  The ranch does not include any buildings however electricity has been brought into the northwest pasture to one of the original homesteads where the shipping/branding corrals are located.  A prairie and timber fire in 2014 cleared a large area of sage brush and timber which has come back with tremendous grass. According to USClimateData.com the area averages 18 inches of precipitation per year which produces strong sod and excellent forage.

The diverse topography and remote nature of the Upper Otter Creek Ranch makes it ideal habitat for a diverse population of wildlife. Thick pockets of Ponderosa Pine along the ridges and sage covered hills provide excellent cover. Gentle valleys and deep canyons also provide protection and iconic hunting terrain.  The rolling grass meadows provides excellent food plots. Large elk in the 350-375" Class, monster mule deer, and pronghorn add to the incredible value of the property. 

An additional 2,720+- deeded acres and 660+- BLM lease acres (outlined on the map below in green) can be added to the assemblage for an additional $1,695,000 to bring the total acreage to 8,898 +- deeded, 4,220+- BLM, and 1,380+- State for a total price of $6,045,000.  Call Charlie today to discuss this option.

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