Double Spear Bar Ranch
The Double Spear Bar Ranch is an exceptionally diverse property located on the Powder River in Northcentral Wyoming. Rarely does a ranch with all these attributes come on the market, especially one that is less than an hour drive from Buffalo, Sheridan, or Gillette. Boasting over 1.5 miles of both sides of the Powder River, this ranch is a mecca for wildlife! Huge Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, and Pronghorn Antelope call this ranch home. Feathered game is also abundant with an impressive number of Merriam Turkey, Dove, Pheasant, and Waterfowl. The river bottom has the ideal mix of native grasses, cottonwoods, planted fields, and rock outcroppings, providing the perfect haven for the unique combination of Wyoming Wildlife. In addition to the expansive river bottom, this property includes dryland agricultural fields, native grasses, sagebrush, and deep pine-covered draws. This diverse ecosystem attracts wildlife from all over and provides the perfect habitat for them to grow to, both, high quality and quantity!
The hunting that this ranch provides is second to none in the Powder River region. This property has been intentionally conserved, fenced, and planted with the benefit of wildlife in mind. Rarely will you see a ranch that provides such an ideal mix of cover, crops, water, and terrain! This ranch has never been over-hunted or over-grazed. The proof is in the pudding and this ranch is truly one of the finest recreational ranches in the area! The Powder River, which runs through the middle of the ranch, is the boundary between Wyoming Deer Units 26 (on the West), and 17 (on the East). Both of these are General units and residents can purchase tags over-the-counter. The river is also the dividing line between Wyoming Antelope Units 16 (on the West) and 17 (on the East). These are Type 1 tags but are fairly easy to draw on a regular basis. Finally, this ranch will provide the occasional opportunity at harvesting Elk with General Tags being available on the West side of the ranch and Type 1 tags on the East side for Antlered Elk. Additional hunting opportunities include both Fall and Spring Turkey seasons, Waterfowl, Pheasant, Dove, and various other small game. The bird hunting on this ranch is just as impressive as the big game hunting, so there is always a reason to keep your camo on! Finally, fishing in the Powder River can be very good for catfish, bass, and other warm-water species.
In addition to hunting and fishing, the Double Spear Bar Ranch provides plenty of other recreational opportunities, including Horseback Riding, ATV'ing, Camping, Hiking, Bird / Wildlife Viewing, Canoeing, and target shooting. Needless to say, the Double Spear Bar Ranch is the perfect place for any and all of your favorite outdoor activities!
The Double Spear Bar Ranch has six different dryland fields that have been planted with successful crops that provide income for the owner as well as feed and cover for the wildlife. Winter crops are also an option in order to provide additional income and cover. The remainder of the ranch is a mix of river bottom, stubby pasture, and native range pasture. Future owners have to ability to lease the rangeland /or dryland out to neighboring ranch owners depending on their goals for the ranch.
In addition to the ranch's impressive habitat and agriculture, this property also provides the home and improvements for a modest ranch headquarters or hunting home base. There is a 3 bed, 2 baths, modular home, in addition to a small bunkhouse, livestock shed/tack room, corral, and loading chute. The property is well fenced, with a 4 to 5 strand barbed-wire fence throughout. A good producing well provides water to the home, while an artesian well provides water to a stock tank in the corral. An adjudicated solar well is located on the far NorthEast end of the ranch. This well has recently been serviced and provides a critical and picturesque water source to the wildlife and livestock that reside on this part of the Double Spear Bar Ranch.
On par with the rest of this ranch's attributes is its ease of access. The property is bordered on the Northside by Hwy 14/16 and on the Westside by County Road 341. Both are paved and maintained year-round. As mentioned previously, this ranch centrally located between Buffalo, Sheridan, and Gillette Wyoming. This means that, regardless of your needs, shopping, retail, hardware, hospitals, restaurants, airports, and schools, are all within reach of the Double Spear Bar Ranch.
In summary, whether you are looking to start your ranching career, add on to an existing ranching operation, or looking for an exceptional sporting property, the Double Spear Bar Ranch is a great fit! Qualified buyers contact Mike Callan at 307-217-6090.