Whitetail Properties, the leader in recreational land transactions with specialties in hunting, ranch and farmland properties, is celebrating record book sales. Since its inception, Whitetail Properties has made a name as the go-to real estate agency for finding the perfect piece of property to establish as your big-buck hunting grounds. But, more often than not, many of the transactions involve large tracts with historical significance. Buyers and investors are looking for property with value greater than hunting and acreage large enough to accommodate multiple uses with income streams. Following is a highlight of a couple recent transactions and one available property that fits this category.
An investor’s dream property, a 3,155-acre Nebraska cattle ranch recently sold for $3.5 +/- million. Located in Brown County, it has a two-mile private drive to either of the two houses on the property. This property features 785 tillable acres with more than 300 being currently irrigated. Five additional wells are being added allowing for an additional 535 acres of cropland. Corn production is projected at 190-210 bushels/acre and is ideal for cattle feed. With 44 tanks on the property, the land can hold up to 550 pair of cattle. The current gross income off the property is a little over $300,000. This property will not only produce great income, but it is also a hunter’s dream. Great herds of both mule deer and whitetail can be found with both species reaching Boone and Crockett potential. Abundant flocks of turkeys, prairie chicken, grouse, quail and pheasants can be found on the property, as well as a prairie dog colony. Largemouth bass are plentiful in the three ponds, which are also great waterfowl attractants. A year-round water supply in the adjacent Plum Creek is fabulous for fly-fishing and other recreational activities. Over a mile of the north end of the property borders a 40,000-acre tract owned by the nature conservancy.
A once in a lifetime property for the hunter and investor, known as the Quentel Ranch recently sold for $7.6 +/- million. This 15,391-contiguous-acre, multi-purpose ranch, located in Kearny County, Kan., contains 7.5 miles of Arkansas River and provides endless opportunities. The property, a working cattle ranch, consists of 3,000+ acres in river bottom cottonwoods, brush and willows; 11,000 acres in sand hill grass, sage draws and cattle grazing and a 1,000-acre lake. The property includes a custom 3000± sq. ft. log home with 6bd/4ba filled with all the amenities and an additional 3bd/2ba home. This ranch will produce world class whitetail and mule deer every single year. Recent trophies have stretched the tape for mule deer in the 250″ and whitetails in the 240″ range. The ranch also carries a strong population of blue scale quail. Couple this with the ability to run a successful full-time cattle operation and you have a very hard-to-find combination.
Currently listed for sale is the historic Box Ranch located in Comanche County, Kan. Box Ranch has been a cattle ranch in operation since the late 1800’s. This is a rare opportunity to own a 9,389± tract were cattle from Texas were driven across on their way to the railheads of Dodge City and Wichita. The terrain changes throughout the property range from the rugged picturesque sand hills in the east, to the expansive river bottoms throughout the heart, and into beautiful grass flats that seem like they stretch forever toward the west. For the big-game hunter or wing shooter, Box Ranch offers a rare opportunity to manage and experience one of the largest hunting properties available along a four-mile stretch of the Cimmaron River. The ranch has consistently produced trophies and has a proven tract record for world-class deer. The history, the investment and the beauty make this a truly special place for the distinguished sportsman. The Box Ranch is listed for sale at $9,342,055 ($995/ac). You can view the property here: Box Ranch.
If you want to schedule a private showing of this historic tract, the South Central Kansas Land Specialist Team of Tom McFarlane firstname.lastname@example.org and Todd Bigbee email@example.com are ready to help. You can also connect with them at 217-285-9000.