8,455 Acres with Corrals, Creek, Arena, Barn, Borders State/BLM Land in Yellowstone County, Pompeys Pillar, Montana
|Parcel Size||8,455 Acres|
Wagon Box Spring Ranch is blessed with a combination of unique features that combine to make it arguably the finest trophy elk hunting ranch in Montana for its size. Consisting of 8,455+/- deeded acres plus a 640+/- acre State lease in a contiguous block south of Interstate 90 near Pompeys Pillar, the ranch also has a summer unit leased from the State and BLM about 30 minutes to the north which adds additional grazing capacity for the livestock operation. Located an easy 30 to 40-minute drive east of Billings, Wagon Box Spring has immediate access to all the amenities of Montanas largest city. Yet it lies behind a locked gate surrounded by larger ranches. Unusual for this part of the world, it has extensive natural water resources with perennial Sand Creek passing through for four miles plus at least nine dependable developed natural springs. It also has five wells (three solar powered and two electric). Most of the ranch is steep to rolling pine covered foothills divided by riparian corridors where springs and Sand Creek create a lusher environment and by huge dryland hay meadows on the plateaus. It has been an elk ranch for 30 years and livestock are only utilized as a tool to manage the grasses for the wildlife. The buildings are located at the lower end of Sand Creek and include a comfortable lodge, managers house, an outdoor arena, a large multipurpose building, and cattle working facilities. In addition to being an extraordinary wildlife ranch, Wagon Box Spring is an outstanding horse ranch in some of the best year-round riding country to be found in the state. There is extensive potential to develop upland bird and waterfowl hunting as well as to even further improve the big game hunting. The Facts: ~ Location: 30 miles east of Billings south of Pompeys Pillar. ~ Acreage: 9,000+/- acres of which 8,455+/- is deeded. (640+/- state) ~ Improvements: Comfortable lodge, managers house and staff house plus spacious shop/barn/stable complex, large steel pipe arena, cattle facilities and 2,000 foot grass strip with hangar. ~ Operation: 300+/- acres dryland hay, 150 cows plus yearlings as needed. Primary activities: horses and trophy quality elk. ~ Wildlife: Large resident elk up to 380 class, mule deer, turkey and upland birds. ~ Water: 4 miles of perennial Sand Creek plus 10 strong springs, 5 wells. ~ Bonus (not included in above acreage): Ranch also has 3,680+/- acre BLM/State lease 30 miles north for additional livestock capacity. ~ Summary: Very private, nicely improved elk hunting retreat with modest-sized livestock operation. Arguably the best private elk hunting in Montana for its size.