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Turks Pond Farm & Hunt

MLS Number: CO381604
Price : $2,048,000
Type: Farm, Ranch
Features: N/A
Acreage : 1,280.00
State: Colorado
County: Baca
Status: Active
Property Documents: N/A

General Description: 1280+/- Acres of exceptional agricultural and recreational ground in Baca County approximately 13+/- miles Northeast of Springfield, Colorado with good access via maintained county roads coming off of US Hwy 287. Turks Pond Farm & Hunt is a superior example of a property with exceptional water, abundant wildlife habitat, and a proven agricultural operation. A diverse combination ranch in a unique location teeming with wildlife, hunting and fishing opportunities all combined with plenty of potential for an income stream due to its farming operation.    Terrain & Water Resources: Turks Pond Farm & Hunt sits on the plains of southeast Colorado in an area known for its preeminent grassland and farmland. This property is highlighted by its exceptional stands of native grasses and farmland coupled with ravines draining the northern end of the property and bordering the 55+/- Acre Turk’s pond reservoir. The soils on the property are great with large-scale agricultural operations being common in the area growing corn, milo, and a variety of small grains. The property has an abundance of ground water resources with 6 commingled irrigation wells. There is an impressive total 3087.5 acre-feet of commingled annual appropriated water. There are two pivot points in the 371+/- Acres of farmland which could easily be placed into operational use. The property also has 620+/- acres of ground that is enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. Overall, Turks Pond Farm & Hunt has a plethora of water resources and income potential along with the right blend of topography and wildlife to be a multifaceted investment property.    Wildlife & Sporting Opportunities: With frontage on a 55+/- Acre reservoir Turk’s Pond Farm & Hunt is the perfect combination property for all types of game animals and sport fish. The property is located in Colorado game management unit 139 with landowner tags available for deer and turkey with both species frequenting its grounds. The quality of deer in this area is superb with large whitetail and mule deer bucks feeding on agricultural fields and retreating to bedding cover. With the right blend of nesting, brooding, and escape cover the upland birds flourish on this piece of ground with strong populations of both pheasants and quail. The potential for upland game bird hunting on this property is endless with an existing strong population of birds and plenty of opportunity to create and improve the habitat in place with the strong supply of ground water. Waterfowl hunting on the property is world-class with tens of thousands of migrating ducks & geese using Turks Pond as a wintering spot, feeding on the numerous grain fields in the area. Turks pond has been well-known as a major refuge for waterfowl and was turned into a state wildlife area and waterfowl refuge. The fact that this property borders the refuge makes the idea of a waterfowl club or a valuable lease very viable. The reservoir is also well known for its numerous fishing opportunities with bass, wiper, catfish, saugeye, bluegill, and seasonal trout fishing. The hunting and fishing resources on this property are endless with sporting opportunities year-round. With a well-rounded management approach and a strategic plan, the potential to improve the property is endless. 

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