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Crawford Smith Road Ranch

MLS Number: NE463313
Price : $1,595,000
Features: N/A
Acreage : 948.00
State: Nebraska
County: Dawes
Status: Active
Property Documents: N/A

This is a highly productive 945 +/- acre ranch, located just 6 miles south of Crawford, Nebraska in the famed pine ridge region. Here is a fantastic ranch opportunity for cattle and hay production as well as top shelf hunting.   Descending into the ranch you are greeted by two large hay meadows and a charming homestead.  The 3-bedroom home is comfortable with plenty of space and a few nice upgrades. The ranch has very well-designed cattle working facilities, a large open barn, Quonset for equipment storage and several other outbuildings as well as a 15,000-bushel grain bin.   As you move further into the interior of the ranch you will find the keystone of the property nestled in a secluded canyon.   World class elk call the ranch home, and the current owner has taken a bull elk on the property that scores an astounding 443” Boone and Crockett.  The opportunity to lease out the pasture and hay production makes this a highly desirable ranch for the recreational buyer looking for an income producing playground.     LivestockCurrently the ranch runs 130 cow calf pairs year-round or 225-250 yearling cattle for 5-6 months.  Hay production has averaged 300 +/- tons annually with careful management of the land.  Smith Road Ranch is a well-watered property that boasts 6 tire tanks that are supplied by a combination of windmills and pipeline water, this allows cattle to disperse and utilize feed in a more efficient manner.  Additionally, there is the live water on both sides of the ranch.  Cherry Creek runs a little over ¾ of a mile on the west and Bozle creek runs a quarter of a mile on the east side of the ranch.  The ranch has good fencing around the perimeter as well as the interior fencing that is a combination of 4 wire barbed wire with wood and metal posts.  The ranch is split into six pastures to allow for good rotation and pasture utilization.  HuntingThe ranch is home to a good number of mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, and very high-quality elk.  Located in the Hat Creek Unit, the ranch qualifies for landowner elk tags.  There are also landowner tags for deer as well as OTC tags are available as well.  The terrain on the ranch consists of rolling grass hills and hardwood creek bottoms with dramatic ponderosa pine ridges running through property.  The combination of excellent cover, high-quality feed and plenty of water sources keeps the wildlife on the ranch and plentiful. History and AttractionsFort Robinson State Park which can be seen from just about anywhere on the ranch is one of the most visited destinations for families in the country and avid history buffs.   The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument sits just a short drive south of the ranch and is an incredible destination to see dinosaur fossils, Native American history, and artifacts as well as many other western items.  The Hudson-Meng Research and Educational Center offers the opportunity to see a massive bison burial site with the remains of over 600 bison preserved in the mass grave. Toadstool Park is also just a stone’s throw from the ranch.  It has many fascinating geologic formations and unusual rock formations.   Other attractions include the Old West Trail Days PRCA Rodeo over the 4th of July, Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest as well as many other events.The area also has excellent fishing in Box Butte Reservoir, Lake Whitney and the White River.   Access to thousands of acres of public land is also available in the Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area, Soldier Creek Wilderness Area and the Oglala National Grasslands.Call today for your own private showing. 



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