On any ranch water is a necessity, and on years like this a ranch that is well watered is worth its weight in gold. The South Wilke Ranch, 13+/- miles south of Dodson, MT is just that, with a combination of wells, waterline and reservoirs holding water as of August 2021, the cows that reside here are sure to have clean water, and plenty of it, in multiple locations. There is 1 well on the property, approximately 3.5 miles of waterline, 4 holding tanks and 3 year-around reservoirs. The property has been fenced into 5 pastures for grazing rotation and every pasture has a reliable water source.
The South Wilke Ranch is made up of 4,960+/- total acres. 3,075+/- of those acres are deeded, with 1,245+/- acres of BLM Lease in the North Wild Horse Grazing Allotment and 640+/- acres of State Lease. All leased acres are in native grass. The deeded acreage includes 648+/- CRP acres, with an annual payment of just over $14,500. The remaining acres are divided between improved pasture and native range. Approximately 1874+/- of the deeded acres are under a Conservation Easement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service with the intention of protecting and promoting waterfowl habitat. The property borders a Fish and Game Korsbeck Waterfowl Production Area as well as the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
CAN BE ADDED: The North Wilke Ranch includes a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, barns, corrals, Quonset and 1,159+/- acres. This additional acreage can be purchased for $995,000.
In addition to the waterline and wells, improvements on the property include a set of working corrals constructed of continuous panels and a crowding tub for shipping.
All property included as part of the Wilke Ranch is accessible from the Stage Road, a county-maintained gravel road running south from Dodson, MT. A true picture of Montana’s Big Sky Country, the view to the south takes in the Little Rocky Mountains, and the view to the west include the Bears Paw Mountains. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy prairie dog hunting as well as whitetail, mule deer, antelope and upland game birds. This ranch has been in the owner’s family since it was homesteaded over 100 years ago. The owner retired in 2017 and has leased the property since.