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Big Otter Creek Sporting Retreat

Sold: 2014 Big Otter Creek Sporting Retreat Great Falls, MT

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Located 38 miles east of Great Falls, Montana, Big Otter Creek Sporting Retreat is situated with the Highwood Mountains to the north and the Little Belt Mountain Range to the south. This 202-acre recreational property boasts excellent fly fishing on Big Otter Creek for brown and rainbow trout. Enjoy the 1-acre trout pond on Marion Coulee, where there are stocking permits for rainbow and small mouth bass. Wildlife is abundant with ducks, mule and whitetail deer and antelope. For upland bird hunters there are opportunities to chase pheasant, Hungarian partridge, sharptail grouse, as well as mountain grouse on the surrounding public land. Big Otter Creek and Marion Coulee Spring Creek could be enhanced to offer additional game bird habitat. Recreational opportunities are plentiful with one of Montana’s best community downhill ski areas, Showdown Ski Area, 40 miles away. Snowmobiling and snowshoeing are popular winter sports. In summertime, there are numerous lakes, streams and rivers in close proximity for boating, fishing or exploration of trails by hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Big Otter Creek Sporting Retreat is a great opportunity to own a recreational haven in the heart of Montana.Located 38 miles east of Great Falls, Montana, Big Otter Creek Sporting Retreat is situated with the scenic Highwood Mountains to the north and the Little Belt Mountain Range to the south. Lewistown, the county seat of Fergus County, is 65 miles to the east on Highway 200. Raynesford and Belt, both small mountain towns, are each approximately 5 miles from the property. The Great Falls International Airport is located 45 minutes form the property offering commercial air service.There are approximately 202 acres in total. The topography includes rolling hills and rangeland with intermittent springs. Many springs originate on or immediately above the property and provide a wetland corridor above the pond in Marion Coulee.

Forty acres along Big Otter Creek have a right to irrigate out of the creek by pump and sprinklers. There is also a flood irrigation right from Marion Coulee for forty-five acres. The majority of these two rights are for irrigation of the same acreage.There are no modern structures on the property. Near the entrance of the property, there is a large granary used for storage. There is also an old cabin located in the coulee, above the pond, that has been vacant for many years and is in disrepair. In recent years the irrigation head gate and overflow culverts in the pond have been replaced and improved. No irrigation equipment is included in the sale. The farmland and pasture land are currently leased to neighbors with the opportunity to cancel or renegotiate the lease when the property is purchased.Big Otter Creek is an excellent fishery for brown and rainbow trout, with many opportunities for dry fly fishing. The pond on Marion Coulee has a stocking permit for both rainbow trout and small mouth bass. In the past the pond was stocked by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and allowed for use by the public. The spring creek above the pond has had minimal habitat modifications, but has much potential to be improved. Big Otter Creek and Marion Coulee Spring Creek could be enhanced to offer additional game bird habitat as well as better fish habitat.Big Otter Creek Sporting Retreat supports abundant wildlife including Hungarian partridge, pheasants, sharptail grouse, ducks, mule deer, whitetail deer and antelope. Habitat along Big Otter Creek and Marion Coulee Spring Creek could be enhanced to improve the habitat for game birds. Drive almost any direction from the property and upland bird hunters will find opportunities to hunt pheasants, Hungarian partridge, sharptail grouse, as well as mountain grouse.*Owner is a licensed Montana real estate agent.

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Last Listed At:$379,000
202 Acres
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