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Mickelson Ranch

Sold: 2015 Mickelson Ranch Big Piney, WY

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The Mickelson Ranch consists of 4,952 deeded acres comprised of the 3,392-acre Headquarters Parcel and the 1,560-acre Johnson Ridge Parcel. Conveniently located on the outskirts of Big Piney, Wyoming, and 1 hour and 45 minutes south of Jackson Hole, the ranch has year round paved access. Approximately 4 miles of North Piney Creek flows through the ranch, which provides numerous fishing opportunities and excellent wildlife habitat with its vast willow-lined creek bottom and towering cottonwood trees. The Johnson Ridge Parcel offers excellent elk and mule deer hunting as well as summer pasture for livestock. The ranch improvements include three main homes, barns, corrals, shops, and are the focal point of the Headquarters Parcel, which is situated on a ridge that overlooks the creek and offers breathtaking views of the Wyoming Mountain Range. The ranch has historically been used as a cattle ranch and has been owned by the Mickelson family since 1928. Exceptional water rights date back to 1885, and they provide water to irrigate over 1,900 acres of hay meadows. Additionally, included are 50% of the mineral rights on the Headquarters Parcel. Bordering thousands of acres of public land, 4 miles of private fishing, excellent water rights, a substantial cattle operation with BLM and national forest grazing permits, mineral rights, and premier big game hunting, the Mickelson Ranch is an exceptional opportunity to own a historic Wyoming cattle ranch.

ACREAGE AND LIVESTOCK OPERATION: The Mickelson Ranch consists of 4,952 deeded acres comprised of the 3,392-acre Headquarter parcel and the 1,560-acre Johnson Ridge Parcel. In addition, the ranch leases a National Forest grazing allotment of 28,000 acres and BLM grazing alottments totaling over 20,000 acres combined, for a grand total of more than 53,000 acres under management on the ranch. The Johnson Ridge Parcel, which is located approximately 12 miles west of the main ranch, is primarily used for summer grazing and big game hunting. Excellent water rights dating back to 1885, supplies water to irrigate over 1,900 acres of hay meadows. The ranch borders thousands of acres of BLM and State lands.

Sublette County is well known as cattle country, and the ranching industry is a substantial part of the local economy. The ranch is owner rated to run 800 cows year round. In addition to the deeded acreage, the ranch is complemented by BLM and National Forest grazing permits. The BLM permit is for 1,547 Animal Unit Months (AUMs) or approximately 930 cow/calf pairs from May 10 – June 30th. The national forest permit is for 1,457 cow/calf pairs from July 1 – October 10th. The grazing and hay production has been leased to nearby ranchers for the past several years. The fences on this ranch are in good condition. At times, the fences are built for convenience, and occasionally, there are slight variations between the locations of the existing fence lines and the legal description.

  • 3 main homes, barns, corrals, shops
  • Exceptional water rights
  • Historic Wyoming cattle ranch
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Last Listed At:$7,500,000
4,952 Acres

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