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The Parker

Sold: 2016 The Parker Fossil, Oregon

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Located 15 minutes west of Fossil, Oregon, The Parker encompasses 8,072 acres of creeks, springs, draws, basalt cliffs and juniper on the flanks of the John Day River. The Parker is a portion of the vast, famed Stanley Ranch, known for its large 350”+ class bulls and heavy-horned mule deer bucks that migrate along the ranch and adjacent private lands. With a resident area herd estimated at 600 elk, the Parker is situated in the middle of these private ranches and considered a hunter’s haven. The ranch enjoys all of the components needed to sustain and hold big game. In addition to the deer and elk, The Parker is home to chukar, grey partridge and California quail, as well as the occasional pheasant. Other big game animals that can be seen occasionally on the ranch include pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, bison and barbary sheep.

The hunting season is one of the longest in the state at five weeks and is entirely located in the Biggs Big Game Unit. While landowner preference tags are available (four elk and four deer tags), because there is so little public ground in this unit, over-the-counter tags are also plentiful.

The Parker is currently leased for cattle grazing on an annual basis and can support approximately 92 Animal Unit Months (AUMs) from April through July. It is completely undeveloped except for perimeter fencing. Minimum lot sizes are 160 acres and property can be divided up to three times annually. The ranch holds the headwaters of the West Fork of Butte Creek, the headwaters of Cripple Creek, and the headwaters of Cove Creek. In addition, there are 6 identified springs that serve as water sources and wallows for big game and other wildlife.

The Parker is an end-of-the-road sporting paradise with expansive views of the Cascades and east to the Strawberry Mountains, yet close to amenities. The ranch is located 15 minutes from groceries and supplies, 20 minutes to the Condon State Airport and 70 miles to the commercial airport in Redmond/Bend, Oregon. For a buyer looking for additional acreage, parcels that are already developed in the multiple adjacent lands may be available for purchase, improving the hunting, caretaking and living opportunities.

  • 15 minutes west of Fossil, Oregon
  • 8,072 acres of creeks, springs draws, basalt cliff and juniper on the John Day River
  • Great access to big game and upland birds
  • Seller is willing to negotiate a long-term hunting lease on the adjacent 30,800-acre Stanley Ranch with the future buyer of The Parker
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