- Excellent big game hunting
- Income-producing cattle operation
- Stunning mountain views
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The Whiskey Mountain Ranch is located in Fremont County, Wyoming, 5 miles east of the western town of Dubois. With year round access via State Highway 26/287, the ranch is situated 90 miles from the resort town of Jackson Hole. Private air travel is available 8 miles from the ranch at Dubois Municipal, while commercial air service is available at the Jackson Hole Airport 81 miles away.
Acreage: The 2,466-acre Whiskey Mountain Ranch is diverse in topography, improvements and amenities. With priority water rights out of Torrey Creek, the ranch currently irrigates approximately 350 acres and provides grazing for 2,100 acres of deeded land. Additionally, grazing on state and BLM land is available and controlled by the ranch ownership. There are currently two center pivots, which deliver water to the upper fields that produce approximately 350 tons of grass hay. Ample water rights exist to expand the irrigated component. Additional pastures are irrigated via wheel and hand lines. Above the irrigated fields, the upper ranch is a stunning, wild place with big views of the Absorka Mountains and the Wind River badlands. Vegetation on the upper ranch is a mix of native grasses, juniper trees, aspen trees and rock outcroppings, ideal for wildlife and stock.
Wildlife and Hunting: The most abundant wildlife species on the ranch are mule deer, and it is not uncommon to see hundreds of deer on the ranch including high quality bucks. The ranch is located in Wyoming Game and Fish Department Unit 128, a unit well known for producing record book animals for mule deer. The topography, broken terrain and abundant irrigation keep these deer on the ranch year round. The ranch borders Wyoming State Land, and is less than 2 miles from Shoshone National Forest, which encompasses the Wind River Mountains. This area enjoys some of the most undisturbed backcountry in the lower 48 states. The ranch is adjacent to the 12,782-acre Whiskey Basin Wildlife Habitat Management Area, reserved to provide a winter range for bighorn sheep. Whiskey Basin itself is home to over 1,200 bighorn sheep, the largest herd of bighorns in the world.
Improvements: Whiskey Mountain Ranch is complete with well kept ranch improvements including a manager’s home, guest cabin, barn, shop, corrals and cattle handling facilities. The ranch is well fenced including a perimeter fence and interior fences for rotating stock. The entire ranch is serviced via an interior road system, ideal for horseback riding, ATVs, hunting and wildlife viewing. Future development is subject to the terms of a conservation easement put in place by The Nature Conservancy to conserve the ranch’s incredible wildlife values. The terms of the easements are flexible in allowing the development of two more 20-acre homesites in addition to the existing ranch headquarters. The Whiskey Mountain Ranch provides an incoming owner with many possibilities including an income-producing cattle operation, hunting ranch or a quiet place to escape and enjoy big mountain views and solitude on 2,466 acres.
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