Land Area: 2.52 acres
Here’s a property that will provide a launching point for your family for a wide variety of area attractions, while being perhaps one of the greatest hunting properties we’ve ever listed relative to the size. While this property is listed as 100 acres, it feels more like 250 because of the three separate canyon draws that reach into the property from the south. The side walls of these draws are gentle enough to traverse on foot, and offer numerous opportunities for elevated sight lines from the 6 deer stands installed throughout the property. The top field has been newly planted to 15 acres of alfalfa, which draws plentiful deer, elk, and other wildlife out of the wooded draws to feed. The longest draw, located on the east side of the property, has a spring-fed stream that runs year round, providing reliable water for the wildlife. The deer trails that converge on this stream are as well worn as a cattle trail, coming in from all directions. The sheer number of White Tail Deer in this area is hard to overstate, although Mule Deer are plentiful as well. The property is bordered by three large cattle ranches, so there is very little hunting pressure from the neighbors.
Numerous large deer have been taken off this property over the years, and elk frequent the area. There are large populations of Wild Turkey, and in the fall there are many excellent pheasant hunting opportunities within just a few minutes drive. There is a new well with a spigot for water, and electricity is pulled to the property. The owner currently stays in his camper when visiting, but it would be relatively easy to bring in a park model cabin, or to build a custom home. In addition to the White Tail deer and turkey that proliferate the property, you will also find quail, grouse, Mule deer, and the occasional Bobcat.
While the extraordinary hunting opportunities alone make this a valuable property, its proximity to the many local attractions make it the perfect recreational rally point. This property is located just above Smith Falls on the Niobrara River, famed for its canoeing, kayaking, and tanking. It is a five minute drive from Smith Falls State Park, and only 15 minutes from Valentine, which boasts several excellent restaurants and an airport with a jet runway. Other area attractions include;
The proximity to these protected wildlife habitats enhance the local populations, and the opportunity to simply enjoy the thousands of species of birds and other wildlife that are prolific in the area. This property has jaw dropping views of the Niobrara River valley, and is simply one of the most versatile, gorgeous properties to be found in the Niobrara corridor. This is that rare, tremendous hunting property that also offers recreation to the family members who may not be hunters, a property that can delight the whole family in all seasons.
Legal Description: E1/2 of N 200 Acres of NW & W1/2NE 100 Acres 18-34-25
Smith Falls Hunting Haven - Valentine, NE 69201, USA
Smith Falls Hunting Haven- Valentine, NE 69201, USA