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This 1,758+/- acre ranch with approximately 1.5 miles of river frontage is positioned among some very large ranches and well within an area that consistently produces some of the largest whitetails in the country. Live water is always desirable, but especially on this native grass ranch nestled in the middle of the Kansas prairie.
*Coldwater, KS---28 miles
*Alva, OK--- 46 miles
*Medicine Lodge, KS---50 miles
*Wichita, KS---132 miles
*Oklahoma City, OK --- 186 miles
*Kansas City, KS---325 miles
*Dallas, TX --- 391 miles
County maintained road
* 1 windmill
* 1 well
* 1.5 +/- miles frontage on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River
* Rural water to the metal building and the corrals
*Average Annual Rainfall is approximately 26-28 inches
*Average Growing Season...180 days
*Metal shop with living quarters
*Whitetail Deer and an occasional Mule Deer
*Rolling with gyp bluffs & hills overlooking the river and Fancy Canyon.
*Approximately 110 feet of elevation change
Approximately 20-25 acres per AU
Ranch on the Salt Fork is a large, contiguous, grass ranch with rolling terrain, canyons, and highly sought-after live water in southeast Comanche County, Kansas. It is surrounded by some very large ranches!
The ranch consists of 1,758 surveyed acres and boasts over a mile and a half of river frontage on the Salt Fork of Arkansas. The river meanders through diverse terrain including gyp covered bluffs that create picturesque vantage points to set up and glass for that trophy before making a stalk. Undisturbed CRP makes a perfect transition area between the river and Fancy Canyon which are connected by wooded tree rows lined with majestic cottonwoods.
Miles from town creates a secluded but refreshing environment and once you're at the ranch, you will want to stay. A metal shop building with finished living quarters makes a perfect hunting cabin.
Currently, the property is operated as a working cattle ranch and there are several stock tanks filled by windmill or solar powered pump. The grass has been meticulously maintained for decades with passionate care and conviction through cedar eradication, controlled burns and proper stocking rates. A set of steel corrals are located just north of the cabin and next to a beautiful old barn that is a reminder of the perseverance early settlers must have endured as they settled the prairie.
All trophy deer hunters know the significance of good neighboring properties and the importance they play in trophy management. Several neighboring ranches are thousands of acres in size including the Z Bar which is over 40,000 acres located a short distance to the East. In any given season the opportunity exists, to harvest a deer most hunters will only dream of seeing. Kansas has a reputation for producing giants for a reason and Unit 16 has been declared a special place by those that have been blessed to experience it.
Live water, incredible wildlife habitat, well cared for rangeland, large acreage neighbors, diverse terrain, and modest improvements all combine to make Ranch on the Salt Fork not only an exceptional property but the only one like it on the market!