Powder River Agricultural Ranch

Koch Ranch talbot hunting photo of nice mature Whitetail buck harvest

Mature Whitetail Buck Harvest

The Powder River Haying and Hunting Ranch (AKA Koch Ranch) is situated along 5 miles of the Powder River about 15 minutes east of Kaycee Wyoming on Sussex Road. This ranch has excellent hay production with priority water rights encompassing 525± acres of irrigation under five center pivots, three side roll sprinklers, plus flood irrigation. In addition to the hay production, this ranch has abundant wildlife for your everyday viewing pleasure or big game, upland, and waterfowl hunting opportunities.

It can’t be overstated how beneficial the Powder River and its riparian system are to this ranch. Combined with the farm ground, grazing land, and hay production, you won’t find better feed and cover resources for wildlife like white-tail deer, mule deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope. Upland species include turkeys, pheasants, sandhill cranes, and grouse; and many species of ducks and Canada geese for waterfowl. Of course, there are also occasional coyotes, bobcats, lions, black bears, and many other species, including songbirds.

Improvements

The improvements on this ranch are simple, yet nice and well-kept. They are located in a convenient place on the ranch for ranch operations and they are easily accessible from Sussex Road.

Broker’s Comments

The strong demand for land that has live water with associated water rights, abundant wildlife, viable agricultural production, beautiful views, and convenient access to a nearby town is growing. But in particular, owning land with water rights in Wyoming can hold significant importance and provide various benefits. Wyoming has a substantial agricultural sector, and water rights are crucial for irrigation. In addition to wildlife benefits, owning land like the Koch Ranch with water rights allows you to grow crops, raise livestock, or engage in other agricultural activities that require water, thus enhancing productivity and potentially generating income. Historically, the Koch Ranch is capable of producing up to 5 tons of hay per acre per season. Hay prices are subject to market fluctuations, but in the last few years, prices have been well above $200 per ton. And of course, land with live and water rights also tends to hold higher value than similar properties without water. In Wyoming, water rights are owned and regulated by the state. This system makes it very difficult to separate the water from the land, thus ensuring more landowner protections and rights. We would encourage any investment-minded buyer, who also enjoys hunting and recreation to take a close look at the Powder River Hay & Hunting Ranch.

It’s important to note that water rights can be complex, and the specifics may vary depending on Wyoming’s water laws and local regulations. Consulting with legal professionals or water rights experts in Wyoming is advised.

Agricultural Land

  • 1,780± deeded acres
  • 525± irrigated acres
  • 5 pivots and 3 sideroll sprinklers
  • 4.86 miles of Powder River
  • Productive grazing, haying and hunting ranch
  • Up to 5 tons to the acre hay production
  • All pivots less than 6 years old
  • 240 BLM acres
  • 2023 Hay Production

    • 539 total acres
    • 2,493 tons
    • 4.6 tons/acre

Hunting Land

A sample of The Powder Hay and Hunting Ranch whitetail deer genetics

Good Whitetail Genetics

Big Game Hunting

  • Elk hunt area 129 (general)
    • Typical harvest is 5-10 bulls per year in range from 330” up to 355” and 5 cows
    • Biggest bull was 355”, 2 years ago
    • Pine Ridge herd to south of ranch spins off 5-200 elk onto the hay meadows
  • Deer hunt area 29 (general) Whitetail and Mule deer
    • Whitetail bucks range up to 160”-180+” with a 188” deer taken in past several years
    • Mule deer numbers are down, but can harvest some big ones when the numbers are up
  • Antelope hunt area 113 (draw)
    • Lots of antelope on hay meadows
    • 16”-18” bucks

Bird hunting

  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Pheasant
  • Sage grouse
  • Sharptail grouse
  • Hungarian Partridge
  • Turkey

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Powder River Agricultural Ranch

Koch Ranch talbot hunting photo of nice mature Whitetail buck harvest

Mature Whitetail Buck Harvest

The Powder River Haying and Hunting Ranch (AKA Koch Ranch) is situated along 5 miles of the Powder River about 15 minutes east of Kaycee Wyoming on Sussex Road. This ranch has excellent hay production with priority water rights encompassing 525± acres of irrigation under five center pivots, three side roll sprinklers, plus flood irrigation. In addition to the hay production, this ranch has abundant wildlife for your everyday viewing pleasure or big game, upland, and waterfowl hunting opportunities.

It can’t be overstated how beneficial the Powder River and its riparian system are to this ranch. Combined with the farm ground, grazing land, and hay production, you won’t find better feed and cover resources for wildlife like white-tail deer, mule deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope. Upland species include turkeys, pheasants, sandhill cranes, and grouse; and many species of ducks and Canada geese for waterfowl. Of course, there are also occasional coyotes, bobcats, lions, black bears, and many other species, including songbirds.

Improvements

The improvements on this ranch are simple, yet nice and well-kept. They are located in a convenient place on the ranch for ranch operations and they are easily accessible from Sussex Road.

Broker’s Comments

The strong demand for land that has live water with associated water rights, abundant wildlife, viable agricultural production, beautiful views, and convenient access to a nearby town is growing. But in particular, owning land with water rights in Wyoming can hold significant importance and provide various benefits. Wyoming has a substantial agricultural sector, and water rights are crucial for irrigation. In addition to wildlife benefits, owning land like the Koch Ranch with water rights allows you to grow crops, raise livestock, or engage in other agricultural activities that require water, thus enhancing productivity and potentially generating income. Historically, the Koch Ranch is capable of producing up to 5 tons of hay per acre per season. Hay prices are subject to market fluctuations, but in the last few years, prices have been well above $200 per ton. And of course, land with live and water rights also tends to hold higher value than similar properties without water. In Wyoming, water rights are owned and regulated by the state. This system makes it very difficult to separate the water from the land, thus ensuring more landowner protections and rights. We would encourage any investment-minded buyer, who also enjoys hunting and recreation to take a close look at the Powder River Hay & Hunting Ranch.

It’s important to note that water rights can be complex, and the specifics may vary depending on Wyoming’s water laws and local regulations. Consulting with legal professionals or water rights experts in Wyoming is advised.

Agricultural Land

  • 1,780± deeded acres
  • 525± irrigated acres
  • 5 pivots and 3 sideroll sprinklers
  • 4.86 miles of Powder River
  • Productive grazing, haying and hunting ranch
  • Up to 5 tons to the acre hay production
  • All pivots less than 6 years old
  • 240 BLM acres
  • 2023 Hay Production

    • 539 total acres
    • 2,493 tons
    • 4.6 tons/acre

Hunting Land

A sample of The Powder Hay and Hunting Ranch whitetail deer genetics

Good Whitetail Genetics

Big Game Hunting

  • Elk hunt area 129 (general)
    • Typical harvest is 5-10 bulls per year in range from 330” up to 355” and 5 cows
    • Biggest bull was 355”, 2 years ago
    • Pine Ridge herd to south of ranch spins off 5-200 elk onto the hay meadows
  • Deer hunt area 29 (general) Whitetail and Mule deer
    • Whitetail bucks range up to 160”-180+” with a 188” deer taken in past several years
    • Mule deer numbers are down, but can harvest some big ones when the numbers are up
  • Antelope hunt area 113 (draw)
    • Lots of antelope on hay meadows
    • 16”-18” bucks

Bird hunting

  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Pheasant
  • Sage grouse
  • Sharptail grouse
  • Hungarian Partridge
  • Turkey

Downloadable information for this property is not available at this time.

For prompt answers to your questions, please submit the property inquiry form below.

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Byron Geis

Byron Geis

Sales Associate · Chase Brothers, LLC

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