This ranch is an old-line family operation with a proven reputation for its quality grass range and trophy hunting with a total of 3,865 +/- deeded acres and 440 +/- Bureau of Land Management lease acres. Divided by Elk Creek Road, timbered hills and ravines rise above the improvements to the north and south of the ranch along Elk Creek. This is an undiscovered area with huge investment potential. Easy access to commercial hubs and air service make it an ideal acquisition for a neighbor or a non-resident investor. The ranch is well-watered by improved natural springs and is home to 200 pair of Black Angus, elk, mule deer, antelope and whitetail deer. The ranch has adequate improvements and working facilities. This Wyoming and Black Hills cattle and recreation ranch is roughly 50% timbered and 50% native grass range.
The Elk Creek Ranch is located in Campbell County, Wyoming north of Gillette and south of Broadus, Montana near the Montana border. The ranch takes in most of this unique geography, known to locals as the Little Powder Divide. The mountainous divide runs north and south between the Little Powder River to the east and Powder River to the west. Visable from various locations on the top of the divide, the Bear Lodge Mountain are located to the east and the Bighorn Mountains to the southwest. The ranch headquarters are situated approximately 3 miles west of Highway 59 and a ½ mile from Elk Creek Road, a year-round and well-maintained county road. The ranch is easily accessed from Recluse, Wyoming if traveling from Buffalo or Sheridan.
The Elk Creek Ranch is located in general elk hunt area 129 with licenses available for purchase over the counter. The season dates typically begin around September 1st and run through October 31st for any elk. This season is extended to November 30th for any general cow/calf tag. The ranch is located in deer hunt area 17 with general and limited quota licenses available. The ranch has not been commercially hunted at any time and was last hunted two years ago when only two mule deer and two whitetail bucks were harvested. As a result of the low hunting impact and lack of commercial pressure, there are resident herds of elk and deer thriving on the property.