The Bitter Creek Farm & Ranch consists of 890 +/- deeded acres and is an excellent fit for a small cattle operation/equestrian/hunting buyer. The improvements are conveniently accessed immediately off of Bitter Creek Road only 50 miles north of Gillette with year-round access on a maintained county road. There are 425 +/- acres of dry land hay ground surrounding the improvements and the balance of the land consists of timbered ridges and grassy draws on the east and west ends of the valley floor. There is a reservoir, wells and tanks providing water on the property for livestock and wildlife. This area is known for its exceptional big game hunting for elk, mule deer, whitetail deer and antelope. Bitter Creek flows seasonally through the hay ground near the improvements.
The ranch is located just south of the Montana/Wyoming border and is situated in the Bitter Creek Valley in northeast Wyoming. The deeded acreage is easily accessed off of Bitter Creek Road north of Recluse and Gillette, Wyoming. The town of Gillette is located 50 miles south of the ranch and has a population of 32,000 and offers commercial air service, a community college, and a multitude of dining and entertainment options. The towns of Sheridan and Buffalo and access to the Bighorn Mountains are only a short drive from the ranch on Highway 14/16.
The ranch is located in close proximity to the following towns:
Recluse, Wyoming (12 miles)
Gillette, Wyoming (50 miles)
Buffalo, Wyoming (85 miles)
Sheridan, Wyoming (95 miles)
Campbell County Airport in Gillette (45 miles)
The improvements on the Bitter Creek Farm & Ranch are well-maintained and are located on the west side of Bitter Creek Road. The welded pipe, steel panel and wood corrals at the headquarters are very sufficient for livestock. This property was historically home to commercial hunting operation and there are 6 RV hookups for guests/ clients with 50 AMP electrical service, water and septic hooks located near the heated shop and improvements.
The living and operating improvements include:
1984 Century Mobile Home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms that has been updated with an addition
7,140 sq. ft. equestrian and livestock barn built in 1984 with 16” sidewalls and 14.5’ overhead doors
3,000 sq. ft. heated equipment shop with concrete floors constructed in 2002 with an attached 2,400 sq. ft. covered area for equipment or hay storage
1950’s barn and loafing shed, multiple grain bins, calving barn and other outbuildings
The property is located in an area that historically benefitted from coalbed methane production and as a result there is a mix of single-phase and three-phase electrical power in various locations throughout the ranch.
This area is well-known for its big game hunting and the terrain and ample water support trophy elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, and antelope as well as upland birds on the ranch. The property qualifies for landowner elk and deer tags and is located in Elk Area 129, Deer Area 17 - both of which are general draw areas for residents and non-residents - and Antelope Area 17.
The 2022 season dates are as follows:
General Deer Area 17
Archery Season: September 1-30
Rifle Mule or Whitetail Deer: October 1-20
Rifle Whitetail Only: November 1-30
Elk Area 129
Archery Season off private land: September 1-14
Rifle on private land: September 1-14
Rifle on both public and private land: September 15-October 31
Rifle cow elk only: November 1-20
Antelope Area 17
Archery Season: August 15-September 30
Rifle Season: October 1 - October 20
Leases & Taxes
LEASES & TAXES
The Recluse Ranch is further benefitted by a Bureau of Land Management lease. The South Rosie Draw Allotment (WY16813) and is permitted for 19 AUMs.
The ranch is also located in close proximity to thousands of acres of public State and BLM lands providing additional access for recreation opportunities.
The 2022 estimated property taxes are $1,200. Wyoming offers an extremely favorable tax climate including:
No personal income tax
No corporate income tax
No gross receipts tax
No inventory tax
Low retail sales tax
Low property tax
Favorable inheritance tax
Favorable unemployment tax
The Bitter Creek Ranch is also offered in two parcels that are divided by Bitter Creek Road. Purchasers may be responsible for drilling a domestic well, running power, and road improvements. Please contact our office for additional information and maps of existing water and power infrastructure.