The Swartz Draw Ranch consists of 975 +/- deeded acres and has an extensive pipeline system fed by a well. There are two reservoirs on this property providing ample water for livestock and wildlife. The terrain on the ranch ranges from timbered ridges to protected, grassy draws with multiple potential cabin sites. The property is located 50 miles north of Gillette and is accessed off of Bitter Creek county road, which is maintained year-round. The Bitter Creek Valley is well-known for its excellent big game hunting and the ranch supports healthy populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer and antelope.
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)
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
The Recluse Ranch is also offered in four parcel configurations ranging in acreage size and price. These parcels may be subject to survey and change in configuration, size, power and access easements etc. Purchasers of individual parcels 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.