260 Acre Wildlife Sanctuary in Western Montgomery County

Price: $767,000
Acreage: 260
County: Montgomery
State: Kansas

Property Description

Sitting near the Montgomery/Chautauqua County line, this 260+/- acre farm offers a diverse makeup of habitat traverses along Card Creek and its tributaries. Access throughout the farm is excellent and can be improved with just a little additional clearing and mowing. The rock ledges track along the creek bed and create a diverse cover and topography. As you walk the farm, you feel as though you have stepped into a sanctuary at every turn. Open native meadows are lined with cedar and persimmon thickets. Excellent access from the north and east provide entry and then the established road system inside will get you to every point of the farm including several creek crossings. It is a mixed use recreational, timberland, development tract that offers a variety of opportunities to an outdoorsman. Dense Cedar bottom and brushy thickets are the perfect makeup for whitetail paradise adjacent to large production cropland. Rural water and electricity are both available on along the north and south County roads. There is an abundance of sign scattered all over the farm from scrape lines and rubs along timber edges to hoof beaten trails between to the neighboring fields. If this farm doesn’t get your heart racing for a November rut hunt, may I suggest picking up a new hobby. Truly one of the best farms I’ve had the pleasure of not only stepping foot on but getting the opportunity to list for this family.

The sellers have multiple seasons of deer hunting history on the property and they harvested great bucks. The ability to approach the farm from the north and south gives a hunter the opportunity to play the wind. Tall cedars, gnarly hedge trees, and a plethora of oaks a scattered throughout make this habitat suitable for many stand sites. Hang on stands and ladder stands work best in this terrain. Ground blinds can also be very effective when tucked into a group of cedar trees. With a crop field on the east central boundary as well fields a little over one half of a mile to the west, southwest, southeast, and northeast; food will not be the limiting factor! The oaks also make an abundance of natural forage for the wildlife annually. All of the food is a good thing as this farm supports a high deer density. The south half of the farm has two ponds and Card Creek running through it. This is comprised of 50+ acres of Dennis silt loam. It would not be cost effective to clear this area for conventional farming, however it would be an excellent area to farm for wildlife! Small clearings in this soil type will make the perfect kill plots.

Recreation does not stop with the deer hunting. The trail system that meanders through multiple elevation changes on the farm can be considered hiking trails or ATV trails. Hiking on this farm can be an easy stroll through down the trails and roads or become advanced climbing through the sandstone outcroppings! From Card Creek on the south end to the oak flats on the north and the ridges in between, the variety of terrain is sure to keep a sunny day ATV ride interesting.

Property Features

  • 260 contiguous acres mixed of large hardwoods and tillable
  • Rural water and electric along the property currently
  • Very managed hunting pressure over the years
  • Diverse topography creates an array of habitats for wildlife
  • Just 1.5 miles off Highway 160 on the western edge of Montgomery County
  • 1/2 mile off Blacktop, north road is secluded dead end
  • 2 hours from Wichita, 1.5 hours from Tulsa, and 2.5 hours to Kansas City
  • Dense deer populations with quality genetics in that area
  • Dense bedding pockets bordered by native warm-season meadows
  • Card Creek traverses across the southern end of property in addition to older livestock ponds for water
  • Truly a one-of-a-kind hunting farm in southeast Kansas
  • Just 5 minutes from Elk City Reservoir which provides waterfowl and fishing opportunities

Property Address

0000 CR 4600, Elk City, KS