Rare Opportunity Near the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

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Price: $1,099,900
Acreage: 647
County: Rice
State: Kansas

Price Per Acre

$1,700.00 per acre

Property Description

This 647 +/- acre tract is located 1 mile east of the Quivira Wildlife Refuge boundary and is due east of the Big Salt Marsh. Being completely surrounded by other tracts of land and having only one entry point at the end of the only road that comes near it, this one is the true definition of seclusion and privacy. It’s an opportunity to create your own wildlife refuge!

Rolling hills of tall, thick, lush, prairie grasses and scattered plum bushes are home to the great population of bobwhite quail found in this area of Kansas. There are several areas of tall mature timber and when combined with the rolling hills of thick prairie grasses and plum bushes, you have the ideal habitat that caters to the quality whitetail deer that Kansas is known for. With the boundary to a national wildlife refuge of 22,135 acres just a mile away, one can only imagine the quality and size of deer you could cater too on this property.

Scattered across the section are multiple ponds and waterholes that are frequented by the hundreds of thousands of waterfowl that make their way up and down the central flyway every year. One pond is maintained year-round by a windmill driven well and another was dug below the water table level to make sure it is wet year-round and is stocked. The number of other water holes scattered across the property are a key indicator of the high water table found in this area that keep the marshes full and ready for the annual migration of waterfowl.

Currently this section is in an annual grazing lease following recommendations by the county NRCS office. The current tenant does such a great job of managing and maintaining this property that you really have to look hard to tell that there are 56 cow-calf pairs running around out there all summer. The fences are all in great shape and the corrals and gates are all maintained. A true reflection on the value of having a quality tenant and a grazing lease in place. A lot of care has been taken to keep this tract in its original, natural state. Including not being hunted for the past 15 years while the current owner has held it.

With a little imagination, planning, and leveraging of resources, the sky really is the limit on what someone could do with this property! For more information, answers to your questions, and to schedule your own private showing of this rare opportunity, give Terry DeShon a call at (620) 921-3015.

Property Features

  • 647 +/- acres
  • 1 square mile
  • 1 mile east of the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge boundary
  • Straight east of the Big Salt Marsh on Quivira
  • 1 access point at the end of the only road that comes near this tract
  • Good perimeter fencing
  • Nice lockable gate at the entry point
  • 1 windmill driven well with stock tanks and surrounding pond
  • 1 abandoned windmill well that could be reworked/refurbished
  • Multiple ponds scattered across the property
  • 1 stocked pond dug below the water table
  • Several areas of big mature timber
  • 1 area of water surrounded by timber
  • Rolling hills in the sand prairie covered in native grasses and plum bushes
  • 35 miles to Hutchinson, KS
  • 85 miles to Wichita, KS and the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport
  • 36 miles to Great Bend, KS

Property Address

00000 Ave W, Raymond, KS