We are presented with a unique opportunity to present an Osage County ranch located so close to Pawhuska. This property offers excellence grazing with introduced grass, native Tallgrass Prairie forages, legumes and forbs. As is often the case, in this cross timbers ecosystem, the recreation opportunities are outstanding. The steel corral system, ranch improvements, and fences just compliment the elevated 3,220 +/- square foot home, with a wraparound porch, that overlooks much of the headquarters area.
The home has been utilized as a get a way retreat and is well suited for entertaining several guests and would make an enjoyable permanent home. The downstairs has an open kitchen/dining/living area with a gas fireplace. The large master bedroom with a gas fireplace adjoins the large well-appointed bathroom. The interior storm shelter is accessible from the hallway near the living area as well as a half bath and storage. The upstairs has a balcony area that overlooks the living area plus 2 bedrooms and a Jack and Jill bath. An added feature is a complete 900 square feet living quarters accessed from the private stairway in the three car garage.
The ranch has not been aggressively managed for grazing production but is currently rated at 150 animal units by the owner. The 10, or more, well fenced traps contain introduced forages of Bermuda and fescue that can be enhanced with clovers, crabgrass and other winter and summer forages. A forage manager will see the opportunity that is available especially in the bottom land contiguous to Bird Creek. Managing the larger pastures, that contains the native Cross Timbers forages, with fire and rotational grazing will benefit the livestock production; but just as important will enhance the wildlife habitat.
As mentioned, recreation and wildlife go hand in hand with Cross Timbers and this ranch is enhanced by location, diversified and quality habitat plus the character of the terrain that allows for more than just hunting and fishing opportunities.
The pipe corrals, loading and working facilities, livestock scales, loafing sheds and the large hay barn, that will handle more than 250 round bales, are added values and necessary for the efficient management of the ranch. A converted Harvestore and shop create added storage areas.
Water is provided to the headquarters area by Pawhuska City water. A well serviced by a windmill and at least 28 ponds provide water to the pastures and traps. Verdigris Valley Electric Coop furnishes the electricity and gas is provided by Oklahoma Natural Gas. The advalorem taxes are approximately $3400/year.
Added features of this ranch are the stunning view of Pawhuska from the ridge line on the west and a pecan grove located in the Bird Creek bottom. Several nice deer stands and feeders are located throughout the ranch and, although not offered in the sale price, could be purchased at very reasonable cost. Some furnishing in the home will transfer and the owner will consider, for a qualified buyer, an owner carry.
Depreciable property is often an interest and the ranch offers a considerable amount of depreciable assets. If extended in Federal legislation, Osage County is in an area that qualifies for the Accelerated Depreciation on former Indian lands.Back to Listings