Featuring abundant migratory and resident waterfowl, excellent pheasant and quail populations, multiple flocks of wild turkey, and large herds of elk and mule deer that begin arriving in late summer, the 2,103+/- acre Weiser River Ranch is among the richest, most diverse wildlife properties that we have had the privilege to represent. The Weiser River flows for over three miles through the ranch and provides extensive riparian habitat with the added bonus of a robust smallmouth bass fishery. Other prominent water resources include a four-acre bass pond, over a mile of Cove Creek (a year-round tributary to the Weiser), springs, wetlands, and miles of seasonal irrigation canals.
The property consists of approximately 800 acres of productive bottomland flanked by a broad, undulating plateau with over 1,000 acres elevated above the valley floor. The agricultural component of the ranch is leased to a local rancher who runs 225-275 cows on the property year-round. The ranch has approximately 570+/- irrigated acres, with the tenant raising hay and pasture on 330+/- acres using wheel lines, hand lines, and gated pipe. The remaining irrigated acreage is managed by the owners and in wildlife food plots and permanent pasture.
The ranch compound lies in the center of the property and is highlighted by a refurbished, two-story farmhouse surrounded by a manicured lawn and large cottonwood trees. This home offers five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well-appointed kitchen, and large living room and is well-suited to host large gatherings or hunting groups. The ranch compound also includes a garage converted into a gear room, covered carport, trap range, dog kennel, and an outdoor entertainment area. Additional ranch improvements are functional and well-maintained and include employee housing, shop buildings, covered hay storage, dry lots, and corrals and cattle handling facilities.
With a constant eye toward improving the ranch, the owners have leveraged their resources with hundreds of thousands of dollars of state, federal, and private grants to implement wildlife and agricultural enhancement projects, including a solar-powered stock water system, native grass seedings, irrigation system conversions, spring developments, riparian fencing, and wetland development.
The property is located 10 miles east of the county seat of Weiser, and 75 miles northwest of the capital city of Boise and its commercial airport. Ontario, Oregon, which is the main service center for the area, is 25 miles southwest of the ranch and offers a jet-capable, general aviation airport.
~ 2,103+/- deeded, contiguous acres ~ Remarkable diversity of wildlife that includes abundant waterfowl, pheasants, California quail, chukar, turkey, elk, and mule deer ~Extensive water features with over three miles of the Weiser River, over a mile of Cove Creek, multiple ponds, springs, wetlands, and seasonal irrigation canals ~ Located in hunt unit 32 with general seasons for both deer and elk ~ Meticulously managed to balance income producing agriculture with premium wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities ~ 570+/- irrigated acres with the current tenant raising hay and pasture on 330+/- acres. ~ Functional, well-maintained livestock and ranch facilities ~ Mild, four-season climate with elevations from 2,175 to 2,685 ~ Year-round access on maintained county roads 10 miles east of Weiser and 75 miles northwest of Boise ~ Annual Washington County property taxes are approximately $18,000 ~ Opportunities exist for current management to remain in place