South Weiser River Ranch consists of 1,649.22± deeded acres. This waterfront ranch stretches across miles of the Weiser River and Cove Creek. It has large areas of fertile bottomland, irrigated farm ground, and dry grazing land. The property is accessed via Cove Road.
The jewel of the ranch is the five-bedroom hunting lodge compound located near the center of the property. The two-story vintage 1950’s farmhouse was extensively restored and upgraded to make it the premier hunting lodge it is today. The lodge offers a warm, inviting open living area with a well-appointed kitchen. Additionally, the lodge has a semicircle deck that wraps around the front and back. It is surrounded by a manicured lawn, large cottonwood trees, and an outdoor fire pit.
A second home located on the southwestern-most portion of the ranch is two stories and has been extensively remodeled. Improvements include new restrooms, carpet, kitchen, roof, rain gutters, paint, and water treatment system. It also has new plumbing and wiring.
The ranch boasts a grand total of 3.2 miles of frontage on Weiser River and 3.88 miles of frontage along its year-round tributary, Cove Creek. There are three ponds on the property. One is a four-acre fishing pond stocked with largemouth bass, and the other two are used for duck hunting habitats.
There are numerous utility buildings throughout the property. These include multiple large hay shed structures, a machine shed with 480± square foot interior shop, open-faced loafing sheds, as well as other miscellaneous outbuildings. Several of these outbuildings are new, such as the 120’x30’ red hay barn and working corrals.
South Weiser River Ranch has 314± acres of Class A and 35± acres of Class B water rights from Sunnyside Irrigation Ditch. A brand-new center pivot was just completed this year on 81± acres, and 60± acres of laser-leveled farmland currently planted in hay are watered by gated pipe. A new livestock well was installed along the main entrance to the ranch 4 years ago with two heated waterers, one for each pasture. Additional water comes from Crane Creek Reservoir and Weiser Cove Irrigation District.
In 2010, an extensive project to enhance the livestock and wildlife watering system was completed. The project included the installation of a solar pump and array, 11,000± feet of buried water line, 2 water storage tanks, 4 concrete troughs, and 3 wildlife/bird guzzler tanks.
The land offers premier hunting. Both resident and migratory waterfowl, wild turkey, pheasant and quail are abundant. Large herds of elk and mule deer regularly traverse the property, attracted by the pristine habitat. There are five steel pit blinds for goose hunting at three different locations along the south side of the river. The hunting lodge compound also features a lit meat pole for skinning elk and deer. The two-car garage has been renovated into a staging area and has a mud room for hunters and their gear with a wood burning stove and electricity.
This is a great opportunity for sportsmen to hunt for elk, deer, geese, pheasants, ducks, and more. Property is managed and operated for the hunting and recreation this ranch affords the owner, in addition to raising cattle, hay and other crops.