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    Outdoorsmen’s Paradise - 320 Fertile Acres with Abundant Wildlife - Rycroft, Alberta

    Out of Province Listing No. 20052

    320 fenced acres with fertile pasture & hay land. Pockets of timber, dugouts & wetlands, backs onto the Spirit River Valley.. Excellent financial investment with opportunities to lease the farmland back to local farmers while enjoying the immense recreational opportunity.


    Price
    $420,000

    Size
    320 acres ~ 2 titles

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    Description

    This property offers 320 acres of rolling hay/pasture land and is located only 10 miles northeast of Rycroft (50 minutes north of Grande Prairie). The property is fenced and cross-fenced. Fencing consists of 2-strand high tensile electric wire.

    The land is bordered by a green zone and is adjacent to a Ducks Unlimited dense nesting cover site. The property has excellent water, dugouts, wetlands, and backs onto the Spirit River Valley providing access to Crown land. It is located a mere 4 miles south of the Peace River Valley.

    The pasture has been well managed, and is a mixture of meadow brome, orchard grass, Timothy hay, alfalfa and clover. Land has a conservation easement on it protecting the wetlands and aspen forest area resulting in an abundance of wildlife. There is excellent hunting for moose, deer, elk, and waterfowl. There is the opportunity to harvest trophy mule deer and whitetails each year. The elk utilize the Spirit River Valley as a safe haven/travel corridor. It is common to hear them bugling in the valley below the property during the fall.

    Ultimately, this is an ideal location for an outdoorsmen looking for a safe financial investment with excellent recreational opportunity. Lease out the property to a local farmer while enjoying the sporting opportunities the land provides during the fall.

    Location

    West 1/2 11 79 4 W6 - Rycroft, AB

    Access

    From the town of Rycroft, proceed north on Highway 2 for approximately 6 miles until the highway intersects with the 792 Road. Turn to head east on the 792 for approximately 6.7 miles (following the curvatures in the road), at which point the property will be on the south side of the 792 Road.

    Area Data

    This property is located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace River Region. The region is one of the most economically diverse in all of Canada. The economy relies heavily on the millions of square miles of productive agricultural land and this is very much a farming community.

    Interestingly, the Peace Country contains Canada's northernmost lands suitable for agriculture. Crops raised include canola, oats, peas, and barley. Cattle ranching is common place and some beekeeping is also done in the area. In 2006, the region accounted for 14.4% of Canada's total bison-producing herd.

    Natural gas and oil production also play a key roll in the region’s economy making the area one of the most prosperous regions in the entire country. The per capita GDP is at the very pinnacle within the country.

    Forestry and the lumber industry also play a large roll in the regional economy with many lumber, oriented strand board, and pulp mills are located throughout the region.

    Recreation

    This is a dream property for the discerning sportsmen. Whether you enjoy hunting waterfowl, upland or big game, the wildlife populations in the region are very robust.

    The presence of the Ducks Unlimited Dense Cover Nesting site adjacent to the property provides excellent habitat and protection to allow migratory birds to thrive. The migrating fowl are attracted to the many agricultural fields in the region and you are almost guaranteed a high quality hunt throughout the fall season.

    Mule deer and whitetails are in abundance and ubiquitous throughout the region. This property frequently holds elk, as they utilize the Spirit River Valley, south of the property, as a travel corridor. If you want the property strictly for hunting, it would be very easy to lease out the agricultural component to a farmer operating in the region.

    History

    Spirit River

    In 1891, a trading post became the original settlement along the banks of the Spirit River. Ranching in the area started as early as the 1840s and farming in the 1880s. In 1915, to the northwest, on Section 22, the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway subdivided a townsite called Spirit River Station. The residents and storekeepers at the old settlement then moved, creating a village in 1916. On February 16 of that year, the Herald Tribune reported that McRae & Co. opened a general store. Spirit River was incorporated as a town in 1951.

    In October 2013, a pipeline inspection crew working in the Saddle Hills area southwest of Spirit River unearthed a 10-metre long dinosaur fossil. It was later confirmed to be that of the duck-billed hadrosaur.

    The name Spirit River comes from the Cree Chepe Sepe, or Ghost River.

    The Town of Spirit River, along with the Municipal District of Spirit River celebrated its centennial anniversary in August 2016.

    Map Reference

    55°50'12.11"N and 118°30'57.49"W

    Investment Features

    Approximately 190 acres cleared and open.

    Services

    • Electricty at lot line
    • Several dugouts on property

    Improvements

    Perimeter fencing and cross fencing.

    Zoning

    Agricultural

    Legal

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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