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    Riverfront Cattle Ranch & Big Game Outfitter in Mountain Setting - Robson Valley

    Robson Valley & Fraser Fort George Listing No. 20044

    Bar WK Ranch and Outfitters a unique combination of a 2,025 acre cattle ranch and a big game outfitter territory comprised of 3 ranches that can be purchased separately or together from as low as $1,165,000. Riverfront in a mountain setting in the majestic Robson Valley abundant wild game.


    Price
    From $1,165,000

    Size
    2025 acres ~ 23 titles

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    Description

    This exceptional property ticks off all the boxes for a discriminating buyer looking for seclusion and privacy in a picturesque setting, on a river, at the end of the road, surrounded by Crown land with an abundance of wildlife. And to make it even better there are several options to purchase one or more of these ranches so it will appeal to a broad range of buyers.

    Located in the beautiful Robson Valley, Bar WK Ranch & Outfitters is surrounded by two great mountain ranges, the Cariboo Mountains to the southwest and the majestic Rocky Mountains to the northeast. The ranch neighbors the Ancient Forest which is home to cedars that are more than 1,000 years old in an area farther from an ocean than any other inland temperate rainforest in the world.

    There is no shortage of water with over 10 km of river frontage on the Fraser River and Catfish Creek flowing through the ranch. A private boat launch allows easy access to spectacular river boating on the Fraser and Morkill Rivers.

    The deeded lands total 2,025 acres on 23 titles with about 600 acres of hay land producing an average of 2 tons of haylage per acre to support a 150 to 200 head cattle herd. The owners take one cut of hay then rotational graze the cattle on the fields which also provide grass for the elk and deer.

    The forested lands on the ranch provide exceptional wildlife habitat in conjunction with the surrounding Crown land, much of which is only accessible through the ranch property or from the river.

    The forested lands may have timber value but the owners feel it is more valuable as wildlife habitat. Wildlife thrives in the forests on the ranch, Crown land, and river islands. The animals are beautiful to watch grazing in the fields. The property provides perfect opportunities for hunters or photographers.

    Bordered by the Fraser River on the north side, surrounded by Crown land, the CN Railway to the Port of Prince Rupert runs through the ranch. VIA Rail provides passenger pick up or drop off at both ranch properties heading east to Jasper or west to Prince George providing a convenient and scenic travelling experience at your doorstep.

    Bar WK Ranch & Outfitters is an operating cattle ranch and big game outfitter territory providing income opportunities from both disciplines with potential to increase revenues in both operations. The ranch was previously registered as a bison game farm and could be converted back.

    Covering almost 800 square miles, the guide territory offers outstanding hunting for elk, moose, white tail deer, mule deer, mountain goat, black bear, cougar and wolf.

    Hunting Territory 5 year quota - 35 moose, (11 per year), remainder is open for mountain goat, whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, black bear, cougar and wolf.

    The combination of deeded ranch land and hunting territory is rarely found together. The deeded land is inside the hunting territory providing exceptional exclusive hunting on the 2,025 acres.

    The ranch serves as the operational base at the south end of the territory, while a road accessible camp on a stunning mountain lakeside setting serves as the northern base.

    The hunting camp sleeps 15 and has a large cook house full kitchen, propane stove, fridge and guests enjoy a hot shower after an exciting day of hunting (see improvements below).

    The ranch is comprised of 2 formerly independent operating cattle ranches plus the big game outfitter territory, see history below. The Bar WK ranch is offered for $4,495,000 and the big game territory for $500,000 making the entire package $4,995,000. However the owners will consider the sale of the ranches individually and it could be as many as 4 separate parcels. One of the ranch parcels would be as low as $1,165,000. Please call Rich to discuss prices and possibilities.

    The main ranch is shown in red on the Google Earth aerial and Abe’s Ranch is in yellow. Houses and buildings on the ranches and guide territory are described below under improvements with the Catfish Creek cabin being part of the main ranch.

    This unique combination of cattle ranch and hunting territory is an elusive and rare opportunity to have your own riverfront property with stunning mountain views while enjoying the abundance of wildlife it has to offer.

    Size

    Total 2,025 deeded acres in 23 titles.

    • WK Ranch all 2025 acres $4,495,000
    • Bar WK Ranch 718 acres $1,750,000 shown in red on Google Earth Aerial
    • Catfish Creek Ranch 484 acres $1,165,000 shown in green on Google Earth Aerial
    • Abe’s Place Ranch 604 acres $ 1,445,000 shown in yellow on Google Earth Aerial
    • Urling 222 acres $225,000 shown in blue on Google Earth Aerial
    • Big Game Outfitter Territory $500,000 shown in white on Google Earth Aerial

    Location

    On the Fraser River between Loos and Dome Creek, BC at the west end of the Robson Valley between the Cariboo and the Rocky Mountains.

    Access

    From Prince George, go east on Highway 16 toward McBride. From 7-Eleven (the old Mr. G’s) at the top of the hill at km 155 turn left at Crescent Spur (green sign) onto Loos Road. Go straight on Loos Road to the end, follow the power line. Deeded land starts just past Snowshoe Creek Bridge on Loos Road. From McBride go west for 48 km on Highway 16 and do as above.

    The drive from the highway to the ranch is approximately 20 km.

    Area Data

    Crescent Spur

    Crescent Spur–Loos is made up of several communities which grew and faded as sawmills came and went. It now attracts back country enthusiasts from all over the world. From grizzly bear watching in the Morkill to hiking the historic Goat River Trail, the unspoiled wilderness offers a true challenge to the adventurous at heart. For a more relaxed trip, take a walk through the many old growth forests, or visit La Salle Lakes. Little la Salle is a popular fishing destination and la Salle Lake campground offers rustic camping with a swimming dock, non-motorized boat launch and beach.

    The Spur with a population of about 15 permanent residents is located on the Fraser River just west of McBride. The community also boasts a world class heli-ski lodge that operates from January thorough to April. Postal services are available and a school bus brings children from Crescent Spur to the schools in McBride.

    Robson Valley

    The Robson Valley Region is a collection of communities nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in northern British Columbia, between Prince George, Jasper, and Kamloops. The Robson Valley Region includes: Dome Creek, Loos , Crescent Spur, McBride, Dunster, Tête Jaune Cache, and Valemount. The communities and lifestyle is a great opportunity to step back and enjoy life; the outdoors, nature, fresh air, wildlife, and close neighbours.

    Living in the Robson Valley is your chance to step away from the busy pace of city life, and embrace space, serenity, scenic views, community, outdoor adventures, and a life that anyone can afford.

    Vegetation

    Hay production land, pasture and forested land.

    Recreation

    Area recreation includes hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, geocaching, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and the Robson Valley is renowned for world-class snowmobiling and heli-skiing. The Ancient Forest, with 1,000+ year old cedars and the Morkill River Falls, are just 50 minutes away from the main ranch house. The tourism and hunting possibilities are endless, and the abundance of wildlife and scenery are breathtaking. This is the ideal country getaway with excellent income generating potential.

    History

    Like most properties in the valley the ranch was originally cleared for the timber value. The main ranch was originally homesteaded in 1979 and hand built from timber harvested on the property. It was a small cattle operation until it was purchased around 2000 by a retired lawyer from Vancouver. This second owner expanded the original ranch by adding surrounding parcels, large and small, including 320 acres, which he logged. The current owners have cleared parts of this logged parcel seeding it to tame grass making it an exception addition to the ranch for cattle and wildlife alike. Extensive fencing has been updated and added. The current owners continued the ranch expansion adding Urling and “Abe’s” ranch to establish the total of 2025 acres on 23 titles. Abe’s ranch was originally homesteaded by a Mennonite family and later purchased by a local logger and outfitter “Abe.” Abe built the house in 1985.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Bar WK Ranch in Red, Catfish Creek Ranch shown in Green, Abe’s Place Ranch shown in Yellow, Urling shown in Blue, Big Game Outfitter Territory shown in White (not pictured on interactive map), and Range Permit in Purple.

    Map Reference

    53°39'31.76"N and 120°49'26.13"W

    Investment Features

    Operating cattle ranch, big game outfitter territory, and possible timber value.

    Services

    Domestic water well(s), Hydro, Telephone, satellite TV, satellite Internet.

    Improvements

    Main Ranch House - 11150 Loos Road

    2,187 ft2 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with beautiful Cariboo Mountain views, 2 river rock fireplaces, large living and dining room, detached garage, workshops, machine shops, hay barns, calving barns and more.

    Catfish Creek Cabin - 10850 Loos Road

    1,536 ft2, a great accommodation for hunting groups and other visitors. Sleeps 8 with a full kitchen and 4-piece bathroom. Outbuildings include cattle shelters, old log barn and a meat cooler building with processing room.

    Hired Hand House - 10272 Loos Road

    2,530 ft2 this is a pioneer style home with great river and mountain views. 6 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, spacious living room with vaulted ceiling and kitchen with solid maple cabinets. The property has shelter buildings, large shop, storage and numerous outbuildings.

    Hunting Camp on Mountain Lake

    16 x 24 ft cook house with accommodation, 3 hunter cabins, unfinished bunkhouse, pantry cabin, shower house with hot water tank, skinning shed, tool shed, 2 out houses, generator and tree stands.

    Tax Details

    $5,650.57 (2019)

    Zoning

    All deeded land is in the ALR. Zoning to be confirmed.

    Legal

    Call Rich for list of legal descriptions.

    Guide Territory Certificate # 71001, 800± square miles of territory
    License of Occupation # 706390
    Grazing License RAN07728 for 7 horses & numerous Park Permits

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

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    Bar WK Ranch in Red
    Map08 catfish creek ranch
    Catfish Creek Ranch in Green
    Map09 abes place ranch
    Abe's Place Ranch in Yellow
    Map10 urling
    Urling in Blue
    Map11 outfitter territory
    Big Game Outfitter Territory in White
    Map12 range permit
    Range Permit in Purple

    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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