Upper Otter Creek Ranch is in the heart of grass country and this well managed block of prime grazing stretches for over five miles in both directions. The escarpment of the Powder River Breaks provides ideal habitat for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn. The Seller currently operates the place as a year around low overhead 300+/- AU cow calf ranch and this southeastern Montana gem would also be quality yearling pasture. The 6,178+/- acres are complimented by contiguous 3,560+/- acres of BLM and 1,380+/- acres of Montana DNRC. Cows tend to hold weight and calves make strong gains due to the strong grasses and mixed terrain as described in Sam Morton's book "Where the Rivers Run North".
Upper Otter Creek Ranch is on the divide ( 3,800 to 4,200 feet) between Tongue River to the east and Powder River to the west. Located in Powder River County, Montana along the Wyoming state line it is halfway between Broadus, MT and Sheridan, WY. The ranch does not include any buildings however electricity has been brought into the northwest pasture to one of the original homesteads where the shipping/branding corrals are located. A prairie and timber fire in 2014 cleared a large area of sage brush and timber which has come back with tremendous grass. The area receives 18 inches of precipitation per year which produces strong sod and excellent forage.
The diverse topography and remote nature of the Upper Otter Creek Ranch makes it ideal habitat for a diverse population of wildlife. Thick pockets of Ponderosa Pine along the ridges and sage covered hills provide excellent cover. Gentle valleys and deep canyons also provide protection and iconic hunting terrain. The rolling grass meadows provides excellent food plots. Trophy elk, mule deer, and pronghorn are resident to the property.