On the edge of the Bad River Breaks with productive benches, richly grassed and timbered draws and fertile meadows, lies the Powell Rd West property. This diverse and attractive ranch and recreational property affords both convenience and quiet. And it offers both recreation and return on investment.
ACREAGE: The property consists of 370 contiguous acres, 170 of which is tillable hay-land with productivity indexes ranging from 66 on the upland portion and 81– 84 on the river bottom.
The topography ranges from upland benches with thick stands of hay to deep but gentle grassy draws which make their way to the lush river meadow along the Bad River.
HUNTING: The wildlife is abundant and range from big game to game birds. Over the years, many trophy whitetail and mule deer have been taken, while the springy draws and upland cover provide exceptional habitat for game birds such as pheasant and grouse.
WATER: Bad River makes the southern boundary with thick pockets of giant cottonwood, elm and ash trees. In addition to the natural water sources of the River and a developed upland spring, domestic water is provided by a rural water system running adjacent to the property.
OPERATION: The property is further enhanced by a Conservation Reserve Program contract which covers 110 acres and will pay over $5,700 per year thru 2027. The CRP contract allows for limited haying or grazing without any offset in payment an exceptional benefit given the alfalfa and grass that’s been established.
ACCESS: Access to the property is superb and provided by Powell Rd to the east, and the adjoining US Hwy 14 to the north. The Powell Rd. West is conveniently located just a few minutes east of the small town of Philip, SD.
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