The E.O. Bischoff Ranch -
This incredible ranch property lies on the northwestern slope of the Bighorn Mountain
Range, near the town of Lovell, WY. Devils Canyon, Porcupine Creek, Deer Creek and
Trout Creek are but a few of natures splendors. Bighorn Sheep, Black Bear, Elk, and Deer
inhabit this historic property. As a working cattle ranch, it supports up to 950 cow/calf
pairs. From 3200’ to over 8000’ the ranch climbs from the edge of the Bighorn Basin to the
forested slopes of the Bighorn Mountains. The ranch consists of 76,417 acres of deeded and
leased land. Cast a dry fly while checking the cows…..a great value at $10,000,000.
Total of 76,417 Acres
Deeded 7768 Acres approximately
(Including 525 Acres of Farm, 360 irrigated)
68649 Acres of leased BLM/Forest Service land (BLM & Forest
Service leases are transferable to new buyer.)
2009 $6,604.86 and 2009 Water Tax Assessment $Pending
Porcupine Creek (The Devils Canyon), Trout Creek & Deer Creek
Spectacular & unique! This property cannot be duplicated nor
described in words. Only by physically standing on the land can the
viewer grasp the immensity and power that nature has produced
here. This ranch is truly a one of a kind masterpiece.
Eagle quest, tipi rings & caves just to name a few!
Advance scheduling is required. Please contact Jeff Ferguson, listing agent,
at 406-581-9426. Viewing parties will be required to sign a liability waiver
prior to entering the ranch. Showings involve two days and include an
overnight stay at the Moss Ranch. A showing fee may be required.
Ranch tours by helicopter are available through a Billings based flight service.
The ranch rests on the western edge of the northern Bighorn Mountain Range, east of the community of Lovell, Wyoming's "Rose City". This part of Wyoming is referred to as the Bighorn Basin, straddled by the Bighorn Mountains to the east and Yellowstone National Park and the Beartooths to the west. This is the gateway to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. With a little research one will find that Indians, mountain men, traders, ranchers, and farmers have all called this area home. Cody, where the West is alive and well, is 47 miles west of Lovell. Billings, Montana, and its shopping, fine dining, and services, lies 90 miles to the north. Logan International Airport at Billings, as well as Cody's Yellowstone Regional Airport provide service by major air carriers. Neighboring Powell, WY sports a 6200' runway, with Jet A available.
The ranch consists of 76,417~acres. There are 525~acres of farm land (360 irrigated) just east of Lovell. This is the wintering spot for the cow herd and irrigated hay production in the summer. There are 68,649~acres of leased BLM, Forest Service and State Lands. These leases are transferrable to the new owner. The ranch is permitted for up to 950 cow/calf pairs. The cows are trailed to the main ranch in late April and graze the lower BLM pastures initially. As spring turns to summer the cattle move higher thru the deeded lands, mountain meadows, and cow camps until reaching the forest in early July. A couple of cowboys stay with the herd during the summer, moving them to fresh grazing. There they stay until late October when fall weather starts bringing them back down. During November the calves are weaned and shipped from the Lovell farm.
The Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is nearby offering boating, fishing, camping and
outdoor recreation. The Bighorn Mountains and Cloud Peak Wilderness Area are wonderful areas to fish, hunt, day hike, back country pack and camp. Yellowstone National Park's east entrance is 90-miles west of Lovell, and the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway is just north of Cody. Many hours of enjoyment can be had on the ranch searching for fossils and Indian artifacts, checking out caves, tipi rings and eagle quests. What is an eagle quest? It is a rock cairn built on a high, sloping ridge by young Indian braves. It was then covered with animal hides, leaving a small hole thru which the young brave would extend his hand containing a live rabbit. There he would crouch until an eagle came to take the rabbit, his “Eagle Quest”
Climate and Habitat:
Average high temperature in the summer ranges from 79-degrees in June, 88-degrees in July, 86-degrees in August with average highs of 30-degrees during December & January. Snowfall is light, with about 4” in December & January. May & June are the wettest months.
The meadows & forest of the ranch are home to Bighorn sheep, deer, elk, black bear, eagles, sage grouse, and blue grouse. Approximately 500 elk winter on the “Duggan” section of the ranch. There are two antlered elk hunting permits for the ranch owners. Porcupine Creek, Trout Creek, and Deer Creek are home to Rainbow, Brown, Brook, and Cutthroat trout.
The Lovell area features include public swimming pool, Foster Gulch golf course, three parks, city murals, Wild Horse Range and Visitor Center, and the historic Hyart Theatre (Largest screen in Wyoming). Nearby is the Medicine Wheel, a sacred Indian site, probably constructed between 1200 and 1700 A.D.. The Yellowtail Habitat Unit, east of Lovell, is a 10,000-acre public hunting area with one of the finest natural bird habitats in Wyoming. The annual Mustang Days is held in Lovell the last full week of June with a parade, rodeo, dances and barbeques. The Bighorn Lake Celebration is June 20 and features free boat rides, air chair demonstrations and a catfish tournament.
Phone: Cell: 406-581-9426
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