This amazing 320 acre property is in east-central South Dakota, the heartland of great hunting and fishing. The Silver Creek Ranch offers so much more than a beautiful setting and wonderful recreational amenities. The property has been run as a private hunting retreat with emphasis on pheasants and white-tailed deer. Additionally, the property could be a productive agricultural operation. There are miles of established tree belts and a pond to add to the beauty and outstanding habitat. Approximately 136 acres are enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program WRP. This program offers landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property and establish long-term conservation and wildlife practices. The 184 acres not enrolled in WRP consists of tree belts, cropland and improvements. Improvements include 2 manufactured homes. One has 1280 square feet, and the 2nd has 1650 square feet including a sunroom and mud room. The property also includes a 30'X32' shed and a 30'X60' machine shed. A concrete storm shelter is also on site. Explore the endless possibilities including country living, hunting resort or family retreat.
The Silver Creek Ranch is located just 1.5 miles west of Forestburg or 8 miles east of Woonsocket. The Sioux Falls Regional Airport is roughly 1 hours away and handles multiple commercial flights a day with American Airlines, United, Allegiant, Frontier and Delta.
Woonsocket is a vibrant and active community located in south central South Dakota on Highway 34 - 24 miles from Huron, 35 miles from Mitchell, 108 miles from Sioux Falls, and 20 miles from Interstate 90. They offer over 60 businesses and services, medical services including a clinic and nursing facility, full-service banking, a grocery store, and a K-12 school system. Woonsocket is the county seat for Sanborn County and the home to the Sanborn County Courthouse which houses the following offices Auditor, County Bus, Clerk of Courts, Director of Equalization, Extension/4-H, Nurse, Public Welfare, Register of Deeds, Treasurer, and Veterans Service Office. They are home to a beautiful lake, and offer many recreational opportunities, with peaceful and friendly small-town living. During the hunting season large numbers of hunters fly in and enjoy the freedom that South Dakota can offer. Hours of hunting can be spent around the countryside of Woonsocket chasing pheasant, deer, coyote, duck, and geese.
The diverse landscape of The Silver Creek Ranch is characterized by an assortment of habitats and an abundant array of natural resources. For many outdoor enthusiasts, no other wildlife species in the state is as recognized or valued as the ring-necked pheasant. Though pheasants are not a native species to North America, they have become naturalized to this mosaic of grassland, wetlands and agricultural land habitat found on this property. From the first successful releases of pheasants in 1908 to the current estimated population of around 7 million birds, South Dakotans and our visitors have built a rich and deeply rooted tradition around pheasants and pheasant hunting. The opening weekend in October is an event anticipated not only by pheasant hunters, but also family and friends who are reunited during this social gathering.
South Dakota is one of the top pheasant harvest states and claims the top number of birds per hunter per season. Sanborn County and The Silver Creek Ranch are regarded as one of the best pheasant hunting spots in the nation, a position it has maintained for decades. You will also find an abundance of white-tailed deer as well as ducks and geese.
If you enjoy fishing, plentiful supplies of fish can also be found on the James River which is only 2 miles to the east.
Typically, fences are put in for convenience and may not follow the legal description. There may be variations between the location of existing fence boundary lines and the legal description of the property. Seller makes no warranties about the location of fence lines in relationship to the deeded property lines, nor does the Seller make any warranties or representations about the specific acreage contained within the fenced property lines. Seller is selling the property in as is' condition which includes the location of fences as they exist.
Boundaries shown on accompanying maps are approximate, based on the legal description. Maps are not to scale and are for a visual aid only. The accuracy of the maps and information is not guaranteed.
The current real estate taxes for 2020 are $5213. Typically, the county reassesses the real estate taxes when a property is sold. Interested parties should consult with the Sanborn County Assessor's Office.
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