If you've been searching for a farm with good annual income and the possibility of some outstanding waterfowl and upland game bird hunting, your search is over! This expansive farm is located halfway between Hagerman and Buhl and sits on both sides of Highway 30. The farm's upper section, located west of the highway, consists of several large pastures, a creek, numerous ponds and a livestock handling facility. The farm's lower section, located east of the highway, also has several pastures, two lakes, a developed camping area and a large livestock handling facility. All pastures currently are planted in a mix of grasses, clover and alfalfa; however, row crops such as corn have been grown in the past. The farm is fully fenced and cross-fenced, and the livestock handling facilities consist of corrals, pens and squeeze and loading chutes. The farm, and a nearby BLM grazing lease, currently support a thriving 250-300 head cattle operation.
The seller has spared no expense in his effort to reduce the amount of time spent watering cattle and irrigating pastures by building several stock ponds along the creek and converting the irrigation system from wheel lines and handlines to fully automated center pivots. With ample water shares and a water right, it's no problem keeping the ponds full and the pastures green all summer long. The water supply for all irrigation on the farm is gravity fed which helps keep the operating costs to a minimum. An electric pump system is available if needed.
Good wildlife habitat is plentiful. In addition to the pasture grasses, Russian olive and other woody plants line the banks of the creek that winds its way across the upper pastures creating the perfect habitat for upland game bird species such as pheasant and quail. Additionally, the creek, numerous small ponds and two lakes help to attract and hold waterfowl. The addition of several acres of strategically planted corn, a few duck blinds and a goose pit or two would help turn this thriving cattle farm into a first-class hunting property. If you're familiar with this part of Idaho, you know the geothermal activity in the Hagerman Valley provides a lot of open water late in the season, which attracts and holds migrating waterfowl.
Both lakes are stocked with sturgeon and other game fish. A large dock provides a nice place to relax or fish, and three fully-equipped RV hookups, each having water, power and septic, round out the property providing a place to park an RV while staying at the farm. If this farm sounds like what you've been looking for, I suggest you call me today as this property won't last long!
Gravity fed irrigation setup with electric pump backup
Several pivots (1-10 tower, 2-7 tower, 5-3 tower and 2-2 tower)
Full Banbury Pipe Company and Twin Falls Canal Company water shares
An Idaho Department of Water Resources water right
Fully fenced and cross-fenced
Livestock handling facilities
BLM grazing lease
Two lakes stocked with sturgeon and other game fish
Right to divert stored water from lakes for irrigation, if needed.
Several small stock watering ponds
3 RV hookups each with water, power and septic
Bordered on north and west by public land
Less than 1 mile to Snake River
Less than 1 mile to Banbury and Miracle Hot Springs Resorts