Yorgason Mountain Camp - Washakie County, Wyoming
Type: Mountain Land
Deeded Acres: 2,960
Leased Acres: 300
Total Acres: 3,260
Asking Price: $2,016,000
UNDER CONTRACT — BIG HORN MOUNTAINS PROPERTY FOR SALE
Situated along the western slopes of the Big Horn Mountains, this scenic Wyoming mountain land for sale offers summer livestock grazing and outstanding elk and mule deer hunting opportunities.
- LOCATED ~19 MILES EAST OF TEN SLEEP IN WASHAKIE COUNTY WYOMING
- ~2,960 ACRES DEEDED + ~300 ACRE BLM LEASE
- VERY SCENIC PROPERTY ALONG THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE BIG HORN MOUNTAINS
- ABUNDANT LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE WATER
- EXCELLENT SUMMER GRAZING FOR LIVESTOCK
- OUTSTANDING ELK AND MULE DEER HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES
- TWO RUSTIC CABINS
The Yorgason Mountain Camp is scenic Wyoming mountain land for sale that supports the traditional uses of grazing and hunting. The Yorgason family summered on the property for years with their cattle and sheep and wintered in the Big Horn Basin on their home ranch. More recently, the range has been leased to other ranchers for summer grazing.
For grazing purposes, the property has been used as summer range for both sheep and cattle. Stock water is provided by reservoirs and springs scattered throughout the range land. In the areas surrounding the Big Horns, the tradition of moving herds of cattle and bands of sheep to the mountain slopes for summer grazing continues.
The property supports big game and other wildlife typically found in the Big Horn Mountains. Both elk and mule deer are hunted on the property and the property has been qualifying for elk landowner tags. Mule deer hunting is in a general license area. Two rustic cabins include the Yorgason’s original summer camp and a newer cabin used by hunters in the fall.
The property has all the necessary elements to continue supporting both agricultural and recreational pursuits. The Spring Creek draw with its pine, spruce, and fir timber runs through the northern regions of the property and develops into a rugged and beautiful canyon along the western boundary. Other patches of timber and aspen stands compliment the large, grassy slopes.
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Location Click To View
The Yorgason Mountain Camp is located in Washakie County, Wyoming on the western slope of the Big Horn Mountains.
The property is about 19 miles east of Ten Sleep or 47 miles west of Buffalo, WY, if using the Hazelton Road, or 75 miles if using Highway 16 to Highway 436.
Access to the property is via the Rome Hill Road and then private road.
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The ~2,960± deeded acres of the Yorgason Mountain Camp lie within a single block of land. Nearly all of the operating footprint of this mountain slope grazing land is deeded land. The ~300± acres of BLM lands are found on the western edges of the property. The property borders a section of State of Wyoming lands and additional BLM land. These state and federal lands are not accessible by public road and, therefore, the Yorgason Mountain Camp property is quite private.
The topography of the Yorgason Mountain Camp is predominately gently rolling but gets more rugged along the Spring Creek Canyon and another minor drainage. The elevation on the slope varies from about 6,000’ in the canyon to 7,600’ on the northeastern corner.
Trees and timber include lodge pole pine, fir, spruce, and quaking aspen; there has been some logging on the property. Average annual precipitation reportedly is between 15-22” which promotes lush mountain grass pastures.
Historically, sagebrush was controlled by fire. The grass and livestock carrying capacity would benefit from sagebrush control using either selective herbicides or controlled burns.
Grazing operations on the Yorgason Mountain Camp include the use of 300 acres, more or less, of BLM land in the “Turk” allotment (#WY00667). The BLM permit authorizes 250 cattle from July 1 – October 17 of each year (~3½ months). According to the Allotment Master Report, the BLM acreage contributes 36 AUMs to the total grazing capacity. The 2013 cost for this grazing allotment was $1.35/AUM or a total of $48.60.
Livestock water is provided by about 12 reservoirs located throughout the property. Within the Spring Creek Canyon, water comes to surface in some locations due to spring action.
Improvements Click To View
The Yorgason Mountain Camp has 2 rustic cabins; both are near the center of the property. The original cabin was built years ago and was used by the Yorgason family as their summer home during the years they lived on their summer range. A spring box was developed nearby for personal use.
Around 1996, a second cabin was constructed and is used by hunters in the fall.
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The Yorgason Mountain Camp offers varied terrain including timbered draws, the rugged Spring Creek canyon, aspen stands, sagebrush, and large grassy slopes. The mountain slope and the Yorgason Mountain Camp offer hunting opportunities for elk, mule deer, and antelope.
The property is located in Elk Hunt Area 49, a limited quota area. The property has been qualifiying for and receiving two elk landowner tags. The property is also located in Mule Deer Hunt Area 40, a general license area in Region “M”. And while mountain slopes are not the traditional hunting grounds for antelope, there are antelope on the slopes. The property is in Antelope Hunt Area 115, a limited quota area.
Wyoming hunting information and regulations can be found on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s website.