New Listing-Lake Creek Ranch

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Summer/Fall Grazing and Abundant Big Game Hunting All Rolled into One Property!

Located in the foothills of the Owl Creek Mountains northwest of Thermopolis, the Lake Creek Ranch consists of three separate deeded parcels totaling 2,729 +/- acres which are surrounded by 3,621 +/- acres of BLM Allotment #00607.

Elevations range from 6,350’ to 7,550’. The diverse topography varies from tree-lined stream drainages on the north side of the property, to deep draws and sharply sloped ridges in the west, which then open eastward to shallow valleys and flatter ridges with large areas of open grazing lands.

Wildlife is abundant on Lake Creek Ranch. Large numbers of elk, mule deer, and antelope inhabit the property; and occasionally moose and bear also make appearances. Lake Creek Ranch is located within the following hunt areas: Elk Hunt Area 64, Deer Hunt Area 119, and Antelope Hunt Area 83.

See more information and photos:  Lake Creek Ranch


Elk Hunting Property near Buffalo and Sheridan, Wyoming

Evitt's Bighorn Mountain Elk Camp


The Bighorn Mountain Elk Camp is the mountain parcel of the Evitt Ranch.  Located just northwest of Buffalo on the eastern slope of the Bighorn Mountains, the property offers a rare opportunity to own a spectacular piece of land adjacent to the Bighorn National Forest.

The beautiful mountain terrain consists of mountain meadows, timber patches filled with alpine fir, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, and aspen.  A rustic hunting cabin sits at the edge of the timber.

Wildlife that inhabit the property include elk, mountain lion and bear.  The property is located within Elk Hunt Area 36, a general hunt area.  Licenses are available over-the-counter.  The Deer Hunt Area is Area 27 within Region Y, a general hunt area.

This area of the Bighorn mountains is home to hundreds of elk and the property lies just north of the Bud Love Wildlife Habitat Management Area.  The Bud Love WHMA provides crucial winter habitat for big game species including the 500 wintering elk and 200 mule deer.

See more informationEvitt K_1120RIOT about the Evitt Ranch parcels:

Evitt Ranch

Evitt Ranch – Rock Creek Headquarters

Evitt Ranch – Bighorn Mountain Elk Camp


Elk Hunt Area 36 Map from

Deer Hunt Area 27 Map from



New Listing – Yorgason Mountain Camp


Spring Creek Canyon is the dominant land feature on the Yorgason Mountain Camp.  It starts on the east side of the property as a timbered draw and develops into rugged canyon on the west end.  Other timber and aspen stands provide shelter and browse for elk and mule deer.

The rolling terrain has abundant grass and has historically been used for summer grazing of cattle and sheep.  A number of reservoirs  which have been developed and several springs provide stock water and valuable drinking holes for wildlife.

The Yorgason family summered for years on the property with their cattle and sheep.  Their cabin still stands but it has been neglected in recent years.  A second cabin was built and is used by hunters in the fall.

The property has been qualifying for two landowner elk tags.

More information and photos….



The real estate profession hangs its hat on the concept that “under all is the land”.  In fact, the Preamble of the Realtors® Code of Ethics opens “Under all is the land.  Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization.” 

New wealth comes from land.  Natural resources have been defined as the “natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.”1  Be it minerals beneath the surface including coal, oil, gas, uranium, gold, copper or any other earth metal on your high school periodic chart;  Or be it those things we can see and touch daily such as water, trees, or prairie grasses waving in the breeze; Or be it the wild things that live around us – land is the underpinning of it all.

We’ve all heard it before…. land is a rare commodity.  Mark Twain is credited with the quip, “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore”.  If we deconstruct that sentiment we find a fair bit of wisdom and practical application.

Full-time users (for our purposes meaning farmers & ranchers) are in a constant state of competition for land because it is the basis for growth.  Land is the fundamental basis on which their business, their livelihood, is established.  Presuming wise financial management then, land is the basis for increased profit for the farmer and rancher alike.

For the off-site land investor, the unchangeable rarity of land provides a level of stability to land values when compared to more transient assets such as manufactured goods.  New technologies may lead to the creation of new wealth as in the case of deep, directional drilling for previously untappable oil reserves in eastern Montana and Wyoming.  New sociological priorities may lead to the creation of new wealth as in the case of carbon dioxide sequestration in western Wyoming.

A third type of Wyoming and Montana landowner may be described as the occasional user.  They may derive their primary income elsewhere and they may live most of their lives in other places, but they have an affinity for the west and love to spend some of their discretionary time here.  Land value appreciation and land use leasing provide opportunities for monetary return.  However, the intangible returns from memories created and adventures experienced may be the greatest of all.

To all those who presently own land, may you enjoy this rich and wonderful treasure.  To those who dream about the future of your own land purchase, both a thrill and deep satisfaction awaits you.


1 Random House Unabridged Dictionary Copyright © 1997