The High Desert Ranch is a rare offering within Idaho and the west. With views overlooking the Bear River and the Caribou National Forest, this ranch offers fantastic grazing and world-class big game hunting, specifically mule deer and elk. This area is known for its large mule deer genetics. The current owners have taken many steps in operating the ranch for maximum agricultural productivity while at the same time making sure wildlife habitat is preserved and game animals thrive. The topography of the ranch is perfect for wildlife as well as livestock; gently rolling hills of grass and CRP transitioning into thick old-growth mountain maple forests that are laden with springs and ponds. Pride in ownership is very much evident in the construction of the ponds, springs, roads, and fencing. All the ingredients are present on the 4,068± deeded acres plus another 1,500± acres of adjacent BLM land, for a profitable cattle operation and for world-class big game hunting.
The High Desert Ranch is a working ranch that incorporates a combination of diversified income-producing enterprises. Historically, the annual business operations of the ranch include the seasonal pasture of cattle, participating in the USDA Crop Reserve Program (CRP) and Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program in addition to the operation of outfitting and guide services.
The seasonal pasture cattle is a mainstay in the business operations of the ranch. Up to 400 pairs or 700 heifers/steers are pastured annually during the pasture season, which extends from approximately May 1 through October 31 of each year, depending upon the goals of the operation.
The High Desert Ranch is one of those rare opportunities to own a world-class big game ranch that also couples as a productive agricultural operation. With proximity to airports and local conveniences, the ranch has all the benefits of a remote ranch without being remote. With a variety of recreational pursuits from hunting to fishing on the Bear River, this ranch is hard to match.