The 640± acres is off the beaten path and that is exactly why this piece is so special. A property that features big game habitat at its best and 1,000s of acres of National Forest surrounding the ranch. The Mule Deer Ranch has two year-round creeks, timber, and a private trail that take you into the higher elevation leading to the Malheur National Forest on the southern border. The property is located 5 miles south of Hwy 26, near the small town of Unity, Oregon.
The home place consists of 15.5± acres and is located 3 miles west of Unity, for a total of deeded 665± acres. The ranch can be purchased in total or the 640± acres by itself and the 15.5± acres and home in a separate purchase.
Wildlife in the area consists of elk, mule deer, and black bear with a variety of small game and predators that thrive in the mountain terrain. The property is fenced and cross-fenced with a lucrative CREP contract taking in a portion of the creek bottoms. The owner is grazing approximately 50 pair through the spring and summer.
There are two separate pieces of land: the home place at 15.5± acres and then 640± acres of grazing and hunting land 8 miles southeast of the home.
The 15.5± acres has a 1,470 sq. ft. modular home along with outbuildings and corals. The property consists of 10± acres of flood irrigated land that has mainly been used for pasture but could be planted in alfalfa.
The elevation of the 640± acres is 4,600 feet at the lower end of the property and 5,500 feet at the upper side. The terrain rises up to the south, towards the national forest, and consists of timber in the drainages with bunch grasses and sagebrush on the open hillsides. The property is entirely surrounded by the Whitman National Forest with a private road leading into the higher country above. Access to the property is gained by way of Forest Service Road #1680.