Big Bull Hunting Lodge Potential, Montana
Property Types: Vacant Land, Farms, Ranches, Cabin, Recreational, Timber Land
Activities & Amenities
Experience the wide open spaces and the majesty of the plains virtually unchanged from when pioneers crossed this great land to establish homesteads on this spectacular piece of Big Sky Country. Watch as the elk roam freely and let your alarm clock be the bugling elk walking through your own back yard! This 40 acre property comes with a nearly completed cabin in a style that fits right into the coveted lifestyle that is uniquely western. This would be a great place to set up a hunting headquarters or simply live the quiet tranquil life that only Montana can offer. As of September 2018 the cabin has not been fully completed and the inside has been only roughed in. Until the cabin is complete, buyers could offer a reduced amount to take as is. This jewel of central Montana is located within a 30 minute drive to Fork Peck Reservoir and the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. This is your chance to make that Montana lifestyle dream come true!
Winnett, MT, a friendly town, is the county seat of Petroleum County. Located in the heart of central Montana, the area is rich in history as well as a prime destination for antelope, deer, and upland bird hunting all over this property as well as the surrounding area. Fishing opportunities are available as well just south of Winnett at Petrolia Reservoir and Yellow Water Reservoir.
The nearby Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge extends 125 airline miles up the Missouri River from Fort Peck Dam in north-central Montana, the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge contains approximately 1,100,000 acres, including the 245,000-acre Fort Peck Reservoir. The Refuge includes native prairies, forested coulees, river bottoms, and badlands so often portrayed in the paintings of Charlie Russell, the colorful western artist for whom the refuge is named. The primary big game species found on the refuge include Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and mountain lion. When the Fort Peck Game Range was established in 1936, elk, bighorn sheep and mountain lions were absent, mule deer populations were low and pronghorn were quite scarce. Through the years, reduced big game harvest, reintroductions and management with a wildlife emphasis has resulted in the relatively abundant big game resources present today. More than 250 species of birds have been documented on the refuge. The unique combination of native prairies, sagebrush shrub lands, forested coulees, pine–juniper woodlands, riparian areas and river bottoms, and badlands makes the refuge a haven for migrant and breeding birds. The refuge is also extremely important for year-round residents such as sharp-tailed and sagegrouse. Neotropical migratory birds use the refuge as nesting habitat but also as a stopover area during spring and fall migrations while heading north and south of the refuge. Other bird groups found on the refuge include colonial-nesting birds, waterfowl, raptors, and owls. Together, Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge encompass an area of 1.1 million acres that span about 125 air miles along the Missouri River, from the Fort Peck Dam west to the boundary with the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Located within the boundary of CMR Refuge, UL Bend is, in essence, a refuge within a refuge. The Service manages these refuges as one. Given the size and remoteness of CMR, the area has changed very little from the historic voyage of the Lewis and Clark expedition, through the era of outlaws and homesteaders, to the present time. Elk, mule deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, sage and sharp-tailed grouse, and bald eagles make the Refuge home. Visitors will find spectacular examples of native prairie, forested coulees, river bottoms, and "breaks" badlands so often portrayed in the paintings of the colorful artist for whom this Refuge is named. Hunting and fishing opportunities abound on Charles M. Russell NWR. Boating is popular on the Missouri River and Fort Peck Reservoir. Several state parks and recreational areas have been developed within the Refuge and excellent wildlife viewing and photography opportunities are found throughout the Refuge. Each fall, hundreds of elk congregate in the Slippery Ann Wildlife Viewing Area, creating a spectacle not to be missed. Camping, hiking and horseback riding are permitted.