HOOVER CREEK RANCH $6,250,000
Legal: T 10 & 11 N, R 11 W
Zoning: Not zoned
Species: DF & PP
Inventory: 19,422 MBF
Current Use: Timber
Reservations: Minerals, Oil & Gas on parts.
The 9,587-acre Hoover Creek Ranch features outstanding big-game hunting for elk and mule deer across multiple drainages, while the scenic upper Clark Fork River Valley provides a classic Montana setting that includes panoramic views of the Clark Fork Valley and the Flint Creek Range. Habitat ranges from large aspen stands to creek bottoms and dense conifer pockets. Open hillsides and extensive areas of regenerating timber round out this offering and create ideal big-game habitat. The property is unimproved with a network of well-maintained and gated roads, offering the new owner a blank slate on which to create a private retreat. Water rights for stock watering purposes along with fencing of a majority of the property provides support for cattle and horse grazing opportunities. Urban amenities are readily available in Missoula, located a one-hour drive to the west.
The property is owned by a commercial timber management enterprise and has been managed for timber production for decades. The property features a mix of standing timber resources, regenerating timber, mature aspen stands, open meadows and benchland.
The ranch supports a wide variety of wildlife and offers excellent opportunities for hunting mule deer and elk. The adjacent 6C Ranch, as well as neighbors to the east and west, provide complementary winter range and migratory corridors typical of foothill terrain. Black bear, mountain lion and other native species also make their home throughout the property.
Hoover Creek has been managed for hunting under a block management agreement with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the past several years. Adjoining ranches to the east and west have also provided public hunting opportunities either through similar agreements or by permission. These circumstances create an ideal situation for an individual who would like to manage Hoover Creek for enhanced big-game opportunities because hunting pressure on adjoining lands naturally drive game into the Hoover Creek watershed.
Other recreational opportunities abound in the area. Further afield, excellent alpine skiing can be found within a one-hour drive at Ski Discovery, while Montana’s Snowbowl is located about 20 minutes from downtown Missoula. Endless opportunities for backcountry recreation in all its forms exist on the hundreds of thousands of acres of National Forest and other public lands located within a one-hour radius of Hoover Creek. From the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness to the 50 miles of blue ribbon trout water on Rock Creek — the only blue ribbon rated fishery west of the Continental Divide in Montana — the outdoor enthusiast will find a never-ending supply of opportunities.
Hoover Creek holds appurtenant water rights for agricultural stock use. A full list of all water filed is available on request.
Property taxes are estimated at $ 6,876 annually.