Caney River Ranch

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Caney River Ranch - Recently Sold

$6,815,000
Cedar Vale, Kansas

Caney River Ranch is a scenic Flint Hills cattle ranch with outstanding hunting and fishing.  This ranch is located in southeast Kansas about midway between Wichita and Tulsa.  Two miles of the rock-bottom Caney River plus four live creeks provide a unique topographic diversity on these 4,700± acres of rolling flint hills.  There are approximately 250 acres of river-bottom cropland, with balance in native tallgrass prairie.  The physical diversity of this ranch, with the two northern canyons joining and running through the middle of this ranch, provide for an abundance of trophy whitetail deer and wild turkey.  The Caney River is also a renowned source of record-size catfish and flathead fishing.

Location: 

Located approximately 85 miles southeast of Wichita, Kansas, and nearly 100 miles northwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the southern end of Chautauqua County, the Caney River Ranch is fairly remote and therefore less likely to be exposed to unwanted encroachment by strangers.

There is a state highway just six miles north of the ranch for easy access in and out of the immediate area. Within a 40-mile radius, there are three jet-capable airports and there is daily commercial service out of both Wichita and Tulsa.

Locale: 

The Caney River Ranch is situated in the southern portion of one the world’s most productive natural ecosystems known as the Flint Hills.  This tallgrass prairie is naturally prolific due to the inherent soil types, the generous annual precipitation of around 36 inches and a growing season of nearly 190 days.  These rolling hills and canyons are marked with large rock outcroppings and boulders in and along the Caney River and the four live creeks.  With productive river-bottom land and the natural topography, it is easy to see why this area is known for trophy whitetail deer.

General Description: 

The Caney River Ranch is a good combination of excellent grazing land, productive river bottom cropland and tree-covered draws and canyons that contain the live creeks and the Caney River. The generous water sources make this a good year-round cattle ranch with plenty of cover for the winters.

There is a good house/hunting cabin located down on the south end of the property. Managing for commercial hunting on this property is very doable. The distinct diversity of the ranch allows for good income streams from cattle grazing, farming and commercial hunting.

Acreage: 

4,700± deeded acres

Acreage Breakdown: 

Acres used for grazing: 4,000± Acres
Cropland acres (river bottom):   250± Acres
Former CRP acres:  54± Acres
Former sanctuary acres:   100± Acres
Land not grazed or farmed:   296± Acres
Total acres: 4,700± Acres

Improvements: 

There is one house on the south end of the ranch that was completely remodeled in 2007. It has four bedrooms, one bunkroom with three bunkbeds, one full bathroom, three 3/4 bathrooms and one half bathroom.

Outbuildings include a 60 X 80 pole barn, an 8 X 20 storage container, approximately 12,000 bu. of grain storage, and 10 X 10 shed with concrete floor.

Climate: 

The average high temperature in January is 31 degrees and the average high temperature in July is 81 degrees.  Average annual precipitation is 39 inches.  Local elevation is 1,000 feet above sea level.  The ranch averages around 190 frost-free days yearly.

Taxes: 

Property taxes for 2015 were $13,608.40.

Mineral Rights: 

The mineral rights are intact but are not included in the sale.

Additional Information: 

Elevation on the ranch ranges from 785 feet to 982 feet. 

Broker Comments: 

The Caney River Ranch is a diverse and productive agricultural property that is also beautiful because of its unique topographical features.  With steep rock-lined canyon walls along the creeks and the two miles of the rock-bottomed Caney River, it’s hard to believe that you are in Kansas.  With generous food and water sources, and the remoteness inherent to this area, the wildlife populations on this ranch are second to none.  The ranch is within the Flint Hills that are covered with the prolific tall grasses where cattle grazing is so well known.  The soils that make up the river bottom cropland historically produce bumper crops.  It currently is enrolled in the Walk-In Hunting Access program implemented by the Kansas Department of Wildlife.  This program can be canceled if so desired, but it does provide a very generous income stream to go along with the grazing and farming rental income.  This ranch has stunning physical features along with a very appealing agricultural income stream.

Sources/Footnotes: 

Hall and Hall Partners, LLP and their representatives are engaged herein as Transaction Broker.
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The Facts: 
  • 4,700± total deeded acres that are all contiguous
  • Located in the Flint Hills ecosystem in southeastern Kansas
  • Excellent tall grass species with productive soils underlaid with limestone and sandstone formations
  • Excellent year-round cow/calf ranch with good winter cover and hay land to provide for winter feed
  • Four live creeks running through large canyons that traverse through the ranch
  • Two miles of the Caney River, a rock-bottom river that provides for renowned catfish and flathead fishing
  • Rich river bottom cropland capable of providing outstanding crop yields
  • Trophy whitetail deer and wild turkey hunting
Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources.Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

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Disclaimer: 

Seller's Agent:

The Seller's Agent represents the Seller only, so the buyer may be either unrepresented or represented by another agent. 

  1. The seller's agent is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Promoting the interests of the seller with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity;
    2. Protecting the seller's confidences, unless disclosure is required; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the seller to obtain expert advice; 
    5. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    6. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts about the buyer that the agent knows; and 
    7. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts actually known by the agent, including the following: 
      1. Environmental hazards affecting the property that are required to be disclosed; 
      2. The physical condition of the property; 
      3. Any material defects in the property or in the title to the property; and 
      4. Any material limitation on the seller's ability to complete the contract. 
  1. The Seller's Agent has no duty to perform the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent inspection of the property for the benefit of the buyer; or 
    2. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of any statement by the seller or any qualified third party. 

Buyer's Agent: 

The Buyer's Agent represents the buyer only, so the seller may be either unrepresented or represented by another agent. 

  1. The Buyer's Agent is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Promoting the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty, and fidelity;
    2. Protecting the buyer's confidences, unless disclosure is required; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the buyer to obtain expert advice; 
    5. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    6. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts that the agent knows; and 
    7. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts actually known by the agent, including all material facts concerning the buyer's financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction. 
  2. The Buyer's Agent has no duty to perform the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent investigation of the buyer's financial condition for the benefit of the seller; or 
    2. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of statements made by the buyer or any qualified third party. 

Transaction Broker:

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  1. The transaction broker is responsible for performing the following duties: 
    1. Protecting the confidences of both parties, including the following information: The fact that a buyer is willing to pay more; 
      1. The fact that a seller is willing to accept less; 
      2. The factors that are motivating any party; 
      3. The fact that a party will agree to different financing terms; and 
      4. Any information or personal confidences about a party that might place the other party at an advantage; 
    2. Exercising reasonable skill and care; 
    3. Presenting all offers in a timely manner; 
    4. Advising the parties regarding the transaction; 
    5. Suggesting that the parties obtain expert advice; 
    6. Accounting for all money and property received; 
    7. Keeping the parties fully informed; 
    8. Assisting the parties in closing the transaction; 
    9. Disclosing to the buyer all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction broker, including the following: 
      1. Environmental hazards affecting the property that are required to be disclosed; 
      2. The physical condition of the property; 
      3. Any material defects in the property or in the title to the property; and 
      4. Any material limitation on the seller's ability to complete the contract; and 
    10. Disclosing to the seller all adverse material facts actually known by the transaction broker, including all material facts concerning the buyer's financial ability to perform the terms of the transaction. 
  2. The transaction broker has no duty to perform any of the following: 
    1. Conduct an independent inspection of the property for the benefit of any party;
    2. Conduct an independent investigation of the buyer's financial condition; or
    3. Independently verify the accuracy or completeness of statements by the seller, buyer, or any qualified third party. 

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NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.