Clay Owens


Clay Owens grew up on his family’s cattle ranch in Colorado, where he learned the value of hard work and how to be a good steward of the land. Clay spent the last 25 years as a big game hunting guide and outfitter. Clay has taken hundreds of guests in pursuit of multiple big game species. Having successfully managed some of the top elk and mule deer hunting operations in the state of Colorado, Clay has gained knowledge that gives him a big advantage when helping with recreational ranch properties. Clay has an appreciation of the outdoors and everything it has to offer. Clay is a family guy that loves to be with his wife and kids in the outdoors hunting, fishing and hiking or just sitting around a good fire and enjoying each other’s company. Clay is a licensed realtor in Nebraska and is committed to serving his clients.
$1,595,000  •  948 acres
This is a highly productive 945 +/- acre ranch, located just 6 miles south of Crawford, Nebraska in the famed pine ridge region. Here is a fantastic ranch opportunity for cattle and hay production as well as top shelf hunting. Descending into the ranch you are greeted by two large hay meadows and a charming homestead. The 3-bedroom home is comfortable with plenty of space and a few nice upgrades. The ranch has very well-designed cattle working facilities, a large open barn, Quonset for equipment storage and several other outbuildings as well as a 15,000-bushel grain bin. As you move further into the interior of the ranch you will find the keystone of the property nestled in a secluded canyon. World class elk call the ranch home, and the current owner has taken a bull elk on the property that scores an astounding 443" Boone and Crockett. The opportunity to lease out the pasture and hay production makes this a highly desirable ranch for the recreational buyer looking for an income producing playground. LivestockCurrently the ranch runs 130 cow calf pairs year-round or 225-250 yearling cattle for 5-6 months. Hay production has averaged 300 +/- tons annually with careful management of the land. Smith Road Ranch is a well-watered property that boasts 6 tire tanks that are supplied by a combination of windmills and pipeline water, this allows cattle to disperse and utilize feed in a more efficient manner. Additionally, there is the live water on both sides of the ranch. Cherry Creek runs a little over 3/4 of a mile on the west and Bozle creek runs a quarter of a mile on the east side of the ranch. The ranch has good fencing around the perimeter as well as the interior fencing that is a combination of 4 wire barbed wire with wood and metal posts. The ranch is split into six pastures to allow for good rotation and pasture utilization. HuntingThe ranch is home to a good number of mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, and very high-quality elk. Located in the Hat Creek Unit, the ranch qualifies for landowner elk tags. There are also landowner tags for deer as well as OTC tags are available as well. The terrain on the ranch consists of rolling grass hills and hardwood creek bottoms with dramatic ponderosa pine ridges running through property. The combination of excellent cover, high-quality feed and plenty of water sources keeps the wildlife on the ranch and plentiful. History and AttractionsFort Robinson State Park which can be seen from just about anywhere on the ranch is one of the most visited destinations for families in the country and avid history buffs. The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument sits just a short drive south of the ranch and is an incredible destination to see dinosaur fossils, Native American history, and artifacts as well as many other western items. The Hudson-Meng Research and Educational Center offers the opportunity to see a massive bison burial site with the remains of over 600 bison preserved in the mass grave. Toadstool Park is also just a stone's throw from the ranch. It has many fascinating geologic formations and unusual rock formations. Other attractions include the Old West Trail Days PRCA Rodeo over the 4th of July, Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest as well as many other events.The area also has excellent fishing in Box Butte Reservoir, Lake Whitney and the White River. Access to thousands of acres of public land is also available in the Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area, Soldier Creek Wilderness Area and the Oglala National Grasslands.Call today for your own private showing.
$465,000  •  37 acres
Little Creek 37Located at the confluence of Little Creek and East Ash Creek this beautiful home sits on 37 acres of exceptional pasture and hardwood bottom ground. The property has 2 homes, a large 3 car garage and two creeks that flow year-round. The main home is a beautiful custom 2-bedroom (1 non-conforming), 2 bathroom, and features a large wrap around deck, custom hickory flooring and open floor plan. Other features include a wood burning stove, an enclosed sun porch and sitting area as well as a steam shower. The home has the convenience of both propane forced air heat and air-conditioning. There is also a 12'x24' saltwater pool with composit walkway on three sides. The second home is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow with a kitchenette and open floorplan that is perfect for guests or possible rental income. Both dwellings are charming and very well done. Additionally there is an underground storage container located on the property. The property is home to an abundance of wildlife including mule deer and whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, and Merriam's turkey as well as a multitude of small game like coyotes, bobcats, and raccoons. The property is also host to all kinds of songbirds that fill the air with their tunes. There are currently approximately 20 cattle that graze the property for a short window of 45-60 days and provide income for pasture rent. The property is separated into two pastures currently and can be grazed rotationally with a hand full of cattle, small goat herd or for a couple of horses. The pine ridge is well known for its beautiful views and exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities. Thousands of acres of public land are available to hunt, hike, and horseback on. There are many local attractions near the ranch as well including Fort Robinson State Park, Oglala National Grass Lands, Agate Fossil Beds National Park, Toadstool National Park and the Hudson Meng Bison Burial Center. Call today for your private showing.
$279,500  •  3 acres
Willow Street Commercial building is a fantastic location just off the "Miracle Mile" in Imperial Nebraska. This 3750 sq. ft. building sits on 3 acres with access from both Willow Street as well as East 9th Street. This is a turn key facility with plenty of space for trucks and equipment or boats, RV and ATV's. It plenty of open space and features a floor drain, heated floor, 220 power, quality insulation. Set in one corner there is also a restroom and utility room. The large door is 14' x 20' and it has 18' side walls to give plenty of room for large equipment. The access road and the parking area have good gravel and the additional lot space is wide open with established native grass. Call today for your private showing.
$216,000  •  163 acres
The White Clay Creek tract offers the outdoor minded individual the oportunity for plenty of privacy on a very diverse piece of land. Located southeast of Crawford, Nebraska the property features 160 +/- acres of Ponderosa Pine mixed with meadows and a two large canyons that span the lenght of the parcel. White Clay Creek runs in one of the two channels with intermittent springs surfacing in the secondary channel. There is an abuandace of wildlife that calls the property home including elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, mountain lion, coyotes and bobcats as well as many small critters. There is also 250 acres of national forest property adjoining the property on the north side giving addtition opportunity.The area is rich in history and has many attractions such as Fort Robinson State Park, Soldier Creek Wilderness Area, Old West Trail Days Rodeo and Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest, Mari Sandoz Wacipi Pow Wow and the Fur Trade Days Rendezvous. Lake Whitney and Box Butte Reservoir are also close by offering fishing and water sports. *Call today for your private showing.
$875,000  •  520 acres
The Sand Creek Ranch is very remote and consists of 520 +/- acres of grass and timberland surrounded by U.S Forest Service/Government lands on all four sides. The property includes a charming 3-bedroom 1 bath ranch house with sunroom and original wood floors. A "classic red barn with white trim" is a prominent feature of the ranch, complete with stalls, hay storage, and good working pens. There is a recently constructed 30'x40' shop with concrete floors as well as another 25'x75' equipment storage shed. An additional storage building and single car detached garage offer plenty of room for storage of other items and toys. Sand creek runs along the north side of the home site with year-round flows for most of the distance of the property. For the sportsman and wildlife enthusiast there are opportunities to see elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, coyotes, bobcat, mountain lion and the occasional bighorn sheep. The property is located within the Hat Creek Elk unit. For the grazer...... the current owner has run approximately 100 yearlings for 120-160 days. There are three livestock tanks as well as Sank Creek running on the property to provide ample access to water. Good perimeter and interior fencing will add to the ease of livestock containment. The views of the badlands from the higher elevations on the west side of the ranch are breathtaking. Another awesome feature is this location is rich in history with native American culture and it sits within a stone's throw of the of the Hudson-Meng Bison Bone Bed. Toadstool Geologic Park, Fort Robinson State Park and the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument are all within a short drive of this beautiful ranch. Crawford also offers a fantastic assortment of events such as the Old West Trail Days PRCA Rodeo, Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest, White River Wacipi Powwow , Sioux County Fair in Harrison and many others. Call today for your private showing.
$495,000  •  10.37 acres
Ogallala Equestrian AcresA well-positioned and fantastic equestrian property located just out of the city limits of Ogallala Nebraska. This beautiful property has a lot to offer for the equestrian buyer. Starting with 3-bedroom 3 bath home, it features a galley style kitchen, large open dining area and living room with a gas fireplace. There are many nice features including a large office with plenty of workspace. The home also features an attached apartment that has a well-designed kitchenette and private bathroom. There are two attached garages on each end of the home as well giving plenty of space for automobiles or ATV's and other toys. The large nicely maintained lawn comes with underground sprinklers and mature landscaping. Outside you will find a 6 large horse paddocks with two loafing sheds. A large 120'X21' roping arena with good pipe panels and roping chute. The 30'X80' shop has a concrete floor and large door for equipment and boat or RV storage as well. The hay barn is conveniently located between the paddocks and the arena and gives ample space for hay and feed storage. Ogallala is home to the Ogallala Roundup Rodeo and the famed Buffalo Bill Rodeo is just down the road in North Platte, Nebraska. The area is home to many great PRCA and NSRA rodeos. The area is a well-known tourist destination and just a short 10-minute drive from Lake McConaughey and Lake Ogallala both of which offer excellent fishing and lake activities. Also, the waterfowl, deer, and turkey hunting along both the North Platte and South Platte River drainages is fantastic. Call today for your private showing. *Seller is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Nebraska.
$2,995,000  •  1,188 acres
A Lazy A RanchThe 1188 acre A Lazy A Ranch, sits just 6 miles south of Crawford in the beautiful pine ridge country of northwest Nebraska. Descending into the ranch you are greeted by two large hay meadows and a charming homestead utilized as the caretaker's quarters. At the center of the headquarters you find the well-designed cattle working facilities, large open barn, and Quonset for equipment storage. As you move further into the interior of the ranch you will find the keystone of the property nestled in a secluded canyon. The meticulously crafted, custom-built log home offers 2416 square feet on the main floor and 1050 square foot in the basement. The 3-bedroom, 3 bath home includes many custom finishes including hickory plank flooring, large open kitchen and living area with and a fantastic stone fireplace framed with historic barn beams. The main floor has a large master suite with two private decks. Downstairs is a large family room, bar and two non-conforming bedrooms. The horse barn also boasts many custom touches, including 5 large stalls, and a custom-built bar and tack room. The A Lazy A offers the sportsman and the grazer a turnkey opportunity for cattle and hay production as well as top shelf hunting. World class elk call the ranch home, and the current owner has taken a bull elk on the property that scores an astounding 443" Boone and Crockett. HuntingThe ranch is home to a good number of mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, and very high-quality elk. Located in the Hat Creek Unit, the ranch qualifies for resident limited landowner elk tags. Landowner tags are also available for deer, however OTC deer tags are unlimited in this unit. The terrain on the ranch consists of rolling grass hills and hardwood creek bottoms with dramatic ponderosa pine ridges running through property. The combination of excellent cover, high-quality feed and plenty of water sources keeps the wildlife on the ranch and plentiful. LivestockCurrently the ranch runs 150 cow calf pairs year-round as well as 250 stocker cattle for approximately 150 days. Hay production has averaged 300 tons annually and varies with grazing strategies. The ranch currently holdes a Forrest service grazing lease on the adjacent 640 acres on the southwest border of the property. The good mix of warm and cool season grasses give the grazer the opportunity to utilize the multiple pastures throughout the year with proper rotation. WaterA Lazy A is a well-watered property that boasts 11 tire tanks on a pipeline utilizing solar, submersable and windmill . Another bonus is the live water on the A Lazy A. Cherry Creek runs a little over a mile on the west and Bozle creek runs a quarter of a mile on the east side of the ranch. The opportunity to lease the pasture and hay production also makes for an opportunity for the new owners to produce income from the ranch. History and AttractionsFort Robinson State Park which can be seen from just about anywhere on the ranch is one of the most visited destinations for families in the country and avid history buffs. The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument sits just a short drive south of the ranch and is an incredible destination to see dinosaur fossils, Native American history, and artifacts as well as many other western items. The Hudson-Meng Research and Educational Center offers the opportunity to see a massive bison burial site with the remains of over 600 bison preserved in the mass grave. Toadstool Park is also just a stone's throw from the ranch. It has many fascinating geologic formations and unusual rock formations. Other attractions include the Old West Trail Days PRCA Rodeo over the 4th of July, Peabody Hale Fiddle Contest as well as many other events.The area also has excellent fishing in Box Butte Reservoir, Lake Whitney and the White River. Access to thousands of acres of public land is also available in the Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area, Soldier Creek Wilderness Area and the Oglala National Grasslands.Call today for your own private showing.
$2,720,000  •  1,773 acres
Here is an awesome multipurpose property totaling 1773 +/- acres on Bobtail Creek south of Palisade, Nebraska in Hitchcock County. The ranch boasts over 1200 acres of pastureland that supports a mixed-grass prairie community. Upland vegetation includes Little Bluestem, Sideoats Grama, Blue Grama, Western Wheatgrass and many other warm and cool season grasses. The main draw on the west side of the property boasts approximately 1.6 miles of Bobtail Creek that flows year-round. Several large pools have formed along the creek providing excellent water holes for wildlife, some of which hold Bluegill and small bait fish. Along Bobtail creek there are large stands of Cottonwood and Cedar trees with the smattering of other hardwoods throughout the bottoms. The many feeder draws that join Bobtail Creek offer plenty of cover and hiding places for the wildlife that call this place home. RecreationThe hunting on the Bobtail Creek Ranch has historically been very good with large herds of Mule deer and the occasional Whitetail deer. The average bucks taken have been 130"-160" with larger deer taken periodically. There are also large groups of Merriam's and Rio Grand Turkeys that frequent the area. As you head up out of the creek there are pockets of excellent pheasant and quail habitat. Along the edges of the dryland farm ground and the many mature tree rows, the birds will utilize the cover to nest and hide providing very good opportunity for multiple limits of bird. This very diverse property offers so much opportunity for the outdoorsman to make this a multi season hunters paradise with potential for agricultural income. Or vice-versa, it is a well-rounded cattle ranch that will allow a producer to raise livestock and crops with the opportunity for some nice income potential via hunting lease or outfitting. AgricultureThe current owner has had a very stringent grazing plan and has run approximately 120 cows annually. Historically there has been plenty of hold over feed and carrying capacity could be increased to around 150 cows. Currently the dryland farm operations are being utilized for hay production with approximately 120 acres in Alfalfa/grass mix and the remaining 450 is in cane. Approximately 4 tons/ acre of cane hay have been produced annually. ImprovementsThe home is an older 4-bedroom 2 bath ranch style with lots of character. Two large livestock barns with working pens and two large lots for feeder cattle are located on site as well. There are two grain bins and multiple outbuildings for storage additionally a 30' x 30" shed for equipment storage is on site as well. The area usually sees on average 240 days of sun and rainfall is around 21 inches annually.
$2,325,000  •  1,789 acres
Here is a fantastic offering of nearly 1800 acres located in the beautiful Pine Ridge region of Northwest Nebraska. The Soldier Creek Ranch is home to an abundance of wildlife including elk, mule deer, whitetail deer and Merriam's turkey as well as mountain lion, bobcat, coyotes and the occasional black bear. A good mix of native grasses and multiple water sources help maintain healthy populations of wildlife. Additionally, there is opportunity for income from grazing and timber production. The ranch is currently running 110 pairs for approximately 120-150 days starting May 1st. All perimeter fencing is in good repair, mostly 4 wire with wood posts. Offering everything that a sportsman would want from a recreational property, wildlife, water and breathtaking views of the Soldier Creek Wilderness, Fort Robinson State Park and the Oglala National Grasslands. Sitting smack in the middle of the Hat Creek Elk Unit, this property meets the requirement for a resident or non-resident landowner to apply for one bull elk tag (subject to draw). The entire distance of the properties south border is Fort Robinson State Park and Military Reserve/Soldier Creek Wilderness Area. There are many other attractions for the outdoor enthusiast in the area including Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Research and Visitor Center, Toadstool Geologic Park and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. The property also sits close to excellent fishing locations on the White River, Soldier Creek, Carter P. Johnson Lake and Lake Whitney. There is an ATV trail that runs throughout the property and provides easy access to most of the higher points on the ranch. Call today for your private tour.
$525,000  •  9.34 acres
Brand new approx. 7200 sq ft commercial building on 9.34 acres. Located in Cornerstone Development with high volume traffic on Nebraska Hwy 61 frontage. Featuring 12,900 sq ft of concrete pads on three sides of building and crushed asphalt road base covers 6 plus acres on this site. This building is definately set up for industrial business with 440 power and high volume water lines, finish to suit. 36ft x 16ft hanger bay door and two 16ft x 16ft roll up doors.
$525,000  •  42.6 acres
When you turn in the drive you will immediately fall in love with this quaint country home. The 3-bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath, ranch style home is updated with newer appliances, flooring and lighting as well as many custom touches that make it a perfect forever home or vacation getaway. The covered porch welcomes you to sit and enjoy the view and summer breeze. Listen to the Swans that frequent the area during the late fall and see large flocks of Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks as they migrate to warmer locations. Featuring 42 +/- acres on the North Platte River, Keystone River Ranch is located less than 10 minutes from Nebraska's most visited tourist destination. Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala are host to some of the best fishing and waterfowl hunting in western Nebraska. The area is a boom of summer recreation with beautiful sandy beaches, boating, jet skiing, canoeing, camping and many other activities. A 40x40 heated shop has ample room for storage of vehicles, boat, water toys and hunting gear. There is also a large workspace for the person that likes to tinker in their spare time. Hunting and Fishing on Keystone River Ranch: There are often whitetail deer, large flocks of Canada Geese and plenty of ducks that call the property home. There are some good locations to place blinds for the hunter looking to establish a long-term waterfowl program. The trout fishing is very good as high numbers of fish escape downstream from Lake Ogallala gather in holes along this stretch of river. The state of Nebraska keeps water temps regulated by releasing cold water from the bottom of the lake to keep the fish thrivingGrazing: Historically the ranch has been home to approximately 20 yearlings for a period of 90 to 120 days in the summer. The pasture is a good mix of warm and cool season grasses and has a small catch pen and water tank.This is an opportunity to own a very nice property with a ton of charm. Call today for you private showing.
Hayden Outdoors

Clay Owens
681 E. 3rd St. #1
Imperial, NE 69033

Mobile: 308-882-8171