$8,750,000   •   1,046 Acres
2 br / 1 ba /

Sheep Creek Farm and Hunt is 1046+/- acres located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. Situated along the banks of the North Platte River, this property features productive irrigated farm ground, recreational opportunities, and ample water. This rare offering encompasses agricultural, recreational, and incoming-producing opportunities and is quite possibly one of the highest-yielding combinations currently available in the Midwest. LandThe 11 adjoining parcels of land present a unique opportunity in the agricultural landscape, boasting rich loam soils, exceptional water rights, and top-of-the-line irrigation infrastructure. Nestled in a region renowned for its fertile grounds and agricultural prowess, these parcels offer a prime canvas for agricultural ventures, ensuring bountiful yields and sustainable farming practices for generations. Loam soils, sought after for their balanced sand, silt, and clay composition, offer an optimal foundation for cultivation in Scotts Bluff County. While loam soils are known for an excellent foundation and great moisture retention, you can also expect the drainage to be efficient with the amount of irrigation present at this property. With all of the great compounds found in this farm’s soils mixed with skillful farm management, high productivity across this acreage is very common for the owner-operator; corn yields commonly approach 300 bu/acre. Located just a few miles south of Morrill and 15 miles Northwest of Scottsbluff, this property offers convenient access to all nearby grain markets and amenities. ImprovementsThe primary home on the property is a Cleary built barndominium consisting of 2400 SqFt with 900 SqFt, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath living space, and a 1500 SqFt shop. The living space comprises a kitchenette with all necessary appliances, a living room, and 2 bedrooms, one equipped with bunk beds. The three-bay 1500 SqFt heated shop provides room to store vehicles, equipment, and clean game. The entryway to the building is covered and partially wraps around the living quarters. To complete this functional improvement, there are over 4000 Sq. Ft. of concrete driveway space and additional parking. Spend the evenings relaxing under the porch and looking out over the farm. RecreationSheep Creek Farm and Hunt is an exceptional property that seamlessly blends agricultural productivity with unparalleled recreational opportunities. There is incredible waterfowl hunting and plenty of year-round water for birds to use. With five in-ground pits, migrating birds such as ducks and geese can be hunted over the three 15-foot-deep ponds throughout the property. The ponds are stocked with fish, which provides even more recreational opportunities. During the winter months, when the ponds freeze over, which is rare, the 1.5 miles (+/-) of North Platte River becomes a magnet for all manner of waterfowl, and the warm water sloughs and abundant feed on the property bring waterfowl in by the thousands.  The diverse habitat and expansive acreage also make it a haven for upland birds, which are frequently spotted throughout the landscape. Deer are abundant, drawn to the property by its perfect combination of location, food, water, and cover. The wooded river bottom spans throughout the property, presenting excellent turkey hunting opportunities. The current owner has meticulously planted 1100 trees on the river, which only aids in the common presence of wildlife. During the warmer months, an angler would enjoy fishing for trout in Sheep Creek, which runs along the property boundary. The three ponds that are great for waterfowl hunting also are home to loads of mature rainbow trout. Whether you want to chase one species throughout the year or hunt during every season, Sheep Creek Farm and Hunt has no shortage of recreation.  Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesThe water rights are truly exceptional across Sheep Creek Farm and Hunt. With five irrigation wells (1 other irrigation well that is decommissioned) producing between 1650 and 2000 gallons per minute and 800 acres of differed water rights, there is no shortage of irrigation throughout the expansive property. A sizable portion of the acreage is irrigated by a Reinke 16 tower pivot that can run up to 2800 GPM, which is currently run at 2200 GPM. Parcel #10 has a new Reinke pivot with a sweep as well. Region & ClimateMorrill, Nebraska, is situated in the western part of the state, near the Wyoming border. It lies within the North Platte River Valley, surrounded by expansive plains and scenic landscapes. The region experiences a semi-arid climate characterized by hot summers and cold winters. Summers in Morrill are typically warm, with average temperatures ranging from the 80s to the low 90s, while winters are cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. Precipitation is relatively average throughout the year, with most rainfall occurring in the spring and early summer months. Scotts Bluff County receives an average of 17 inches of rain and 38 inches of snow per year. The area’s climate and geography make it well-suited for agriculture, with farming and ranching being significant economic activities in the region. HistoryMorrill, Nebraska, has a history rooted in the settlement of the American West during the late 19th century. The town was founded in 1886 and named after Charles H. Morrill, a former Nebraska senator. Originally established as a railroad town along the Union Pacific Railroad line, Morrill quickly became a region’s agricultural and commerce center. Agriculture has been the backbone of Morill’s economy throughout its history, with farming and ranching playing a significant role in shaping the community. The town’s fertile land and access to irrigation from the nearby North Platte River Valley have made it an ideal location for agricultural production. Over the years, Morrill has evolved into a tight-knit community, with residents proud of their town’s heritage and traditions. While the town has experienced changes and challenges over time, it remains a vibrant and resilient community with a strong pride in its history and identity. Horse Creek flows into the North Platte River, a big historical part of this property. Horse Creek is known for “The Horse Creek Treaty ”, an agreement between the U.S. government and various Native American tribes, particularly the Oglala Sioux, signed in 1851. This treaty established a reservation for the Oglala Sioux along Horse Creek in Nebraska, but Congress never fully ratified it. Over time, the terms of the treaty were largely ignored, leading to further conflicts and displacement of Native American tribes in the region. The Horse Creek Treaty left a historical footprint on Sheep Creek Farm and Hunt, once a home/base camp for the Oglala Sioux tribe. Throughout the time the current owner has owned the property, many artifacts have been discovered throughout the property. With the time the tribe spent on this property and in the area, there is an opportunity for continued findings of rare artifacts dating back to the mid-1800s.


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