Alexander Trust: 788 Acres
This beautiful property encompasses 788+/- acres and is a wonderful representation of the Chautauqua Hills grasslands with some incredible recreational attributes as well. This parcel features two grass traps with an excellent division fence running north and south between them. The west trap is 310+/- acres and the east trap is 478+/- acres. Each trap has its own pond and there are multiple creeks running through the timbered portions with some being spring fed. The center of the property is heavily timbered and features huge canyon draws. This area provides excellent shelter from the wind for calving as well as tremendous deer and turkey habitat. Please check out some of our trailcam pics!
Location is an excellent attribute for this property for both the cattle operator and the hunter. For the cattleman, the location is just south of Hwy 54 and a short drive to the scales at Yates Center and livestock markets at Eureka and El Dorado. There’s good access from both the east and west sides through wide double-gate entrances. For the hunter, it’s approximately 3/4 of a mile from either road to the main part of the timber, so the likelihood of anyone bothering wildlife from the road is practically none. There are multiple locations to add food plots without taking away from the income producing pasture.
The pasture consists mostly of Native grass varieties with the majority in Big and Little Bluestem, Indian and Switch grasses. The pasture has had prescribed full and patch burns in consecutive years and just had a recent application of PastureGard with an excellent response evident. The boundary fences range from adequate to good and the division fence is very good.
One HUGE bonus this property offers for you outdoorsmen is one that doesn’t cost you a thing! Directly bordering this property to the south is the ultra-productive fishery of Yates Center Reservoir whose reputation is very well respected and widespread. This 205 acre lake supports good quality Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Hybrid Wipers, Channel Cat and Walleye, of which 300,000 more were just stocked in 2015.
There’s an excellent tenant in place who leases the pasture for the summer grazing season and he would like to continue the lease if possible. The cattle come off long before hunting season begins and the cattle and wildlife have been living here in harmony for decades. Give Terry Anderson a call at (620) 364-6826 to set up a tour.