Through our partnership, Ducks Unlimited recognizes the value of using an accelerated method of marketing – in other words, an auction – to sell their property.
(PRWEB) September 01, 2011
Qualified buyers will have the opportunity to purchase 159 to 7,287.2 acres of prime Ducks Unlimited grassland on the border of Edmunds and McPherson counties northwest of Aberdeen, S.D. The acreage will be sold in four separate parcels or any combination the buyer wishes.
Ducks Unlimited has partnered with United Country – Advantage Land Company to conduct this multi-parcel auction event at the Best Western Ramkota Theater Room (1400 Eighth Ave. NW, Aberdeen, S.D.), on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. The event will be directed by United Country –Advantage Land personnel Chuck Hegerfeld, broker, Jackson Hegerfeld, auctioneer/broker associate, Megan Hegerfeld, broker associate and Laura Hegerfeld, broker associate.
This roughly 7,287.2-acre ranch features approximately 7,128.2 contiguous acres, making it one of the largest tracts of land in the eastern part of the state. It’s located in the Central Flyway zone in the heart of cattle and duck country in the Prairie Pothole Region. The four parcels measure as follows:
- Tract 1: 2,547.8+/- acres
- Tract 2: 1,835+/- acres
- Tract 3: 2,745.4+/- acres
- Tract 4: 159+/- acres
The turnkey ranch features four reserved building sites (one with electric), a free-flowing Artesian well, a rural water hookup, two water tanks, 22 Artesian well tanks, two rural water tanks, 32 dugouts, eight dams, 17 road access points, 80 gates, two working/roundup facilities with improvements, 144 acres of alfalfa/grass and a gravel pit.
The current owner, Wetlands America Trust (Ducks Unlimited), has made many improvements over the past 10 years, including:
- Installation of miles of four-strand barbed wire perimeter fencing and cross-fencing, dividing nearly each quarter section to optimize the grass root system with rotational grazing practices,
- Producing more cool- and warm-season grasses to optimize consumption and rate of gain,
- Installation or replacement of approximately 28 ten-foot-diameter tire rubber water tanks with metal bases, 23 water hydrants along existing Artesian waterline, six dams for livestock watering sites, new pressure regulator and fixtures on Artesian wellheads, and six and a half miles of two-inch plastic pipe below the frost line and more.
Duck production has increased over the course of the last ten years due, in part, to the improved grassland conditions attained through sound grazing management practices. The number of nesting ducks has increased nearly threefold from what they were during the first few years of Ducks Unlimited ownership. Monitored duck nests have also increased by over five percent during the same time period.
The property is split by a county highway and is protected by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grassland easement, granting the owner unlimited grazing rights and hay after July 15 annually.
“Through our partnership, Ducks Unlimited recognizes the value of using an accelerated method of marketing – in other words, an auction – to sell their property,” said Chuck Hegerfeld. “What does this mean for buyers? It means they have the opportunity to purchase part or all of a great South Dakota acreage at an affordable price. Today’s market conditions and the auction format allow sellers and buyers to come to a meeting of the minds quickly with a competitively achieved fair market value. In times like these, an auction is the best way to establish what real market value is.”
Detailed information about the property for sale, as well as the auction terms and conditions, can be found online at http://www.SDLandAuction.com or by calling United Country – Advantage Land Company at 605-692-2525.
Information about the Ducks Unlimited mission as well as donation and membership options can be found at http://www.Ducks.org.
About United Country
United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 600 offices across the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites (more than 3,000 separate sites with aggregate traffic of approximately 3 million visitors per month), multiple proprietary real estate catalogs with a cumulative distribution of 1.5 million readers, an extensive, current buyer database and national advertising of properties that reaches more than 90 million homes per week. United Country has recently been recognized by AllBusiness.com, The Land Report, Entrepreneur and The Wall Street Journal as one of the top U.S. real estate companies.