Former Orvis Endorsed Hunting Ranch Hits Southwest Arkansas Real Estate Market

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Historic Hunting Property Co-Marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Presents New Opportunity to Own Luxurious Wingshooting Lodge in Arkansas.

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Legacy Ranch Lodge and Lake

Few opportunities to purchase a former Orvis endorsed wingshooting lodge come forth. In southwestern Arkansas, along the banks of the Red River, a 1,500-acre ranch rich in duck hunting history just came to the market, offering luxury amenities, first class wingshooting, Rocky Mountain elk, trophy White-tailed deer, and unbeatable fishing.

Watkins Ranch Group of Gerald Haire Realty just listed Legacy Ranch, one of the finest duck hunting properties in Southwest Arkansas for 4.6 million. Located south of Foreman, the property is bordered on the south and west by the Red River, a major flyway for migrating waterfowl, and a short drive from both Shreveport and Dallas. The property encompasses seasonally flooded green timber, sloughs, oxbow lakes, Choctaw Bayou and has a 6,000 square foot luxury lodge overlooking 160 acres of fishing and duck hunting paradise. The lodge comes completely furnished with handmade unique pieces.

A boat ramp, multiple dwellings, corrals, barns, shops and support buildings have been added to Legacy Ranch through the years. It has 1,500 acres of diverse hunting land including two miles of sandbars on the Red River, long-standing waterfowl roosting locations, oxbow lakes and sloughs that are planted in Millet and other food sources, and flooded green timber providing some of the finest duck hunting in Southwest Arkansas. Rocky Mountain elk and trophy Kansas strain White-tailed deer roam the property, and Legacy also has lots of crawfish and a couple of Alligators. Additionally, the ranch has 166 acres under irrigation pivot and grows a special high-end Jiggs Bermuda, affording a potential yearly gross income of $300K. The conveyance of oil, gas and mineral rights is also available for negotiation.

The property is one of the most notable and historic duck hunting ranches in Southwest Arkansas history. In 1997, Bob Ashley purchased the property to start a commercial hunting operation that would offer the finest duck hunting in the region and would later become an Orvis endorsed. “This roosting area has historically been used during the winter migration, and I wanted develop the best duck hunting habitat surrounding it without ever hunting the roost.” says Ashley. “I’ve sat on the back porch of the lodge during the afternoon and watched over 20,000 Mallards funnel into the bald cypress across the lake as they come down the river” states Ashley.

Legacy Ranch has a 6,000 square foot luxury hunting lodge, and former guests include senators, a former Governor, and a former CEO of the New York Stock Exchange. The lodge sits overlooking a 160- acre stocked to the brim fishing lake and was designed to watch the ducks dropping into the timber.

“Legacy Ranch represents the rare opportunity to own a serious duck hunting property with lots of rich history, and also hunt elk and deer,” says listing agent Asher Watkins. “Here you can have first class wingshooting, and then have breakfast watching the ducks or elk in your luxurious, formerly Orvis endorsed lodge, all while your land makes money for you”

Gerald Haire Realty has listed the property at $4,625,000. The listing is being co-marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Asher Watkins #214.663.1313.

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