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311 Acre Agricultural Property with 165 Acres in Hay and Excellent Hunting - Fort St. John
311 Acre Agricultural Property with 165 Acres in Hay and Excellent Hunting - Fort St. John
Affordable 311 acres near Fort St. John with 165 acres in hay production producing 425 tonnes in hay per annum. There is 107 acres in pasture, a large dugout and fencing/cross-fencing. The hunting is excellent with elk, mule deer and whitetail on the property.
  • Size: 311.44 acres
  • Price: REDUCED $310,000
  • Listing Agent: Chase Westersund - chase@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 778-927-6634
Description :

Beautiful and affordable half section of prime agricultural land. This property is located just southeast of Clearview Elementary School and is reachable from Fort St. John in 35-45 minutes. The property’s topography is flat with some minor undulations. It is perfectly situated for hay production. Presently, there is 165 acres in production yielding 500 round bales for approximately 425 tonnes of hay per year. The road access is excellent and you can easily transport tractors and equipment to and from the property. The hay fields are currently seeded with an alfalfa mixture.

There is an additional 107 acres in pasture, which is currently leased out for cattle grazing. The pasture could easily be converted into additional hay lands. There is a large dugout on the property serving as a key water source for livestock. The fencing is in good shape and intersects the property at various intervals to permit for rotational grazing. There is perimeter fencing on the property.

On the southern quarter of the property there is a 23-acre timber belt consisting of poplar and aspen. This provides excellent thermal cover for livestock during the winter months should you wish to pasture stock on the southern quarter. This timber also serves, as an important travel corridor and thermal cover for the elk and deer herds, which frequent the property.

The property is accessible by a well-maintained gravel road and is only a short distance off the main highway. Ultimately, this property is a perfect combination of recreational hunting opportunity and agricultural output. Its versatility permits a new owner to utilize the property in whatever capacity they choose. If the new owner would like to simply use the property as a source of recreation, then there is ample demand for the agricultural component of the land to be leased out to maintain its hay fields and generate passive income.

With the low annual property tax on the property, under farm status taxation, this property is very affordable to carry and could pay for itself based on income generated from agricultural output. This is a very affordable option to own an excellent hunting estate.

Location : This property is located in between Goodlow and Fort St. John BC. It is located south of the Cecil Lake Road.
Access : From Fort St John, head north on Rose Prairie Road until the junction with Cecil Lake Road. Turn right (east) on Cecil Lake Road and remain on this road, heading east, until you reach Township Road 223 immediately past Clearview Elementary School. Head south on 223 Road until you reach the intersection with Township Road 244. Turn left (east) on 244 Road and proceed for approximately two miles at which point the property’s main access point will be on your left (north).
Investment Features :
  • 165-acre hay field yielding 425 tonnes of hay per annum
  • 107 acres in pasture
  • Fencing and cross-fencing
Services :
  • Dugout on the property
  • Electricity and natural gas at lot line
Recreation :

The property’s main source of recreation is its hunting opportunity. The property is located in Management Unit 7-33, which offers general tags for elk, moose, whitetail, mule deer and black bear. The most common species on the property consist of mule deer, whitetail and elk. There is a large roaming herd of elk in the area that offers excellent sport for the most discerning sportsman.

There is also ample opportunity on the property to enjoy hiking, horseback riding, off-roading and a myriad of other activities that a large rural property affords.

Vegetation : The surrounding vegetation consists predominantly of aspen and poplar trees. Various species of coniferous trees may be found in some of the surrounding creek and river bottoms.
Area Data :

The Peace River region of British Columbia lays claim as the most robust and diverse economic region of the province outside of the Lower Mainland. The regional GDP has exceeded $6.6 billion over the last several years and employment opportunities abound. The region also possesses 40% of the cumulative provincial ALR lands. This statistic demonstrates the regional economic reliance on agriculture.

The region’s annual average temperature rests between -2.9 to 2 degrees Celsius and the region receives approximately 330-570 mm of annual precipitation. The area possesses rich, fertile soil and produces more wheat, barley and grass seed than any other region of the province.

The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in the Peace River Region with a population of 20,155. The oil and gas sector continues to be the primary economic driver of the municipality with over 15% of Fort St. John residents employed directly in the industry. Most regionally active oil/gas exploration, production and servicing companies have offices located in Fort St. John, which serve to boost other businesses particularly those in the service sector.

History :

Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometres north of Fort St. John, archaeologists have uncovered artifacts from a Paleo-Indian settlement that was active there more than 10,500 years ago.

It is also interesting to note that Fort St. John is the oldest non-native settlement in British Columbia. The town was first built in 1794 when it was called Rocky Mountain House. It was a staging point from which further incursions into Northern BC could take place. It was the Second World War which was responsible for expanding the infrastructure through the Fort St. John region with the construction of the Alaskan-Canada Highway.

In 1951 the region gained fame, as a major producer of oil and gas in British Columbia. In that year the "Fort St. John No. 1" well hit gas at a depth of 1,524 metres. A few months later, in January 1952, the first deep well hit gas at 4,418 metres. Drilled on the Bouffioux Farm, that well is still producing today. Transportation/infrastructure improved at a rapid rate after that. In 1952, the Hart Highway finally connected the region to the rest of British Columbia, and in 1958 the Pacific Great Eastern Railway arrived in Fort St. John. That ease of transportation has allowed the region's agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.

Zoning : A2
Legal :

Lot 1 Section 14 Township 84 Range 15 West of the 6th Meridian Peace River District Plan PGP45654

PID 024-812-188

Taxes : $122 (2018)
Map Reference : 56°16'58.14"N and 120°14'53.30"W
Listing # : 18244