Enriched with exceptional views, privacy, recreation & wildlife, this ranch is easily accessible. It provides a rare opportunity to possess a large & exceptionally private holding surrounded by 80,000 acres of private crown land. It’s within an hour of amenities & conveniences of town.
Woodjam Ranch was established in 1899. With the history of the gold rush in the area there is no lack of historical values. When you enter the ranch you will cross the world famous Horsefly River & see the diverse landscapes, Cariboo Mountains & pure untouched nature this ranch has to offer. The ranch is located in the meeting point of 2 valleys which gives it its very own micro-climate.
The ranch is situated on 10 km of river front, well-known for its world class fly fishing. Full of trout, and also a main spawning river for sockeye salmon, making their way from the Pacific Ocean. The ranch is close to both Horsefly & Quesnel Lake along with numerous other lakes & waterfalls.
This property is a hunters delight filled with all sorts of wildlife. Ranging from big game to water fowl and everything in between. They all exist in the many abundant ecosystems this ranch has to offer.
The ranch currently is capable of running 525 cows year round, self-sufficiently over 2122 developed, deeded acres & 80,000 acres of grazing licensed lands in one block. 1300 tones of hay are pulled from the meadows in an annual basis at a very low cost as there is no fertilizer or irrigation needed. This is due to the fertile and moist nature of the soil. 2/3 of the hay production is kept dry in two new hay sheds.
There are 2 immaculate homes with gorgeous views through every window, a large heated shop, a 50×80 barn with high-end cattle handling facilities, stalls & an insulated vet room. There are well built corrals, a round pen & an outdoor riding arena.
The owners have clearly taken advantage of almost every acre of this property to get the right balance of open meadows for grazing, haying, cropping and wildlife. This includes utilizing numerous year round natural flowing streams to build off stream watering stations for the cattle and wildlife. This has been done to conserve the riparian areas to nature’s benefit!
Whether you are an avid outdoorsman, rancher, or just love nature this property is one of BC’s finest.
Listing Courtesy of Hank Van Hierden – Fair Realty