MOTIVATED SELLER dropped asking price by $3,000 on adjoining acreages in prime deer/elk country in time for the nearly 3-month archery/rifle big game seasons. Aggregated Lots 398-399 of 20.2 acres w/well in SE quadrant where access is year ‘round has great building site in the trees, & has alternate building site 600 vertical feet higher at NW corner w/breathtaking views, cool summer breezes, bountiful wildlife & 4x4-ATV access. Reportedly 750 head of elk reside in the area. Seller wants cash, so buyer should have some assets to use as collateral for a bank loan to pay seller with cash. Electricity is via solar, wind, propane, generator or a combo; a south-facing bare slope exists above the well for addition of a solar collector for maximum energy collection. Grey water could be via rainwater collection system from a roof. Water well on northwest side of Pole Gulch Road produces 5 gpm, static 76’, total depth 225’. Listing Broker is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor who recovered & flagged all 4 corner monuments with orange/blue ribbon & observed/recorded hand-held GPS coordinates shown in pictures; also, where the south boundary crosses Pole Gulch Road orange/blue ribbon was set on both sides of road. Property owners association disbanded about 2012 so covenants are no longer enforced. As of June 2023 access to upper northwest corner via Skyline Road is marginally passible in a 4x4 due to very deep, washed out ruts so alternate route of Pole Gulch Rd, to Spring Valley Rd, to Skyline Rd, to Lightning Ridge Trl is recommended. To generally navigate there, Buyer/Realtor may buy a 3’x4’ black & white map of Ponderosa Pines for about $8 at Selby’s Bozeman, UPS Store Belgrade, or Main St Office Three Forks if reminded that they were given a digital file of it by listing Broker/Surveyor-Mapper. Conifer timber cover has been burnt by a wildfire covering about two-thirds of the 20 acres, State forester estimates 10 years for regeneration; however, a densely treed draw in the southeast portion of property above the well would be a great building site for a cabin in the trees. PUBLIC LANDS lie 1.5 mi NE and SW; PUBLIC RIVER LANDS are 6 mi drive where entire river can be fished legally, or where one may watch migratory waterfowl or upland game birds being chased by eagles. Distance to I-90 is 20 min, to international airport 45 min. Google Earth the well in SE sector @ 46.02811,-111.31770, or NW corner spectacular-views cabin build sites at 46.03111,-111.32027
Listing Agent: Tony Novotny, P.L.S.
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