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Removed from the unrelenting fast pace of urban life are the rolling hills of northeast Montana’s Sand Creek Bird Sanctuary. This property features lakes, creeks, spring-fed marshes, rolling grassy hills, productive cropland, and extraordinary habitat for pheasants, sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge, waterfowl, and both whitetail and mule deer. Sand Creek Bird Sanctuary consists of approximately 2,560 acres located 14 miles east of Froid, Montana, and approximately 40 miles west of Williston, North Dakota, with convenient access from all directions. The property’s wildlife prospers due to good nesting and winter cover with food sources located in close proximity to habitat areas.
Sand Creek Bird Sanctuary contains approximately 1,000 acres of cropland that produce wheat, lentils, canola, and other pulse crops. Although approximately 450 additional acres could be tilled, the owners have chosen to devote most of those acres to wildlife habitat. Approximately 250 acres are under a second ten-year Conservation Reserve Program contract. Those CRP acres feature mature native grasses and forbs for abundant game bird habitat.
Sand Creek Bird Sanctuary’s water resources add both to its beauty and capacity to support large quantities of varied game birds, waterfowl, and deer. One reservoir at full capacity covers approximately 160 surface acres and another reservoir covers approximately 40 surface acres. There also are numerous creeks, spring-fed marshes, and sloughs covered with cattails that offer excellent game bird habitat areas.
In addition to the natural and carefully nurtured habitat amenities, a 1,600 square foot manufactured home with an attached three-car garage is available to purchase as a fully furnished hunting headquarters.
For approximately fifteen years the current owners have diligently worked to establish productive game bird and wildlife habitat and have created a unique property that combines both a cornucopia of wildlife and agricultural income.