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V & L CRP Income Ranch

Crawford, Nebraska | County: Dawes | 808 Acres

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Situated in the northwest corner of Nebraska, 808 +/- acres comprised of cultivated dryland enrolled in CRP, high nutrient native grass pasture, Ponderosa Pine, rolling hills and deep canyons that provide excellent habitat for mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, turkey and other native wildlife. Historic improvements include a 1,764 square foot home, a storage Quonset, grain bin and corrals. V & L CRP offers current income along with potential for additional rental income as well as exceptional hunting for birds and big game for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

The V & L CRP Ranch is an outstanding piece of real estate that offers cash flow from hunting, agricultural operations and other services if offered.
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The V & L CRP Income Ranch is the eastern section of V & L Ranch, offered in its entirety or in separate offerings. See acreage, map and pricing below.


Located in Dawes County, Nebraska, 10 miles south of Crawford, Nebraska and two miles west of Highway 71 on West Belmont Road on all weather gravel county roads. Chadron, the county seat of Dawes County, is approximately forty miles to the east. Scottsbluff is 65 miles to the south and the Black Hills are about 85 miles north. The ranch is an easy drive and just a few hours from Denver.


Crawford calls itself the "the Garden beyond the Sandhills" and is known as the big game capital of Nebraska. From the South Dakota border on the north to the Niobrara River on the south, the Wyoming state line on the west and the sandhills on the east, Sioux and Dawes Counties are filled with scenic splendor, wide open skies, beautiful sunsets, starlit nights, history, geology and wildlife. The pine-covered hills of the Nebraska National Forest and the Pine Ridge are full of trails for hiking and horseback riding. The Pine Ridge area is renowned for its deer and Merriams turkey hunting. In addition, the elk population is increasing dramatically.

The last remount depot of the US Army, Fort Robinson, is just west of Crawford and approximately 15 miles from the ranch on US Highway 20. Its historical significance during the Indian Wars, World War I and II are revealed in the displays at the Fort Robinson Museum complex. Fort Robinson State Park offers nearly 22,000 acres of wide open and wild country blending history and natural beauty with abundant recreation opportunities for the whole family. Additionally, Fort Robinson offers the Post Playhouse Theater, trail rides, fishing, museums, cabins, camping (both rustic and improved) and hosts events such as weddings and reunions as well as numerous horse related events and shows.

Other area activities include PRCA Old Timers, high school and college rodeos, the Pine Ridge Motorcycle Enduro, rock and gun shows, the annual "Ride the Ridge" trail ride, Fur Trade Days, county fairs, farmers markets, art shows, water skiing, boating on Box Butte Reservoir and Whitney Lake, and golfing at two exceptional golf courses.


The V & L CRP Income Ranch consists of 808 +/- acres with the following breakdown:
CRP: 491 +/- acres
Pine: 145 +/- acres
Grass: 172 +/- acres

The Cropland is enrolled in the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The grasslands and Ponderosa Pine forests are in excellent condition and provide for livestock grazing and excellent habitat for deer, elk, turkey and other wild game.

The terms of the CRP rental are as follows:

Annual payments of $17,802 each October.
Final payment October 2027.
Parcel 1: 223 acres at $39.65 per acre.
Parcel 2: 261 acres at $34.33 per acre.
This is the second consecutive CRP program.

Deer, elk, turkey and other wild birds are abundant on this property due to the CRP programs, limited human access and good grass/water availability.

The ranch offers excellent income from the CRP payments with potential rental income from the house and buildings as well as the hunting and grazing lands.


Functional improvements that support all the uses for which the ranch is intended, including a year round livestock operation and a full scale hunting property. A list of the improvements is as follows:
• Main House
• Quonset Shop
• Grain bin
• Water and mineral rights available


The ranch provides excellent income from the CRP and the owner has opportunities for wild mule deer, whitetail deer, elk and bird hunting. Multiple opportunities may exist for those seeking a ranch with annual income and recreation in this beautiful habitat in Northwest Nebraska.

The property is within a few miles of the White River, Niobrara River, Box Butte Reservoir and Whitney Lake, all of which provide opportunity for fishing, boating and camping. Fort Robinson and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument offer opportunities of historic and geological interest. Crawford offers a western flavor for its visitors to remember the splendor of this little known recreation area. Nightly theatrical and dining entertainment are offered at historic Fort Robinson. Hunters and wildlife photographers will find numerous opportunities on the public and private lands offered for access which abound with mule deer, whitetail deer, Merriam turkey, Sharp-tail grouse, antelope, bighorn sheep, elk, pheasant, fox, coyote, bobcats, eagles and a rare mountain lion sighting.

In addition to its natural wildlife, the "Pine Ridge" area is fast becoming known for its variety of horse and horseman events ranging from world-class cutting and rodeos to trail rides and breed shows.


The V & L CRP Ranch is an outstanding piece of real estate that offers cash flow from hunting, agricultural operations and other services if offered.


V & L Ranch, 1,800 +/- Acres - $1,375,000
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V & L CRP Income East Ranch, 808 +/- Acres - $668,000