Welcome to Moose Camp (640 Acres Surrounded by Crown Land) – Buick, BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: 640 acres of farmland with sections of timber, creek bottom, ridges, and bush. Property is home to moose, elk and deer. The land was previously sewn in oats and still has agricultural potential. The property is surrounded all all-sides by thousands of acres of huntable crown land. There is a rustic hunting cabin on the property.
- LISTING NUMBER : 23198
- PRICE: $450,000
- SIZE: 640 acres
Rustic Paradise for Avid Hunters: 640 Acres of Secluded Wilderness
Nestled amidst the pristine wilderness, this expansive 640-acre property offers a unique opportunity to own a slice of outdoor paradise. Located far from the bustling main roads, this idyllic haven is a haven for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. With thousands of acres of hunt-able crown land enveloping this vast estate, the possibilities for adventure are endless.
- Acreage: 640 acres of diverse terrain, offering a rich blend of farmland, timber, creek bottoms, ridges, and lush bushland.
- Cabin: There is a 40’ x 36 hunting cabin on the property with Woodstove, loft basic kitchen and sleeping area.
- Land Use: Previously cultivated with oats, sections of the property are now gracefully reverting to their natural state, adorned with thriving willow groves.
- Water Features: Boasting three natural springs, two babbling creeks, and the privilege of backing onto the picturesque Aitken Creek, water is abundant throughout this captivating landscape.
- Wildlife Haven: Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the thriving ecosystem that calls this property home. Moose, elk, and deer roam freely, making this a prime location for wildlife observation and hunting.
- Privacy: Tucked away from the main road, this property offers the utmost seclusion, ensuring your serenity and tranquility.
Ideal Hunting Camp Location:
For those seeking the ultimate hunting experience, this property presents an unparalleled opportunity. With its extensive acreage, diverse topography, and proximity to crown land, it is an ideal location for establishing a hunting camp. Enjoy the thrill of tracking and pursuing game while immersing yourself in the beauty of this untouched wilderness.
Whether you dream of embarking on adventurous hunts, exploring the meandering creeks, or simply relishing the solitude of nature, this 640-acre haven promises an escape like no other. Embrace the opportunity to create your own sanctuary in the heart of nature’s bounty, where every sunrise brings the promise of new adventure and discovery.
This remarkable property invites you to experience the essence of wilderness living, promising not just a home, but a lifestyle that is as rugged as it is enchanting. Don’t miss your chance to own this hidden gem—a testament to the untamed beauty of the great outdoors.
The property is located approximately 1 hour north of Fort St John.
Contact Listing Realtor.
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 continual flooding and retraction of the Peace River thousands of years ago created the flat topographical landscape that makes up the Peace River today. The continual dispersion of sediment and nutrients by this major watershed created to the highly productive growing soils throughout the region.
The city of Fort St. John is the most populace municipality in British Columbia’s 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.
Major economic announcements regarding the $42 billion LNG Liquefaction Facility in Kitimat, and associated $600 million pipeline, intended to tie the Peace River’s Gas fields to the Kitimat’s LNG facility, shall ensure prosperity and economic growth in the Peace River for years to come.
The forests, foothills and agricultural zones surrounding Fort St. John and the ranch are particularly rich in wildlife. Black bears, grizzly bears, mule deer, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain elk (or wapiti) and moose all reside within short proximity to the ranch. Smaller mammals found around the ranch include martens, fishers, river otters, red foxes, beavers, hares, lynx, cougars, wolves and coyotes.
Waterfowl are very evident within the area as well including Canada geese, loons, trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, various duck species, etc. As are various song birds and other typical bird species of the Boreal woodland. Such as crows, ravens, whiskey-jacks, blue jays, owls, hawks, sparrows, warblers, hummingbirds, etc.
The region surrounding the ranch is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities. The following activities are available:
The property sits in Management Unit 7-33 offering unrivaled hunting opportunities for elk, whitetail deer, mule deer, moose, bear and multiple game bird species. Nowhere else in the province is the hunting opportunity as productive, as this region of the Peace River.
Within a short commute, the ample annual snowfall and high altitudes to the west of Fort St John create some of the best snowmobiling opportunities around. There are infinite miles of seismic trails/logging networks to explore.
The same snow, which affords excellent snowmobiling opportunity, provides excellent cross-country skiing conditions. This is a wonderful way to explore the peaceful country side without the constant hum of an engine.
The many river networks and lakes that dot the landscape provide infinite fishing and boating opportunities. For the more adventurous boater, jet boats offer an effective means to travel up the region’s mighty river systems to reach remote areas that few humans have had the chance to explore.
With all the surrounding Crown land and nature, the options for hiking and camping are endless.
The long summer days allow certain vegetables to grow large, but the growing season is short. There is plenty of space around the residence to construct a garden.
Fort St. John, being so close, offers the opportunity to eat out for dinner, catch a flick or enjoy the community rec center.
Fort St. John is rich in history and discovery. For instance, at Charlie Lake Cave, located 7 kilometers 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 regions agricultural and forest industries to compete in distant markets.
- Several water springs on the property
- Cabin is wired for generator
- Wood stove in cabin
- Cabin is hooked up to a lagoon system
- 40’ x 36’ hunting cabin – In need of work.
- Several farm implement buildings – In need of work.
DISTRICT LOT 2428 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT PID – 009-686-711
DISTRICT LOT 2798 PEACE RIVER DISTRICT PID – 009-686-754