Listing courtesy of SARMLS / Whitetail Properties Real Estate
The Dancing Duck Ranch in North Idaho was designed, managed, and maintained for one primary purpose: conservation of North American Waterfowl. Engineered to provide exceptional habitat, this property is a critical component to the abundance of migratory birds in the region. For the last sixteen years, the owners have worked diligently alongside Ducks Unlimited to establish an oasis for migrating and nesting waterfowl along this portion of the inland Pacific Flyway. The ranch consists of six parcels totaling +/- 548 acres with +/-400 acres of controlled wetland protected by a conservation easement. Facilities include a +/-2,876 sq ft ranch home (club headquarters), +/-1200 sq ft guest home, three-bay shop, two barns, and +/- 100 acres of fenced pasture for grazing and hay production. Two large fields are used for goose hunting during the season - but are also utilized for farming. Boasting approximately one mile (+/- 5000') of river frontage on the Coeur d'Alene River, this is a premium piece of real estate and a critical component to waterfowl abundance in the region. Three deeded WATER RIGHTS are included in the sale. The Dancing Duck Ranch is known for hosting diverse species of migratory birds. Most of the ducks that fly the central and inland pacific flyways can be found on the property at some point through-out the year. These include greater Canada geese, mallards, wood ducks, teal (green-winged, blue-winged, and cinnamon), wigeon, pintail, gadwall, redheads, canvasbacks, goldeneye, and more. In the spring, the property most commonly hosts colonies of nesting cinnamon teal, wood ducks, mallards, Canada geese, and black tern. The wetland water levels are regulated by two drainage pumps and several water control structures to maintain ideal ecosystem conditions. One pump is used for the east field and the other is used for the west field. Water levels can be dropped to control unwanted vegetation (like excessive cattails) or to plant new vegetation and make habitat improvements. Wild rice has historically been planted in the west field as a supplemental food source. The Dancing Duck Ranch is designed for all-around waterfowl conservation / proliferation and year around recreation.