Mirr Ranch Group is pleased to announce the sale of one of our Wyoming ranches, Johnson Sheep Mountain Ranch. A 3,500+ acre diversified sporting ranch in the Laramie Mountains west of Wheatland, this property offers fly fishing along private stretches of the North Laramie River and world class hunting for mule deer and elk.
According to listing broker, Ken Mirr, “Johnson Sheep Mountain Ranch provides all that buyers are looking for: live water, good access, premier fishing and hunting, adjacency to public lands, and can be enjoyed year-round. The property is truly pristine and it has been an exemplary wildlife haven for many years due to excellent stewardship by its former owners. We are thrilled to have found a buyer that values those qualities.”
Johnson Sheep Mountain Ranch is home to an exceptional habitat. The ranch is designated as “crucial winter habitat” for big horn sheep and mule deer, and “optimal year-long winter range” for elk, mule deer and big horn sheep by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Varied western topography with rolling grassy hillsides, river bottom, steep canyon walls and rocky hillsides coupled with excellent access, also gives this property unprecedented value.
Due to the pristine wildlife habitat, the property is known for excellent hunting. It is located within Area 7 for elk hunting, which is considered the premier area in the state for trophy bull elk. Records reflect bulls in excess of 400 points in the area. Given the trophy quality of the unit, it is difficult to draw a tag. However, the State of Wyoming currently issues two landowner licenses to the owners for elk and mule deer, offering a rare hunting opportunity for the owner.
Johnson Sheep Mountain Ranch has two streams, Rabbit Creek and Spring Creek, and 12 springs situated around the property. The North Laramie River meanders through the property for approximately one and one-half miles before disappearing into the adjoining Medicine Bow National Forest. This river is a relatively undiscovered fishery producing some of the best fishing in the region with plenty of brook, brown and rainbow trout, many reaching 18 inches or more in length.
Offering agricultural value as well, the southern reaches of the ranch stretch into rolling grasslands providing feed and water resources for livestock. The ranch has traditionally been a cow/calf operation and many of the surrounding properties are large historic ranches that are still operating as cattle and agricultural properties.
“The sale of Johnson Sheep Mountain Ranch adds to the great success Mirr Ranch Group has experienced in the Wheatland, Wyoming area. Starting out with the Cottonwood Land and Cattle ranch some years back, we have been involved with a number of unique ranches including Devil’s Washtub Ranch and the sale of Squaw Mountain Ranch just last year. We are also seeing a lot of activity with our current listings, Dakota Ranch and Brush Creek Ranch, and we are preparing to announce new listings in the area soon,” concluded Mirr.