The Amerada Divide Ranch has been in the same family for many years and has been carefully managed with the addition of new water sources and the utilization of good grazing practices to maintain rangeland conditions for livestock and enhance the wildlife habitat. While it is primarily a summer livestock grazing operation, over the past thirty years the owners have worked diligently to develop the hunting opportunities on the property and have created an environment where resident herds of mule deer and antelope thrive.
Property and Current Operation:
15,540 ± deeded acres
1,607 ± acre BLM Grazing Permit
17,147± total acres
The ranch has historically been utilized for summer grazing of cow/calf pairs or yearlings. The deeded land and grazing permits are run in common and fenced together, and cross-fenced into approximately six pastures with gathering lots near the corrals.
The property has two sets of corrals. A good set of shipping corrals with a 30,000 pound livestock scale and loading chute is located on the southeastern side of the ranch right off of East Ormsby Road. Electricity is located on the ranch at several well locations.
Continuing development of water resources has been an ongoing priority for the owners. Each year they work to complete new water projects. Numerous water sources are dispersed throughout the property. There are 14 water wells which are run by electric, solar or windmills and some have water storage tanks near the well location. Other water sources include several reservoirs and springs.
The terrain consists of gently sloping prairie pastures, rough draws and large rolling hills that offer expansive Wyoming vistas. Vast sagebrush steeped hills that rise above the prairie and drop into deep arroyos are a favorite place for the mule deer. The long range views from the rolling hard grass pastures include notable landmarks like Casper Mountain. Some of the area topographical features and landmarks include McKenzie Flats and the drainages of Little Teapot Creek, Coopers Draw, and Bobcat Creek. Elevations range from 5,500 to 6,000 ft.
The ranch is a sportsman’s haven with trophy mule deer and large herds of pronghorn antelope. The ranch habitat and area herd genetics has some of the best mule deer hunting in Wyoming with trophy bucks scoring in the 190 Boone and Crocket range. The ranch also has prime habitat for sage-grouse and Hungarian partridge. A portion of the property is currently enrolled in the sage-grouse habitat preservation program, which provides supplemental income.
Location & Access:
The property is located in the wide open spaces of central Wyoming about a 30-minute drive from Casper. The southern entrance of the ranch can be accessed from East Orsmby Road, which is a gravel road. From Casper go north on Interstate 25 to Exit 197, then take East Ormsby Road northeast for about 18 miles to the south side of the ranch.