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Fort Pierre, South Dakota

The Triple U Ranch was founded as a cattle ranch by the late Roy and Nellie Houck and their family in 1959.  When the Houcks moved onto the fifty thousand acres in northwest Stanley County, South Dakota, the land was virtually as it had been in 1804 when Lewis and Clark traveled that way on their trip west. The unbroken sod, deep breaks, and rambling creeks had been undisturbed for centuries. Deer and antelope roamed the land.  All that was missing were the buffalo! So, it was fitting for Roy to buy a few buffalo for the ranch.

Today the ranch encompasses 45,921+/- acres of natural prairie in central South Dakota near Lake Oahe. Along with a herd of 3,500 buffalo, an abundance of other animals flourish on the ranch including registered Quarter Horses, deer, antelope, and many species of birds and other wildlife. Now, the Triple U Ranch is ran by Roy Houck's daughter, Kaye Ingle, and her family.  The ranch and the buffalo herd have been featured in many commercials and motion pictures including "Dances With Wolves" directed by and starring Kevin Costner.


AUCTION INFORMATION:

Thursday, July 9th at 1:00pm Central (Sold prior to auction date)

AUCTION SITE:

Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Museum & Conference Center
210 Verendrye Drive
Fort Pierre, SD  57532

Information Dates:

Wednesday, June 10th:  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 11th:  8:00am - 10:00am
Thursday, June 25th:  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, June 26th:  8:00am - 10:00am
 
Information Day Headquarters:
ClubHouse Hotel & Suites Pierre
808 West Sioux Ave, suite 100
Pierre, SD  57501
Location: 

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED.


AUCTION INFORMATION:

Thursday, July 9th at 1:00pm Central

AUCTION SITE:

Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Museum & Conference Center
210 Verendrye Drive
Fort Pierre, SD  57532

Information Dates:

Wednesday, June 10th:  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 11th:  8:00am - 10:00am
Thursday, June 25th:  5:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, June 26th:  8:00am - 10:00am
 
Information Day Headquarters:
ClubHouse Hotel & Suites Pierre
808 West Sioux Ave, suite 100
Pierre, SD  57501

Directions to Property:

Triple U Ranch:  26314 Tatanka Road, Ft. Pierre, SD.  31 miles northwest of Fort Pierre on Highway 1806 at the mile marker 217.  The ranch entrance is marked with a big archway.  Headquarters are form miles west.  Watch for Signs!

Acreage: 

45,921± acres to be sold in 7 tracts.

Tract 1 = 1,039± acres
Tract 2 = 6,363± acres
Tract 3 = 4,663± acres
Tract 4 = 5,725± acres
Tract 5 = 14,998± acres
Tract 6 = 6,025± acres
Tract 7 = 7,108± acres
 
Break Down
Deeded = 42,092± acres
State Lease = 2,560± acres
BLM = 601± acres
Private Lease = 668± acres
Improvements: 

Ranch Headquarters

- 3 Homes
- Multiple Shops & Storage Buildings
- Covered Arena, Bar, & Stalls
- Slaughter House w/Walk-In Freezer / Frig
- Heavy Duty Working Pens


Wildlife Resources: 

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

http://gfp.sd.gov/

History: 

The Triple U Ranch was founded as a cattle ranch by the late Roy and Nellie Houck and their family in 1959 after much of their original cattle ranch ended up under water as part of the land flooded by the Oahe Dam project - a federal dam that backs water all the way north to Bismarck, North Dakota. At around the same time in 1959, Roy purchased 12 buffalo at an auction in Montana and brought them to the ranch.

When the Houcks moved onto the fifty thousand acres in northwest Stanley County, South Dakota, the land was virtually as it had been in 1804 when Lewis and Clark traveled that way on their trip west. The unbroken sod, deep breaks, and rambling creeks had been undisturbed for centuries. Deer and antelope roamed the land. All that was missing were the buffalo! So, it was fitting for Roy to buy a few buffalo for the ranch.

During the winter of 1966, there was a snowstorm so bad the Houcks couldn't get out of the house for days to feed the stock. When the storm finally broke, they found the buffalo were running and playing in the snow.  So the Houcks started buying more of the hardy buffalo. The herd steadily increased in size to 3,500 head.

The ranch itself encompasses 45,921+/- acres of natural prairie in central South Dakota near Lake Oahe. Along with the buffalo, an abundance of other animals flourish on the ranch including registered Quarter Horses, deer, antelope, and many species of birds and other wildlife. Today, the Triple U Ranch is ran by Roy Houck's daughter, Kaye Ingle, and her family.

The Dances With Wolves connection 

The ranch and the buffalo herd have been featured in many commercials and film documentaries worldwide. The award-winning movie "Dances With Wolves" was filmed entirely in South Dakota and in part at the Triple U Ranch, including Fort Sedgewick, the buffalo hunt, many of the Indian scenes, and wagon scenes. The prairie and the buffalo became world famous for their role in this epic film. Other major motion picture experience includes TNT's 1994 film Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee.

Other film

"Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery" was filmed in 1997, in part, at the ranch which is located right on the Lewis & Clark trail. The documentary, with narration by Hal Holbrook, has been shown on public television.

Terms: 

Summary of Terms and Conditions

  • 50% of Seller's owned minerals interest will convey with property.
  • A 3% buyer's premium will be added to the final bid price(s) to determine the total contract price(s).
  • A 10% earnest money deposit of the total contract price will be due immediately from all successful bidders.
  • The property is being sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" and without any contingencies including financing.
  • Closing will take place on approximately August 12th, 2015.
  • Broker Participation will be paid in accordance with the auction's broker participation guidelines.
A complete version of the Terms and Conditions are available in the Property Information Package.

South Dakota Broker: 3923

Additional Services: 

MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Hall and Hall’s Management Division has a very clear mission–to represent the owner and to ensure that his or her experience is a positive one. Services are customized to suit the owner’s needs. They often begin with the recruiting and hiring of a suitable ranch manager or caretaker and are followed by the development of a management or operating plan along with appropriate budgets. Ongoing services include bill paying, ranch oversight, and consulting services as needed. Even the most sophisticated and experienced ranch owners appreciate the value of a management firm representing them and providing advice on local area practices and costs. Wes Oja and Jerome Chvilicek at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

RESOURCE ENHANCEMENT SERVICES – Increasingly the value of a ranch is measured by the quality of each and every one of its resources. Coincidentally, the enhancement of a ranch’s resources also increases the pleasure that one derives from the ownership of a ranch. Our management services have included the assessment of everything from wildlife habitat to bird habitat to water resources and fisheries and the subsequent oversight of the process involved with the enhancement of these resources.Wes Oja, Jerome Chvilicek or Dan Bergstrom at (406) 656-7500 or Justin Bryan in our Abilene office at (325) 260-5883 are available to describe and discuss these services in detail and welcome your call.

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Competitive Pricing  |  Flexible Terms  |  Efficient Processing
Dave Roddy • (406) 656-7500 
Mike Hall or Judy Chirila • (303) 861-8282
Monte Lyons • (806) 698-6882
J.T. Holt • (806) 698-6884

Disclaimer: 

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Disclosed Limited Agent: 

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NOTICE: Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice, and approval of purchase by owner. Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been provided by sources deemed reliable, but whose accuracy we cannot guarantee. Prospective buyers should verify all information to their satisfaction. Prospective buyers should also be aware that the photographs in this brochure may have been digitally enhanced.