APN’S: Sutter County assessor parcel numbers 08-130-006 containing 110 acres and 08-130-010 containing 75 acres.
ACREAGE: 185 acres of premier waterfowl hunting grounds, of which 20 acres consist of an oak savannah and fields forming excellent habitat for wild turkeys, doves and quail. The seasonal dove hunting on the Butte Ranch is excellent. This acreage is subject to conservation easements in favor of the United States Government for preserving these rare exclusive wetlands.
WATER: The Butte Ranch receives free water for its wetlands flooding through an old 1922 water agreement between three (3) drainage districts and land owners. The Butte Sink water flows through a network of gates and pipes maintained and controlled in a cooperative manner with neighboring properties. Through this process the Butte Ranch and its neighbors control their water levels consistent with their hunting and wetland objectives. In addition, the Butte Ranch has its own deep well and pump that could be used for wetlands flooding if necessary. That necessity has never occurred and the well historically has only been used for pre-hunting season irrigation.
IMPROVEMENTS: The clubhouse, a beautiful classic duck hunting “lodge” type structure, consists of 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a large common room/dining room with a warming rock fireplace, excellent kitchen, mud room, and a large patio-deck. The clubhouse is surrounded by lawns for dog exercise, a horseshoe pit. and clay pigeon shooting. It is situated approximately ¼ mile from the boat dock and wetlands, which are accessible by deeded road access through adjoining orchards. The clubhouse area occupies 2 acres pursuant to a 99-year lease entered into in March 1974. The Lessor is the owner of the adjacent orchard property. Also on the clubhouse acreage are the caretakers living quarters, outbuildings consisting of covered storage for boats and ranch equipment, a storage shed, a decoy storage shed, a duck hanging facility and dog kennels.
PROPERTY TAXES: $9,700 annually.
COMMENTS: You will be impressed with the main boat dock (harbor) and the boat channels used to access the eight stand-up blinds hidden in this awesome native marsh land. How exciting it is to experience the “bean field” sanctuary waterfowl coming into the Butte Ranch like a magnet for all of the lush waterfowl food and the shallow water “grit” that is rarely offered in the majority of Butte Sink clubs.