DU Land Sales

Goebel Ranch - Parcel 4

Internet auction will be used to sell the Goebel Ranch Grasslands – Parcel 4, a Ducks Unlimited premier grassland property. The Goebel Ranch Grasslands – Parcel 4 is approximately 1166.7 +/- taxable acres and is primarily comprised of native prairie grasses, small temporary and seasonal wetlands and a 68-acre alfalfa/grass hay field. A ~260-acre portion of Bose Lake also exists on the property, with the remaining acreage fenced and divided into 5 separate pastures of approximately 420, 170, 165, 80, and 70 acres in size. Livestock water is provided for each pasture either by a lake, natural wetlands, dugouts or an improved artesian well water delivery system. An existing shared well-agreement with adjacent landowners goes along with this property.

The parcel is located in south-central McPherson County, South Dakota, approximately 18 miles southwest of the town of Leola. This tract of land lies on the Missouri Coteau, an elevated prairie landscape of glacial origin dotted with numerous wetland depressions with a deep-rooted history of grazing livestock. Wetland densities in the area have the potential to attract in excess of 100 breeding duck pairs per square mile. Additionally, several large Federal Waterfowl Production Areas and State Game Production Areas dedicated to waterfowl production, upland birds, deer and habitat preservation are located in close proximity. These public lands also occasionally allow livestock grazing for habitat management purposes.


Directions from Leola, SD: west 4 miles on SD Highway 10, then south 8 miles on County Road 17 (358th Ave.), then west 6 miles on County Road 18 (123rd Street).

The parcel is easily accessible and is well suited for livestock grazing and hay production, and provides an excellent investment opportunity. The property has been managed for sustainable beef production with rotational grazing over the past few decades. The robust native grasslands on the parcel are in excellent condition and will provide opportunity for maximum performance of your herd.

For the outdoor enthusiast this property will provide diverse opportunities for hunting ducks and geese along with white-tailed deer, sharp-tailed grouse and pheasants. Potential exists to restore a fishery that recently existed in Bose Lake, which mostly lies within the property boundary.

The property’s wetlands and grasslands are protected by US Fish & Wildlife Service wetland and grassland easements in perpetuity. Additional easements exist which restrict any future structure to a height of 50 feet or less.


Contact Information:
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Great Plains Regional Office
ATTN: Randy Meidinger, Manager Conservation Programs
35267 123rd Street
Leola, South Dakota 57456
Phone: (605) 439-3329
Cell: (605) 380-0380
Fax: (701) 355-3575

Bid Registration: On-line bids will be accepted between March 3, 2014 and April 1, 2014. Bid packages are available on-line (top left of this page) or by contacting the Ducks Unlimited. (See contact information). Bidders must be registered before submitting bids and can only place bids on-line. Bidders should register a minimum of 5 days prior to the auction end date to ensure registration requests will be processed and approved accordingly.

Winning Bids and Terms: At the end of the bidding period, the person submitting the highest bid will be declared the buyer. A ten percent (10%) down payment is due within 3 business days of being accepted as the winning bidder. The balance of the bid price is due in certified US funds, bank cashier's check or confirmed wire transfer at closing which will take place approximately 30 days after end of the bidding period. Closing costs and title insurance is the buyer's responsibility. Buyer to receive all mineral rights. Property taxes will be prorated to the date of closing and paid by the respective parties at closing.

Seller Financing: No seller financing is being offered. The property is offered without buyer contingency of any kind. Have financial arrangements secured prior to registering a bid.

Property Tours: Ducks Unlimited will provide guided tours of the property at any time. Appointments must be made in advance.

Come check it out! Located ~18 miles southwest of Leola, SD. (See Location Map)

Legal Description:Section 20 (less N ½ of N ½ and W ½ of W ½); Section 21 (less N ½ of N ½); E ½ Section 28; and Area One (7.70-ac) of SW ¼ of Section 27 in Twp. 125 North of Range 69 West of the 5th P.M. in McPherson County, SD.



Disclaimer: All parcels/property are or will be permanently protected with US Fish and Wildlife Service Wetland and Grassland Easements. For those parcels under request to be permanently protected by USFWS and not complete, the Buyer will be required to sign an “Affidavit of Prior Knowledge” at the time of signing the Purchase Agreement.

Square footage dimensions and acreage amounts are based upon information provided by the Seller and are believed to be correct; however, Purchaser and/or Purchaser's Agent/Broker shall bear the responsibility to confirm all calculations prior to the auction. Existing fences on property boundaries will be considered shared fence with adjacent landowners as determined by SD Codified Law,Title 43-Chapter 23. The seller does not warranty or guarantee that existing fences lie on the true boundary, and any new fencing will be the responsibility of the purchaser pursuant to SD statutes. If a survey is needed, it will be the purchasers responsibility. Not available to residents of any state in which this real estate is not in compliance with the real estate laws or other laws of that state. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. All information contained in this PIP was derived from sources believed to be correct, but is not guaranteed. Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is not liable for loss of bids due to power outages and/or any technology failures.