Ass Kickin' Ranch
Aerial Drone Video
The Ass Kickin Ranch consists of 1624.81+/- total deeded acres, with over 1250 acres considered
as irrigated acres. There are over 300 acres of dryland cropland .
The remainder land is prime recreational developed habitat. The irrigated land is watered by 5 electric intake pumps from Lake Sharpe and (1) 3000 gpm well.
This more than ample water is responsible for feeding 11 pivots. The current owner has prided himself with the ability to run all 11 pivots with plenty of water. Corn, soybeans, alfalfa, milo, wheat, and sunflowers have been successfully grown on the rich banks of the Missouri River.
Soils predominately are silt loams, Class II soils with productivity ranging from 85-94. Ass Kickin Ranch’s location along Lake Sharpe has provided a recreational sportsmen paradise with prime pheasant and waterfowl hunting. Habitat has been further developed with planted cedar trees around the pivots.
The Riverview Lodge played a role during the commercial hunting phase of the operation. Currently, the Lodge is the private home of the owner.
The grain handling facilities provide for fast, efficient handling of all the grain, providing over 275,000 bushels of storage.
An Enercept 75x75 shop provides for an excellent
utility budget friendly shop to work on your operation’s equipment. A 75 x 150 cold storage
metal shed is behind the shop, with (2) 32’ overhangs.
The Ass Kickin Ranch is the perfect turnkey operation for a farm, with opportunities to expand the hunting operation once again. Ample water and minimal lift is ideal for new agricultural opportunities such as an organic specialty farm.
The Ass Kickin Ranch is centrally located 21 miles East of Pierre, SD along SD Hwy #34. Pierre
was founded in 1880 during the Great Dakota Boom. Homesteaders flooded the Dakota
Territory to obtain the rich soils of the Dakota plains.
Much of the homesteaders broke out their 160 acre homesteads into rich productive cropland. Life was tough on the prairie, which in turn
made the people tough and innovative to keep the homesteads going. South Dakota became a
state in 1889, and because of Pierre’s central location it became the home of the State Capital.
The city grew to 14,000 people and has continued its strong development of Agriculture and
The Oahe Dam was built in the 1950’s and has provided world class recreational opportunities
for walleye fishing as well as upland game and waterfowl hunting.
Central South Dakota continues to boast and have the reputation of some of the best walleye fishing in the nation and
home of the South Dakota pheasant.
Think of hunting geese in the morning, pheasants in the
afternoon, and catch a stringer of walleye all before sunset. The Ass Kickin Ranch lies along the
banks of Lake Sharpe which is downstream from the Oahe Dam.
Grain markets in the Hughes County area have developed extensively the last few years
providing excellent markets for ag commodities. Markets are located in Pierre, Ft. Pierre, Onida,
Harrold and Highmore. A new ethanol plant is being built in Onida, SD and a pulse plant, and
bird seed company are operation in Harrold, SD.
Hughes county averages 18-19 inches of rain per year and 33 inches of snow on average.
January can be bitter cold and July- August can have scorching termps in the high 90’s and even
100 degrees. Most of the precip comes March thru October with the largest amounts being in
latter part of May and June. July typically gets hot and dry. Falls can have early snowfall or 65-
70 degree days right up till Thanksgiving.
There are 5 electric pumps providing the power for the deep well and the (4) river intake
systems. The 3000 gpm well considered as
site #1 provides water to pivot # 4, #5, #6, #10, and #11. The well is powered by a 200 hp electric pump.
Site #2 is a 50 hp electric pump with river
intake from Lake Sharpe and feeds pivot #3.
Site #3 is a 60 hp electric pump with river intake
from Lake Sharpe and feeds pivot #2.
Site #4 is a 200 hp electric pump with river intake lagoon
from Lake Sharpe and feeds pivots #7, #8, and #9.
Site #5 is a 50 hp electric pump from river intake from Lake Sharpe and feeds pivot #1. Be sure to watch the video for visual of the pumps and intake systems.
Riverview Lodge, newly remodeled in 2005 and currently used as the owner’s private home.
Past operations allowed the lodge and the attached home to be used as guest quarters for the
commercial hunting operation.
There are total of 7 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 2 half baths.
Lodge has been shut down over the last few years but could be once again used as a premier
lodge adjacent to Lake Sharpe with spectacular views of the Missouri River. Another house on
the farm has been used for guests and hired help.
The two story home 1800 sq.ft home has a double stall garage. Be sure to view the improvements on the video.
A 75’ x75’ Enercept shop provides an efficient utility budget friendly shop for working on your
ag equipment. An office is located inside the shop.
The hydraulic door allows for quick in and out with your equipment.
A 75’ x 150’ steel machine cold storage building is attached to the
shop for machinery storage. There are (2) 32’ overhangs providing for additional storage on
Grain Handling System
A state of the art grain handling system was put into the operation a few years ago.
The bins consist of a 30,000 bushel hopper/dryer bin, and (3) 65,000 bushel bins.
Other components of the Sioux Steel grain handling system consist of the Hutchinson grain pump, a delux grain dryer, grain scale, and the grain overhead auger arm dumping grain into grain bins.
This system is conveniently located along SD Hwy #34, on the north boundary of the farm. Other on site grain storage consist of (2) 24,000 bushel storage, (2) 6000 bushel storage, and (1) 5000 bushel
Total grain storage of over 275,000 bushels allows for easy unloading and loading of all
the operation’s grain. This system allows for the ag producer to maximize their marketing plan
and capitalize their gains.
Current operation consists of corn and soybeans, with grain sorghum being planted in the corners
to maximize the dryland acres. Past rotations have consisted of alfalfa on several of the pivots
along with wheat in the corners.
Ass Kickin Ranch is located in the treasure trove of recreational opportunities. This farm is a true sportsmen’s paradise. Situated along the banks of the Missouri River and the Central Flyway allows for tremendous waterfowl hunting in the fall. Thousands of Canadian Geese call this home in the late fall. Upland pheasant hunting is world class and Ass Kickin Ranch has enhanced the pheasant habitat with additional tree shelterbelts bordering the pivots. Not uncommon to see plenty of large deer touring the corn fields in the fall.
For the walleye enthusiast, the farm is located just east of Fort George, one of the hottest Walleye spots on Lake Sharpe. The Oahe Dam is located at Pierre, SD just a short drive from the farm. Pierre has a commercial airport along with Mustang Aviation to take care of your private jets flying into the Pierre area.
Lake Oahe is big water providing deep crystal clear water excellent for your outdoor water sports. Boat ramps are plenty and allow for the launching of your fishing boat, sail boat, jet ski, and windsurfing equipment. Lake Oahe provides not only world class walleye, but salmon, small mouth bass, trout and northern pike. The Ass Kickin has incredible views of Lake Sharpe which is right outside your private home. This private retreat home could be furthered develop for commercial hunting due to it’s natural location to the Missouri River.
|Latitude & Long:||44.271107, -99.959579|
75'x75' Shop, Machine Shed, Main Lodge, Secondary Lodge
Fertilizer Bins and Fuel Bins
|Grain Handling System:||275,000 bushel Storage, Grain Dryer, Grain loop, and Scale|
|Pivots:||11 Total pivots|
|Total Irrigated Acres:||1250+/- acres|
|Pumps:||5 Electric Pumps, 1 Well and 4 River intake|