Jones County Rooster Haven

1,000.00 Acres

Imagine the original homesteaders coming to South Dakota and enjoying the vast amount of native prairie grasses as they came looking for fertile land and untamed prairies.  This 1000 acre prime prairie ranch, with the owners land stewardship, has preserved the west river prairie  and  provides abundant grass for cattle  and wildlife.

The land consist of over

27 acres of shelterbelts,

800 acres of pastureland,

175 acres of hayland,


Don't need to spend a lifetime growing trees as the owner has done the hard work of planting the shelterbelts to rocky mountain junipers and eastern red cedars.  Both varieties providing tremendous protection for wildlife from the fierce South Dakota winters. 

The owners have preserved the land to as close to what the homesteaders experienced with ample planting of trees, planting land back to grasses and developing the water for cattle and wildlife.  Now you can experience western South Dakota as the original homesteaders experienced it with lush grass, open prairies, ample wildlife , and friendly South Dakota people.  This investment will provide a stable, steady income from the cropland and hayland, while allowing the hunter an opportunity for secure income from their investment and many years of memories for family and friends.  Located in prime upland game area of central South Dakota with easy access from I-90.  Located 35 miles south of Pierre, 8 miles east of Murdo, or only 3 miles south of Draper, SD. 


Though this unit is located in Jones County it is only 45 minutes from the Pierre-Ft. Pierre communities. The county seat for Jones County is Murdo, and is about 8 miles west along I-90. Murdo is home to the Pioneer Auto Show a collection of over 250 cars, motorcycles, and tractors.  There is plenty of nice lodging due to it's location along Interstate.  Murdo gets busy with tourists during the summer enroute to the Black Hills, this town becomes a destination stop.  Murdo provides plenty of hunting opportunities in the area.  Murdo- Draper are noted for world class pheasant hunting.  Because of this ranch's location from Ft. Pierre-Pierre, this is where most people would travel to conduct business.  Ft.Pierre, South Dakota is noted for “Where the West Begins”  and is located just across the river from South Dakota’s State Capitol.  A cattle town noted for it’s early history of fur trading along the Missouri River.  The fur trading post was called Fort Teton and was built at the confluence of the Missouri and Bad Rivers in 1817.  Fort Pierre is believed to be one of the first spots of the early Europeans to South Dakota.  The Verendrye plate was found on a hillside by a group of children playing in 1913.  It was a plate believed to be buried by Peter de La Verendrye in 1741. 

Ft.Pierre is the home of worldwide rodeo legend Casey Tibbs, and now boasts of one of the largest PRCA Rodeo events on the Fourth of July.  The town has always had a rich history of cowboy stories and a wonderful old west town.  The Ft. Pierre livestock barn is one of the largest livestock barns in the upper Midwest.  The cattle producers of this are produce some of the finest cattle in the Midwest.  Ft. Pierre livestock barn is a great market for area producers.  The native grasses along the rolling hills of the Missouri River put pounds of beef on cattle operations in this area.  The Ft. Pierre National Grasslands are just south of Ft. Pierre, SD.             

The adventures don’t stop with the historical or tremendous ag trade of the area.  Ft. Pierre area provides countless hours of recreational fun for the outdoorsmen and recreational person.  It has often been said that where else can a recreational person experience world class walleye fishing, world class waterfowl, and world class upland game, along with trophy mule deer and white  tail all in the Stanley- Jones County area.  Family memories can be made here.  Located in the heart of central South Dakota, the Missouri River provides hours of river enjoyment from fishing, sail boating, tubing, jet skiing, waterskiing, or underwater diving. 


Great Access from I-90 exit to Draper SD


Climate for Jones County is typically 4 season weather.  Average rainfall is 17-18 inches per year with most of the rainfall occurring from April till August, just right for the small grains and row crops.  The winter can be bitterly cold in January but can be 50 degrees in February and March and then the next day have a blizzard. Weather can change rapidly and often in South Dakota.  Average snowfall is 25-30 inches but usually not accumulating much throughout the season due to the high temperatures that can occur during the winter months.


Plenty of wildlife abounds on this unit.  Upland game includes prairie chicken, grouse, and pheasants.  Deer will include mule deer or white tail providing ample big game hunting.  Jones County is noted for being on the western edge of the pheasant triangle, and provides world class pheasant hunting like its neighboring communities to the east, Presho, Chamberlain, and Winner.

Current Operation

The current owner maintains a grass haying operation and rents out the cropland.

Mineral Rights

100% of any mineral rights now owned by the Seller will pass to the Buyer.  Seller makes no warranty of mineral rights owned, if any.

Broker Comments

Finally an opportunity to invest in land that has had the work already done.  The stewardship that the owner has taken to preserve the natural beauty of the South Dakota prairie will be evident by the mixture of pasture, hayland, cropland, and shelterbelts.  If you are looking to add pasture to your operation or a hunting venue for your family and friends, then don't miss this opportunity.  Invest in an investment that is secure, will provide return on investment, and provide a lifetime of memories hunting the South Dakota prairie. 

Driving Directions

From Ft. Pierre, 34 miles South on SD Hwy #83 to Vivian junction turn west on old Hwy 16,11 miles west to Draper, head south of Draper, SD on 279th Ave for 3 miles and you will be at the north pasture unit.

Property Snapshot

Price: $1,650,000.00
Acres: 1,000.00 Acres
County: Jones County
Town: Ft. Pierre, SD
Lat and Long: (43.870267, -100.541650)
Hayland: 175+/- acres
Pasture: 800 +/- acres
Shelterbelt Trees: 27+/- acres

Listing Broker


Todd Schuetzle


(605) 280-3115

Listing Broker

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Graham Schuetzle

Broker Associate

(605) 220-4014

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