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Whitney Land Company
101 SE Third
P.O. Box 1614
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Phone: 541-278-4444

Hunt Property

Keating, Oregon

Price  $ 799,000.00


The Hunt Property is a quality piece of real estate nestled between the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Keating Valley. It has a good balance of timber, grazing and hunting. The property is adjacent to Balm Creek Reservoir, which is a popular fishing area for those seeking a beautiful remote setting. Forest service roads provide quick access to some of the best huckleberry picking Baker County has to offer. Main Eagle Creek and the Eagle Cap Wilderness are a short drive to the north. From heavily forested landscapes on the north end, to open hillsides on the south, this property offers diverse options for the outdoorsman. Excellent views of the Eagle Cap Peaks are seen from the property. Vistas also provide good views of Keating Valley and the Powder River Watershed. 

Identification of Subject Property:                                     

Baker County

  • 7S  42E   TL 2000 360.00 acres

  • 7S  43E   TL   500 741.76 acres

  • 7S  43E   TL   800    40.00 acres

  • 7S  43E   TL   900    40.00 acres

  • 7S  43E   TL 1200 125.55 acres

Location of Subject Property:

 Baker County


The property is primarily timbered and contains both merchantable and pre-commercial trees. The ecological sites are primarily forested with native perennial grasses, including Sandbergs Bluegrass, Bluebunch Wheatgrass, Idaho Fescue, Basin Wildrye, Elk Sedge, Pine Grass, Ceonothus, Ninebark, Oceanspray, and Snowberry. The upper elevation of the ranch increases in precipitation to above 16 ppt, while the southern portion receives approximately 12 ppt. 


There are no structures on this property.


  •  125 head grazing system for 1.5 to 2 months per historical use
  •  Newly developed spring and watering facility
  • 30 AUMS of USFS are included inside fenced boundary


The majority of the ranch is timbered.  Timber on the property is comprised of three stand types according to the Forest Management Plan. Type A is a mixed conifer with pole sized understory. Species include Ponderosa Pine, Western Larch, Doug Fir, Grand Fir and Lodge Pole. Type B, which is the majority of the property, is a mix of Ponderosa Pine, Doug Fir, White Fir and Lodge Pole Pine. Type C is a small, 13 acre riparian area of conifers. 

Recreation and Wildlife:

Located in the Keating Hunting Unit, the ranch qualifies for three (3) Landowner Preference (LOP) tags under the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife guidelines. The property sees elk, deer, bear and grouse and is located next to Balm Creek Reservoir, a popular fishery for trout. Mule deer and elk hunting provide good opportunities for harvesting big game on this ranch. Elk herds frequently cross through the property during hunting season. 

Keating Hunting Unit:

This is a large hunting unit that is known for good deer and elk numbers. Many trophy deer and some large bulls have been killed in this unit over the years. This unit has lots of public land that provides hunters with a variety of habitat types for hunting and camping.  


This property offers access to a variety of dirt and gravel county road systems that extend all across the Keating Hunting Unit. You can also reach Keating, Richland and Halfway using a series of these back roads. 


EFU Exclusive Farm Use

Mineral Rights:

The owner does not warrant that there are any mineral rights available. However, any mineral or geothermal rights owned by the seller are included as part of the property being offered for sale.  

Property Taxes:

2013 Tax Year = $1,718.68


Access to the property is provided from Balm Creek Road.


The lower end of the property is located in the 9-12 precipitation range. The upper end of the ranch exceeds 16 of precipitation where the Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine grow. The majority of the moisture comes in the late fall and winter months in the form of snow. 

Baker County:

Baker County, in the northeastern part of Oregon, has a total surveyed area of 1,345,100 acres. Baker City is the county seat and has a population of about 9,500. 

History of Baker County: 

Baker County was established from part of Wasco County and named after Col. Edward D. Baker, a U.S. Senator from Oregon. A Union officer and close friend of President Lincoln, Colonel Baker was the only member of Congress to die in the Civil War. He was killed at Balls Bluff, Auburn, which no longer exists. Baker City, which was incorporated in 1874, and which is the seventeenth oldest city in Oregon, became county seat in 1868.
A major boost for Baker City's fortunes occurred on August 19, 1884, when the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company arrived in Baker City. The railroad joined the Union Pacific at Huntington, giving Baker City direct rail service to the east and west.
The Powder Basin comprises more than 2 million acres, including almost all of Baker County and a small part of Union County. At the turn of the century, Baker City was known as the "Queen City of the Inland Empire," and boasted a population of approximately 6,700, larger than Spokane or Boise City at the time.


The Baker County School District offers education from kindergarten through high school (K-12).

Related Resources:

Oregon Department Fish Wildlife: http://www.dfw.state.or.us./
Baker County: http://www.bakercounty.org/
Baker City, OR: http://www.bakercity.com/
School District:  http://www.baker.k12.or.us/pages/Baker_SD_05J

Offered by:
The Whitney Land Company

Travis Bloomer, Broker
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Please contact The Whitney Land Company office to schedule a showing.  A listing agent must be present at all times to tour the property.

All of the information within this sales package has been gathered from State, County and City records and officials as well as others who are deemed reliable; however, the broker and agents can not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information herein contained. It is also subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal.