300 ACRES ND WATERFOWL HEAVEN NEAR DEVILS LAKE, Crary, North Dakota, USA, 302.00 Acres

Here is a rare opportunity to own 302 acres right in the heart of the best waterfowl hunting in the lower 48.  This property sits on Fenster Slough which is 14 miles northeast of Devils Lake, ND.  Fenster slough or Fenster Lake (Ramsey County): 3 miles north, 4 miles east of Crary, ND. Pike in fair numbers, with most fish more than 5 pounds. Low density perch population. (No ramp). Fenster Slough is 560 acres in size and has 10.5 miles of shoreline.  The 302 acres was enrolled in the ND Fish and Game WRE program in 2017 and must stay enrolled for 30 years.  The WRE program, Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) is a federal conservation program delivered by the USDA-NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service). Enrolling provides current landowners with cost-share, technical assistance, and a substantial up-front payment to restore, protect or enhance wetlands and associated uplands for 30 years.  The current owners chose not to enroll in the companion program.  Instead the current owners chose to keep all the hunting rights to themselves.  If a new owner came along and decided to enroll in the companion program and turn the entire 302 acres over to public land hunting then the new owners would be entitled to an upfront one time payment of around $50,000.  The Departments’ WRE Incentive is a companion program that provides an up-front payment to landowners to allow public walk-in hunting access on private property enrolled in a Wetland Reserve Easement.  The Department selects tracts to fund based on accessibility, location, and habitat diversity.  The NEW owners can post and control who hunts the property and any access to the property, unless they enroll into the companion program which changes the property to public hunting.  The property must stay in its natural state and the owners can not change the dynamics of the land thru food plots or water levels.  The current owners did leave out about an acre of land that is made of mostly of trees.  This area was an old farm yard and has power to it.  The owners wanted to create an area where one could potentially put an RV site or a place for a cabin/house if one wanted.  So if your looking to own your very own slice of waterfowl heaven in the Devils Lake area, this is it.  Please call us with any questions or if you would like to set up a time to see this property.  This property is also PRIME whitetail deer hunting, many large whitetail bucks in the 150 -160 B&C range frequent this area.
About Devils Lake
Devils Lake is a bull's-eye for ducks and geese moving south from Canada's prairie provinces. Historically, this vast, natural lake has attracted large numbers of waterfowl. But rising waters have expanded the lake dramatically, increasing the habitat available for waterfowl.
An extended wet cycle has caused Devils Lake to rise more than 30 feet in the past 18 years. The lake's surface area has grown from 45,000 to more than 200,000 acres. Sadly, dozens of farms have been flooded as the water has crept ever higher. Today, a vast complex of shallow wetlands surrounds the original Devils Lake basin. This catastrophe for farmers has been a boon for ducks and geese that pile in when the fall migration begins. The birds are drawn by an abundance of both food and refuge. As a result, waterfowl numbers in and around Devils Lake have increased significantly as the waters have spread.
All this has created a freelance hunter's paradise. North Dakota law states that as the water rises, the land it covers becomes public domain. Boats can be launched in various places, and hunters can explore the seemingly endless marshes and shallow flats. Ducks and geese are where you find them. Dabblers and geese typically feed in grainfields at dawn and return to loaf in nearby marshes midmorning. Find these resting spots and your waterfowl hunter's dreams can come true.
If You Want to Go For information about lodging, restaurants, and other amenities in the Devils Lake area, contact the local tourism bureau by phone at 701-662-4903 or visit its website at devilslakend.com. Waterfowl hunting regulations are posted online at the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov. This site also includes maps of private land enrolled in North Dakota's PLOTS (Private Lands Open To Sportsmen) program, which offers good public waterfowl hunting in the Devils Lake area. 

Main Info

  • Street Address : 96TH AVE. NE & 50TH ST. NE
  • Postal / Zip Code : 58327
  • State / Province : North Dakota
  • County : Ramsey
  • Closest City : Crary
  • Lot Size Acres : 302.00 Acres
  • Dwelling : No



Broker Info

Joe’s knowledge in residential, commercial, ranch and agriculture lands, along with experience in selling lake properties, and a true appreciation for North Dakota, makes working with Joe right choice. Since moving to Bottineau, North Dakota in 2005 where he calls home today with his wife Angela and two kids Alex and Abby, Joe has been selling real estate for the past 9 years. Joe now owns Four Seasons Realty in Bottineau and with his background in business management, residential and land development; it has made him a top successful Broker in the area. Joe's willingness to go the distance for his clients and his ability to understand the Dakota diversity of lands has created a great working relationship with his clients. When he is not listing and selling, Joe is an avid hunter, from siting in his tree stand to flushing upland game. Joe’s love for the outdoors began with growing up in Western Montana and being lucky enough to have a wonderful father who introduced him to the great outdoors. Joe continues to pass along that same love to his kids on the great plains of the Dakota’s. Joe is eager to share his passion and work ethic with his clients in the great state of North Dakota.

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