Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss in the Hunger Games franchise made archery popular with the masses, but it was already a sport for many people outside the towns of New Castle, Silt, and Rifle Colorado. Young women all over Western Colorado have their bows sited in and are ready to spend a weekend in the high country with their dad. In fact, Colorado Hunter magazine has a father-daughter duo on the cover. Pick up your copy when you stop by Cheryl & Co. Whether mentoring their sons or daughters, or heading out with their best friends, hunters all over the region have washed themselves and their camo in scent-away and are ready to go to their camps–frequently pre-stocked with the essentials. Timberline sporting goods of Rifle is an option for out-of-town hunters and locals looking to add to their supplies for their trips.
While hunting is a sport for do it yourself-ers, assistance may be needed after the fact, which is an economic driver for the area. Taxidermy companies in town count on hunting season to practice their craft, spending long hours in their shops to serve as many trophies as they can without compromising their intense attention to detail. Meat processors in town can fill the freezers of families.
Hunting is a multi-faceted sport which takes significant planning. I know several professional ladies who take one of their two vacation weeks of the year off in the late fall to go fill their tag because successful stalking of the elusive elk can take time. Time to get to the high country, hike in, and look for sign. For out of towners or even out-of-state-rs, the time commitment put in to scouting, traveling, and licenses can be even more significant. For Silt, New Castle, and Rifle Colorado, these activities add up to a tourism economy. For hunting, tourism, and real estate~ location is everything. The wilderness outside these towns is the location of every sportsman’s dream.
Tourism can lead to property purchases when a nice place to visit becomes a place you yearn to own. Real Estate agents want to know if the hunting economy will move spectacular hunting properties as enthusiasts realize they want their own section of the Western Slope to enjoy. The better he or she knows the area, the more likely a hunter is to be successful. What better way to truly understand a part of the wilderness than to return there year after year, building family memories and telling tallish tales as the years go by.
Is there a hunter in your life who needs to see this cabin and acreage on Divide Creek? Just call Cheryl Chandler. 865 acres surrounded by the White River National Forest and BLM. A spacious hunting cabin with loads of loft space and the possibility of 2 additional cabins.
Divide Creek Hunting Cabin
See MLS Listing #150088
The Ultimate Hunting Property! 865 acres of pristine back-country with meadows and draws that lead the game to you! You back to thousands of acres of National Forest! This would be a great place for you and your buddies in the fall and winter and a great summer place for the family to hang out and experience the outdoors! Stock the pond with your favorite trout and challenge yourself at fly fishing for the big one! The log cabin is turn key ready! Everything you would ever want or need is ready for your personal lodge! Your views are awesome and your memories are everlasting! The garage houses a solar system for added convenience. There are 2 Conservation Easements in place on the 585 ac parcel with the ability to build 2 single family homes or restore/replace existing 2 homes. Has 1000 Gal Cistern and a 1000 Gal propane tank. Sale includes Pioneer Made commercial level wood burning cook stove, rustic heavy timber dining table and chairs, hutch and matching fireplace bench, satellite system and satellite telephone system plus a ultra violet purification system.