OUTFITTING AVAILABLE FOR LEASE

The Double M Becker Ranch is located approximately 50 miles west of Ontario in Malheur County and consists of approximately 25,000 deeded and 140,000 leased BLM Allotments. The Double M Becker Ranch gets its name from the Ranch’s founder, Charlie Becker, and two Moore families from Missouri. The Ranch has a rich history of consolidations and divestitures along with colorful owners and there are many families in the area and beyond that have personal history with the land.

Since purchasing the ranch, the owners have made significant improvements in new fencing, corrals, water resources and related equipment, new shops and renovating every house on the Ranch.

The Ranch has extensive water rights, inclusive of large reservoirs, creeks and springs spread throughout the land. Irrigation is managed through extensive diversions, ditches, wells, hand lines, wheel lines, new pivots, check-up dams, dams with reservoirs, and sub-irrigation methods.

The Double M Becker Ranch is looking for an Outfitter to lease all of the hunting rights on the Ranch.

22,200 acres
AVAILABLE FOR LEASE

The Double M Becker Ranch is located approximately 50 miles west of Ontario in Malheur County and consists of approximately 25,000 deeded and 140,000 leased BLM Allotments. The Double M Becker Ranch gets its name from the Ranch’s founder, Charlie Becker, and two Moore families from Missouri. The Ranch has a rich history of consolidations and divestitures along with colorful owners and there are many families in the area and beyond that have personal history with the land. The Double M Becker Ranch is looking for an Outfitter to lease all of the hunting rights on the Ranch.

LOCATION

Encompassing both the Indian Creek and Bully Creek drainages of northern Malheur County, Oregon, the Ranch stretches approximately 25+/- miles east-to-west and 24+/- miles north-to-south. The climate is high desert dry-summer continental with cool nights and sunny days. December provides an average daily temperature of 19 °F and the July daily average is 90 °F with an average precipitation of 10 inches annually, snow averages 26 inches annually. Harper, Oregon is approximately 12 miles south from the ranch headquarters and offers schools K – 12. Ontario is approximately 50 miles southeast from ranch headquarters, offering major medical, equipment, auto, shopping and a general aviation airport. Boise is approximately 110 miles and provides commercial air service.

WILDLIFE

The Ranch is known for both great hunting and fishing. The ranch qualifies for eight (8) LOP hunting tags for deer, elk and antelope in the Beulah Hunting Unit #65. Trophy quality Mule Deer Buck hunting is found on this ranch. Game birds include chukar, pheasant, quail, duck and geese. Zotto Reservoir provides trout fishing while upper Bully Creek reportedly offers Brook Trout. The Hana and Becker reservoirs offer bass fishing.

2024 GENERAL HUNTING SEASON:

Archery elk: 8/31 – 9/29
Spring Turkey: 4/15 – 5/31
Spring Turkey Youth: 4/13 – 5/31
Fall Turkey: 10/14 – 11/30
Fall Turkey [private lands only]: 12/1 – 1/31
Fall Bear: 8/31 -12/31

2024 CONTROLLED UNIT WIDE HUNTS:

Buck deer (165): 10/5 – 10/16
Archery buck deer (165R1): 8/31 – 9/29
Archery buck deer [late season bow] (165R2): 11/16 – 11/30
Buck deer Youth (165T): 9/30 – 10/16
Antlerless elk Youth (265T): 8/15 – 12/31
Pronghorn [either sex] (465): 8/24 – 9/8
Spring bear (746A): 4/1 – 5/31

2024 CONTROLLED SUB-UNIT HUNTS:

Bull elk no. 1 (265B1): 10/30 – 11/3
Bull elk no. 2 (265B2): 11/9 – 11/17
Antlerless elk (265B3): 11/23 – 12/31
Antlerless elk (265C): 8/1 – 2/28

HISTORY

The ranch history is quite vivid with early day miners and homesteaders dotting the landscape. In addition to wagon trains and stagecoaches crossing the area along, the ranch has notoriety with early day ranchers including Charley Becker, the founder of Indian Creek Ranch. As quoted in a history book titled “Westfall Country” by Earl R. Smith, Exposition Press, 1963:
“Charley Becker was the only other cattleman who made cattle his business. When one says ‘business,’ that’s just what he made it, and it was a profitable one. His ranch was on Indian Creek but his but his stock ranged over many square miles of adjacent territory.”

IMPROVEMENTS

Improvements include a two-story 3,444 square foot home with four bedrooms, two and one-half baths situated on a hill overlooking the ranch headquarters. Additional ranch improvements include four ranch homes, large industrial shop situated in the heart of the farming unit, two back grounding feed lots, covered scales, shipping and processing facilities, calving barn, two horse barns, hay shed, hanger, dirt air strip, sorting pens in the high country with semi access for weaning calves, summer cow camp, other miscellaneous outbuildings.