APN# 010-35C-004, Montello, Nevada, 89830
9.22 Acres with spring running through parcel Southwest of Montello, NV and West of Hwy 233. This would be a perfect site for your personal base camp for all of your Northern Nevada outdoor adventures. Here is your opportunity to get away from it all and own a piece of the West. This parcel adjoins BLM land on the East side. No Address, parcel is best identified by APN 010-35C-004.
Elko County Nevada History:
This area was long occupied by Native American tribes of the Plateau, particularly the Western Shoshone, Northern Paiute, and Bannock peoples. Their traditional ways were disrupted after European-American settlement, as the two cultures competed for resources and had differing conceptions of land use and property.
In 1877 what became known as the Duck Valley Indian Reservation was established by presidential executive order for the Western Shoshone in this area, after they signed treaties with the United States. Later the Paiute became involved in the Bannock War, but after they were allowed to return from exile in Washington State, in 1886 another executive order was used to expand the reservation to accommodate them. The federally recognized tribe of the two peoples together conducts farming and ranching in this high desert territory.
The population of the county increased markedly in the late 20th century as the economy improved.
On March 14, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management sold 29 oil and gas leases for $1.27 million to a collection of six companies that included Noble Energy. The transaction was the first such in Nevada. ~ Wikipedia
-6 Miles to Montello, NV
Situated in the Northeastern part of the state, Montello, Nevada, is approximately 58 miles northwest of Wendover and about 176 miles northwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. The tiny town has a little more than 500 residents, so there isn’t much to do in Montello. However, you can find an assortment of attractions within driving distance of the city.
Crittenden Reservoir (ndow.org) sits on 260 acres of state-owned land. You’ve got to travel about 19 miles north of Montello on a gravel road to get there. The reservoir is an ideal destination for fishermen because the facility stocks a variety of fish, including several types of trout and largemouth bass. You can fish the entire perimeter of the reservoir, and the east and west shorelines are the most accessible. Camping is not permitted along the shorelines, but you can find several primitive campsites along west side of the road that runs north of the reservoir. Water skiing is prohibited, but visitors can go float tubing. Crittenden Reservoir is open year round from one hour before dawn to two hours after sunset.
The city of Wendover straddles the Nevada-Utah border and is best known for its casinos. You might also find Bonneville Salt Flats State Park (blm.gov), 10 miles east of Wendover, worth the trip from Montello. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management runs the BSFSP, a 30,000-acre parcel of land that contains a massive layer of hard, white salt crust left over from Lake Bonneville, a large lake from about 15,000 years ago. The BSFSP covers about 46 square miles and is 12 miles long and five miles wide. The salt crust is nearly five feet thick in some areas. Each summer, professional and amateur race teams converge on the BSFSP to compete in high-speed drag racing. The Utah Rocket Club and National Archery Association hold annual events in the park, which also serves as a backdrop for major motion pictures.
Montello is home to several restaurants with a Western flavor, including the Cowboy Bar and Cafe (no website; 100 Front Street, Montello; 775-776-2466 ) and the Saddle Sore Bar (no website; 4th St. and Highway 233, Montello; 775-776-2564). If you’re willing to make the drive to Wendover, that city offers more dining choices, such as buffets, casual dining and fine dining. ~USA Today
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-58 Miles to West Wendover, NV
Wendover offers Montello visitors an assortment of attractions, including casinos and an airfield museum. Casino options include the Montego Bay Casino (wendoverfun.com) and the Wendover Nugget (wendovernugget.com). The Historic Wendover Airbase (wendoverairbase.com) was built in the early 1940s as part of the U.S. government’s acquisition of land for gunnery and bombing ranges for its military. The airbase was used as a backdrop for several Hollywood movies, including “Independence Day,” “Con Air” and “Mulholland Falls.” The airbase runs tours throughout the year and hosts several special events, such as the Historic Wendover Air Show. ~USA Today
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Unit 77 Boundary Description: That portion of Elko County bounded on the north by the Thousand Springs Road from U.S. Highway No. 93 to Montello, on the east by State Route No. 233, on the south by U.S. Interstate Highway No. 80, and on the west by U.S. Highway No. 93.
MULE DEER Area 7, Units 071-079,091
HUNTER INFORMATION SHEET LOCATION: Northeastern Elko County. See unit description in big game brochure.
ELEVATION: 4,900' near Montello to 10,800> in the Jarbidge Wilderness.
TERRAIN: Variable. Gentle rolling hills to very vertical and difficult terrain.
VEGETATION: Variable. From desert shrub in some lower valley bottoms to sagebrush, mountain brush, aspen, juniper and mahogany at the middle to upper elevations and subalpine fir on the northern exposures of the Jarbidge Mountains.
LAND STATUS: Checkerboard mix of private and public lands, as well as large blocks of BLM and Forest administered public lands.
HUNTER ACCESS: Excellent, except in the Jarbidge Wilderness where vehicles are prohibited.
MAP REFERENCES: Topographical and land status maps are available from BLM (Elko), USFS (Elko), or private vendors. The U.S. Geological Survey 1;100,000 topographical maps that cover the area include: Jarbidge Mts, Jackpot, Double Mtn, Wells, and Wendover. The U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000 topographical maps that cover the 071unit group include: Wells and Elko.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Towns of Elko, Mt. City, Wells, Jackpot, Montello, and Wendover provide most services. Mostly primitive camping is available throughout public lands within the unit group but three developed campgrounds are available on a first-comefirst-served basis on public lands as follows: Tabor Creek-Unit 075 (BLM), Big Bend Campground-Unit 071 (USFS) and Jarbidge Canyon-Unit 072 (USFS).
RECOMMENDED HUNTING AREAS FOR MULE DEER: The entire area has good deer numbers. Deer occupy all areas from the foothills to the upper peaks. Major migrations are weather related and increase as snowfall increases. Some smaller localized deer migrations occur during October.
SPECIAL COMMENTS: This area provides an opportunity to hunt a wide variety of habitat types including sub-alpine high elevations above timber-line, conifer and mahogany covered slopes, heavy aspen cover, deep canyons with creeks and rivers, rolling sagebrush, and pinyon-juniper winter ranges. Other opportunities available in the area include trout fishing in small lakes, rivers, and creeks, rabbit hunting for cottontails and white-tailed jackrabbits, grouse hunting and chukar hunting in some areas.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK Area 7, Units 076, 077,079, 081
HUNTER INFORMATION LOCATION: Northeastern Elko County. See unit description in big game brochure.
ELEVATION: 4,800’ at Montello to 8,760’ on Knoll Mountain in Unit 076.
TERRAIN: Variable. Valley bottoms to mountain peaks.
VEGETATION: Sagebrush in lower valley bottoms to mahogany, and juniper at the upper elevations. Some aspen can be found in 077 and 081 but unit 076 has the most.
LAND STATUS: The majority of land within this unit group is public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
HUNTER ACCESS: Access is generally good throughout most of the units. Access is limited in the north end of the Pequop Mountains.
MAP REFERENCES: Topographical and land status maps are available from the BLM (Elko), or private vendors. U.S. Geological Survey 1:100,000 topographical maps that cover the area are: Jackpot, Wells and Wendover. The U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000 topographical map that covers the area is: Wells.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: The towns of Jackpot and Wells provide most services. Primitive camping is available throughout public lands within the unit.
RECOMMENDED HUNTING AREAS FOR ELK: Black Mountain, Delano Mountain, Murdock Mountains, Windermere Hills, Bald Mountain, North Pequop Mountains, and Twelve Mile area. Elk are generally associated with water sources during August and September. Considerable water sources are available within the harvest unit and vary from perennial streams, small springs to artificial water developments. Generally, hunters can develop a fairly good picture of where to start looking by first becoming familiar with a map which identifies various water sources, roads and topographic features.