GREAT HUNTING AREA
Wilke Township is a township located within the boundary of THE Municipality of Black River-Matheson so it is AN ORGANIZED TOWNSHIP.
The property is about 6.5 kilometers by road from the Town of Matheson, Ontario and then 1.6 kilometers by ATV or ARGO in the non-winter months or SNOWMOBILE in winter.
SURFACE RIGHTS COME WITH THE PROPERTY
MINERAL RIGHTS COME WITH THE PROPERTY
TREE RIGHTS COME WITH THE PROPERTY except for the Pine Trees which are reserved to the Crown
THE PATENT and PROPERTY SIZE
A review of the patent shows that the property has a size of 160 acres .
The original patent reveals that this property was originally patented and granted for a “Volunteer who served in South Africa and the Volunteer Militia who served on the Frontier in 1866”
THE WATABEAG RIVER
About 1,230 feet of the Watabeag River flows through the northwest corner of this property.
As it flows through the property the river averages from 40 feet wide to about 50 feet wide.
We are told by some locals that the river can be from 3 feet to 8 feet deep in some places but the average would be about 3-4 feet deep.
WHAT CAN YOU DO HERE?
If you love the outdoors and all that it offers then this property and the area is a nature lover's paradise.
If you are a winter enthusiast you will find this property and the area a WINTER WONDERLAND.
Go fishing on the Watabeag River or go hunting on your property and on the Crown Lands.
You can build yourself a nice hunting cabin overlooking the river.
The hunting on this property would be very good as you would have little or no competition for the game as this is PRIVATE LANDS and you can’t drive to it by car or truck.
The mature trees were harvested around 2005-2008 and the new growth is now anywhere from 15-18 years old.
The new growth would be from 12 to 25 feet tall depending on species.
The property appears to be quite level mostly throughout and there are a few low spots that may be wet and that is where the moose will hang out in.
About 480 acres of Crown land abuts the property to the north
About 240 acres of crown land abuts this property to the east
About 80 acres abuts this property to the west.
There are another 320 acres of Crown lands kity corner to the southwest corner of this property.
Plenty of CROWN LANDS to hunt on and ATV on.
ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY
We class this property as a REMOTE ACCESS PROPERTY.
From the Town of Matheson you would drive on township maintained roads until you get to twhere the trail starts on the west side of Fisher Road.
THEN it is a short 1.6 kilometer or 1 mile ATV or ARGO ride to the southeast corner of the property.
In winter you can very easily get to this property is a snowmobile within about 5 minutes.
You are totally OFF THE GRID on this property.
There is no hydro, so if you build yourself a cabin you would probably wire the cabin for generator, install some solar panels to provide lighting, either bring in your drinking water or dig yourself a well, install a composting toilet of build an outhouse.
A review of the Black River-Matheson zoning by-law shows that the property is zoned RU RURAL (RU) ZONE.
PERMITTED USES UNDER THE RU RURAL (RU) ZONE
9.1.1 Permitted Uses
No person shall within any Rural (RU) Zone, use any lot or erect, alter or use any building or structure for
any purpose except one or more or the following uses:
- Agricultural use • Agricultural-related use
- Bed and breakfast establishment • Camp
- Campground • Community gardens
- Conservation use • Duplex dwelling
- Existing commercial use • Existing industrial use
- Existing institutional use • Existing salvage yard
- Forestry use • Garden suite
- Home industry • Home occupation
- Kennel • Landfill site
- Marina • Mineral exploration
- Mineral extraction • Mining use
- Mobile home dwelling • Park
- Pit • Private cabin, accessory to a seasonal dwelling
- Quarry • Recreation use
- Seasonal dwelling • Semi-detached dwelling
- Single-detached dwelling • Sewage treatment facility
- Wayside pit or wayside quarry
LIKE TO HUNT?
This property is in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 279
THIS IS A PRIME HUNTING AREA!
The locals state that there are plenty of bear and moose in this area.
Hunt for small game like grouse and a couple of rabbits.
Don’t forget that you can also hunt on the Crown Lands and explore and ATV on any trails on the crown lands.
The closest town to this property is Matheson, Ontario.
Matheson is only about a total of 13 kilometers from this property.
The Town of Matheson provides a good variety of goods and services like banking, a hospital, restaurants, groceries, building supplies and more.
For big major shopping go west on Highway 101 about 64 kilometers to the City of Timmins, Ontario.
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