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Double AA River Ranch
Park, Montana
1,225.00 acres
The Double AA River Ranch is one of the most spectacular ranches to come to market in the esteemed Paradise Valley. While there are many beautiful recreational ranches in Montana, few inspire with such majestic beauty and tranquility as the Double AA. Graced with 1,225 ± acres and a long stretch of the Yellowstone River, the ranch offers world-class trout fishing for 2.6 ± miles, a robust wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of the Absaroka-Beartooth and Gallatin mountains. The Double AA is also a working cattle ranch with lush irrigated hay fields and abundant grazing land. A flexible conservation easement with MTLR allowing for additional residences, guest ranching, B&B and eco-tourism is being placed on the property to ensure responsibly managed private land as well as the protection of its agriculture heritage and fish & wildlife habitat. The Double AA Ranch presents a timely investment and excellent opportunity to own one of the finest river ranches in Livingston Montana.
Heart K Land & Cattle Co.
Park, Montana
1,976.00 acres
Heart K Land & Cattle Co. offers its new owner the ideal combination of privacy, cultural vibrancy and recreational pursuits, located a short five-minute drive from Livingston, Montana. Over 2,000 acres, five miles of Yellowstone River frontage, luxury equestrian event center, impeccable Owner’s compound, 150 head cattle operation and high density development/conservation easement opportunity.
Watson Ranch
Yellowstone, Montana
2,958.00 acres
Once In A Life Time:Ranch Details:This ranch near Pompeys Pillar in south central Montana truly is a rare offering.  Situated on the banks of the Yellowstone River approximately 35 miles northeast of Billings, this property offers a very distinct variety of topography and habitat.  Nearly a century in same family, it is being offered for the first time.  From the cottonwood groves along the almost 1.5 miles of Yellowstone River frontage, through the irrigated fields and riparian zones, to the high pastures, and forested breaks of the Pine Ridge, this ranch offers what many area ranches cannot with its several truly diverse ecosystems. This ranch is only one hour away from Billings Logan National Airport. Land Information:Acreage:127 Acres irrigated223 Acres River Bottom Pasture206 Acres Dry Land Hay830 Improved Pasture1572 Acres Pasture160 Acres Leased Total Acreage:  3118The lower ranch is approximately 500+ acres which is comprised of irrigated fields and pastures.  1000 plus tons of hay are produced every year, depending on rainfall.  Along with several pastures that are used for horses year round, the cattle are also traditionally moved in during winter in preparation for calving.  Additionally; there is an unnamed tributary of the Yellowstone that originates here, and provides excellent stock water.  River access is year round, and the property offers private areas for boat launch.  The shaded and cottonwood lined riverbank is an ideal spot for picnics. The upper ranch begins where the county road ends, at an admirably robust metal fence.  A coded electric gate ensures only private traffic enters.  With the exception of a large culvert for equipment and cattle under I-94, this is the only access to the upper ranch.  There are 2500+ deeded acres, with an additional 160 leased that combine to comprise the upper ranch.  This northern sloping bench consists of mainly dry land pastures, with timber and ravines throughout.  Historically the upper ranch has been used for grazing with some dry land hay production.  This part of the ranch is perimeter and cross fenced with 1 1/2 miles of high game fence on one border fence line. Sand Creek flows northerly through the upper ranch, with excellent stock and irrigation rights.  The ingress and egress is quite pleasing as you drive through the cottonwood lined creek bottom, and then ascend onto the rolling timber lined pastures.  In addition to the aforementioned water; there are also several springs, 11 wells, and a reservoir that provide ample water for the stock and irrigation.  Water rights in Montana are subject to the adjudication process.  Transfer of the water rights does not warrant that right until any judication process has been finalized.  Flood irrigation is utilized for the numerous fields on the lower portion of the ranch. Hunting Opportunities: Down along the banks of the Yellowstone you will find hundreds of acres of cottonwood forests, willow thickets, Russian olives, and tall native grasses teaming to create an ideal habitat for trophy Whitetail Deer.  In addition, the adjacent irrigated fields create a frequent pit stop for migrating waterfowl along Montana's central flyway.  Robust populations of wild pheasant and turkey are also found here.  A great variety of hawks, golden and bald eagles are regular residents of the area, along with Sandhill Cranes, Great Blue Herons, and other birds that call this area home for part of the year.  Located within a region of Montana rumored to harbor some of the states best genetic elk herds; seeing bulls in the high 300" and low 400" class in not uncommon.  Having never been outfitted, the ranch offers an unspoiled opportunity at legitimate trophy elk, mule deer, and pronghorn.  The sellers of this property have taken great pride in providing wild and natural habitat, as well as sanctuary for large game animals culling mostly cow elk, and small bucks during hunting seasons.  The higher portions of the ranch have become a frequent haven for mature bull elk, and mule deer.  Topographically the ranch is unique from many ranches in the region.  Sand Creek runs directly through parts of this holding, coupled with several surface wells and springs.  This ranch has the water, grass, cover, and travel corridors to support the large populations of game mentioned.  This ranch also qualifies for Land Owner Preference tags per Montana Hunting Regulations. The Sellers intend to execute an IRC 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange. Agents Comments:The Watson Ranch is truly one of a kind ranch for Eastern Montana. The diverse topography, water enriched , abundant wildlife, all make this ranch a highly sought after property. If you are a rancher, investor, sportsman, or a Non-profit organization looking to make this property into a retreat, then you must consider the Watson Ranch.
Greater Yellowstone Ranch
Stillwater, Montana
9,602.00 acres
Situated along the banks of the Yellowstone River in south-central Montana, the Greater Yellowstone Ranch offers an agricultural component as well as premier recreational opportunities for the sporting enthusiast. Consisting of 9,602 total acres, this three-generation ranch represents one of the larger contiguous land holdings in this area of the Treasure State. The topography varies from river riparian bottomland, to crop ground and high timbered ridges interspersed with numerous draws, coulees and basins. The ranch borders approximately four miles of river, which serves as a magnet for a diverse wildlife community that includes mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, antelope, turkey, pheasant, Hungarian partridge and waterfowl species, as well as many non-game animals and birds. The ranch is minimally improved with a small home and outbuildings, however there are many wonderful homesites, any of which would enjoy spectacular southern views of the Beartooth Mountains. Historically, the ranch has functioned as a commercial cow/calf operation with a carrying capacity of approximately 250 Animal Units (AUs) depending on precipitation and range conditions. The ranch controls water rights to flood-irrigate roughly 210 acres, and stock water in the higher elevation pastures, which is provided by White Beaver and Berry Creeks as well as a buried pipeline system. In addition to the acreage that can be irrigated, there are several other areas, which have historically been farmed that would be excellent for dry land crop production and food plots for both livestock and wildlife. The surrounding area is one of the most sporting-oriented locations in Montana, renowned for a number of excellent fisheries and world-class hunting options for upland birds, waterfowl and big game. The Greater Yellowstone Ranch is a stunning property and represents a unique purchase opportunity for the livestock producer or sportsman.
Ashlin Ranch
Ravalli, Montana
347.00 acres
The “Ashlin Ranch” is a 347.29 acre first time offering in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of western Montana with almost a mile of Bitterroot River frontage. The river is well known by fly fisherman world -wide for scenic high quality trout fishing and floating opportunities. The land offers private recreation whitetail deer, elk, turkeys, waterfowl, and sporting dogs. Irrigated pastures with water rights include approximately 130 acres for horses or cattle. Other land features include mature pines, aspen, parks with trails, multiple large ponds plus a year around creek. The mountain views of the Bitterroot Range and snow covered Como Peaks are inspiring! Access to the ranch is off a paved road about 5 minutes south of Hamilton through a log archway over an electronic gate. The interior roadway is paved to the owner’s residence located near the river. The main home has 5,100 square foot with five bedrooms and five baths on one level. Construction is log and timber with exterior chinking, quality windows and doors, heavy composition roofing, covered porches, and copper gutters. The triple car garage is nicely finished with cabinetry and has a two bedroom, one bath apartment above. Add the huge gazebo cooking and entertaining area, patios with hot tub and fire pit, landscaping, and an expansive lawn to complete the setting. This western inspired home is a combination of old west and contemporary richness with a soaring Great Room ceiling , stone wood burning fireplace , handcrafted log chandelier, heavy timber truss work, and log pillars with carved artwork. Flooring is a mixture of circular sawn fir, 1870’s French roofing tile, carpet, and stone. The professional grade kitchen has granite counter tops, custom red cabinetry, center island, and GE Monogram appliances featuring a propane six burner range, dishwasher and dish drawers, side by side refrigerator, and wine cooler. The breakfast bar features a wood slab counter plus a dinette area and butler service. The large dining room features seating for 20 and guest will love the corner wet bar with matching thick slab counter top, river rock art accents, arrowhead lighting, leather bar stool and western flair. The sun room can be used for extra dining, a pool table or sitting area and features a floor to ceiling wall of glass facing south with stunning views of the ranch and Como Peaks. The smoked glass walk-in wine room has storage and display for over 3,000 bottles of wine. This room opens onto a large heated screened in porch with slate floor. The intimate corner of the Great Room has both media and music systems and is graced with a dramatic circular log stairway with twig pickets and one-piece log handrails leading to the open office overlooking the Great Room and the back of the home where walking paths lead to the fenced raised garden beds, charming homestead bunkhouse, and out to the banks of the Bitterroot River. The master bedroom is located at the end of the guest bedroom hallway with 4 guest bedrooms and two connecting baths. The master bedroom boasts a thirty foot window seat, clear story windows and skylights, two walk in closets and a spa bathroom with double vanities, pounded copper sinks, custom lighting, tile, and bronze fixtures. A separate structure just north of the main house is served by the same exposed aggregate circular driveway, and features an executive office suite over an additional three car garage. Also included are a sporting room , walk-in vault, covered shooting bench, and more. The executive office suite features alder cabinets, vaulted ceilings, and recessed lighting. The exercise area has mirrored walls, service bar, bath with steam shower, and sauna. The additional home features two stories with 2,100 square feet, three bedrooms, two baths, country French kitchen, and wraparound porches with views. The 3,000 sf horse barn has a lower heated shop, garage bays, bath, center alley, deluxe horse stalls plus a full hay loft with exterior stairway. Additional shops, homestead chicken house and run-in sheds are located on the ranch with fencing and cross fencing. Included in the price are museum-quality original art and bronzes, authentic Native American pieces, old west cowboy collections, Thomas Molesworth furniture sets, home furnishings, and ranch equipment.
Irrigated Farm & Equipment For Sale in McCone County, MT
McCone, Montana
2,792.00 acres
Irrigated Farm & Equipment For Sale in McCone County, MT Looking for an irrigated farm? You're search is over! This beautiful irrigated farm located on the Missouri River in McCone County, Montana, near Wolf Point, Montana,is now offered for sale to the public. Developed and operated by the same farming family for three generations, this is the very first time this irrigated farm is available to purchase. It is worth your time to come and view this wonderful farm in order to see how this farm will improve your current operation and to see what an excellent job the owners have done developing this irrigated farm into the Montana treasure it is today. This prime irrigated farm has 2,792+/- total acres available to purchase. Deeded acres total 2,726+/- acres. Cropland acres total 2,501+/- acres. Current irrigated acres total 1,042+/- acres. The water rights for the irrigation network of this farm are from the majestic Missouri River. These water rights are privately owned and the water may be applied at the rate of 11,200 gallons per minute over 1,745 irrigated acres. What this means for you is that you may be able to develop additional irrigated acres from current dry land acres and/or you may be able to increase water consumption in order to produce high water consumption crops on current irrigated acres. Additionally, the irrigation network of this farm (in-fact, the the entire farm itself)is in no way bound by any EQIP contractor other governmental regulation which would inhibit your ability to improve this farm as you desire. What this means for you is that because all the irrigation development of this farm has been done at the owners expense, you are not bound to inherit or uphold any existing improvement contracts or maintenance agreements that so often accompany farms with irrigation improvements. This combination of substantial privately held water rights,potential for additional development of irrigated acres and absence of existing governmental contracts to honor is very rare indeed. Productive Farm & Equipment For Sale in Wolf Point, MT Selling with this farm is all the equipment currently being utilized to operate the irrigation network. This includes the pumping station located on the Missouri River and dedicated to this farm,three irrigation floating pumps (one for each of the three pipelines located at the pumping station), one section pivot, four quarter-section pivots,three booster pumps,approximately two miles of 10" and 15" underground irrigation pipeline and all components of the three-phase power system needed to operate the irrigation network. What this means for you is that this irrigation system is ready, willing and able to go to work for you. Selling with this farm are multiple bins for product storage. This includes (5) 4,000 bushel Amber Waves hopper bottom grain bins, (1)fan to share between three of these bins, (2) 12,000 bushel steel bins with concrete floors,unloading and sweep augers, (1) 3,400 bushel round steel grain bin with concrete floor and (2) 3,000 bushel steel bins with concrete floors. There are also several smaller portable hopper bottom bins that may be able to be purchased, if you would like to have them remain on the farm. Selling with this farm are two separate shops, the Red Shop and the White Shop.The Red Shop measures approximately 50'X75'X16',has a concrete floor, an exterior apron, a bifold door and a man door,is piped for floor heat in one portion of the shop (although the floor heat has never been hooked up or used) and has built in racks for storage. The White Shop measures approximately 60'X83'X15.5'. The White Shop is divided in three different units. The first unit is the shop work area. This area measures approximately 60'X60', has a concrete floor, two exterior aprons, two bifold doors (the large one measuring 32'X15')and two man doors, has hot water floor heat and a Clean Burn heater also. There are numerous custom built-in cabinets, shelves and drawers within the shop work area, as well as multiple wall mounted air reels/hoses and other miscellaneous shop tools and equipment. The second unit of the White Shop is the office work area.This area measures approximately 23'X30', has a concrete floor, custom cabinets and shelving, high quality countertops, a storage loft and a bathroom with a shower too! The last unit of the White Shop is the expansion slab. The expansion slab measures approximately 23'X30' (the same as the office portion of the White Shop) and has a concrete slab with floor heat piping installed. The farm owners planned to complete the shop expansion themselves, however, now you are able to finish the shop expansion as you would like, as the walls and tin are already on-site and ready to be erected. The Red and White Shops are serious workhorses for this farm, and they will continue to work for you for years to come. Selling with this farm are several outbuildings. There is a detached 2-car garage with overhead doors and electric door openers,a woodshed with a bifold door and work area, a bunkhouse and a root cellar with an outside wild game wash station. All of these outbuildings bring service, function and efficiency to this farm. Historic Farm with Multiple Homes For Sale in Northeast, MT Selling with this farm are not one, but two houses! Just by looking at the pictures of the beautiful family home you'll see this home is no ordinary farmhouse. Rather, this is true country living at its finest! Constructed with quality and beauty and clad with an exquisite architectural brick exterior, this family home is everything and more you would ever wish for on the farm. With 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and combined upper and lower living area of over 3,000 square feet, this family home works as hard for your family as the Red and White Shops work for the farm. The gorgeous kitchen, beautiful built-in cabinetry, awesome hot water heat, central vac, high efficiency insulation and E-glass Pella windows are just a few of the numerous features of this family home. Add in the front and back porches, the patio off the master bedroom and the sidewalks with curbs (that's right, curbs on the farm), and you have a family home you must see to believe! The second house on this farm is the guest house. Formally a wonderful bed and breakfast, the guest house has housed many wild game enthusiasts over the years. Today the guest house stands ready for you to finish the interior to your liking and settle in as you see fit. With 768 square feet of living area upstairs, and a full basement as well, options abound for this house. Forced air electric heat, air conditioning, a separate well and sliding glass patio doors are a few features of this house. Come and see what these two houses on this farm can do for you and your family! Selling with this farm is also the classic Nickwall Schoolhouse! This adorable schoolhouse was built around 1930 and has approximately 740 square feet of living area upstairs and another 740 square feet of living area downstairs. The Schoolhouse exterior has been lovingly restored with a new roof, new siding and new Pella windows. Beautiful tree rows on two sides add the perfect touch and a new well together with landscape irrigation water from the mighty Missouri River will keep your 2-acre yard green all summer. The interior boasts a new stairway, new electrical panel,new pressure system and new downstairs egress windows.With the remainder of the interior ready to be finished to your liking, your quiet country retreat, serene Missouri River get-a-away, antler adorned hunting lodge, adorable bed and breakfast or unique private residence is ready to become your reality. Additionally, the Schoolhouse comes with another Pella window, an interior fireplace, and a septic system, all ready to install as you desire. The Schoolhouse sits on its own two acre deeded parcel of land and neighbors beautiful irrigated and dry land farmland on all sides. Additionally, with the Missouri River less than two miles away, critters of all types pass by the Schoolhouse daily in their travels. Mule and whitetail deer, antelope, pheasants and other wild game birds, and elk and moose have all traveled by the Schoolhouse.A hunter's paradise awaits you as the new owner of this farm! This is a rare opportunity for you to own this beautiful farm. Never before available for sale, this high production farm together with its irrigation equipment, substantial owned water rights, potential for irrigation expansion, lack of existing government contracts, product storage, shops, outbuildings, guest house and fantastic family home offers you everything you would want on your farm. Call me to schedule a viewing of this Montana treasure, here in our beautiful Treasure State. Enjoy the attached pictures of this farm, taken in July with the 2019 crop growing strong, and looking forward to seeing you soon! For more properties like this one, head to United Country Real Estate! Listing ID: 25041-90201
Montana Wildlife Retreat Ranch
Fergus, Montana
5,457.00 acres
Montana Wildlife Retreat Ranch is truly one of Montana's hidden treasures. The ranch consist of  over 5,457 +/- acres of which 3818 +/- are deeded and the balance is BLM and State Leased. It boasts miles and miles of flowing Judith river, Salt Creek, and Bear Springs creeks, rolling terrain, timbered breaks, grassy meadows, brushy bottoms, and several small seasonal drainages. . The Montana Wildlife Retreat Ranch  is home to heavy populations of record class elk, and mule deer. It also offers excellent hunting for whitetail deer, waterfowl, turkeys, and upland game birds. The clean fresh water of the Judith River provides excellent fishing for rainbow and brown trout, sauger, walleye, bass, catfish, and northern pike. There are also 3 private fish ponds stocked with trout, catfish, and record class yellow perch. For the rancher, investor, Non-Profit organization or sportsman this is a must-see property.This ranch has been managed for almost three decades to produce trophy elk. It also serves as an excellent grass ranch for cattle or bison with excellent fences, cover, and water. There are about sixteen miles of eight-foot high game fence enclosing about 1,600+ acres. Gates have been lowered and opened to allow free passage of deer and elk.Of the 3818 acres of deeded land, 3610 acres are classified as Agricultural with 400 Aum's being grazed for 6 months. This ranch provides the outdoorsman with incredible opportunity for hunting, fishing, hiking, fossil collecting, canoeing, kayaking, and more activities. The owner has taken 20 plus bulls by archery, with several in the 350+ range. Location:The ranch is located in Fergus County in central Montana, about 45 miles north of Lewistown and 15 miles west of the town of Winifred. The nearest major international airports are in Billings, Montana, or Great Falls, each about a 2-hour drive from the ranch and provides a broad range of services. Owners state there is a FAA approved 3,300 conceptual air-strip ready to be built. The ranch is situated in an area where families have farmed and ranched for generations. The current owners have owned the property for over 29 years. Lewistown economy is driven by agriculture, but coupled with the areas topography, proximity of public lands, the Missouri River, Judith River, and world class hunting and fishing, recreation and tourism has also become a growing segment in the local economy.ImprovementsThe ranch has a modest set of improvements consisting of three very similar 2-bedroom, 3 bath split level homes that were built in 1979. The homes overlook the Judith River and were recently supplied by fiber optic cable for high speed internet. The owners occupy one of the homes and the other two are primarily used for guest.  There is also a 36x42 shop with metal siding and roof and a 40x80 prefab steel building. As a rancher, sportsman, or investor, rarely does a property of this stature become available! Water & MineralsThe ranch has over 5 miles of Judith River frontage. The Judith River, a tributary to the Missouri River, is supported by Big Spring which is one of the largest cold-water springs in the world. The Judith River offers excellent recreation, a source for livestock and wildlife water, and fishing. Several miles of Salt Creek and Bear Springs Creek also course through the ranch. There are other seasonal drainage's that feed the water ways on the ranch as well. Current owners hold eight water rights from the Judith River , Salt Creek, and Bear Springs Creek. All water rights will convey at closing.  All mineral rights held by the seller will also be conveyed at closingAgents Comments: Whether you are looking for a ranch, a recreational property, a family compound, Corporate retreat , or just an excellent investment, you owe it to yourself to view this property. Once you step foot on it, you will fall in love with it. Rolling terrain, coulees and valleys, uncountable wildlife, and miles of flowing river and creeks make this a wonderland for anyone desiring to have a piece of the Big Sky Country. But, if you are looking for a first class property to raise  cattle, or horses, this property with sixteen miles of eight foot high fencing, corrals, abundant water rights, and lush grasses is ready.This is prime habitat for elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, waterfowl, and upland birds. Over 5 miles of the Judith River winds through the property. The Montana Wildlife Retreat  Ranch is a true treasure waiting to be acquired by a fortunate buyer.
Trophy Hunting Ranch & Recreational Land For Sale in Central MT
Fergus, Montana
3,818.00 acres
Central Montana’s Bison Ranch: Livestock, Hunting, and Recreational Land For Sale Central Montana’s Bison Ranch is truly one of Montana’s hidden treasures.  The ranch encompasses over 5,400 acres of scenic Montana landscape in the Judith Basin of Central Montana.  It boasts miles and miles of flowing Judith river and Salt and Bear Springs creeks, rolling terrain, timbered breaks, grassy meadows, brushy bottoms, and several small seasonal drainages. This ranch encompasses approximately 5,500 acres, of which 3,800+/- is deeded and the balance being BLM and State leases.  The ranch is improved with housing for employees or guests, equipment storage, shop and livestock facilities.  The Montana Bison Ranch is home to huntable populations of record class elk, and mule deer.  It also offers excellent hunting for whitetail deer, waterfowl, turkeys, and upland game birds.  The clean fresh water of the Judith River provides excellent fishing for rainbow and brown trout, sauger, walleye, bass, catfish, and northern pike.  There are also 3 private fish ponds stocked with trout, catfish, and record class yellow perch.   For the rancher, investor, or sportsman this is a must-see property.  This ranch has been managed over the past two decades to produce trophy elk.  It also serves as an excellent grass ranch for cattle or bison with excellent fences, cover, and water.  There are about sixteen miles of eight-foot high game fence enclosing about 1,600+ acres that previously held a private elk herd.  Gates have been lowered to allow free passage of deer and elk.  Location The ranch is located in Fergus County in central Montana, about 45 miles north of Lewistown and 15 miles west of the town of Winifred.   Lewistown is the county seat of Fergus County and is a full-service city.  The nearest major airports are in Billings, Montana’s largest city, or Great Falls, each about a 2-hour drive from the ranch and provides a broad range of services.  Owners state there is a FFA approved 3,300’ conceptual air-strip ride-top location. Locale The ranch is situated in an area where families have farmed and ranched for generations.  The current owners have owned the property for over 25 years.  The local economy is driven by agriculture, but coupled with the area’s topography, proximity of public lands, the Missouri River, Judith River, and world class hunting and fishing, recreation has also become a growing segment in the local economy. Water & Minerals The ranch has over 5 miles of Judith River frontage.  The Judith River, a tributary to the Missouri River, is supported by Big Spring which is one of the largest cold-water springs in the world.  The Judith River offers excellent recreation, a source for livestock and wildlife water, and fishing.  Several miles of Salt Creek and Bear Springs Creek also course through the ranch.  There are other seasonal drainages that feed the water ways on the ranch as well.  The ranch has excellent water rights and all rights held by the seller will be conveyed at closing.  All mineral rights held by the seller will also be conveyed at closing. Acreage The ranch is comprised of about 3,818+/- deeded acres.  Of those about 191+/- acres are classified as forest land and another 15+/- are classified as fallow land.  The balance is made of approximately 1,417 acres of BLM lease and another 222+/- of state leased acres for a total of approximately 5,457 acres+/- Improvements The ranch has a modest set of improvements consisting of three very similar 2-bedroom, 3 bath split level homes that were built in 1979.  The homes overlook the Judith River and were recently supplied by fiber optic cable for high speed internet.  The owners occupy one of the homes and the other two are primarily used as storage.  There is also a 36’x42’ shop with metal siding and roof and a 40’x80’ prefab steel building.  One notable attraction to this ranch is the approximate 16 miles of eight-foot high game fence that encompass over 1,600+/- deeded acres. Operation The owners of the ranch have been recently leasing out the grazing to neighbors on a year to year lease.  The ranch runs approximately 400 cow/calf pairs from June through October.  With the diversity of the lands and the way it is fenced and improved there are a variety of ways one could operate the ranch. Recreation For the sportsman or wildlife enthusiast the property and the region are home to a broad range of wildlife and activities that Montana is famous for.  Elk, mule deer, whitetail deer and many other smaller mammals call this ranch home.  A variety of game birds, and waterfowl also reside on the ranch.  The Judith River and two creeks provide excellent fishing, canoeing, or kayaking opportunities.  There are many species of fish that inhabit the river including trout, walleye, catfish, and northern pike. The diverse makeup of the ranch also allows for other activities like hiking and fossil hunting. Broker Comments This unique offering is an exceptional working/recreational ranch located in the heart of Montana.  Opportunities to own a ranch like this don’t come around very often.  Coupled with the spectacular views, recreation, and the livestock operation, this is must see property. Facts • 5,457+/- acres (3,818 deeded, 1,417 BLM, 222 State of Montana) • 5.5+/- miles of Judith River frontage and several miles of Salt and Bear Springs Creek • Outstanding spring/summer/fall grazing for cattle • Exceptional elk and mule deer hunting • Healthy population of waterfowl and game birds • Excellent fishing in Judith River and private ponds • 16 miles of eight-foot high game fence enclosing over 1,600+/- acres • High fence and handling facility suited for diverse use • Three homes and two quality outbuildings • End of the road ranch with private access • Less than 2 hours away from two major airports • Extensive and valuable water rights and water sources for recreation and agriculture • The perfect Montana location with breathtaking views and landscapes Taxes The real estate taxes for 2017 were $3,171.54 For more properties like this one, head to United Country Real Estate! Listing ID: 25008-04139
Bushman's Famous Cottonwood Canyon Ranch
Richland, Montana
3,642.00 acres
SIGNIFICANT PRICE IMPROVEMENT!Bushman's Famous  Cottonwood Canyon Ranch is one of the most magnificent Eastern Montana ranches to become available in decades.  In the past 30 years, there have been approximately 150 Pope and Young or Boone and Crocket deer harvested on the ranch. Buckmasters and other national outdoor shows have filmed approximately 300 episodes on this ranch.The Ranch encompasses 3598 deeded acres and a 44-acre BLM lease. It is the astounding diversity of this private and pristine acreage that makes Cottonwood Canyon so spectacular and unique.  The Ranch rises from lush bottom ground along The Yellowstone River through riparian zones along Smith Creek and Elm Creek with the badlands forming the eastern backdrop.Arriving at the ranch and driving to the buildings after crossing over the badlands, the view to the west and north is of the 1036 acres of bottom land area along the Yellowstone River that borders the ranch for approximately 4 miles. Smith Creek runs through the middle of the ranch for over 4 miles and provides consistent stock water, irrigation water and excellent habitat. An oversized Valley center pivot irrigates 368 acres and another 99 acres is flood irrigated. There is an additional 204 acres of dryland crop scattered throughout the ranch utilized for food plots and livestock feed.The Eastern White Pine log home, built in 2002, has 3042 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. The log home, with its large wrap around deck, is sited along a bluff overlooking the bottomland and provides just the idyllic setting that one would expect on a classic Montana ranch. There are 2 rock fireplaces adding to the comfort and ambiance. The ranch also has a 90’X42’ shop with a concrete floor and several grain bins.Over the last 30 years, the current owners have enhanced the holding with careful stewardship of the land and native habitat.  The result is a legacy ranch of unsurpassed beauty and biodiversity that also presents an attractive land and recreational investment. The plethora of wildlife coupled with the diverse terrain and running waters makes for unmatched outdoor experiences, whether fishing, hunting, hiking or horseback riding. This offering is the perfect Montana ranch with a summer grazing and hay operation, Yellowstone River fishing, wildlife, and plenty of privacy and seclusion.LOCATION and ACCESSThe Headquarters of Cottonwood Creek Ranch is located off County Road 350, 31 miles south of Sidney, Montana.  AIRPORTSThere is a well-maintained paved public airstrip in Sidney, 31 miles from the Ranch.  Located at an elevation of 1985', the 100' x 5,700' asphalt runway is in good condition. There are five daily flights to Billings for connections with four major airlines.Approximate distances to area cities and towns from Cottonwood Canyon are as follows:Sidney, Mt           31 milesBillings, Mt          293 milesWilliston, ND        90 milesMiles City, Mt      153 milesRapid City, SD     289 milesBaker, Mt              90 milesGENERAL OPERATIONSThe Cottonwood Canyon Ranch generates income as a cattle and cropping operation. The current owner leases the ranch to a neighboring respected rancher.  The tenant winter grazes the alfalfa fields, calves there in the spring and comes out around July 1st. The ranch is grazed in a rotational manner.  The irrigated lands are used to put up alfalfa hay in round bales and some small grains.   They typically get three cuttings of alfalfa hay on the pivot irrigated land and one cutting on the other hay land.WILDLIFE RESOURSESCottonwood Canyon is rich in wildlife resources. It boasts a large populations of whitetail deer, mule deer, turkey and an occasional antelope.  Pheasant and grouse can be found in the bottoms and cropland, respectively, for those who enjoy upland bird hunting.  Goose and duck hunting are also available due to the proximity to the Yellowstone River which also provides excellent fishing. With the irrigated alfalfa and small grains, expansive bottoms, grass hillsides and wooded creek bottoms, the wildlife habitat is diverse with three key elements - food, water and cover. Carefully managed with selective cattle grazing practices, and given the varying terrain and habitat, the property provides excellent hunting opportunities. In the past 30 years, there have been approximately 150 Pope and Young or Boone and Crocket deer harvested on the ranch. Popular hunting shows broadcast on national television has filmed approximately 300 episodes on this ranch.LOCALESidney, Montana sits near the junction of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers in northeastern Montana. Lewis and Clark once camped in this area that was one of the leading fur trading regions of the country. Permanent settlers arrived with the Great Northern Railroad. In 1911 Sidney became an incorporated town and the Richland County Seat, so named for the promise of the U.S. Reclamation Service project and the booster rhetoric of the era.  In the early 1900s, high national farm prices encouraged the federal government to construct the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project. Richland County farmers were then able to irrigate their land and produce abundant beet, oats and grain crops. The initial success of the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation project, along with the homesteading boom of the early 1910s, led to the creation of Richland County. Sidney was the largest town on the Northern Pacific’s spur that ran up the Lower Yellowstone Valley. The historic grain elevators along the tracks testify to generations of agricultural products shipped from the town, although today the incessant freight traffic serving the oil fields of the nearby Williston Basin overwhelm the earlier agricultural focus. The Yellowstone is the last free flowing river in the lower 48 states. From its headwaters in Lake Yellowstone downstream 670 miles to the Missouri River in North Dakota, the Yellowstone River flows as it has for centuries, in its natural state, undammed and untamed. Clear, cool swift and challenging it offers fishermen and river runners some of the best water Montana has to offer. To fishermen, its blue-ribbon waters are known world round for an abundance of big trout. As it flows through Montana the big river goes through many changes - from steep-walled canyons where boulders churn its green waters to the eastern part of the state where the river broadens to take a lazy path through fertile farm country. There are many opportunities for recreation along the Yellowstone River. Gravel along the river from Custer to Sidney often yields Montana agates. Fishing and floating are two other favorite activities on the Yellowstone.MINERAL RIGHTSThe Sellers will convey with the property 100% of whatever mineral, oil, gas, geo-thermal, hydrocarbon and gravel rights they own, subject to reservations by previous owners.  The Sellers make no representation as to the quantity or quality of any mineral or other sub-surface rights appurtenant to the Cottonwood Canyon Ranch.REAL ESTATE TAXESThe real estate taxes for 2018 for the Cottonwood Canyon Ranch were approximately $7,394.    WATER RIGHTS and WATER RIGHT CLAIMSThe Cottonwood Canyon Ranch controls five recorded water rights for irrigation, domestic use and stock water.  A complete list of water rights and water right claims controlled by the Ranch is available upon request through our office. There are 2 rights from the Yellowstone River for irrigation, two rights for irrigation and stock water from Smith Creek a one right for a domestic well. The priority dates of water rights on the Ranch start as early as 1887. SUMMARY STATEMENTThe location, recreational amenities, and overall diversity makes the Cottonwood Canyon Ranch one of the most unique offerings in Easter Montana.  The remarkable condition of the crop land, wildlife habitat and range land are a product of 30 years of careful stewardship and direction under the current ownership.  The combination of a balanced summer ranching operation and fall wildlife hunting pursuits provide many opportunities to enjoy the amenities the ranch has to offer.  OFFERING PRICE and CONDITIONS OF SALECottonwood Canyon Ranch, as previously described herein, is offered at US $5,950,000.00 Cash or Terms acceptable solely at the discretion of the Sellers.  The conditions of sale are as follows:All offers to purchase, or letters of intent must be in writing and accompanied by a wire transfer of 5.0% of the purchase price to the escrow account at Richland County Title Company in Sidney, Montana;Earnest money deposits will be placed in escrow with Richland County Title Company;All Prospective Buyers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Sellers absolute financial capability to purchase the Ranch prior to scheduling an inspection of the Ranch;The Sellers will provide and pay for a standard owner’s title insurance policy.  Any endorsements requested by the Buyer or any lender will be at Buyer’s expense.  Title to the real property will be conveyed by a deed;All the water right claims controlled by the Ranch will be transferred to the Buyer at Closing, and all the mineral rights which the Sellers own will be conveyed to the Buyer at Closing;Buyers’ Brokers are welcomed and invited to contact Jeff Garrett for information regarding Cooperation Policies.This entire Offering is subject to errors, omissions, prior sale, change or withdrawal without notice and approval of purchase by the Sellers.  Information regarding land classifications, acreages, carrying capacities, crop yields, potential profits, etc., are intended only as general guidelines and have been obtained from sources deemed reliable; however, accuracy is not warranted or guaranteed by the Sellers or Hayden Outdoors.  Prospective Buyers should verify all information to their sole and complete satisfaction.
Yellowstone River Retreat
Park, Montana
32.00 acres
So, you are ready for your slice of Paradise in Montana. How about 32+ acres and a whole ¼ of a mile of prime river frontage on the famed Yellowstone River, in what is actually called Paradise Valley? Not only do you get to live on one of the best fly fishing rivers in the west, but you also get a custom-built main log home, guest quarters, AND frontage on Tom Miner Creek flowing right into the river. Relax on the sandy beach on the bank of the river and gaze at the majestic Absaroka mountain range. Your 3 bed/3 bath home with ¾ of a wraparound deck was engineered to perfection, taking in all aspects of being located just 20 minutes north of Yellowstone National Park. Its time to take the leap and knock another item off that bucket list! Stake your claim in Montana, the Last Best Place.