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IX Ranch
#MT720800
Big Sandy MT  , Big Sandy
Montana, 59520
Chouteau County
66,896.00 acres
The IX Ranch is a legacy ranch it is huge, has a long history of stable ownership, and a respected reputation in reputation ranch country. Its central Montana location is 80 miles northeast of Great Falls and adjacent to the town of Big Sandy. The current owners are the second owners in the ranchs 130-year history. This professionally managed operation recently expanded to run a cattle herd of 4,700. The ranch is estimated to carry 3,900 bred females, 180 bulls, 690 yearling heifers, and horses. Until recently, the ranch actually carried a winter herd of around 3,500 bred females, 120 three-year-and-younger bulls, and ranch horses. In 2021 they expanded the rated capacity by another 400 cows, with the addition of another 8,000 acre operating unit. The entire ranch will continue to raise 7,000 tons of winter feed on average. In the spring, around 690 of the previous years heifer calves will return to the ranch for breeding from a grow-lot near Billings. The operation covers 134,482 acres, of which 66,896 is deeded, and the majority of the balance being state grazing leases. It is well improved, with accommodations for a full crew including a manager, as well as comfortable quarters for guests. Besides its position as one of Montanas great cattle ranches, the IX boasts large populations of elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, mountain lion, and five species of upland birds. It is also a scenic ranch boasting a diversity of habitat types from productive meadows to rolling hills which give way to steeper mountain country with scatterings of aspens and evergreens.

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$66,000,000

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Arrow Ranch
#MT952218
7400 Lower North Fork Rd , Wisdom
Montana, 59761
Beaverhead County
14,982.00 acres
Known as the Land of 10,000 Haystacks, the Upper Big Hole Valley is quietly famous for its quality hay, incredible scenery, and small-town charm. Fay Ranches is honored to bring to market one of the finest ranches in this beautiful valley. The Arrow Ranch is one of the most productive ranches in the Upper Big Hole Valley, both recreationally and agriculturally. This is not just hyperbole. The Upper Big Hole, specifically the Arrow Ranch, is where everything is measured in the thousands, as in tons of hay, trout, and elk.

The Arrow Ranch, located in Montana's Southwest corner, comprises 14,982 acres within its boundaries (12,963 acres is held in a Conservation Easement with the Nature Conservancy). The ranch is well blocked, and there are 2,019 deeded acres for the next owner to place into a conservation easement if they choose.

The acreage is a combination of flood irrigated meadows, prairie habitat with large grassy and sagebrush-covered hills, streambeds dotted with cottonwood trees, buckbrush, and willows, and transition areas covered with evergreen and aspen trees. With over 15+ miles of live tributary streams and 10.25 miles of boundary adjoining forest service, the Arrow Ranch is not only a best-in-class agricultural operation. Still, it provides a dynamic habitat for a world-class offering of wildlife, including large herds of elk that can be counted in the thousands.

The Arrow Ranch offers an opportunity for a fortunate land investor to embark on a special adventure that provides security and safety for their family, as well as a lifetime of enjoyment.
$38,514,500

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Beartooth Ranch
#MT720808
Columbus MT  , Columbus
Montana, 59019
Stillwater County
12,350.00 acres
Beartooth Ranch is one of Montanas reputation ranches known and respected throughout Montanas ranching community. Currently owned by the founder of Montana Silversmiths and previously owned by actor and director Mel Gibson, the ranch has had a grand history as one of the states largest purebred Angus operations under Mel Gibson and previously as one of the earliest adopters of embryo transplants in the purebred industry. Always known as the Beartooth Ranch, this 1,000 animal unit operating ranch consists of over 12,350 deeded acres and 1,000 acres of lease situated in the heart of the Stillwater River Valley just five miles southwest of Columbus. The center of the ranch lies in the valley floor and consists of hundreds of acres of productive irrigated meadows and four miles of protected riparian corridor along the Stillwater River punctuated by multiple small spring creeks that provide open water year-round. Adjacent to this rich central corridor, the ranch runs up through the breaks and pine foothills on both sides of the valley to offer huge expanses of lush, well-watered summer pastures and hundreds of acres of improved pastures. The wildlife and fisheries on this diverse ranch are extraordinary beginning with nearly four miles of Blue Ribbon quality trout fishing and moving to huge populations of mule and whitetail deer plus very good and improving elk numbers. Pheasants, waterfowl and upland birds are at home here as well and their numbers are only limited by judicious seeding of grain crops and predator control. Improvements include two comfortable homes, indoor riding arena, and complete shops, barns and other operating facilities ideally set up for a 1,000 AU operation. In summary, this is a virtually all-deeded contiguous operating ranch in a prime location looking up at the dramatic Beartooth Mountains Montanas highest offering, in addition, a complete package of recreational amenities from big game and birds to a quality fishery.
$29,800,000

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ELK RIDGE RANCH
#MT810832
Wilsall
Montana, 59086
Gallatin County
15,334.00 acres
Elk Ridge Ranch is an extremely private mountain ranch with exceptional wildlife resources, incredible panoramic views, excellent summer grazing and close proximity to all of the amenities in Bozeman, Livingston and Yellowstone National Park. There are three resident herds of elk that utilize the Ranch, providing unparalleled elk hunting for big bulls during both archery and rifle seasons. The Ranch encompasses 13,414 deeded acres that are a mix of native pasture, riparian bottoms and timbered slopes. The Ranch includes 1,600 State of Montana acres and 320 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for 1,920 leased acres making a 15,334 total acre Ranch.
$29,750,000

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Double AA River Ranch
#MT459249
2375 East River Road , Livingston
Montana, 59047
Park County
1,443.00 acres
REVISED-ADDITIONAL ACREAGE/RIVER ADDED TO OFFERING - The Double AA River Ranch is one of the most spectacular ranches to come to market in the Paradise Valley of Livingston MT. While there are many beautiful recreational ranches in Montana, few inspire with such majestic beauty and tranquility as the Double AA. Graced with 1,443.41 acres, and a long stretch of the Yellowstone River, the ranch offers world-class trout fishing for 3.55 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 allowing for additional residences, guest ranching, B&B and eco-tourism has been placed on the property to protect its agriculture heritage and fish & wildlife habitat. Existing residences include a comfortable river house, bunk cabin & 1900's manager's house. This offering presents a timely investment and the opportunity to own one of the finest river ranches in Livingston.
$25,000,000

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Montana Little Valley Ranch
#MT952262
NHN Highway 141 , Avon
Montana, 59713
Powell County
11,100.00 acres
The Montana Little Valley Ranch is a historic mountain ranch in western Montana. Located in the scenic Avon Valley, about 50 miles from Helena, the core of the ranchs 11,100 deeded acres and 9,956 leased acres are comprised of mountain meadows and timbered hills along the west side of the valley. The acreage includes flood irrigated pastures, native grasslands, rolling hills, timbered ridgelines, private lakes, riparian corridors, and healthy, well-managed forests. The ranchs elevation ranges from approximately 4,000-6,800. An outstanding road system makes the higher elevation deeded and leased lands easy to access and enjoy.

The majority of the ranchs 9,956 leased acres reach higher elevations in the Garnet Range along the west side of the ranch. Strickland Creek and Davis Creek emerge in the Garnets, watering the ranchs wildlife and livestock. With a resident elk herd that numbers several hundred during the fall season, Little Valley is a dream ranch for the sportsman. The ranch facilities are functional and updated, including a ranch residence, an original two-story ranch home, and a full set of barns and working facilities. Good stewardship is further demonstrated by the condition of the range and timber resources.

Montana Little Valley Ranch is currently operated as a cow/calf ranch. The owner currently runs about 300 pair (leases pasture to the neighboring ranch for an additional 300-350 pair) and rates the ranch at 500-700 pair with supplemental hay production. There are roughly 400-500 acres of irrigated hay meadows, most of which are currently hayed while the rest are grazed. Summer grazing is abundant on the ranch and much forage remains for the wildlife populations.
$24,750,000

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Jefferson Springs Ranch
#MT979233
340 Point of Rocks Road , Whitehall
Montana, 59759
Madison County
1,797.00 acres
A True River to Mountain Property: This is a complete sportsmans package with incredible hunting and fishing! Welcome to Jefferson Springs Ranch, boasting a lengthy 1.6 miles of Jefferson River frontage on the eastern boundary and timbered ridges of the Tobacco Root Mountains leading to thousands of acres of contiguous public land to the west. The Jefferson River is one of the many world-famous trout streams in southwest Montana and is formed by the confluence of the Ruby, Beaverhead, and Big Hole Rivers just north of Twin Bridges. The Jefferson meets the Madison and Gallatin Rivers downstream near Three Forks, becoming the mighty Missouri River. A mix of forested canyons, rolling hills of native grass, and riparian river bottom provide a healthy mix of terrain and vegetation suitable for a remarkable variety of wildlife, including moose, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, antelope, upland game birds, and waterfowl. This 1,797 acre ranch includes 400 acres under center pivot irrigation. Located about an hour from Bozeman and just 10 minutes from Twin Bridges in the tightly held Jefferson River valley, land this size in this valley rarely comes to market. With some of the countrys most breathtaking scenery, this property enjoys views of seven mountain ranges in an unspoiled valley that has remained unchanged for generations.
$17,500,000

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43 ZY Brown Ranch Big Sandy MT
#MT960195
43 Chase Hill Drive , Big Sandy
Montana, 59520
Chouteau County
25,874.00 acres
FIRST TIME EVER ON MARKET! ZY Brown Ranch and CHASE HILL OUTFITTERS are located southeast of Big Sandy, MT only five miles off pavement offering privacy, production, and recreation.With over 25,000 total acres including 18,134 deeded acres, and over 8,000 acres of BLM and State lease, the ranch supports 650 cow calf pair and has 5,300 acres of tillable land. Included in the sale is the families 30+ years established Chase Hill Outfitting business - providing guided hunts and assisting clients in the harvest of trophy Mule Deer, Antelope, and record book Bighorn Sheep. There are two main ranch homes, several homesteads, two staff homes plus several outbuildings including 100,000 bushel grain storage, shop and barn. High speed internet and good access makes this a perfect investment. The ranch is in one block, contiguous and has excellent access. Owner operate or lease to others. A couple of years ago, a Gorgosaurus Dinosaur was discovered on the ranch; was excavated and assembled for a museum quality display. Paleontologists believe there are more to be found. Birch Creek runs through the ranch below timbered draws and much of the landscape is similar to the Missouri River Breaks. Excellent wildlife habitat for birds and many other species. Historic Fort Benton is close by as is the town of Havre with more services. Call in advance of showing date in order to facilitate quality time on the ranch. Co-listed with Don Pilotte of BHHSMT Big Sky Office.
$17,450,000

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Little Belt Elk Ranch
#MT954862
NHN Smith River Road , White Sulphur Springs
Montana, 59645
Meagher County
6,210.00 acres
Fay Ranches proudly presents the Little Belt Elk Ranch, where recreation becomes a lifestyle. Bordering national forest service land, it provides a sense of seclusion that is difficult to find and coveted by many. The ranch headquarters consists of a rustic, two-bedroom, two-bath log home with an incredible view of Eagle Creek, grassy meadows, and timbered ridges. This historic and stunning ranch is situated in the Little Belt Mountain Range and offers a nearly incomparable spectrum of wildlife habitats to attract game. The combination of grassy meadows, large basins, spring seeps, aspen groves, and mature timber provides shelter, food, and sanctuary for a plethora of species. Eagle and Sheep Creeks flow through portions of the property, which provide endless fishing adventures for the avid angler. When you drive across this massive landscape, you see pronghorn antelope, numerous elk, and healthy mule and whitetail deer populations. When autumn turns the aspen groves into colorful splashes of color against the emerald green of grasslands and forests, the views are unequaled. This property offers approximately 6,210 deeded acres with an additional 7,540 acres of leased ground. Comprised of green basins, creeks, timbered ridges, meadows, and endless vistas, it is extremely rare for a ranch of this size with this combination of topography to come on the market. This land can sustain three to four hundred cow-calf pairs and boasts approximately 300 acres of hay ground. In addition, it has 910 acres of senior water rights and substantial stock water rights.

For those interested in operating a working cattle ranch, the property is set up to accommodate a large-scale enterprise. It is fenced and cross-fenced for an intensive grazing program. There are 11,000 feet of underground pipe that gravity feeds multiple watering troughs. The forest service allotments are adjacent and contiguous to the ranch. For those uninterested in working the land, the new owner has the option to lease out the agricultural or hunting rights while enjoying all manner of outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, fishing, hiking, wildlife watching, and hunting.
$14,995,000
O’Connor Ranch
#MT997049
S. Fork Lodgepole Road  , Sand Springs
Montana, 59077
Garfield County
9,296.00 acres
The O'Connor Ranch is being introduced to the market for the first time in decades. This multi-generational legacy ranch in Garfield County, Montana boasts supreme District 700 elk hunting, recreational opportunities and great cattle production. LandThe ranch is 9,296 total acres, including 7,231 acres deeded lands and 2,065 acres of lease lands that include 475 acres of State of Montana lease and 1,590 acres of BLM lease. The grass is nutrient rich and well sodded. There are 1,102 acres of improved CRP grass hay ground and 51 acres in alfalfa. The seller rates the annual hay crop at 650 tons per year. The terrain is diverse and beautiful and includes timber covered hills, bottom ground, rolling hills, coulees and the South Fork of Lodgepole creek bottom. The ranch is located north of Highway 200 at south end of the Missouri Breaks and the west side of Garfield County.
ImprovementsThe improvements are older with a set of gathering corrals, grain bins, a Quonset building and cattle sheds. There are also a couple of old homes which are not inhabitable. The interior and exterior ranch fencing is good and pastures are optimized for grazing. Water structures include several ponds and reservoirs and wells with strategically located water tanks.
RecreationElk, Elk and more Elk call the ranch home. The family has reserved the hunting for family for years and have managed for premier Elk production. Now its your chance to take their place and inherit this supreme Elk habitat. Also found on the ranch are Mule Deer, Pronghorn Antelope, Upland Birds such as Pheasant, Turkey, Sharp-tailed Grouse, and more. The location of the ranch near the Missouri Breaks and with its timber covered hills makes the perfect environment to hold Elk before the terrain breaks off into open prairie. From the ranch the Judith Mountains, Little Rockies and Snowy mountain ranges can be seen.
AgricultureThe owner rated carrying capacity is 382 cow calf pairs. The ranch is rich in high protein grasses, water resources and good cover. 650 ton of hay will be produced annually on the ranch. Water resources are strategically located throughout the ranch. The ranch reservoirs provide ample livestock water and recreational opportunity.
Water/Mineral Rights & Natural ResourcesThe sellers own 100% of the mineral rights and have agreed to convey 25% of the mineral rights with a sale.
Region & ClimateThe climate is semi-arid with warm summers and cold winters. In Garfield County, Montana, cattle outnumber people by a long shot. Fork Peck Reservoir to the north provides some of the countries best boating and fishing.
HistoryGarfield County is known for its famous dinosaur bone discoveries and their notable T-Rex specimens. The Missouri Breaks are a highlight of the area with deep canyons, the Missouri River, Fork Peck Reservoir, the CM Russell National Wildlife Refuge, and the UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge. This region of Montana was the end of the trail for historic cattle drives from Texas north to the seas of grass in Montana territory as recounted in numerous history books about the region.
LocationJordan, the county seat, is 30 miles east of Sand Springs. Jordan has a grocery store, gas stations, schools, churches, a farm store, repair shops, museums and restaurants. Garfield County, Montana has one of the countrys lowest population densities. The ranch is within one hour and 40 minutes of historic Miles City, Montanas eastern business hub, and 2 hours and 15 minutes from Billings, Montana, Montanas largest city.
$15,000,000