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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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STRAND RANCH
#MT238304
Geyser
Montana, 59447
Chouteau County
30,654.00 acres
Offered for sale for the first time since 1944, the Historic Strand Ranch, nestled at the base of the Highwood Mountains of north central Montana, is comprised of 30,974 total acres of which 28,894 are deeded, 1,760 acres are State of Montana Lease and 320 acres are BLM Lease. The Ranch comfortably carries 1,100 head of mother cows.

Five creeks, dozens of springs, ponds and developed water provide an abundant water resource for livestock and wildlife. Water developments have been strategically located throughout the Ranch providing numerous fresh water sources in each pasture. The water resources on the Ranch are unique and abundant for this region of the State. Cottonwood Creek runs through the length of the Ranch providing a classic western cottonwood-lined riparian corridor creating a rich wildlife habitat. Round Butte, a notable landmark in the region, is completely within the confines of the deeded acreage and provides an idyllic ecosystem for about 30 head of native mountain goats. The iconic Square Butte adjoins the Ranch on the northeast border. The timbered foothills of the Highwood Mountains and the lush riparian corridors harbor good populations of elk, deer and upland game birds including sharp-tail grouse and Hungarian partridge.

Strand Ranch is a step back in time and provides privacy and solace in one of the best ranching and recreational areas the west has to offer. With over 30,000 blocked up-contiguous acres, Strand Ranch offers a unique opportunity to own one of the truly old-line family ranches of Montana.
$35,250,000

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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.
$33,600,000

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Hughes Mountain Ranch
#MT427107
1862 Sage Creek Trailhead Rd , Stanford
Montana, 59479
Judith Basin County
11,044.00 acres
The Hughes Mountain Ranch consists of 11,044 deeded acres against the Little Belt Mountains. The ranch is 97% deeded, beautiful and private yet accessible. The ranch is a functional cattle operation with 400 +/- acres of hay, well maintained pastures, and four sets of working corrals. A great variety of recreational opportunities parallel agriculture on the ranch neighboring the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Judith River Wildlife Management Area. Landmarks located on or adjacent such as Carr Coulee, Reed Hill, Woodhurst Mountain, and Marys Knoll reminds one of the rich history imprinted for generations. The all-encompassing views can be had while biking, trail running, hiking, hunting, and ranching, what a great way to work, live, and play. The Ranch is bountiful with premier habitat for big game with a strong elk presence the ranch harbors two residence elk herds growing through the winter. The combination of Hunting Districts, quality and quantity insures a successful Bull Hunt. Hunting elk in Montana has never been so accessible.
$26,770,000

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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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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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JY BAGBY RANCH
#MT438574
Jackson
Montana, 59736
Beaverhead County
2,937.00 acres
Far from the displeasing crowds and noise, safely situated at the base of southwest Montanas majestic Beaverhead Mountain Range and the famed Continental Divide, JY Bagby Ranch encompasses 2,937 acres of deeded land adjoining the Beaverhead National Forest in the historic Big Hole Valley of Montana. Surrounded by dramatic vistas of the Beaverhead, Pintlar and Pioneer Mountain Ranges, the Ranch is located near the small ranching town of Jackson and the historic ghost town of Bannock both notable sites in Montanas early history.
$14,950,000

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Bitterroot Bend
#MT538177
Hamilton
Montana, 59840
Ravalli County
49.00 acres
Located in Montana’s most scenic and storied valley, the Bitterroot Bend features a mile of upper Bitterroot River frontage and a spectacular arrangement of on-the-water lodging. Formerly a fishing lodge, the main dwelling features classic but thoroughly modernized timber-and-truss construction, and serves as the activity center on the property. Large windows with uninhibited views face the Blue-Ribbon Bitterroot. The great room, an open bar area, and guest suites all lead to expansive outdoor living areas overlooking the river as well. Guests gravitate to these areas due to their proximity to the pristine water (the buildings were set before stream setback rules were established).

Directly downstream from the main lodge are situated additional guest quarters, all modern and immaculately furnished, also arranged with the Bitterroot as the visual centerpiece. Despite plentiful stands of mature pine trees and aspen groves, there is no ruffing it here. Current owners have spared no detail. The property’s privacy, coupled with its exceptional improvements and convenient location to services, make it incomparable in today’s market.
$14,900,000

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Double C Ranch
#MT958374
Townsend MT  , Townsend
Montana, 59644
Broadwater County
2,697.00 acres
Double C Ranch is a highly productive, 2,697 acre valley-to-foothill transitional ranch with a variety of recreational amenities on and around the ranch. Conveniently accessed from Bozeman (70 miles) or Helena (44 miles), the ranch lies between Canyon Ferry Reservoir to the west and the Belt Mountain Range to the east. The ranchs 14 pivots and approximately 1,403 acres under pivot irrigation provide a variety of operational possibilities and are complemented by approximately 675 acres of mountain foothills that are excellent habitat for wildlife, including elk which frequent the irrigated hay fields. There are three well-located residences, including an owners home, manager's home, and rental home. Well-maintained and functional working structures appropriate for the scale of the current haying operation include a large, heated shop, equipment shed, truck scale house, and 97,100-bushel grain bin storage. The ranchs desirable location, natural beauty, and strong wildlife and recreational opportunities are uniquely coupled with abundant water resources for agricultural production.
$14,300,000