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Company :Hayden Outdoors
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State :Colorado
Zipcode :80550
Phone :(406) 930-2379
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Watson Ranch
Yellowstone, Montana
2958.00 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.
Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company
Sweet Grass, Montana
182.80 acres
Re-Discover The Legendary Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company! This is a family owned business that brought the sharps Rifle back to life in 1976 and is still going today. More than 140 years later the mystique and lore surrounding this firearm has allowed Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Co. to maintain a steady worldwide business in the heart of a small Montana town. Shiloh Rifle is the recognized leader in the quality production and craftsmanship of the Sharps Rifle; that is why their motto is, "Quality not Quantity." They are the only Company in the World whose parts interchange with the original Sharps rifles and are 100% American made. In 1996 they built their own Foundry, which provides all the castings for their rifles and provides castings for outside Companies. Shiloh Rifle has only been owned by the previous owner who started this company in 1976 in Farmingdale, New York and then moved it to Big Timber, Montana to the current owners who purchased it in 1991. The backbone of this American Company is their customer's belief in an American made product and the history behind the Sharps rifle. Many expansions were made when the Company was purchased in 1991. An Addition to the machine shop was added, the introduction of CNC machines, a nice showroom which showcases their different models and custom features offered, to accessories and reloading equipment that can be purchased.  Gun Enthusiasts from around the world come in all year long to get a guided tour of the facility. Customers will come to spend the day learning how to reload and the owners will take them to the shooting range to assist and instruct on how to use their rifle. The Shiloh Sharps Rifle has been featured in some of the great western classics like, "Quigley Down Under," "Cross Fire Trail,"  and " Dancing With Wolves," just to name a few. The main core of Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company is the legendary 1874 and the 1877 rifles. When a customer decides to order a Sharps Rifle, the owners carefully help navigate through all the custom options including, calibers, wood finishes, barrel types, sights, triggers, butt plates, engravings, etc. There is no better feeling than knowing that you own a piece of American History. With the purchase of this company, you will acquire a 180/acre shooting range that is equipped with a silhouette range with four banks of targets, which can always be extended with the potential to add any number of targets. There are long range steel targets that can be moved for any distance. The range also has a beautiful cabin with a wood stove, amenities and allows a shooter to shoot out of the windows either off hand or bench shooting while staying warm in the winter. Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company is already established and has great rapport with customers and dealers all over the world, who know that when they purchase a Shiloh Sharps they are not only purchasing a historic rifle, they are supporting the principals of a way of life. Americans have fought and died for over generations--Self-reliance, pride and our FREEDOM!Shiloh Sharps Rifle Company comes turn-key, with great employees who care about the quality of product that they produce. To own this well known business, is to own a piece of history!For a qualified showing please contact me. Co-Brokers welcome. 
Montana Wildlife Retreat Ranch
Fergus, Montana
5457.00 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.
River Ranch
Sweet Grass, Montana
240.00 acres
The impressively splendid River ranch is located just outside of Big timber, Montana with breathtaking views, an abundance of wildlife and Yellowstone river frontage. This 240 acre riverfront property has nearly one mile of frontage on the south side of the Yellowstone river. In its upper reaches, within Yellowstone Park and the mountains of Montana, the famous Yellowstone River is a popular destination for fly fishing. The Yellowstone River is a Class 1 River from the Yellowstone National Park boundary to the North Dakota border for the purpose of stream access for recreational purposes. IMPROVEMENTS :240+/- acres,120+/- acres of irrigated hay land with wheel and hand line, 6.5 shares of Pioneer Ditch, 45' X 60' metal shed with concrete floor, Spring-fed creeks and ponds. WILDLIFE: The superb habitat of this property ensures steady visits from our native wildlife and migratory waterfowl. The abundance of Whitetail, Mule Deer, Ducks, Canadian Geese, Grouse, and Hungarian Partridge all visit the River Ranch for sanctuary. There are spring- fed creeks and ponds with the estuary of the spring creek entering the world famous Yellowstone River. The combination of wildlife, water and inspiring views is simply outstanding. This land is truly a unique masterpiece of nature, a fly-fisherman's dream come true. With breathtaking views of the Crazy Mountain Range and the Beartooth Mountains, this unique land offers diverse possibilities as a private recreational paradise or a productive multi-family compound. A LIMITED CHANCE at a lifestyle beyound compare, BLUE RIBBON FLY-FISHING RIGHT OUT YOUR FRONT DOOR!!If you are interested in viewing this property, then feel free to give me a call to set up a private showing. 
The Wild Mountain Ranch
Park, Montana
746.00 acres
Here is a chance to own one of the best recreational properties in Montana. Wild Mountain Ranch consists of 746 deeded acres and has more water features than most ranches in the area.Springs flow freely from more than two drainages, feeding off of the Yellowstone Valley and creating good water and rich habitat throughout the ranch. These springs flow down the hillside and converge to fill a one-acre pond. The overflow runs down a couple hundred yards and fills another pond by the camping site, from there, it continues down to the barns and pools up again at the caretaker's house.The irrigation rights date back to 1899 and allow you to flood irrigate nearly 43 acres. The fields could be turned over and put into grain or alfalfa for excellent game habitat.Wildlife:In the earlier days, the ranch was a shooting preserve and evidence of that still remains. The natural habitat allows for phenomenal bird hunting, excellent deer hunting, and with the right management practices, will draw more of the area's resident elk herd in. The elk already use the upper pond during the summer to keep cool and find the ranch as a safe haven during the hunting season. Billman creek offers excellent native cutthroat and brook trout fishing. There are several ponds on the ranch that will provide hours of recreation.  Location:Wild Mountain Ranch is located just 7 miles west of Livingston off of Interstate 90 and only 20 miles from Bozeman, Montana. Livingston is a growing, vibrant town with many new shops and restaurants. Livingston is the gateway to Paradise Valley which leads to Yellowstone National Park.The ranch offers so many locations to build your home, lodge, or guest cabins, the possibilities are too many to count. Incredible weather, scenic views, untouched valleys, and hilltops teaming with wildlife; what more could you ask for.For a personal tour and showing, please contact me.
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