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Rockin 99 Ranch

Written by: Vinny Delgado, Fay Ranches Sales Associate Rockin 99 Ranch Late this summer, I had the privilege of listing the beautiful 1,612 acres that make up the Rockin 99 Ranch near Roberts, Montana.  Though it also features a productive agricultural operation, as an avid outdoorsman, the more time I spend on the Rockin 99, […]

The Telltale Signs of Fall in Oregon

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Oregon Today, as I head to my office with the windshield defroster on high, I park near a tree glistening with bright yellow, red and orange leaves. As I step out into the cold autumnal morning air, I probe in my pocket for my office keys and instead feel […]

Oregon Fly Fishing

Oregon is often overlooked when it comes to fly fishing, but this diverse state has a wealth of fly fishing streams and lakes. Some even say that Oregon has the best year-round fly fishing in the United States. The Deschutes River and it’s tributaries are well known both for its incredible angling for native redside […]

Fay Ranches, Long Standing Sponsor of the Big Sky PBR

“Big Sky PBR is grateful for Fay Ranches, an amazing partner of Big Sky PBR and with us every year since the inaugural event. Their support helps Big Sky PBR generate over $100,000 for charity every year and millions in economic impact for the area of Big Sky, Montana.” Ersin Ozer, Outlaw Partners. The last […]

Opportunities in Montana’s Ruby River Valley

The Ruby River begins in the high elevations of the Gravelly and Snowcrest Mountain Ranges of southwest Montana and flows for approximately 76 miles before it confluences with the Beaverhead River about two miles upstream from Twin Bridges.  In the town of Twin Bridges, the Beaverhead and Big Hole confluence to form the Jefferson River.  […]

National Geographic Films “Yellowstone Live” on the Yellowstone Basin Ranch

The owners of Yellowstone Basin Ranch were honored National Geographic chose the ranch as part of their base of operations while filming the much anticipated 4-day television event, “Yellowstone Live”. The Yellowstone Basin Ranch is located under ten minutes from West Yellowstone, Montana – home to the famed west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The […]

Investing in Ranches: Engwis Ranch

By James Esperti, Partner/Sales Associate People pursue ranch real estate in the Intermountain West for many reasons. Some are looking for that perfect hunting and fishing ranch with big mountain views, live water with a variety of wildlife species. Others may want a large productive cattle ranch with abundant water rights and agricultural components. Some […]

Fay Ranches Team Attends Henry’s Fork Days

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV, Principal Broker, Fay Ranches’ Southeast office, Chattanooga, TN  Members of the Fay Ranches team recently returned from the Henry’s Fork Foundation-sponsored Henry’s Fork Days, held June 14-16 in Last Chance, Idaho. While these annual events coincide with the opening weekend of fly fishing on the fabled Harriman Ranch (Railroad Ranch) water, the real […]

Oregon Experiencing High Demand for Farms, Ranches

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker It’s that time of year when we lucky brokers at Fay Ranches get to see new ranches and explore magnificent rural and remote sporting properties. It is also the time of year when more sellers start listing their properties. Spring is always a busy time of year for us, but […]

East vs. West: Understand Water Rights Before Buying a Ranch

By John Anderson, Broker Understanding the history behind the Law of Prior Appropriations is not only interesting, but also important when investing in a ranch. There are two main types of water right systems actively used in the United States today: the Riparian system and the Law of Prior Appropriations. Many eastern states utilize the Riparian […]

Calving Season, Bull Selection Prove Cattle Industry Still King in Montana

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate Photos by Hailey Rae, Montana Ag Photography Spring is in the air in Montana, and while newborn calves dot the landscape, producers across the state are already busy planning and preparing for the 2019 calving season. With a gestation period of 283 days, give or take a few, planning for the […]

Oregon Boasts Some of the Best Elk Hunting in the U.S.

By: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker If you haven’t been elk hunting in Oregon, you’re missing out. Oregon repeatedly lands on lists for great elk hunting, but it’s still relatively undiscovered. People often opt for more well-known elk hunting areas like Colorado and Idaho, but if you haven’t been to Oregon yet, you need to get […]

What You Need to Know About Land Trusts & the Conservation Easements They Hold

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV Recently, I attended the Southeastern Land Trust Alliance Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During the three-day conference, of which Fay Ranches was a sponsor, I visited with regional representatives from the Alliance, The Conservation Fund, Southern Company, U.S. Forest Service, timber companies and land trusts. The event provided excellent presentations […]

Neighboring Montana Ranches For Sale, Offer Unique Opportunity

Written by: Greg Fay, Broker/Owner Tom Brokaw’s West Boulder Ranch, nestled at the base of the Absaroka Mountains in south central Montana, and the neighboring Burnt Leather Ranch-Steen Place, owned by the Reid family for over 60 years, are both for sale. They are both incredible properties, and combined, they represent an opportunity to assemble […]

Why Oregon is a Great Place to Buy a Ranch

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker When it comes to buying a ranch, there are some places that immediately come to mind: Montana, Colorado, Wyoming. But there is one place that consistently flies under the radar: Oregon. As someone who has ranched in Oregon all my life, I can tell you, it’s mostly undiscovered as […]

Fay & Republic Team Building with Yellow Dog Flyfishing

Some companies do rope courses or escape rooms for their team building, Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches go fishing!  With the help of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, 12 anglers from these powerhouse land brokerage firms spent 4 days fishing for giant redfish in the Louisiana Marsh this past week at the Dogwood Lodge.  “It was […]

SCOTCH DOUBLE

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV, Principal Broker, Fay Ranches Southeast UTILIZING TRADITIONAL AND PROGRESSIVE METHODOLOGY TO ENHANCE YOUR PROPERTY’S RECREATIONAL HUNTING AND FISHING VALUE WHILE IMPROVING THE CORE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT-GRADE “WORKING” SOUTHEASTERN LAND PROPERTY. Many people simply construct a new fishing lake, create a new dove field, or plant new deer and […]

CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM THE PLACEMENT OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT?

As seen in Land Investor Volume 3 Written by Richard W. Dickinson, Benchmark Advisors It is always surprising to me how few people are familiar with conservation easements and the tax benefits provided. The enabling legislation was first enacted in the early 1980s, and while thousands of easements have been placed since that time, it […]

BOZEMAN PAST: “12,000 Friendly Folks and a Couple of Old Soreheads”

An Interview with Russell Westlake, Owner of Bridger Shadows Farm As seen in Land Investor Vol. 3 We sat down with Russell Westlake, the owner of Bridger Shadows Farm, a 735-acre property listed in three parcels with breathtaking views of Bozeman, Montana. Mr. Westlake is a lifelong member of the Bozeman community, and we spoke […]

VINEYARDS AND WINERIES OF OREGON

Oregon Wine Country, where the wild and scenic Pacific Northwest gives wine lovers plenty of reasons to venture north from California’s frequented wine country, with over 450 tasting rooms to choose from. The pioneering spirit that paved the way to populating this vast and diverse region is the same spirit that blazed the trail for […]

IDAHO BIG GAME HUNTING

By Dave Halgerson, Fay Ranches Broker, Idaho When the topic of big game hunting property comes up, there are many visions regarding what the ideal terrain is and how many animals it may hold within its boundaries. For many people, the towering mountain scenery with snowcapped peaks gleaming in the distance comes to mind first. […]