FRCF Donates to Powder River 4-H in Honor of Victor Rue

By Susan Ferrin, Executive Director, Fay Ranches Community Foundation In November the Fay Ranches Community Foundation donated to the Powder River 4-H in honor of the late Victor Rue. Victor, the father of Fay Ranches agent, Kebi Smith, was involved in his local 4-H program from a young age. He raised his family for many […]


November 2022 Market Update

By Greg Fay, Founder, Broker, Licensed in MT Two thousand twenty-two marks the 30th anniversary of Fay Ranches and ten years since we forged our Strategic Alliance with Republic Ranches. Thirty years certainly signifies our ability to weather some storms and grow with discipline. I feel like we’re just getting started, and I’m having more […]


A Tribute to Montana History Built on Sustainable Water

By Vinny Delgado, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT Throughout history, water has always been the lifeline to survival in the west. Stonehouse Ranch in Reed Point, Montana, was and still is no exception. There is no question the founders of its remarkable resting point picked its spot because of the nearby high-production springs that are […]


Big Game Hunting in Montana

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT Big game hunting season is upon us in Montana with hunters from across the state and nation enjoying time in the beautiful and scenic backcountry with family and friends. For many, the fall hunting season is an opportunity to make memories while sharing the unique experience of […]


Upsizing or Downsizing a Ranch Without Feeling Upside Down

By Reneé Baker, Farm & Ranch Sales, Licensed In ID There are many reasons for upsizing or downsizing your ranching operation. An adjacent property may become available for a reasonable price, allowing you to add acreage and animals, build a larger barn, or construct additional housing for ranch hands. You may be ready for a […]


Legendary Lucas Ranch Sale

By Vinny Delgado, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT.  “It was an absolute pleasure working with all parties involved in this sale. After 133 years in the same family, it will be an honor to watch the new owners write the next chapter for this incredible legacy ranch.” – Vinny Delgado, buyer agent. In the foothills […]


Seasons of the Southeast

By Brian Eischeid, Broker, Licensed in TN & Clayton Jeffords, Broker, Licensed in TN, SC, & GA There are many ways to measure time. The days, weeks, and years seemingly continue to pass us by with increasing and unsuspecting swiftness. We often want time to stop, to hold memory and moment in our minds forever. […]


New Opportunities for Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge

Fay Ranches is pleased to announce new opportunities on the Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge listing, represented by Troy Dana. The offering now includes two additional profit centers, Katmai Water Taxi and Alaska Bristol Bay Rentals, with the respective assets. All three profit centers are in high demand. Katmai Water Taxi – $3,500,000  Operating from June […]


FRCF Helps Provide High Quality Meats to Rural Communities

The Fay Ranches Community Foundation Partners with the Hicks Family to Donate Thousands of Pounds of Meat Bozeman, MT:  Last week, thousands of pounds of fresh beef, pork, goat, and lamb were donated to 33 food banks and community kitchens throughout central Oregon. The Fay Ranches Community Foundation in conjunction with the Hicks Team of […]


Upland Game Bird Hunting

By George Duke, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, WY This article is an exclusive preview from Land Investor magazine volume 8, coming November 2022. Upland game bird hunting in South-Central Montana is no longer a secret. The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River valley all the way down into Wyoming, and the surrounding Pryor mountains […]


How to Prepare For a Backcountry Trip

By JW Robinson, Broker, Licensed in WY This article is an exclusive preview from Land Investor magazine volume 8, coming November 2022. One of the largest attractions to the Western United States is the vast acreage of land allocated for public use, including large tracts of state land, National Forest, regions managed by the Bureau […]


Wildfires Affecting Property Value

This article is an exclusive preview from Land Investor magazine volume 8, coming November 2022. By Jim Vidamour, Principal Broker ALC, Listed in CO, NM As I was writing this, the two largest wildfires in the history of New Mexico were burning. The Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, just northeast of Santa Fe, and the Black […]


An Epic Yukon River Adventure

By Troy Dana, Ranch Sales, Licensed in WA, AK Alaska offers some of the most extreme geographies in the United States and some of the most iconic features readily known around the world, such as Mt. McKinely, now known as Denali, the Bering Sea from the TV show Deadliest Catch, the Trans Alaska Pipeline, and […]


SOLD: Foley Butte Ranch

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR Lightning strikes twice! Feeling humbled and honored to be involved, once again, in the sale of North Central Oregon Timberland Ranch Foley Butte Ranch. In 2013 as a newbie to Fay Ranches, a real estate brokerage, I worked on behalf of Stafford Ranches. We had gone under […]


Yellowstone National Park

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT Living in one of the surrounding Rocky Mountain States to Yellowstone National Park, a quick weekend trip to explore the awe-inspiring natural wonders can be planned spur of the moment. However, each year Yellowstone attracts visitors to the park from virtually every state in the nation and […]


FAY RANCHES SUMMIT 2022

This year, the brokers and staff of Fay Ranches ventured down to Paradise Valley, Montana to attend the annual Summit held at the idyllic Sage Lodge, located on the banks of the Yellowstone River. The Summit encourages brokers to engage in round table discussions and socialize with other agents from around the country. The Summit […]


Where Does Colorado Water Come From?

By Jim Vidamour, ALC, Principal Broker, Licensed in CO, NM The most important thing to realize about Colorado is that Colorado only exports water. There are no rivers entering Colorado for any significant distance. Colorado water originates in Colorado and exits the state through several major river systems. The South Platte, the North Platte, the […]


White-Tailed Deer Management

By Mark Matthews, Partner/Broker Associate, Republic Ranches If white-tailed deer are important to you as a landowner, read on as I share a few thoughts and opinions from my nearly forty years of deer management experience. Thirty-nine years ago, while on a hunt with my new best friend and a business partner, I became interested […]


What We Stand For

THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE  FAY RANCHES BRAND   Fay Ranches was built on a foundation of four  “pillars”: Family, Conservation, Investment  Value, and Sporting Pursuits, which have guided our growth and success over the years.  This shared commitment is the basis for the relationships we build and the quality of the business we execute. […]


There’s History in These Hills

Archeological Marels in the Davis Mountain region of West Texas Written by Alex Lovett-Woodsum, Fay Ranches Editor An 1895 hunting expedition to the peak of Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains of far West Texas led to a significant early archeological discovery when two hunters found a cairn filled with primitive arrow points. Later explorations […]


The Importance of Road Infrastructure

By Ross Studer, Sales Agent, Republic Ranches I have always been captivated by ranches and the characteristics that set a particular property apart from others. There are many important facets of ranch development and management such as improving habitat/rangeland quality, developing water, laying out residential improvements, and developing a wildlife management plan. All of these […]