Applying For A Non-Resident Elk License | Montana

By Ryan Bramlette, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT While quietly navigating the trails of Dancing Bear Ranch on a summer evening a few years back, a client and I came around a corner to see three mature Bull Elk proudly flaunting their velvet-covered antlers. Of course, that encounter got us talking about the hunting and […]


SOLD: Dome Mountain Ranch

By Gregory W. Fay, Founder | Principal Broker, Licensed in MT The famed Dome Mountain Ranch, one of the largest ranches in Montana’s Paradise Valley, has sold. The property was listed for sale for $45m with Greg Fay, the founder of Fay Ranches. The ranch is well-known, boasting incredible habitat throughout its 5,329± acres, and […]


Living on a Montana Ranch

By John Anderson, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT, ID “What’s it really like to live on a ranch?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive from prospective clients.  As a general rule, those who ask me this question are urban or semi-rural dwellers yearning to escape the rat race encroaching on and permeating […]


Purchasing a Ranch Near a Modern Cowtown, Southwest Montana

By Ryan Bramlette, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT Today, Americans have more of a variety of lifestyles available, filled with choices that have emerged over the recent months.  Many people are fortunate to have the ability to generate income from wherever their laptop and cell phone are plugged in, and their children can be educated […]


Ranching Lifestyle | Calving Production in Winter

By RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, ID With the cattle market fluctuating over the last several years, what can you do to ensure that you get the biggest return on your investment in cattle?  For commercial producers the answer is simple: have the lowest calf mortality, and have the biggest calves to sell […]


Regional Feature | Madison Valley, Montana | Small Towns With Rural Values

Lewis and Clark crossed this scenic valley of majestic mountain ranges and the fabled Madison River in 1805, but not until 1864, shortly after gold was first discovered in the valley, did Madison County become part of Montana Territory. Soon after, ranchers, farmers, and businessmen flocked to the area.  There were three major stage lines […]


Big Sky Virtual Town Hall | Fay Ranches’ Update on the Land Market

  Fay Ranches Inc. represented the ranch brokerage and real estate industry on the May 4th, 2020 Big Sky Town Hall. Panelists included:Ryan Kunz (General Manager, Lone Mountain Ranch) Quin McNamara (General Manager, Hungry Moose Market and Deli) Andrew Robin (Marketing Manager, Hungry Moose Market and Deli) Greg Fay (Land Broker and Founder, Fay Ranches) […]


Ranching Lifestyle and Sustainability in Today’s Beef Industry

By Kebi Smith, Fay Ranches Agent In the last couple of decades, cattle operators started looking beyond the norm of selling calves at weaning in the fall and began searching for opportunities for value–added profit in retained ownership of calves. Retained ownership can increase flexibility in marketing and add value not only to the calf but to feed base, labor, capital, and lead to improved genetics […]


Sportsman’s Corner: Creating Traditions for Generations to Come

Written by Branif Scott, Broker Associate, Fay Ranches Some of my fondest childhood memories from growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are centered around being outdoors, primarily camping, fishing, and hunting. My friends and I spent hours down by the creek near my house, digging for worms and catching carp and bass. My dad took me camping on […]


Montana Places To Live | Bitterroot Valley Lifestyle

Video blog by John Anderson, Broker Associate, licensed in MT, OR, ID Read The Land Report’s feature on Hamilton, Montana here.  It is truly difficult to describe the lifestyles of those fortunate enough to live in the Bitterroot Valley, except to say, “There is something for everyone.” If you seek isolation and the peaceful serenade […]


Bozeman, MT 2021 Winter Flight Schedule

Amended 2/17/2021 From JetBlue’s new offering of DIRECT flights from Ft. Lauderdale to BZN to the year-round, daily flights offered to Chicago, Dallas, and Denver, Merle Haggard’s “..Somewhere in the middle of Montana…” has never been easier to access, no matter where you are in the country. With easy access to medical care (especially in […]


Fay Ranches Announces Partnership with the Dan Scott Ranch Management Program, Seeks Ranch Partners

 Contact: Rachel Frost, 406-994-3724 or frost@montana.edu   “The success of the Dan Scott Ranch Management Program is dependent on a close relationship with industry and ranching partners, such as Fay Ranches. Without the ranching community’s participation and support of the program, we cannot provide the educational experience that will prepare students to meet the challenges facing tomorrow’s […]


5 Simple Steps to a Better Whitetail property

By Ryan Bramlette, Ranch Sales, Fay Ranches Are you maximizing the whitetail sporting experience on your property?  Landowners across the Mid-West and Texas commonly invest large amounts of time and resources into comprehensive whitetail management plans. Understandably so, as these areas are known for producing world-class Whitetails.  However, as a self-proclaimed “Whitetail Freak”, and certified QDMA […]


N.I.L.E. Success | When Raising Cattle is Second Nature

Blog by Kimberly Lowry, Fay Ranches Broker, Montana A big congratulations is extended to Isabelle Lowry, daughter of Fay Ranches real estate Broker Kimberly Lowry, for achieving success at the Northern International Livestock Exposition “N.I.L.E.”  with her Merit Heifer from Currant Creek Angus Ranch and earning honors including Reserve Champion NILE Merit Heifer, Grand Champion […]


Recreational Lifestyle | Montana Big Game Hunting

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT Fall is one of the best times to enjoy the abundance of recreational opportunities life in Montana has to offer. With the archery season underway and rifle season right around the corner, fall is a time when sportsmen and women enjoy time in nature and the abundant […]


True Montana Lifestyle | Deep Canyon Ranch

A blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate, Licensed in MT Deep Canyon Ranch: A Legacy Ranch with Substantial Conservation Easement Value Listed at $4,995,000, Reduced from $5,200,000 | 580± deeded acres with a 360± BLM lease The unencumbered Deep Canyon Ranch resides along the coveted Rocky Mountain Front and Teton Canyon River Valley which boasts […]


Landowners Work Together To Protect Montana’s Yellowstone River

A blog by James Esperti, Partner, Sales Associate, Licensed in MT, WY, ID We just received exciting news for the 5,556± acre Engwis Ranch and surrounding landowners: the threat of a neighboring wind farm has been mitigated! Local landowners worked together and were successful in getting a preliminary injunction placed on Pattern Energy and their […]


The Art of Fly Tying | Montana Trout Fly Fishing

A blog by RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales, Licensed in MT, ID I love fly fishing for trout in the Montana rivers. As winter drags on and the snow piles up I often find myself at the fly tying bench dreaming of the warmth that spring brings and the hatches that come along with it.  I […]


The Best of Both Worlds: Elkhorn Ranch in the Gallatin Valley

A blog by James Esperti, Partner, Sales Associate, Licensed in WA, WY, ID The Elkhorn Ranch is a unique offering in the blossoming community of Bozeman, MT.  The property consists of 443 acres positioned a short 20-minute drive from the vibrant university town.  Over the past few years, the Gallatin Valley has gained notoriety for […]


For An Investment-Minded Buyer the Whistle of the Wind can Mean Big Dollars!

A blog by Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT Over the past few years there has been a growing emphasis on taking environmentally friendly measures as individuals, a society, and a nation.  Without having a crystal ball, if one could predict the future for the production of energy to meet the growing demand, it […]


Montana Cattle Ranch: Wintertime Production

A blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate, Licensed in MT Driving the morning back roads of Montana at this time of year, you typically see mother cows, anxious for their morning feedings, eagerly chasing feed trucks overflowing with hay. Last week at Rockin 99 Ranch, I witnessed 150 cows turning their nose up to the […]