Sportsman’s Corner: Team Roping

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR For over 40 years, team roping has been a way of life and a way to blow off steam for Jerry Hicks. When I was a kid, my dad started a small roping club in Prineville, Oregon. At first, I just helped run the steers through the […]


A Tribute to Community Cornerstones of the Paulina Valley

Small towns and communities anchor many of the rural ranches and farms that are represented by Fay Ranches. These are often communities with one general store, a population in town of fewer than 30 people, and where everyone knows everyone’s kids. These are towns where families have lived for generations and where the closest high […]


2021: A Better Year for the Cattle Industry?

By Alex Robertson, Broker, Licensed in OR On a crisp December morning in Madras, Oregon, the cattle at The Greens’ Feedlot line up to the feed bunks. Not much space is available in the Greens’ Feedlot as most (if not all) pens are full with the appropriate number of cattle. The feedlot is a custom […]


What is a “Ranch”?

By Ken Bentz, Fay Ranches Broker The term “ranch” has evolved over the years in the West as a whole, but it also has different meanings regionally. A ranch in Colorado is often a much different property than one in Eastern Oregon. The definition also changes the closer one gets to an urban area. The […]


Oregon Big Game Hunting 2020

It’s that time of the year to start considering your options for the upcoming big game fall hunts in Oregon. May 15th is the application deadline and I don’t know about you, but it always sneaks up on me! There are a few changes this year to make note of. In my opinion, here are […]


Invest In Production Land: Cattle Prices Getting Stronger

Written by Jerry Hicks, Ranch Broker, and Scott Hawes, Principal Broker, Oregon Industry experts anticipate improved cattle prices for 2020.  It is believed that the US beef cattle herd expansion that began five years ago has run its course and is entering into a liquidation phase.  While it is anticipated that 2020 will see record […]


Northwest Lifestyle Feature | Lake Coeur d’Alene

A blog by John Anderson, Broker, Licensed in MT, ID Lake Coeur d’Alene is a paradise offering long summer days, cool evenings, dramatic sunsets, and endless recreation. Only 300 miles away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, this gem is close enough to metropolitan areas for weekend getaways or long vacations.  The lake is […]


Bend Oregon Fishing Trip | Priceless Family Memories

A blog by Jesica Hicks, Licensed in OR FAMILY | Our staff and agents are not only avid outdoorsmen and women, we are also dedicated family men and women who love to spend time on the land and build memories with our families. We understand the value of working and playing outdoors with loved ones […]


The Telltale Signs of Fall in Oregon

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR 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 […]


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 […]


Oregon Experiencing High Demand for Farms, Ranches

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR 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 […]


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

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR 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 […]


Why Oregon is a Great Place to Buy a Ranch

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR When it comes to buying a ranch, there are some places that immediately come to mind: Montana, Colorado, and 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, […]


A Day on Meandering Flows River Ranch

A video blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate, Licensed in MT I was sitting in the office on Thursday afternoon looking out the window more than I was looking at my computer screen.  My mind drifting to thoughts about my plans for the weekend; should I chase some roosters, cast a line, maybe go elk […]


Experiences – Not Things… Minam River Ranch, Oregon

From Trophy Sized Elk to Trout Fishing at Minam River Ranch Jerry Hicks, the listing broker in Oregon, told us about a great day fishing with a client this summer.     “A favorite property of mine, the Minam River Ranch, sits just outside of La Grande, Oregon. It is a quintessential sportsman’s paradise. The property […]


Hunting Elk Meadows Ranch in 2015

By Jon Fossel, Owner of Elk Meadows Ranch in Big Sky, Montana Our 2015 hunting season had several wonderful highlights and a couple of disappointments. The Highlights: Jon’s 14 year old granddaughter, Megan, came in June for her very first big game hunt. She shot a spectacular 250 lb. cinnamon-colored black bear on the first […]


Productive Central Oregon Cattle Ranch Sells

Published: December 18, 2014 Prineville, Oregon – Fay Ranches recently completed the complex sale of the 695-acre family owned Coyote Moon Ranch outside Prineville, Oregon. The ranch features irrigated farm and grazing land with panoramic views of the Cascades. Coyote Moon Ranch was purchased by organic dairymen from the Willamette Valley. Fay Ranches’ broker, Jerry […]