Rocky Mountains



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Rocky Mountain Runoff, What You Should Know

Provided by the team at Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures As springtime arrives in the Western United States, trout come to life in search of food. Some of the season’s best fishing conditions can be in late spring and early summer, but with high water and runoff, anglers are faced with a unique set of challenges. […]


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 […]


Fay Ranches Sponsors the Inaugural Yellowstone Riggin Rally, Darby, MT

The Steiner Rodeo Family from Texas, Taylor Sheridan, and Bosque Ranch Productions brought the debut of the Yellowstone Riggin’ Rally to Darby, MT. The Rally hosted the top 24 Bareback Riders from the PRCA, a $30,000 purse, and nearly 2,000 fans. In attendance were the cast members of the Taylor Sheridan and Bosque Ranch Productions […]


Fay Ranches Sponsors Wyoming’s Cowboy: Cole Reiner, Bareback “Rookie of the Year”

Cole Reiner is sponsored by Fay Ranches Ranch Sales Agents: Neil Bangs, Cheryl Summer, Mike Konstant, Kebi Smith, RJ Patterson, Dixie Barry, Alex Robertson, John Anderson, Scott Hawes, Kevin Stowe A note from Cole Reiner   Growing up on our family ranch just outside Buffalo, Wyoming, I’ve always been involved in the western way of life […]


Wyoming’s Split Estate

By Neil Bangs, Associate Broker, Licensed in WY One of the most frequently asked questions regarding ranch sales in Wyoming is, who owns the mineral rights? And what rights do they have? In many states, the owners of the land are not necessarily the owners of the mineral estate. Wyoming is such a state. Separation […]


Purchasing a Ranch in New Mexico

By Rik Thompson, Broker Associate, Republic Ranches, LLC You’ve worked hard, perhaps built a business, and been diligent about saving and investing your money for years. Maybe you are very fortunate and have benefited from an inheritance or some other type of windfall. However you got there, now you are at the point where you […]


Enjoy Both Seclusion and Accessibility | New Mexico and Colorado

By Jim Vidamour, Fay Ranches Principal Broker, Licensed in New Mexico and Colorado It is hard to deny that the recent pandemic has accelerated a trend that began a few years ago. The desire to own a refuge away from urban population density has intensified and is readily apparent in the sharp increase in ranch […]


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 […]