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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


South Dakota Will Always Be Great Faces, Great Places

By Mike Konstant, Designated Broker, Fay Ranches, Inc. Licensed in MT, SD, WY As a native of South Dakota who has lived in our great state most of my life, I have experienced firsthand what South Dakota has to offer. I will invite you to explore our state from its extensive farmlands in the east […]


Rural Lands Are Worth More Than You Think!

Co-Authored by Troy Dana, Designated Broker, Fay Ranches and Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC Why? Because working farms, forests, and ranches often have ecological assets embedded in land-and-water ecosystems. Ecological assets are the monetized, market-based components of a landscape’s ecosystem services. These assets can be revealed by assessing, developing and converting them into either cash, […]


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 […]


Sporting Classics Magazine Feature Summer 2019

An article by Alex Lovett-Woodsum, Editor for Fay Ranches “Sportsmen and women are connected by a desire to experience nature in all of its raw beauty: the cold rush of a babbling stream as trout sip fluttering mayflies, deer peacefully grazing in a green pasture, the sun reddening the sky as it rises up from […]


Determining Ranch Value

A blog by Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Licensed in OR Each ranch is as unique as a fingerprint. Acreage, live waters (rivers, creeks, lakes), Timberland, farm ground, location, efficiency, aesthetics, irrigation, recreational assets, and timing are just a few of the dimensions that come together to determine value!  These are just some of the characteristics […]


Tax Benefits of Wyoming

A blog by Neil Bangs, Sales Associate, Licensed in WY Whether you are in the land market for a working ranch, recreational ranch, second home or personal residence, there are certain criteria that must be considered before you make your decision. We have always heard the old saying location, location, location when it comes to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Life in the Beartooth Mountains: Fishtail, Montana

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate, Licensed in MT Fishtail, Montana is a classic rural Montana town complete with an eclectic little general store with a variety of goods and sundries, a cowboy bar and supper club to suit almost every insatiable appetite, and a coffee house that has provided what locals and visitors alike refer […]


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 […]


Investing in Ranches: Engwis Ranch

By James Esperti, Partner/Sales Associate, Licensed in MT, WY, ID 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 […]


Neighboring Montana Ranches For Sale, Offer Unique Opportunity

By Greg Fay, Broker/Owner, Licensed in MT 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 […]


The Remarkable Mule Deer of Dos Rios Ranch

A Skilled Spot and Stalk Hunter’s Paradise! by John Watson  The 785± acre Dos Rios Ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has a rare combination of ideal attributes that enable the skilled spot and stalk hunter to regularly harvest big mule deer in the 170”-185” Boone and Crockett class every year. Located in Colorado’s Division of […]


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 […]