Sporting Pursuits



Learn about investing in and adding value to your land, get tips on selling your property, and take an inside look at some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in the US by following along on our blog.

What is a “Ranch”?

Article 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. […]


Open Season | The Osceola Gobbler

Florida’s turkey species consist of the Osceola gobbler – the turkey native to South Florida, the hybrid turkey – a cross between the Osceola gobbler and the eastern gobbler and the eastern wild turkey found in north Florida. The Osceola Wild Turkey is also known as the Florida Turkey and can only be found on […]


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 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 of wind whispering in the forest, you’ll find it […]


South Dakota Will Always Be Great Faces, Great Places

Written 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 […]


Invest in the American West | Why Idaho?

Idaho is still the unfound secret to the northwest, filled with a vast array of wild forests, snow-capped mountains, fertile soil, picturesque canyons, clear rivers, and plenty of public lands to enjoy in conjunction with your private. Sparsely populated, full of scenic wonders, and featuring world-class trout fishing and hunting, Idaho is an outdoor enthusiast’s […]


The “Good” About Late Season Bird Hunting In Idaho

By Dave Halgerson, Designated Broker, Licensed in: ID, OR As the temperature drops in the last months of the year, so does the number of bird hunters in the field! You just need to be ready for the elements and the possible slick conditions, but after those earlier hunts of putting in the miles, you […]


Hunting With Kids | Camaraderie and Life Lessons

By James Esperti, Branif Scott, and Vinny Delgado, Fay Ranches  As much as you can love hunting, there is nothing quite like hunting with your kids.  The excitement that oozes out of their every pore reminds you of some of your first hunts, a time when it just meant a little bit more to you. Whether following the […]


Tax Benefits of Purchasing Land in ‘The Cowboy State’

A blog by Neil Bangs, Wyoming Sales Associate, Fay Ranches 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 […]


Idaho Big Game Hunting

By Dave Halgerson, Fay Ranches Broker, Idaho When the topic of big game hunting property comes up, there are many visions regarding what the ideal terrain is and how many animals it may hold within its boundaries. For many people, the towering mountain scenery with snowcapped peaks gleaming in the distance comes to mind first. […]


True Montana Lifestyle | Deep Canyon Ranch

A blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate, Fay Ranches 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 landscapes […]


The Art of Fly Tying | Montana Trout Fly Fishing

A blog by RJ Patterson, Ranch Sales, Fay Ranches 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 was a […]


Bend Oregon Fishing Trip | Priceless Family Memories

A blog by Jesica Hicks, Fay Ranches Broker 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 Best of Both Worlds: Elkhorn Ranch in the Gallatin Valley

a blog by James Esperti, Partner, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches 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 its outstanding fishing, […]


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

a blog by Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate at Fay Ranches 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 is […]


Life in the Beartooth Mountains: Fishtail, Montana

By Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate at Fay Ranches 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 […]


Rockin 99 Ranch: A Bird Hunt for the Books

a Video Blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches Spring 2020 update:  Rockin 99 Ranch boasts an extremely productive agricultural operation and as an avid outdoorsman, the more time I spend on Rockin 99 Ranch, the more I am impressed by its sporting attributes and all the room on the ranch to roam. […]


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 […]


Opportunities in Montana’s Ruby River Valley

The Ruby River begins in the high elevations of the Gravelly and Snowcrest Mountain Ranges of southwest Montana and flows for approximately 76 miles before it confluences with the Beaverhead River about two miles upstream from Twin Bridges.  In the town of Twin Bridges, the Beaverhead and Big Hole confluence to form the Jefferson River.  […]


National Geographic Films “Yellowstone Live” on the Yellowstone Basin Ranch

The owners of Yellowstone Basin Ranch were honored National Geographic chose the ranch as part of their base of operations while filming the much anticipated 4-day television event, “Yellowstone Live”. The Yellowstone Basin Ranch is located under ten minutes from West Yellowstone, Montana – home to the famed west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The […]


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

By: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker 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 need to get […]