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.

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 […]


Fishing the Ruby River

by Greg Fay, Broker/Owner, Fay Ranches The Ruby River Ranch is located on a stretch of water that I’ve known intimately for the past 22 years.  When I began fishing it, it was a good fishery.  In the past 20 years, it has become a great fishery.  Upstream of the ranch are two spring creeks […]


A Day on Meandering Flows River Ranch

a Video Blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches 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 […]


Pheasant Opening at Highland View Ranch

Greg and Sam Fay joined long time clients and friends Bill Nutt, Bill Legg and Nelson Sims at the Highland View Ranch for the Montana Pheasant hunting opener this past Saturday.  It was a beautiful day with some great dog work, some wiley pheasants and good cheer had by all. The Highland View Ranch combines […]


THE REMARKABLE MULE DEER OF DOS RIOS RANCH

A Skilled Spot and Stalk Hunter’s Paradise! by John Watson of Fay Ranches 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 […]


Experiences – Not Things… Minam River Ranch, Oregon

From Trophy Sized Elk to Trout Fishing at Minam River Ranch Jerry Hicks, the listing broker, 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 is huge, […]


Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch

Hopper Fishin’ meets Business Strategy on the Ruby River Ranch Greg Fay and Branif Scott of Fay Ranches and Jeff Boswell of Republic Ranches recently held a ‘business strategy’ session on the Ruby River Ranch in Sheridan, Montana which was just listed by Fay Ranches.  The three enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of hopper fishing.  “Due […]


Streambank Restoration on Private Land is Putting More Brookies in Your Favorite Fishing Hole

According to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Ariel Wiegard reported that the CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The CRP was signed into law by President Reagan as part of the Farm Bill on December 23, 1985, to help agricultural producers to voluntarily conserve soil, water, and wildlife. The TRCP and their […]


Hunting Elk Meadows Ranch in 2015

Article 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 […]