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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 […]


The Recreational Land Investment

While many investors choose to invest in ranches or unimproved ground, it is usually done based on the potential return on investment, whether it be a short term profit or a long term goal. Typically, these properties are purchased and operated on a commercial level for cattle, sheep, farming, etc. One of the newer 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. […]


Great American Outdoors Act

By Alex Lovett-Woodsum, Fay Ranches Editor Image provided by Bonefish and Tarpon Trust On Tuesday, August 4th, President Trump signed landmark conservation legislation into law, declaring the Great American Outdoors Act, “…a very big deal. From an environmental standpoint — and just a beauty of our country standpoint — there hasn’t been anything like this […]


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 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

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 […]


Exploring in Idaho | A Day on the Continental Divide

A blog by R.J. Patterson, Ranch Sales A perfect autumn day would be tough for many to define. For me, it was a day I spent on Little Eight Mile Ranch on the Lemhi River in Leadore, Idaho. The day started off just before the sun rose, as I was hoping to get pictures of […]


Hunting With Kids | Camaradery 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 […]


Recreational Lifestyle | Montana Big Game Hunting

Fall is one of the best times to enjoy the abundance of recreational opportunities life in Montana has to offer. With the archery season underway and rifle season right around the corner, fall is a time when sportsmen and women enjoy time in nature and the abundant wildlife populations that make up our landscape.  Hunting […]


Northwest Lifestyle Feature | Lake Coeur d’Alene

A blog by John Anderson, Broker, Fay Ranches 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 large and […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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.  […]


Fay & Republic Team Building with Yellow Dog Flyfishing

Some companies do rope courses or escape rooms for their team building, Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches go fishing!  With the help of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, 12 anglers from these powerhouse land brokerage firms spent 4 days fishing for giant redfish in the Louisiana Marsh this past week at the Dogwood Lodge.  “It was […]


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 […]


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, […]