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.

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, […]

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 […]

N.I.L.E. Success | When Raising Cattle is Second Nature

Blog by Kimberly Lowry, Fay Ranches Broker, Montana A big congratulations is extended to Isabelle Lowry, daughter of Fay Ranches real estate Broker Kimberly Lowry, for achieving success at the Northern International Livestock Exposition “N.I.L.E.”  with her Merit Heifer from Currant Creek Angus Ranch and earning honors including Reserve Champion NILE Merit Heifer, Grand Champion […]

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 […]

Montana Places To Live | Bitterroot River Valley

Video blog by John Anderson, Broker Associate, licensed in MT, OR, ID The Great American West: A landscape of green valleys, rivers, lakes, and, of course, the amazing Rocky Mountains. The Bitterroot River’s headwaters begin high up in the Sapphire and Bitterroot Mountain ranges and flow north through the fertile Bitterroot Valley.  The valley is […]

Fay Ranches featured in Dream Homes For Sportsmen | Sporting Classics, Summer 2019

An article by Alex Lovett-Woodsum “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 the mountains at dawn.” […]

Fay Ranches | Long Standing Sponsor of Henry’s Fork Foundation Days

By George “Mac” E. McGee IV, Principal Broker, Fay Ranches’ Southeast office, Chattanooga, TN  Members of the Fay Ranches team recently returned from the Henry’s Fork Foundation-sponsored Henry’s Fork Days, held in the middle of June in Last Chance, Idaho. While these annual events coincide with the opening weekend of fly fishing on the fabled Harriman Ranch (Railroad Ranch) […]

Montana Landscapes: Deep-Rooted Purpose of Supporting Agriculture

Article featured in Land Investor Volume 4 by Kimberly Lowry, Broker Associate, Fay Ranches, Montana After the snow melts and the grass begins to green, a renewed sense of optimism fills the air as newborn calves dot the Montana landscape each spring.  Producers across the state consider their previous breeding decisions while busying themselves planning […]

Northwest Lifestyle | 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 […]

Determining Ranch Value

A blog by Jerry Hicks, Fay Ranches Principal Broker 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 one […]

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 Law of Prior Appropriations: Why its History is Important when Investing in a Ranch

An article by John Anderson, Broker, Fay Ranches As featured in Land Investor Magazine Vol. 4 There are two main types of water right systems actively used in the United States today: the Riparian system and the Law of Prior Appropriations. Many eastern states utilize the Riparian water rights system, which states that an owner […]

Landowners Work Together To Protect Montana’s Yellowstone River

A blog by James Esperti, Partner, Sales Associate, Fay Ranches We just received exciting news for the 5,556± acre Engwis Ranch and surrounding landowners: the threat of a neighboring wind farm has been mitigated! Local landowners worked together and were successful in getting a preliminary injunction placed on Pattern Energy and their plans to install […]

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 […]

Ranching Lifestyle | Calving Production in Winter

a blog by RJ Patterson, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches 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 […]

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 […]

Montana Cattle Ranch: Wintertime Production

a blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches Driving the morning back roads of Montana at this time of year, you typically see mother cows, anxious for their morning feedings, eagerly chasing feed trucks overflowing with hay. Last week at Rockin 99 Ranch, I witnessed 150 cows turning their nose up to the feed […]