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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors | Land Investor Magazine

An article written by Rick Kusel, published in Volume 4 of the Land Investor Jean-Jacques Rousseau said, “The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said “This is mine,” and found people naive enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society.”  Growing up with my grandparents on […]

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 […]

Pricing Land | Land Investor Magazine Volume 4

an article by Greg Fay, Founder/Broker, Fay Ranches & Jeff Boswell, Partner/Broker, Republic Ranches   How much should I ask? Who do I talk to?  What should my strategy be?  One of the most challenging aspects of selling your land is knowing how to price it. The process of selling land is more often derailed […]

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 […]

Fay Ranches Gathers at Sage Lodge in Montana for 2018 Summit

This fall, the Fay team gathered in one of the most beautiful places in Montana for the 2018 Fay Ranches Summit. Fay agents from across the country convened at the Sage Lodge in Paradise Valley for three days of education, recreation and camaraderie. The Sage Lodge is a meaningful location for us. In the past […]

Blackleaf Cattle Company: Exceptional Production in an Unmatched Setting

Blackleaf Cattle Company: Recently Price Reduced from $5,400,000 to $4,975,000! a blog by Vinny Delgado, Sales Associate at Fay Ranches Blackleaf Cattle Company is a fantasy land of reservoirs, creeks, wildflowers, prairie and towering mountain faces. The neighboring Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area coupled with extensive preservation efforts along the Rocky […]

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 Late this summer, I had the privilege of listing the beautiful 1,612± acres that make up Rockin 99 Ranch near Roberts, Montana.  Though it also features a productive agricultural operation, as an avid outdoorsman, the more time I spend on Rockin 99 Ranch, the more I […]

The Telltale Signs of Fall in Oregon

Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Oregon 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 feel […]

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 […]

Fay Ranches, Long Standing Sponsor of the Big Sky PBR

“Big Sky PBR is grateful for Fay Ranches, an amazing partner of Big Sky PBR and with us every year since the inaugural event. Their support helps Big Sky PBR generate over $100,000 for charity every year and millions in economic impact for the area of Big Sky, Montana.” Ersin Ozer, Outlaw Partners. The last […]

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 […]

Investing in Ranches: Engwis Ranch

By James Esperti, Partner/Sales Associate 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 rights and agricultural components. Some […]

Fay Ranches Team Attends Henry’s Fork 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 June 14-16 in Last Chance, Idaho. While these annual events coincide with the opening weekend of fly fishing on the fabled Harriman Ranch (Railroad Ranch) water, the real […]