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. […]

FAY RANCHES SUMMIT 2017

Last month, Fay Ranches agents from across the country came together in Bozeman to participate in round-table discussions of business, strategy and the finer points of selling land. The discussions are a combination of shared experiences, knowledge, methods and ideas, that not only increase the level of competency as individual agents but as a collaborative […]

MONTANA’S MIGRATORY GRIZZLY BEARS

LITTLE VALLEY RANCH COULD PROVIDE VITAL GEOGRAPHIC LINK Written by Michael DeShore I recently attended a presentation at the University of Montana regarding the tracking of bears, and the biologist quipped: “Everyone visiting Montana heads to Yellowstone or Glacier with hopes of seeing a grizzly bear in person. If they really want to see a […]

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 […]

Wild Horses of Dutch Flat Ranch

By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker, Prineville, Oregon  Virtually nothing is more significant or iconic in Western American culture than the wild horse. In the 16th & 17th centuries, the Spanish unknowingly blessed the American Wild West with horses that, over time, escaped or were released onto large tracts of the western United States where they learned […]

Fay Ranches Enjoys Henry’s Fork Days

The Henry’s Fork Foundation held its annual fundraising dinner on the banks of the legendary Henry’s Fork River on Harriman Ranch at Last Chance, Idaho during the weekend festivities of June 16-17.   Newly minted Henry’s Fork Foundation Board Member and Fay Ranches’ Chattanooga, Tennessee land broker, George “Mac” E. McGee IV rallied the Fay Ranches crew to come […]

Invest In Ranch Land: Cattle Prices Getting Stronger

Written by Jerry Hicks, Ranch Broker – Prineville, Oregon The beef industry has been working through a tough, fluctuating market from record highs of cattle prices in 2014 to extreme lows in 2016. When record high values hit in 2014, the industry increased beef production by 5-7 % in a very short time, causing an […]

Fay Ranches Celebrates 25 Years

In April of 1992, exactly 25 years ago, I founded Fay Fly Fishing Properties at age 30. Now a spry 55, I don’t feel any older, but am ­­definitely a bit wiser. Selling land to fly anglers was a novel idea at the time; I had no idea if it would work, but it sure […]

Fay Ranches Sponsors The Russell for 2nd Year

For the second year, Fay Ranches sponsored the First Strike Friday Night auction at what has affectionately become known simply as, “The Russell”, a week-long western art event culminating in 2 nights of live auction benefiting the C.M. Russell Museum located in Great Falls, Montana. Charlie Russell lived and worked as a cowboy in Central […]

Fay Ranches Southeast Underwrites 21st Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

written by George “Mac” E. McGee IV, Fay Ranches Southeast, Chattanooga, TN In late November, I had the honor of representing Fay Ranches Southeast as an underwriter for the 21st Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival (PWAF) in Thomasville, GA.  Thomasville is widely known as the epicenter in the Red Hill Region of the traditional Southern lifestyle of owning and […]

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 […]

HUNTING WITH KIDS – Camaraderie and Life Lessons

by James Esperti, Partner, Fay Ranches As much as you can love hunting, nothing beats the feeling of hunting with your kids.  The excitement that oozes out of every pore in their young bodies reminds you of some of your first hunts, when it seemed like it just meant more.  Be it following the tail […]

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 […]

Fay Ranches Summit 2016

A good mix of business and pleasure! This past week in Bozeman, Montana, Fay agents from across the country travelled to participate in the Fay Ranches Summit.  As is customary at Fay Ranches, this event was a nice mix of business and pleasure.  We spent four hours on Thursday and again on Friday educating ourselves […]

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, […]

Nonstop Flights to Bozeman Montana

15 Nonstop Flights to Bozeman You Need to Know About Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in Montana—with good reason. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, an outdoor enthusiast or simply love the pace of a mountain town full of culture, Bozeman will not disappoint. Lucky for you, access is easier than you might think. […]

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 […]

Texas Roadshow with Fay Ranches, Republic Ranches and The Land Report

Four Intimate Roundtable Meetings Were Recently Held in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Greg Fay of Fay Ranches recently travelled to Texas to join strategic allies Republic Ranches and The Land Report, for four roundtable discussions held in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. Topics focused on current rural land trends and investing […]

Fay Ranches Sponsors the C.M. Russell Museum

Fay Ranches, Inc. Presenting Sponsor of the C.M. Russell Museum First Strike Friday Night Auction Friday, March 18, 2016 In celebration of the art and life of Charles M. Russell, his contemporaries and ensuing generations which depict and focus on the culture, life and country of Russell’s West, Fay Ranches, Inc supports the exhibition and […]

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 […]