Licensed in: OR
Born and raised in Central Oregon, Jerry has specialized in the sale of large farms and ranches throughout Oregon since 2000. He has the great fortune of being well connected with the land and locals of Eastern and Central Oregon, helping to create a successful legacy of brokering the finest agricultural and recreational properties.
Jerry grew up enjoying the ranch way of life. Team roping and big game hunting in the expansive Oregon mountain ranges still remain his favorite past times. Before starting his ranch brokerage career 16 years ago, he worked on a number of area ranches and in the logging industry. Jerry has been blessed with the opportunity of managing the Fopiano Ranch (family owned since 1873), since 2007. Managing the ranch brings Jerry great joy and hands-on experience overseeing the cattle, hay, farming, timber and big game outfitting efforts. “I’m a lucky guy, to have the opportunity to manage such a pristine ranch and additionally offer my real estate service to Ranch buyers and sellers. In most cases my hands-on experience benefits many buyers and sellers.” From estate planning to grant writing, timber management to outfitting, range land management to budgeting, Jerry is always willing to share his knowledge.
Jerry married Kim in 1997 and together with God’s helping hand they have raised a beautiful blended family of seven. Kim is a successful escrow officer with Western Title and Escrow in Prineville, OR. She enjoys traveling with the family as they team rope across the west. Jerry is always ready to share how proud he is of his family.
“When you love what you do, it never seems like work. I’m a very LUCKY man.”
555 NW 3rd Street, Suite II
Prineville, Oregon 97754
Testimonials for Jerry Hicks
I want you to know what a great experience Ruth and I have had in working with “Team Hicks” of Fay Ranches in the purchase of Dutch Flat Ranch. From the initial enquiry and thru out the entire purchase Jerry, Hunter and Jesica have been so responsive and accommodating to all our questions and requests, your knowledge and experience when it comes to the purchase and ownership of ranch property is invaluable. I can't help to smile when I think of the time you spent driving us around in your side by side viewing the property and going to all its many corners, feeding us while we looked in awe at grazing elk and exploring the old sawmill site. I want you to know that not only did we purchase our “dream property” but we feel we have made some lifelong friends through this process.
Available Property Listings by Jerry Hicks
This excellent hay and cattle ranch offers a location that’s second to none, with easy access to Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Mount Bachelor, the Redmond Airport, Cascade Mountains, high lakes, Deschutes River and everything else Central Oregon has to offer. Just a short drive to the grocery store, restaurants, shopping, breweries, medical facilities, hospitals and physicians. Who says you have to give up a lot to have great privacy?
This ranch offers 3 mule deer buck and 3 Rocky Mountain bull elk LOP tags in one of Oregon’s best big game hunting units (Fossil Unit). With only a twenty minute drive to the John Day River, this truly exceptional property, which ranges in elevation from 2,600± feet to nearly 4,200± feet, offers the opportunity for year-round recreation – hunting, fishing, river floats, horseback, ATV riding, hiking and exploring.
Looking for some peace and quite with river frontage and a rural setting? This is the perfect combination of ranch/farm living, endless recreational opportunities and solitude on small acreage that is easy to manage and maintain. Imagine fishing, floating and boating with family and friends, right out your front door. All 7.3± acres are irrigated, fenced and cross fenced and perfect for your small cattle operation, horses and other 4-H animals.
Extreme privacy without sacrificing a convenient location! This ranch offers premiere big game hunting and excellent summer grazing in the Ochoco Mountains, all within driving distance to everything Central Oregon has to offer. With over 140 miles of creeks and streams, beautiful meadows, outstanding timberland and 8 land owner preference tags for Rocky Mountain bull elk and buck mule deer. This is a one of a kind that doesn’t become available often!
It’s hard to find a ranch that checks all the boxes but this one has all the dimensions of an excellent ranch… river frontage, irrigated farm land, excellent cattle grazing, a BLM lease, timber, fishing and some of the best big game hunting in one of Oregon’s best hunting units. Six L.O.P. tags for Rocky Mountain bull elk and buck mule deer are also available on this ranch. All this and a luxurious owner’s home and very nice ranch manager’s home.
Development potential in one of the fastest growing counties in the US! Five tracts of land with a total of 2,257 acres zoned for 5 acre residential lots. Developer can choose any one or all five parcels ranging from 163 acres to the entire 2,257 acres.
A world class hunting ranch with 284± acres of irrigation, 500± acres of meadows and heavy stands of timber. This ranch offers several income opportunities and endless recreational possibilities. With 6 buck deer and Rocky Mountain elk bull L.O.P. tags, no public roads or private holdings within the property lines, this is a one of a kind!
A rare opportunity to own one of Central Oregon’s most private and scenic properties! 327± acres of irrigation, working corrals with sweep tub and alley, a pivot, shop, two hay sheds, feedlot, scales, two homes and a convenient location make this an easy choice. Owner will carry terms.
With first class improvements, a beautiful custom home, 3 additional dwellings, amazing privacy, fenced and cross fenced, 131.5 ± acres of irrigation and endless recreational opportunities. This ranch also includes 2 LOP tags and access to thousands of acres of public land right out your back door. You’re sure to fall in love with this one!
An efficient cattle ranch with all the necessities, including a convenient location. Complete with two homes, a private lake and 215± acres of irrigation. This rare, 570± acre ranch offers cattle and hay production as well as good hunting opportunities. Owner will carry terms.
This farm produces some of the best hay (weed seed free) in Central Oregon! With 125± acres of irrigation from it’s own private well and the potential to add another 32± acres of irrigation. Complete with a custom built home, Cascade Mountain views and less than an hour drive to Bend. Owner terms possible.
This Central Oregon river property is a must see! With the Little Deschutes River, amazing views and it’s all conveniently located in the middle of everything Central Oregon has to offer. Big game hunting and fishing are accessible on the property and you are just minutes away from world class skiing, Cascade Lakes and some of the best hiking the region has to offer.
If you are looking for privacy, good hunting opportunities, endless recreation, cattle grazing all with a convenient Central Oregon location, here it is! Most of the work has been done on this one. Electricity is already in place to a potential home site with the highly sought after Cascade Mountain views. This property is made up of two separate tax lots and is surrounded by BLM on 3 sides.
In search of amazing views, excellent privacy and an outstanding location, all under a million dollars? Painted Skies Ranch has it all! With 2 L.O.P. tags, excellent deer and waterfowl bird hunting and 127± acres of fertile irrigated ground. Surrounded by outstanding views and just minutes to the Lower Deschutes River and White River.
Articles Authored by Jerry Hicks
It’s that time of the year to start considering your options for the upcoming big game fall hunts in Oregon. May 15th is the application deadline and I don’t know about you, but it always sneaks up on me! There are a few changes this year to make note of. In my opinion, here are […]
Written by Jerry Hicks, Ranch Broker and Scott Hawes, Principal Broker, Oregon Industry experts anticipate improved cattle prices for 2020. It is believed that the US beef cattle herd expansion that began five years ago has run its course and is entering into a liquidation phase. While it is anticipated that 2020 will see record […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
By Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker It’s that time of year when we lucky brokers at Fay Ranches get to see new ranches and explore magnificent rural and remote sporting properties. It is also the time of year when more sellers start listing their properties. Spring is always a busy time of year for us, but […]
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 […]
Written by: Jerry Hicks, Principal Broker When it comes to buying a ranch, there are some places that immediately come to mind: Montana, Colorado, Wyoming. But there is one place that consistently flies under the radar: Oregon. As someone who has ranched in Oregon all my life, I can tell you, it’s mostly undiscovered as […]
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 […]
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, […]