Licensed in: MT
A native Oregonian, Mike was raised in Portland but after completing his education he soon found a preference for mountain communities; Truckee, Bend, Bozeman, and Missoula. In 1998 he began his Real Estate career in Bend, working for Coldwell Banker at Sunriver Resort, specializing in the sale of vacation properties to West Coast clientele.
Mike moved to Montana in 2001 for a seasonal position working as an elk hunting guide in the Bob Marshall and Frank Church Wilderness areas. The catering to clientele in unforgiving places provided a foundation for Mike’s business standard; the client comes first. This rationale has proven to be as significant in the office as in the wilderness, where building rapport and exceeding expectations are his primary goals.
An opportunity to represent a shared ranch sub-division brought him to Missoula where he founded Cayuse Realty and Millennium Construction. For 6 years he gained knowledge and practical experience from a project management role in a challenging environment; from dealings with sub-contractors and homeowners to handling the intricacies of conservation easements, projections, and deadlines. Most recently, the changing seasons have Mike embracing the great land; Alaska, where he leads patrons on majestic hunts for Brown Bear, Moose and Dahl Sheep.
An invitation from Fay Ranches, Inc. proved to be the perfect opportunity for Mike to combine a Real Estate background with his lifestyle. His admiration of the Fay Ranches philosophy compelled him to join the company that does much more than sell property. Now, Bend and Missoula serve as hubs for his business endeavors.
When not diligently representing clients in Montana, Michael heads for classic water. There he enjoys skating flies over Steelhead with a double hand rod, horses, photography, and his two bird dogs consume the remainder of his leisure time.
Michael is a member of the Alaska Professional Hunters Association and the Wild Steelhead Coalition. He is passionate about being an advocate for the preservation of all things wild and scenic.
Montana ranch broker Michael DeShore can be contacted in Missoula, Montana.
309 McLeod Avenue
Missoula, Montana 59801
Available Property Listings by Mike DeShore
In a special class among western Montana ranches, the uniqueness of this offering is apparent the moment you turn into the ranch. Picturesque, lush, productive and loaded with wildlife, the ranch brims with western ambiance, of cowboys riding in the snow, the smell of fresh cut hay and elk bugling in the crisp air.
This is a scenic property which represents a true Montana landscape. Whether you’re enjoying a late afternoon hike, an extended horseback ride, an evening of hunting or fishing the early morning hours on any one of the many trout streams in the area, you’ll soon realize why you’ve chosen to live in Montana.
The Leaping Horse Farm is an exceptional property. It offers spectacular views, live water in a premier setting shadowed by forested foothills. Providing everything you could ask for in a showcase property; first class improvements, solitude, excellent proximity to urban amenities and some of the best outdoor recreation the west has to offer with easy year-round accessibility and living.
This amazing recreational ranch is situated along the Bull River and at the base of the Cabinet Mountains. There is a large custom home and a caretaker’s residence on the property. Enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and many other recreational activities. The property embodies the essence of the Montana landscape and all it has to offer.
With lush grasses, timber and a plethora of wildlife, this is the perfect spot to enjoy your Montana lifestyle. Close to fine dining, shopping and an international airport. Easily accessible throughout the year, and a gateway to all the recreational opportunities available in the area, including boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and watersports.
Whether you’re enjoying a late afternoon hike, an extended horseback ride, an evening of hunting, or fishing the early morning hours on any one of the many trout streams in the area, you’ll find yourself in absolute paradise on this property. However, you chose to enjoy these wide-open spaces and inspiring panoramic views, you’ll soon realize why you’ve chosen to live in Montana.
This 118± acre property is set in the foreground of the famous Bob Marshall and Scapegoat wildernesses. Lush meadows and Aspens create the perfect homesite. This land is part of an intact Rocky Mountain ecosystem that is one of the few remaining in North America. This land is wild, scenic, and breathtaking.
Articles Authored by Mike DeShore
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 […]