Known as the Land of 10,000 Haystacks, the Upper Big Hole Valley is quietly famous for its quality hay, incredible scenery, and small-town charm. Fay Ranches is honored to bring to market one of the finest ranches in this beautiful valley. The Arrow Ranch is one of the most productive ranches in the Upper Big Hole Valley, both recreationally and agriculturally. This is not just hyperbole. The Upper Big Hole, specifically the Arrow Ranch, is where everything is measured in the thousands, as in tons of hay, trout, and elk.

The Arrow Ranch, located in Montana’s Southwest corner, comprises 14,982± acres within its boundaries (12,963± acres is held in a Conservation Easement with the Nature Conservancy). The ranch is well blocked, and there are 2,019± deeded acres for the next owner to place into a conservation easement if they choose.

The acreage is a combination of flood irrigated meadows, prairie habitat with large grassy and sagebrush-covered hills, streambeds dotted with cottonwood trees, buckbrush, and willows, and transition areas covered with evergreen and aspen trees. With over 15+ miles of live tributary streams and 10.25± miles of boundary adjoining forest service, the Arrow Ranch is not only a best-in-class agricultural operation. Still, it provides a dynamic habitat for a world-class offering of wildlife, including large herds of elk that can be counted in the thousands.

The Arrow Ranch offers an opportunity for a fortunate land investor to embark on a special adventure that provides security and safety for their family, as well as a lifetime of enjoyment.


  • 14,982± Deeded acres (12,965± acres are conserved with the Nature Conservancy in 1998, 2,017± acres are not under a Conservation Easement)
  • Easy access off of Hwy 43 and then 10± miles on a maintained county dirt road north of Wisdom, MT
  • Plimpton Creek, Thompson Creek, Howell Creek, Clam Creek and Pintler Creek totaling more than 15 miles of live tributary water with excellent small stream trout fishing
  • One of the finest elk hunting ranches in Montana where the elk can number in the thousands on the ranch. General tag Hunting District 334
  • 2000-3000 round bales of hay, which translates to 1400-2100 tons of hays, depending on the year
  • Estimated 650-800 Mother Cows year-round and an addit ional 500-600 during the summer
  • From Wisdom, MT the local airport in Dillon is 70± miles, and the commercial airports in Butte and Bozeman are 75± and 130± miles, respectively
  • 30± miles from Lost Trail Ski Area
  • 10.25± miles of the ranch borders Forest Service, providing deeded access to millions of acres of National Forest Service and Anaconda Pintler Wilderness
  • Upland bird hunting for sage and mountain grouse
  • Good road and two-track system throughout the ranch
  • Tasteful log home as main residence built in the 1980s and several additional dwellings and outbuildings, elevation at Ranch Headquarters is 6108’±
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices from coast to coast. For over two decades we have specialized in helping investors locate and acquire the finest land assets in the country, including farms, ranches, timberland, plantations, and vineyards.  When it comes time to sell your land, we use an extensive marketing platform and unrivaled reach to attract an exclusive pool of qualified investors.

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