Licensed in MT, WY
George is a Montana Ranch Real Estate Agent who brings a lifetime of experience managing, owning, and living on farms and ranches in the Rocky Mountains. With over thirty-five years as a petroleum landman and right-of-way agent working directly with ranch families on the land, he has developed strong relationships all over central Montana and northwest Wyoming. Based on his passion for hunting and fishing in the west, his specialty is in recreational and wildlife conservation properties.
Buying and selling ranch real estate dovetails nicely with his current duties—operating the farm he owns near Edgar, Montana, along Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone River, and managing the family ranch on the Stillwater River near Absarokee, Montana. His hobbies include breeding registered purebred American Berkshire hogs and Labrador retrievers, horses, and, of course, fly fishing and upland bird hunting.
Born in Southampton, Long Island to a New York family who owned an iconic Wyoming ranch for several decades, George moved to Cody, Wyoming as a young boy, and grew up hunting and fishing with his father, a famous elk hunting guide. He spent his teenage years packing horses into the wilderness for the U.S. Forest Service in summer, and wrangling and guiding for his dad and godfather in the fall. After graduating from Duke University, the school that bears his great grandfather’s name, George dreamed of returning to the west and someday owning his own ranch. That dream finally became a reality in 1996, when he closed on the D H Ranch, where he makes his home today.
George’s many friendships with ranch families developed over many years of hunting and fishing, and his work leasing minerals makes him well suited to represent both buyers and sellers in farm and ranch real estate. George is licensed in Montana and looks forward to helping others achieve the goal of owning their own piece of the Last Best Place!
6 Listings Sold by George Duke
This Montana ranch offers acres of lush fields and rolling hills with awe-inspiring views of the magnificent Beartooth face of the eastern Rocky Mountain front. The palatial home & superb equestrian facilities present privacy, luxury, and the Western recreational lifestyle. Volney Creek flows through the property and provides irrigation water for the ditches that irrigate the 330± acres of verdant hayfields and is full of trout. Dry Creek also runs all year and draws a large resident elk herd.
This Montana ranch has 1,280± acres of BLM and State lease ground, dryland wheat fields, grazing, year-round Cottonwood Creek, and numerous seeps & springs. With world-class upland bird hunting for sharptailed grouse and Hungarian partridge, big mule deer, black bear, lion, bobcat, and antelope, the hunter will be in Heaven. The big canyons and coulees are famous for known dinosaur and fossil deposits. Grand views of the Pryor/Bighorn Mountains and the Eastern Rocky Mountain Front set the scene.
This Montana property offers various recreational and agricultural possibilities. It is surrounded by water features, including the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, a spring-fed river oxbow, and an irrigation canal. The ranch has an upper field with scenic views and hay production, while the lower field is suitable for recreation or agriculture. The property supports abundant wildlife, including mule deer, whitetail deer, turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl.
World-class trout fishing and waterfowl hunting on this Montana riverfront land offer approximately 0.25 miles of water frontage of the Bighorn River. The two identical 2,000-square-foot luxury cabins on the ridge overlooking the river are located 1.5 miles outside Fort Smith, Montana. At the foot of Yellowtail Dam and the surrounding Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, it has ample opportunities for water sports on the lake and camping in the seclusion of the wild Montana wilderness.
This Montana lodge sits just one mile downstream of the Yellowtail Dam offering riverfront acres on one of the most iconic flyfishing tailwaters in the lower 48. With one of the highest concentrations of wild brown and rainbow trout per mile in the west, the Bighorn River is an angler’s paradise. The property has over 0.25 miles of river frontage, a gently rolling topography of chokecherry and buffalo berry bushes, willows and cottonwoods, a spring, and several small coulees.
Discover the tranquility of Polecat Bench Farm, an ideal haven for creating your dream small-scale farm or ranch in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin. This picturesque property offers a newly built 1,800-square-foot home nestled under a majestic cottonwood tree, ensuring privacy and serenity. A spacious 2,500-square-foot shop featuring high ceilings and radiant heating zones provides ample storage for heavy equipment and tractors. The 50± acre irrigated field, accompanied by canals, awaits your ambitions.
Articles Authored by George Duke
Upland game bird hunting in South-Central Montana is no longer a secret. The Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River valley all the way down into Wyoming, and the surrounding Pryor mountains foothills to the east, on the Crow Indian reservation, offer spectacular hunting opportunities for sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, and ring-necked pheasant. When I was […]