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.
Our family recently had the pleasure of working with Jerry, Hunter, and Jesica Hicks of Faye Ranches as we purchased recreational property in NE Oregon. The communication and follow up during the whole process far exceeded our expectations, especially since we were purchasing from out of state. Our family has been involved with countless real estate transactions over the years, and it was truly a pleasure working with the Hicks team. We would highly recommend the Hicks team at Faye Ranches for anybody looking to purchase or sell properties.
For the past 3 years my wife Sue and I have been working with Jerry, Hunter, and Jesica "Team Hicks" in search of the perfect ranch property for us and our family. Jerry and Team Hicks have been invaluable in this search with their experience and knowledge of ranch properties. This is our first purchase of ranch property, and we had a lot to learn. We really appreciate the advise and information we received from Team Hicks during the search of many different properties. The ranch property we settled on buying was the right ranch for us, and we did so with confidence. Riding around the ranch in Jerry's side by side he explained so many aspects of the hunting potential and ranch developments which could be improved upon on the ranch. We are looking forward to making the ranch our own and enjoying many years with the whole family. Along with this we have met a wonderful family in Team Hicks, and have developed a friendship for years to come.
8 Active Properties Listed by Jerry Hicks
Extreme privacy without sacrificing a convenient location in Oregon! This ranch offers premier 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 landowner preference tags for Rocky Mountain bull elk and buck mule deer.
Looking for an investment opportunity in one of the fastest growing communities in the US? With so many people moving out of major cities to find more rural opportunities, this could be the largest development potential in one of the fastest growing counties in the US! This offering is made up of five tracts of land with a total of 2,257± acres zoned for 5 acre residential lots (RRM-5). Developer can choose any one or all five parcels ranging from 163± acres to the entire 2,257± acres.
This Oregon ranch has unsurpassed views of the natural countryside and the recreational opportunities are endless. With several live streams and a variety of vegetation, the wildlife is plentiful. This ranch includes 2 LOP tags for several possible hunts. The property is well stocked with timber of all ages and sizes and has had no commercial logging activities for over twenty years. Gross value of the timber in 2020 was over $500,000.
With the famous Ochoco Mountains as an incredible backdrop, this Central Oregon ranch offers one of the most handsome settings one can imagine. Sitting at the base of the Ochoco Divide, this cattle ranch can be a one-person farm/ranch, a great place to raise a family, or would be an excellent big game hunting or socially distant investment property. Included are a full lineup of farm and hay equipment and 151.7± acres of irrigated hay ground and meadows.
Currently operating as an equestrian property, this beautiful Central Oregon hideaway with over ¼ mile of river frontage would make the perfect family retreat, full-time residence, or weekend getaway. With a paved, private driveway, this property can be accessed year-round. Out of town guests will enjoy the old town, set up as four bunkhouses with bunk beds and a bathhouse. For the visitor with an RV, there are plenty of peaceful locations to camp out, along with the convenience of an RV dump.
This beautiful Central Oregon ranch is deeded private land that adjoins thousands of acres of public land (BLM and USFS) with private access to Pine Mountain. Perfect fit for any outdoorsman, horseman, ATV enthusiast, hunter, or buyer that just wants extreme privacy and social distancing with a convenient location, it was initially set up for horses and with the equestrian enthusiast in mind. The indoor arena also includes an apartment, perfect for out-of-town guests.
Privacy and big game hunting! Conveniently located 150 miles from Portland and an hour from Redmond, Oregon. Complete with Cascade Mountain views, 3 land owner preference tags for buck deer and bull elk (buyer to confirm with ODFW), this is an outdoorsman’s dream!
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.
35 Listings Sold by Jerry Hicks
A premier cattle ranch with 745± acres of irrigated hay fields and meadows. This ranch offers multiple income opportunities including cattle ranching, hay production and logging. In addition to it’s income opportunities, it’s one of the best big game hunting ranches in Central Oregon and home to a large herd of Rocky Mountain elk.
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 very nice home!
A world class hunting ranch with 284± acres of irrigation, 500± acres of meadows, and heavy stands of timber. This Oregon 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!
This ranch has it all! Highly productive hay grounds, 25,000± acre private forest permit, excellent big game hunting, LOP tags (buyer to confirm with ODFW), amazing mountain and valley views with complete privacy. Several mountain springs run through the property along with great stands of healthy timber.
Lower Middle Fork Ranch is a private setting on the John Day River with about 5 miles of river frontage and seven seasonal and year-round streams on the property. The habitat and terrain support healthy herds of elk, deer, antelope, turkey, bear and game birds.
A well equipped ranch with 2 excellent homes, a man cave/party room, 5 stall barn, hay shed, cabin and more! Access to thousands of BLM acres with little or no public access. Complete with 3 L.O.P tags (buyer to confirm with ODFW) and over 1 mile of John Day River frontage! This a true recreational paradise!
Located just 15 minutes south of historic Fossil, Oregon is one of the most private hunting properties available today. The over eight thousand, mostly contiguous, acres are located in the Fossil Hunting Unit, which is arguably one of Oregon’s best big game hunting units. This is an exceptional getaway with lots of privacy in a secluded, but not isolated, the region of Oregon, that is close to goods and services yet offering a level of solitude that is hard to find today.
This historical cattle ranch has everything you could want in a ranch. Miles of streams and creeks, 150± acres of irrigated fields, excellent big game hunting and plenty of acres for grazing. This excellent ranch has never been on the market and is an exceptional and rare offering. Unlimited recreational opportunities, 5 LOP tags for buck mule deer and bull Rocky Mountain elk (buyer to confirm with ODFW) and a private and convenient location.
The perfect equestrian facility with highly productive hay grounds! If the breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains aren’t enough, the 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom home is sure to seal the deal. Conveniently located less than an hour from Bend, this ranch is a one-of-a-kind!
With over 93,000± acres of deeded, BLM and U.S. National Forest grazing land in Oregon, this is the perfect high desert cattle ranch. All the deeded acres and grazing allotments are contiguous, making this an easy out-the-gate operation. Depending on the year, this ranch has run annually 500± mother cows with an average feeding of one ton of hay per winter. The current owner has run the entire operation by himself for many years. This is an easy “out of the gate operation.”
An awesome location just a little over an hour from Bend, Oregon. This ranch is an ideal summer ranch or year-round operation. The improvement’s feature a nice main house, a large second home with plenty of ranch-hand housing, a great shop, hay storage and a horse barn.
Big game hunting, out the gate BLM and National Forest permits with very productive hay grounds all within an hour from Bend, Oregon! With unlimited recreational access, a fully functioning cattle ranch and an updated ranch home, this ranch is one of a kind!
This Central Oregon ranch is a horse and cattleman’s dream! 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 Oregon 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!
Located just 15 minutes south of historic Fossil, Oregon, this is one of the most private hunting properties available today. The 2,350 contiguous acres are located in the Fossil Hunting Unit which is arguably one of Oregon’s best big game hunting units. This is an exceptional getaway with lots of privacy and comfortable living in a secluded, but not isolated, region of Oregon. Dreams do come true!
A one of a kind hunting ranch for sale in Central Oregon! Dry Creek Hunting Reserve is an excellent big game hunting ranch with 3 LOP tags. This ranch also offers easy access, remarkable Cascade Mountain views, hiking, endless recreational opportunities, public land access, and a buildable home site. Conveniently located in Central Oregon, less than an hour from Bend.
This ranch offers everything you’ve been dreaming of! An excellent cattle ranch, hunting property and farm land. With a completely remodeled 5 bedroom home, outstanding views, and a private backyard pond with fruit trees. All this and just a few minutes drive to the John Day River!
If you are searching for the perfect recreational retreat, this is it! With over two miles of Williamson River frontage and bordering over a million acres of Winema National Forest, the options are limitless. Amazing fly fishing out your front door, 2 L.O.P. tags, miles of hiking, horseback riding, ATVing, all in a very private and secluded location. This ranch has excellent grazing and historically has been a summer home to 150 cow/calf pair from May through September.
This outstanding hunting ranch is perfect for any game hunter, with great populations of mule deer, elk and turkey. In addition to its first class hunting, the Triple 2 Ranch features highly productive grass rangelands and irrigation.
Beautiful and private Barnes Butte Lake is a rare opportunity to own acreage with a stunning secluded lake. Known for excellent fishing of bass and Blue Gill, Barnes Butte Lake was once operated as a day fishing experience for the public and at one time produced the largest Blue Gill around.
A beautiful custom log home, updated farm home, outdoor roping arena, 4 stall horse barn with equine vet room, traditional barn and more! This beautiful property has 76± acres of flood irrigation, Cascade Mountain views and is less than an hour to downtown Bend. This is the best that Central Oregon has to offer!
This highly productive hay ground is equipped with fully automated irrigation systems by 3 Valley pivots. With access to thousands of BLM acres, amazing Cascade Mountain views, several excellent building sites and just minutes to Bend, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
A true mountain paradise! With a 3,451± square foot timber frame custom home, large shop with amazing apartment above and 1,288± square foot carport make for a country lovers dream. This luxurious ranch boarders Ochoco National Forest acres and includes 2 L.O.P tags (buyer to confirm with ODFW) and 2 private lakes. This ranch has it all… the total package!
Rarely does a property like this come on the market. With only 20 homes on the 100 mile stretch of the Lower Deschutes River, this is an amazing opportunity to own your own river retreat. Luelling Ranch on the Deschutes River offers some of the best trout and steelhead fishing in Oregon, right out your back door.
Take advantage of the endless recreational possibilities that Grizzly Mountain Timberland has to offer! With 1,480± acres of very private timbered land and Cascade Mountain views, it’s the perfect setting to build a cabin or hunting lodge.
Wilson Timber Tract’s 1,040± acres of contiguous acres consist of rangeland, timberland and grassy meadows all within an hour’s drive from Bend. With views of the Cascade Mountains, complete privacy, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and a serene location, Wilson Timber Tract is an excellent find!
The location of the Western Sunsets Ranch is nearly impressive as it’s features. About 30 minutes from the Redmond/Bend Airport and less that an hour to downtown Bend assures this slice of heaven is well connected to all the action and activities of Central Oregon.
Endless recreational possibilities! Located in one of Oregon’s best hunting units (Fossil-45) with 2 LOP tags (buyer to confirm with ODFW) and an abundance of wildlife. Complete with a custom home, 2 bay shop with living quarters, bunk house, private lake and 10 miles to the John Day River. This is the private mountain retreat you’ve been looking for!
Located just 8 miles north of Prineville, this ranch is both convenient and private. Perfect for cattle and horse, it also includes 69± acres of irrigation (seasonally). Complete with panoramic views of the mountains and valley below, you’re sure to fall in love with this exceptional property!
This 1,400± acres of timber land, grassy meadows and rolling hills with creeks and springs throughout, is the perfect blank canvas to create your social distancing dreams. The private location is home to an abundance of wildlife and has outstanding big game hunting. With 3 land owner preference tags (buyer to confirm with ODFW) in the Fossil Hunting Unit. Conveniently located just off Highway 19, this ranch is easy to access and less than two hours to the Bend/Redmond airport and 3.5 hours from the Portland airport.
In the heart of Central Oregon! This property features 127± acres of irrigation with three live streams running through it. A history of high quality hay production, outstanding fishing, waterfowl and upland bird hunting, create the perfect balance of work and play!
Central Oregon is known for its amazing Cascade Mountain views, lakes, rivers, biking trails, hiking, trophy hunting, fishing, equestrian centers, rodeos, farming and ranching. If this appeals to you then the dazzling property in Powell Butte, Oregon known as the Rocky Top Ranch is the perfect place for you.
Located in the heart of Central Oregon, this farm offers the most spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains that the region has to offer. Only minutes away from the Bend/Redmond Airport, and less than 15 minutes from Prineville. Fully equipped with two homes, a shop, storage shed, barn, 500± ton hay shed, corrals with loading chute, sweep tub, squeeze chute and a feedlot with 70± head capacity.
Ready to get away? This Central Oregon ranch is an excellent choice! Trout Creek runs 2± miles through this beautiful, private, retreat. With 2 LOP tags (buyer to confirm with ODFW), bordering public lands, a private lake, 53± acres of irrigation, endless recreation opportunities and under a million dollars!
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.
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, […]