Matt Henningsen

Matt Henningsen

Ranch Sales
Licensed in MT

Matt Henningsen is a ranch sales agent in Montana. Over the past decade, Matt has managed over a dozen ranches across five western states, administering ranch portfolios for both private equity and private family holdings. Formerly a project manager for Beartooth Capital Partners, Matt executed ranch investment projects at a high level, producing ecological as well as financial returns. Managing family-owned ranches, Matt has a deep appreciation for the emotional investments that families make in their properties, and understands how to communicate their visions. Matt is a graduate of the Ranching for Profit School, and has lived and worked full-time ranching. He is as keen on Animal Unit Months as he is on Assets Under Management.

With extensive experience in agricultural operations, wildlife management, aquatic improvements, conservation easements, and entitlements, Matt has developed a broad knowledge of western ranches, gaining a unique perspective on what makes them tick. Having participated in the acquisition and sales of the properties he has managed, Matt especially enjoys identifying value and helping buyers and sellers find the perfect match.

Matt and his colleague Ryan Bramlette host the Land Investor Podcast, where they interview some of the world’s most interesting people around land investing, hunting and fishing, conservation, and more. To learn more about the podcast, please visit

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Matt is from the Midwest, but fell in love with the West as a young boy living in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. After high school, Matt attended the Montana Guide Training Center in northwest Montana, confirming his true passion for the American West. After guide school, Matt moved to Big Sky, Montana, turning the next decade into an adventurous career as a professional big game hunting and fishing guide, both in Montana and Alaska. In 2004, Matt signed on with the then-emerging Yellowstone Club, heading up their horse program. Soon afterward, he developed the outfitting program for the neighboring Club at Spanish Peaks, operating a winter horse-drawn sleigh program and leading summer horse pack trips into Yellowstone National Park. Matt continues to go afield with friends and clients alike, and is a licensed Montana Outfitter with big game, waterfowl, upland bird, and livestock endorsements.

Matt lives with his wife, Julie, and their two children in Bozeman, Montana. Up for any adventure, Matt is an avid skier, hunter, and horseman. Matt enjoys flying as a private pilot and has discovered sailing. But he loves nothing more than camping with his family and cooking for them over a campfire any chance he can get.

3 Active Properties Listed by Matt Henningsen

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Keep Cool Creek at Smith Lake

Lincoln, Montana

This premier fishing and recreational property, located in Montana’s upper Blackfoot Valley, features multiple creeks meandering through the property and a private pond. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Crown of the Continent, it’s a sanctuary for wildlife and a testament to land stewardship, once owned by renowned outfitter Paul Roos. With conservation easements and potential for two residential building sites, it offers a unique opportunity to uphold its legacy while enjoying nature.

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Beartooth Overlook

Fishtail, Montana

Located one mile from the charming town of Fishtail, this ranch offers breathtaking views of one of Montana’s most spectacular and untamed landscapes while providing meaningful agricultural production and recreational opportunities. The ranch comprises diverse topography, including native stream bottom and rolling bluffs overlooking the West Rosebud River drainage and the Beartooth Range beyond. Water is plentiful on this well-rounded ranch, with Fishtail Creek fishery and Hogan Ditch Creek.

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Schock Ranch on the North Fork

Townsend, Montana

This Montana property with houses is an opportunity to own a turn-key operational ranch, fine-tuned to provide ease of management and maximum enjoyment. Recreational pursuits on and around the ranch provide the ability to pursue some of the finest hunting and recreation. The ranch is close enough to town to be convenient but far enough away to unplug. The renovated home and outbuildings provide a clean, comfortable place for a seasonal getaway or permanent place to call home.

4 Listings Sold by Matt Henningsen

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Limestone Cliff Ranch

Bozeman, Montana

This property is one of four rare and available properties near Corbly Gluch Road in Bozeman, Montana. This end-of-the-road property borders National Forest, gaining access to thousands of acres for endless outdoor recreational opportunities. The backdrop to the property includes the most renowned peaks in the Bridger Mountain Range, Ross Peak, and Sacajawea, and are comprised of rolling foothills with aspen-filled draws and hillsides covered with evergreens.

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Gallatin Valley Overlook

Belgrade, Montana

Nestled along the Bridger Mountains, this Montana property is an opportunity to own increasingly rare acreage with amazing views of the entire Gallatin Valley. The property, home to big game and upland birds, boasts a diverse landscape of grasslands, meadows, and foothills. Adjacent to National Forest, this offering has easy access to miles of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. This property is a unique opportunity to live in a pristine natural environment close to amenities.

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Stagecoach Road Ranch

Helena, Montana

This mountain ranch is secluded, yet close to Helena, the capital of Montana. The region features an abundance of water, including lakes region with Canyon Ferry, Hauser Lake, Holter Lake, and Lake Helena, offering a variety of summer watersports, fishing, and four-season recreation. Flanked by Mount Helena and surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest, BLM, and State Lands making up much of the protected landscape, this region serves as an excellent starting point for recreation and enjoyment.

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Ruby Reservoir Overlook

Alder, Montana

Less than 15± minutes from Alder, in the famed Ruby River Valley, and nestled against the Green Horn Mountains, this is a rare assemblage of 150± deeded acres that borders thousands of acres of public land. Teeming with wildlife, this property is the quintessential getaway offering mountain vistas, rolling foothills, and meadows, perfectly complemented by a custom timber-framed 3,280± SF, 5 bed, 2 bath home, built with incredible attention to detail and awe-inspiring views.

Articles Authored by Matt Henningsen

How to Grow Sustainable Profit Through Analyzing Ranch Performance

In late August 2021, as the world settled into the bottom half of the Covid pandemic, the sale of a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card in near-perfect condition grabbed headlines when it sold for a staggering $12,600,000.00, making it the largest amount ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia. In my last article, […]

Why Invest in Land: Advice from a Montana Ranch Broker

As an educated investor, you know that proper asset allocation is essential to portfolio diversification, and of course, real estate has always been a mainstay of a well-balanced portfolio. However, the recreational, agricultural, or working land niche market has only recently gained attention as an alternative to more traditional real estate assets. For decades, recreation […]