Mike DeShore

Mike DeShore

Broker Associate
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, California; Bend, Oregon; Bozeman, Montana, and Missoula, Montana. 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. Catering to clientele in unforgiving places provided a foundation for Mike’s business standard—the client comes first. Whether in the office or in the wilderness, building rapport and exceeding expectations are his primary goals.

An opportunity to represent a shared ranch brought him to Missoula, where he founded Cayuse Realty and Millennium Construction. For six years he gained knowledge and practical experience from a project management role in a challenging environment; from dealings with subcontractors 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

3 Active Properties Listed by Mike DeShore

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Checkpoint Ranch

Huson, Montana

With a prime location near Missoula, Montana and natural resources that play an important role in wildlife habitat conservation, the Checkpoint Ranch’s recreational and wildlife virtues may only be outshone by the stunning beauty and unmatched privacy. The custom home, which sits on a bluff overlooking two mountain lakes, features timbered accents, the use of reclaimed barnwood, and high-end finishes and provides a spectacular panoramic perspective with a complete sense of privacy.

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Browns Meadow Ranch

Kila, Montana

Seldom do we see ranches in a high mountain meadow setting with all of the desirables found at Browns Meadow Ranch. A location in a pristine Montana valley with unmatched privacy and scenic beauty, consistent agricultural production, strong wildlife values, and exceptional recreation. This ranch possesses all of these attributes. These ingredients, along with public land boundaries, lack of conservation easement encumbrances, and a superior location in the Flathead Valley, make it exceptional.

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Horseshoe Hills

Seeley Lake, Montana

Nestled in a true Montana landscape, abutting thousands of acres of public lands, this is a unique property that embodies the essence of the West. Whether you indulge in an afternoon hike, embark on a horseback ride, immerse yourself in an evening of hunting, or start your day on one of the trout streams nearby, this property will transport you to a time gone by. Whether you’re seeking a year-round, permanent residence, a mountain getaway, or a vacation home, this property will have you covered.

16 Listings Sold by Mike DeShore

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Wild Horse Mountain Ranch

Missoula, Montana

A true rarity in the Missoula valley, this large block of land just west of town provides an opportunity for a year-round residence, a recreational retreat or an investment play. The hunting opportunities on site are tremendous and fishing opportunities along the Clark Fork are great.

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Glacier Fresh Cherry Orchard

Bigfork, Montana

The Glacier Fresh Cherry Orchard consists of 54± acres on the eastern side of Flathead Lake. This is a great opportunity to purchase a producing cherry orchard and packing facility, build a very secluded estate home, and be right in the middle of a recreational mecca.

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Leaping Horse Farm

Saint Ignatius, 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.

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Brock Creek Ranch

Garrison, Montana

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.

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Bitterroot Fish On

Victor, Montana

Above the banks of the Bitterroot River, this perfect Montana retreat offers fantastic fishing and wildlife viewing and access to recreational activities year-round. Watch eagles, osprey, and hawks while beavers and otters swim. Take an evening walk along the bench above the river, where it’s not uncommon to catch deer, elk, and occasional moose, working the river bottom. Fish the Bitterroot River’s main, east, and west fork, or grab your bicycle and catch the trail that runs to Missoula.

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Sunset Vista
Cherry Orchard

Polson, Montana

Sunset Vista Cherry Orchard is a breathtaking property situated on the eastern shore of Montana’s Flathead Lake. Known for its enchanting high-density cherry trees and stunning vistas, this orchard offers sought-after cherries and unforgettable Big Sky Country sunsets. With expert care and management, it proves to be both a haven of natural beauty and a profitable venture. Enjoy the stunning landscape, embrace growth, and take in the majestic Flathead Lake views at Sunset Vista Cherry Orchard.

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Swan Mountain Ranch

Kalispell, Montana

The Swan Mountain Ranch consists of 160± acres situated at the base of the Swan Mountain Range.  Rolling grassy hills, timbered draws, small ponds, and lush wetlands provide the perfect spot to build your Montana dream.  Enjoy panoramic views of the Swan Mountains and imagine the world behind the wall of snow-capped peaks.

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Bull River Chalet

Noxon, Montana

This northwestern Montana property for sale is an amazing recreational ranch situated along the river and at the base of the Cabinet mountains. Enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, and so many other recreational activities. The property embodies the essence of the Montana landscape and all it has to offer.

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Wild Country Ranch

Drummond, Montana

The grassy hillsides and ridges, timbered draws with intermittent riparian habitat define the ranch and create the wild country that the ranch is known for. The varied elevation of this provides complete ecosystems for elk, whitetail, trophy mule deer, moose and antelope. This offering is a prime example of a classic mountain ranch.

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Swan Meadows Retreat

Bigfork, Montana

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.

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Upper Racetrack Retreat

Deer Lodge, Montana

Situated in the foothills of the Flint Creek Range along the western edge of the Deer Lodge Valley, this Montana ranch offers a rural landscape, a slower pace of life, fewer crowds, and room to roam. Thousands of acres of USFS lands encase the property boundaries, and the land is bisected by the braided riparian area created by Racetrack Creek. The upper portions of this creek flow year-round, and it has a population of resident brown, brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout.

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Eder Meadows

Helmville, Montana

At a private end-of-road location in the upper Blackfoot Valley, this Montana ranch represents an opportunity to own easily accessible, excellent recreational land featuring a number of private and scenic building locations. This private ranch is located minutes from the Blackfoot River and gateways into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. There are many desirable features to this investment-quality land, including its location in a tightly held valley, making it stand out in today’s land market.

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Ramrock Orchard

Polson, Montana

This is a certified organic Montana orchard set amidst the foothills of the Mission Mountains along the east shore of Flathead Lake, an area renowned for producing some of the best high-altitude cherries. It has apx. 485 trees; most are around 30 years old and in full production of Lambert and Lapin sweet cherries that are handpicked each season. The orchard makes money, has a long-term sales history, and has a solid sales distribution channel, giving the brand exceptional notoriety and value.

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North Fork Blackfoot Retreat

Ovando, Montana

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.

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Salmon Prairie Homestead

Ovando, 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 Montana land is wild, scenic, and breathtaking. This land is part of an intact Rocky Mountain ecosystem that is one of the few remaining in North America.   

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River View Ranch

Alberton, Montana

The River View Ranch is a stunning and versatile property in Montana that offers a wealth of recreational opportunities for nature lovers. Nestled in the foothills of the Bitterroot and Coeur D’Alene Range, this ranch boasts an idyllic location on the banks of the Clark Fork River. With its close proximity to public lands, the ranch presents outdoor enthusiasts with a chance to immerse themselves in a wide range of activities. Seek adventure or tranquility; this property has it all.

Articles Authored by Mike DeShore

Montana’s Migratory Grizzly Bears

By Michael DeShore, Licensed in MT LITTLE VALLEY RANCH COULD PROVIDE A VITAL GEOGRAPHIC LINK 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 […]

Ranch Photography Techniques

An Interview with Michael DeShore by Matt Konen Photos taken by Fay Ranches broker Michael DeShore were recently featured in a two-page spread and on the cover of Open Fences magazine. We interviewed him to learn about his experience photographing the ranch and some tips for property owners who want to learn to showcase their […]