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
4 Active Properties Listed by Mike DeShore
This western Montana ranch in the Avon Valley is about 50± miles from Helena. The core of the deeded acres and leased acres are comprised of mountain meadows and timbered hills. The majority of the ranch’s leased acres reach higher elevations in the Garnet Range. Strickland Creek and Davis Creek emerge in the Garnets, watering the ranch’s wildlife and livestock. With a resident elk herd that numbers several hundred during the fall season, Little Valley is a dream ranch for the sportsman.
This ranch checks many boxes for a prime western Montana property: live water from Racetrack Creek, Flint Creek Range mountain views, quality improvements, extensive meadows, and wildlife. If you’re looking to run some cow-calf pairs, keep some horses, or other stock, this could be an ideal ranch. If you just want to get away, relax in your garden, enjoy the wildlife found in the Rocky Mountains, hike, hunt, or fish, you couldn’t be in a much better location.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 […]
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 […]