Licensed in WY, NE
Neil was raised in a small ranching community in Northern California. From an early age, he was introduced to the values that a lifestyle of ranching and farming can instill in a young man: A never-say-quit attitude, honesty, dependability, and self-reliance.
In 1986, a move from the ever-growing state of California to the recreational and scenic Flathead Valley in Montana enabled him to start a construction business, which he sustained for 30 years. Priding himself on the ranching values his parents instilled, he built his business on the foundation of quality, attention to detail, and honesty. After eighteen years in Kalispell, Montana, growing his construction business and starting a family, he found his way to Buffalo, Wyoming.
In 2004, he decided to apply the same principles and values he had used in the construction trade to the real estate industry in Buffalo. For ten years, Neil worked in the residential and commercial end of real estate, finding that he was most successful in the raw and relatively vacant land industry. In 2014, he decided to get back to his roots and has focused on the working and recreational ranch field for the last five years in Wyoming, helping buyers and sellers accomplish their goals. The transition from residential and commercial sales to ranch sales was a breath of fresh air. The friendships and the relationships developed in the ranch sales industry with customers and clients are the lifeblood of his business.
The respect and reputation garnered by simply doing what you say you will do when you say you will do it and holding true to your word tend to bring Neil and like-minded clients together. Neil is proud to be a part of Fay Ranches, Inc because of their stellar reputation and widespread reach, and looks forward to bringing outstanding service to clients and customers in Wyoming.
When not diligently representing Wyoming and Nebraska land, Neil finds himself very active in the Buffalo community. Outside of coaching youth baseball and supporting the local Chamber of Commerce, he has been a member and participant in many wildlife organizations, including Pheasants Forever, the local Walleye chapter, and others. He enjoys spending time in the Big Horn mountains with his two children, Trevor and Calli, and his life partner, Barbara. Neil has been a lifelong outdoorsman and has enjoyed many opportunities to hunt and fish across the northwest and Mexico. Shrimping off the coast of Sinaloa, Mexico, duck and goose hunting in California’s famed Sacramento Valley, and exploring the Bob Marshall wilderness in Montana have all created lifelong memories. Between the cabin in the mountains and a small home in Teacapan, Mexico, there is always a place to go to recharge the batteries, spend time with his family, and remind himself of how his love for the land began.
PO Box 567
Buffalo, Wyoming 82834
5 Active Properties Listed by Neil Bangs
The Dillon Ranch, located in Nebraska’s scenic Sandhills region, boasts rich grazing grounds, versatile forage production, and water resources. This historic property supports top-quality cattle operations, offers potential for wind energy development, and is a blank canvas for new owners, with potential homesites surrounded by mature trees. With abundant wildlife, upland bird hunting, and nearby recreational attractions, it’s an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Ideally situated high in the Black Hills of Wyoming, this ranch offers breathtaking views of Inyan Kara and the Bear Lodge Mountains; on clear days, you can see the Big Horn Mountains! This recreational paradise offers an abundance of opportunities for the great outdoors or to run a smaller agricultural or equestrian operation. A newly constructed timber frame home features Amish precision craftsmanship encompassing over 8,200+ square feet of living space, including an attached heated garage.
This private Wyoming recreational gem encompasses 8,486± acres spanning 13± square miles with nearly two miles of secluded trout stream along Bates Creek. The recently built custom home offers stunning views from every angle, and practical amenities include a shop building, livestock barn, and airplane hangar. Enjoy exceptional big game hunting opportunities and fishing for rainbow and brook trout. It combines privacy, fishing, hunting, and a new home for an unparalleled recreational property.
Given the diverse range of crops previously cultivated on the irrigated acreage of this Wyoming ranch, one could envision a focus on farming. The increasing prices of hay make the high-quality hay ground an attractive option. Alternatively, the ranch could be transformed into an intensive grazing program, utilizing the irrigated pastures alongside the additional benefit of the BLM allotment. Furthermore, by adding an arena, the ranch has the potential to thrive as a horse facility.
The Broken Spoke Ranch offers a small, secluded ranch, equestrian operation, or a recreational getaway. It has nearby hunting and fishing, winter sports, UTV, and camping opportunities in the nearby Big Horn Mountains in Northwest Wyoming. The ranch provides two homes and a large shop with plenty of scenic views and privacy. The turnkey horse operation will give the horse owner the ability to practice competitive events or trail rides through the BLM and nearby Cloud Peak Wilderness.
8 Listings Sold by Neil Bangs
This legacy Wyoming property for sale offers multiple residential dwellings, a working ranch, and expansion options – all within a majestic setting. The property’s expansive and varied landscape provides year-round recreational activities such as horseback riding, ATV trails, big game hunting, making this ranch ideal for multi-generational or expansive families. The Rocking Chair Ranch also offers a fully operational cattle ranch, with a turn-key option available.
This Wyoming cattle ranch offers low overhead, low operating costs, and big production, along with outstanding big game and bird hunting opportunities. It is home to huge mule deer, pronghorn antelope, Rocky Mountain elk, and some of the best chukar hunting available. All the improvements make this a turnkey cattle ranch, including the main home, ranch hand home, bunkhouse, shop, barn, and efficient cattle working facility. Countless “hidden” springs are scattered across the acreage.
This is truly a unique property that combines the benefits of a serene setting, a myriad of outdoor activities and the comforts of modern living. In today’s fast-paced world, this property provides a safe refuge from the stress and complexity of urban life, providing a place to build unforgettable family memories while reconnecting with nature. We invite you to visit the magic of Star Hill!
This Wyoming ranch for sale has been improved with pipe corrals and a roping arena, a metal shop, a tack room, an equipment room, and owner’s quarters; this ranch has everything one needs. Water tanks and pipelines were placed strategically to benefit grazing and support wildlife habitat. Big game opportunities exist for trophy mule deer, antelope, and elk.
The historic Wyoming ranch is a timeless family treasure that has been cherished for generations. This exceptional ranch offers a blend of irrigated farmland, improvements, and endless recreational opportunities with the Smiths Fork River meandering through the property. The fertile soil and a reliable irrigation system provide an excellent opportunity for crop cultivation, hay production, and grazing, ensuring the land’s continued productivity.
Improved with pipe corrals and roping arena, metal shop, tack room, equipment room and owner’s quarters, this ranch has everything one needs. Water tanks and pipelines were placed strategically to benefit grazing and support wildlife habitat. Big game opportunities exist for trophy mule deer, antelope and elk.
This Wyoming cattle operation allows for six months of grazing from May through November. With 4,190 AUMs, the BLM allotment will allow a total of 716 cattle for these six months. The deeded parcels provide improved water sources in the form of solar wells, and there are numerous reservoirs, creeks, and springs throughout the allotment. With outstanding big game hunting on the ranch including large mule deer, antelope, and Rocky Mountain elk, and Chukar the hunter will enjoy the opportunities.
The Black’s Fork River meanders through the southern boundary of this property that has all the amenities for a first-class retreat or get-away homesite. Located in the world-renowned Flaming Gorge recreational corridor with outstanding fishing and thousands of acres of public lands nearby. Take advantage of this recreational offering’s first time on the open market.
Articles Authored by Neil Bangs
Through my years of ranch real estate, one thing that has become very apparent is the expectations of what a cattle ranch should look like in the eyes of a buyer. Most buyers picture waves of knee-high grass, lush, irrigated hay meadows, mountains of stored hay, and live water running through the ranch. Although this […]
A blog by Neil Bangs, Sales Associate, Licensed in WY Whether you are in the land market for a working ranch, recreational ranch, second home, or personal residence, there are certain criteria that must be considered before you make your decision. We have always heard the old saying location, location, location when it comes to […]
Denver, CO – Fay Ranches recently closed an intricate ranch sale totaling nearly 7,000 acres at the River Bend Ranch, formerly owned by The University of Wyoming. Reb and Molly Clark purchased the ranch, and proceeds from the sale will go directly to the University of Wyoming’s School of Agriculture for research in animal health. […]
While many investors choose to invest in ranches or unimproved ground, it is usually done based on the potential return on investment, whether it be a short-term profit or a long-term goal. Typically, these properties are purchased and operated on a commercial level for cattle, sheep, farming, etc. One of the newer and most popular […]
By Neil Bangs, Associate Broker, Licensed in WY One of the most frequently asked questions regarding ranch sales in Wyoming is, who owns the mineral rights? And what rights do they have? In many states, the owners of the land are not necessarily the owners of the mineral estate. Wyoming is such a state. Separation […]
Lisa Lockhart is sponsored by Fay Ranches Sales Agents: Kebi Smith, Neil Bangs, Cheryl Summer, Mike Konstant, RJ Patterson, John Anderson, Kimberly Lowry, Dixie Barry, Kevin Stowe. As a native of Montana being raised on a farm/ranch, the western lifestyle of being dependent upon the land and caring for animals is a value that was ingrained […]
Cole Reiner is sponsored by Fay Ranches Ranch Sales Agents: Neil Bangs, Cheryl Summer, Mike Konstant, Kebi Smith, RJ Patterson, Dixie Barry, Alex Robertson, John Anderson, Scott Hawes, Kevin Stowe. A note from Cole Reiner Growing up on our family ranch just outside Buffalo, Wyoming, I’ve always been involved in the western way of life […]
The Steiner Rodeo Family from Texas, Taylor Sheridan, and Bosque Ranch Productions brought the debut of the Yellowstone Riggin’ Rally to Darby, MT. The Rally hosted the top 24 Bareback Riders from the PRCA, a $30,000 purse, and nearly 2,000 fans. In attendance were the cast members of the Taylor Sheridan and Bosque Ranch Productions […]
By Neil Bangs, Principal Broker, Licensed in WY Over the past decade, Americans purchasing land and moving to rural Wyoming and other northwestern states has become commonplace. The appeal has never been greater than this past year, with heavily-populated areas experiencing the bulk of the Covid-related issues, causing people to feel the urge to flee […]