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MONTANA’S WILD PLACES CENTENNIAL VALLEY According to The Nature Conservancy, “The Centennial looks very much as it did more than a century ago.”

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

This broad east-west valley is home to extensive wetlands, in fact, it is the largest wetland in the entire Yellowstone Ecosystem. Two large lakes, the Upper and Lower Red Rock Lakes dominate much of the valley. Situated just north of the 10,000 foot Centennial Mountain Range separating Montana from Idaho, a rough 51 mile seasonal dirt road winds its way between Henry’s Lake, Idaho and Lima, Montana and provides the best access to the valley. Of the approximately 385,000 acres in the valley, only about 100,000 acres are privately held, and much of that land is protected by conservation easements. About 90% of this private land is controlled by 15 large ranches. Home to less than 100 people in the summer (far less in the winter) cattle far outnumber people in the valley. The 45,000 acre Red Rock Lakes National Refuge was established in 1935 and is home to over 241 bird species. At a wide spot in the road is Lakeview, Montana, the headquarters of the refuge and a great spot to stop and get first-hand information on this remote and beautiful area.

BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS “The Bob” is the fifth largest wilderness in the lower 48 and home to some of the wildest back country in the country. Almost 2,000 miles of trails, traveled only on foot or by stock carefully lace their way through spectacular rock formations, such as the Chinese wall, which averages 1,000 vertical feet and stretches out about 22 miles in length. Established by the Wilderness Act of 1964, this is the wilderness by which all others are measured. Alpine lakes, waterfalls and dense old-growth forests punctuate the landscape between some of the most dramatic mountains, ridges and outcroppings anywhere in the country. The Bob Marshall is also well known for its wildlife, particularly big game such as; moose, elk, mountain lion, wolverine, big horn sheep, black bear and grizzly bear – the US Forest Service believes that the grizzly population is higher here, than in any other place in the country outside of Alaska.

ABSAROKA BEARTOOTH WILDERNESS Located along the northern border of Yellowstone Park, the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness contains the highest peaks in Montana, among which is Granite Peak, at 12,799 feet and one of the highest points in Montana. The wilderness is composed to two distinct mountain ranges – the Absaroka Range rises to the east of the Paradise Valley, south of Livingston, while the Beartooth Range is west and south of Red Lodge Montana. The Absaroka’s are primarily steep volcanic and metamorphic mountains with imposing ridges and deep valleys while the Beartooths are more like alpine plateaus laced with lakes. Over 700 miles of trails are located in this wilderness along with hundreds of lakes providing some of the best alpine hiking and fishing anywhere in the entire world.

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MONTANA'S PREMIER REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE Montana Ranch Properties is a specialized marketing division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties. Our 15 diverse and highly qualified brokers and agents are located throughout Montana to best serve our clients. Experience, expertise, credibility and professionalism defines our group with a combined 360 years of real estate brokerage. At Montana Ranch Properties we fully comprehend that each property we market has unique natural features which contribute to market value. As local ranch and recreational property experts, we understand that core property values are tied to the land and water - with improvements often being secondary contributors. We hunt, fish, recreate, ranch and farm in Montana. We know the hunting districts, the trails, and the rivers and streams which makes us well suited for a buyer with a passion for specific recreational opportunities. Our agents are part of their communities. Our network and fellowships with other equestrians, sportsman, conservation land trusts, and agricultural businesses adds value to our real estate services. As part of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties, we offer global marketing in over 39 countries around the world, making our online marketing one of the best choices for buyers and sellers alike. Our online marketing and web presence is unparalleled, we have memberships to specialized ranch and recreation marketing websites promoting our statewide listing inventory. We work anywhere in Montana where the road bends into a private ranch or up a narrow wooded path. From the rugged state line shared with Idaho to the rolling big sky plains in the east, we understand the real estate market for fly fishing properties, land, large acreages requiring aerial viewing, and unique legacy properties with high recreation value. We work with lenders to provide financing for agricultural or non-conforming properties and offer resources necessary to provide the highest level of due diligence to our clients. Visit our website at RanchMT.com and enjoy the properties we represent with high-resolution photos, videos, maps, and brochures. We love sharing our expertise and insights regarding current market trends. Contact a Montana Ranch Properties agent today. We’ll be waving at you on the road – we’re your neighbors.

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9440 Bridger Canyon Rd, Bozeman $9,999,000 | #337823 | CALL DAN Here's your opportunity to own a property that has been in the same family for over a hundred years. This property has been used agriculturally since it was homesteaded.The 117± acres located on Bridger Creek has unparalleled majestic views of the Bridger Mountains. The creek bisects the property for almost a mile and offers spectacular fly fishing for trout. The separate 145± acre tract is bordered by USFS lands connecting to Bridger Bowl Ski Area.

Dan Reddick broker

(406) 580.0653

3891 MT HWY 287, Twin Bridges

$579,000 | #341091 | CALL MICHELLE 2,822± sf cedar sided 3 bed, 3 ba home on 21± irrigated acres has beautiful rock fireplace and open concept floor plan, with master and laundry on main level. 36x60 shop, cross fencing & loafing shed, corrals and no covenants. Two wheel lines on productive hay ground, RV hook up near home, UG sprinklers, open arena with sand footing and covered decks surrounding the home on two sides. Easy access from Hwy 287.

Michelle Van Dyke

broker, alc, gri, crs

(406) 596.0805

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Trapper's Cabin, Big Sky

$9,995,000 | #321234 | CALL DON

A true legacy property, Trapper's Cabin Ranch has been privately held since the 1930's and has never been offered for public sale. A complete alpine section of land (640Âą) acres totally surrounded by national forest and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in a location that never could be duplicated. Sited along a clear mountain stream and a grassy alpine meadow, the building compound consists of three log homes, a manager's cabin and a host of support improvements including an off-grid power plant. There are fenced pastures, a barn and miles of trails.

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

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Riverstone Ranch, McLeod $7,750,000 | #341355 | CALL DON

Riverstone is a first class sporting property set up to host small conferences and retreats - it is also perfect for groups or families seeking a recreational property for gatherings or for a permanent residence. On site manager's home, agricultural barns and corrals, heated shop, large multi-bay garage, on site laundry, commercial kitchen, hiking trails and miles of on site fishing. here is a state of the art conference center, a recreational building, four totally furnished 3 bd guest homes, multiple stocked fishing ponds, a sporting clays course, and trap range.

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

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7 Ranges, Bozeman

$6,835,000 | #344966 | CALL DON

An exclusive, gated farm and ranch community, 7 Ranges is located in a private valley just minutes from beautiful Bozeman, Montana. Expansive views of seven nearby mountain ranges are a constant reminder of the majesty of the Northern Rockies, while the existing farm and ranch operations are an authentic expression of the history of this special place. This is the rarest of opportunities for the true land connoisseur. Parcel range from 80Âą to 125Âą acres, or the entirety of 595Âą acres.

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

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TBD Kent Spur Road, Bozeman $2,945,000 | #344753 | CALL CLAIRE

A 360° turn, on top of the world, shows each mountain range that surrounds the Gallatin Valley. Cold, icy water flowing from the Hyalite mountains with 1866 water rights, provides productive hay and wheat fields along with verdant fields for grazing. 253.44¹ acres with tiers of terrain created by water, are lined with grand Cottonwood Groves. This conservation easement land has it all, beauty, productivity, privacy. Two beautiful building sites to choose from to build your dream home or just enjoy owning land that is currently leased to neighboring landowner.

Claire Gillam

broker, gri

(406) 581.4070

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O'Dell Spring Creek Ranch, Ennis $2,600,000 | #330701 | CALL RIKKI

The O’Dell Spring Creek Ranch is located in the world-famous Madison Valley known for its exceptional trout waters and majestic mountain views. This ranch consists of 100± acres featuring 1± mile of both sides of O’Dell Spring Creek as well as .6± miles of Bear Creek. Both are world class trout fisheries and tributaries to the legendary Madison River. To the west of the ranch is State Land offering direct access to the Madison River. A modest, 1,672± sf duplex and remodeled 1 bd, 1 ba cottage are included in the sale of the property.

Rikki Dilschneider broker

(406) 581.5155

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7117 Mt Hwy 287, Harrison

$1,650,000 | #319723 | CALL MICHELLE Desireable 467.1± acre ranch suited for both recreation or rancher who needs additional grazing. Bisected in part by Norwegian Creek for stock water and an exceptional creek fishery plus there are water rights to several ponds and springs which could be developed close to the 3 bd, 2 ba home. Elk & waterfowl frequent the property for the sportsman. Subirrigaged along the creeks and cross fenced for rotational grazing. Current owner calves 200± head out here.

Michelle Van Dyke

broker, alc, gri, crs

(406) 596.0805

TBD CR-312 Road, Sidney

$899,000 | #319823 | CALL DAN Own part of History and one of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Campsites on this Missouri River property with approximately 455± acres. 221± are irrigated and the balance is wildlife hideouts and habitat.

6856 S. Wagner Road, Malta

$374,500 | #327154 | CALL DAN 191± acres backing up to BLM & State lands. 1800 sf 2 bd, 1 ba home, outbuildings and corrals for livestock.There is a sharecropped with a local farmer currently and the home is rented separately.

Dan Reddick broker

(406) 580.0653

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Yellowstone Camp, Park City $1,650,000 | #341148 | CALL DON

Exceptional recreational site with over a mile of Yellowstone River frontage. There are numerous sloughs, springs and backwaters flowing through a mature cottonwood forest. New cottonwood trees and dense ground cover create excellent habitat for almost every big game animal in Montana. There is about 19Âą acres of irrigated farm ground, ideal for a small agricultural operation. Irrigation water rights from the Big Ditch. Across the Yellowstone River is BLM land. There are build sites on the property, with a private feeling & good all season access.

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

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12300 Little Holland Road, Manhattan $1,499,000 | #348131 | CALL AMY

Beautiful open floor plan with reclaimed wood throughout. This 4,053Âą sf home has geothermal AC and heat. The master on the main level. The kitchen has all new KitchenAid appliances including induction stovetop, double ovens, hard wood cabinets, leathered granite countertops and large pantry. Large open living room with vaulted ceiling with enormous windows looking over the arena and the north end of the Bridger Mountains. The walkout basement. Full horse set up with a 150 x 300 roping arena. 8 dry lot horse pens with shelters and automatic waterers. Godfrey Stream runs through the 22.8Âą acre property.

Amy Wiening

sales associate

(406) 600.2018

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Augusta Ranch, Augusta

$1,370,000 | #344495 | CALL DON

Comfortable ranch home with beautiful views of the Rocky Mountain Front, west facing deck looking directly at the Sun River Canyon and surrounding wilderness. Working improvements include loafing shed/barn, shop and storage building, as well as corrals with heated waterers. Good water rights with additional water from the Nilan Water Users Association. 797Âą acres deeded, 760Âą acres State of Montana lease land, well blocked in a very workable configuration. Potential to increase agricultural production, currently irrigation is flood, but good potential to convert to a pivot system.

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

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70 Luhn Lane, Gallatin Gateway $829,000 | #341416 | CALL DON

This warm and inviting home sits on the banks of the West Gallatin River, conveniently located between Big Sky and Spanish Creek near the northern portion of the beautiful Gallatin Canyon. Watch the river from one of the two decks which wrap around the home. Inside large windows face the river and also provide views of nearby Castle Rock, a well known landmark within the Canyon. Inside the living room, a vaulted ceiling allows impressive views and a travertine wood burning fireplace adds warmth to the view.

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

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5478 Petterson Road, Wilsall $720,000 | #346900 | CALL DON

Remote recreational property with live water, surrounded by public land on three sides. This property has been used as a headquarters for a hunting guides operation. Multiple cabins, corral, barn and numerous support buildings. Off grid no electric service. Solar power and wind generators provide power. South Fork of Sixteen Mile Creek flows through the property, beautiful location in the northern part of the Gallatin Mountain Range.

Don Pilotte

broker, gri, rrs, sfr

(406) 580.0155

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145 N Ennis Lake Road, McAllister

$699,000 | #346915 | CALL JAMIE OR KATIE Unique Opportunity. This charming Lake Cabin has spectacular views of Ennis Lake and the Madison Range. Includes Lake Access through easement. Multiple garages make for many options to store all of your boats and toys.

Jamie Roberts

sales associate

(406) 209.3069

Katie Morrison

sales associate

(406) 570.0096

TBD Pennington, Twin Bridges

$650,000 | #329895 | CALL MICHELLE Your own private hunting and fishing preserve on the famed Big Hole River with 81.8Âą acres teaming with trophy deer and monster trout. Awesome building site perched on a bench overlooking the braids of the Big Hole. Power is proximate and neighbors are scarce. The open parks are inviting for the herds of deer and resident moose to graze while your fishing hole awaits your cast. Privacy and views go hand hand in hand here.

Michelle Van Dyke

broker, alc, gri, crs

(406) 596.0805

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Double L Ranch, Alder

$820,000 | #348761 | CALL FRANK The Double L Ranch is nestled near the base of the Ruby Mountains. A custom 1,436± sf log home sits on two tracts of irrigated land, totaling 47.913± acres, with a metal-sided shop/garage and a custom greenhouse.

3 Vision Quest Lane, Alder

$205,000 | #345572 | CALL FRANK At the base of the Ruby Mountain Range lies this 24± acre property with spectacular views. End of the road privacy and plenty of elbow room with close proximity to public lands.

Frank Colwell

managing broker

(406) 596.1076

PENDING

TBD Montana State Highway, Sheridan

$598,000 | #342320 | CALL FRANK Located 2.3± miles south of Sheridan fronting MT Highway 287, the property has been historically used for irrigated crop production and pasture. Irrigation water is gravity flow sourced from Ruby River Water User's Association (153Aft) and Vigilante Canal User's Association (76.5Aft) contracts. Based on location, the property would be a prime candidate for further development/ subdivision or Conservation Easement.Outstanding views of the Ruby Valley and surrounding mountains.

Frank Colwell

managing broker

(406) 596.1076

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30 Beehive Basin Rd, Big Sky

$2,800,000 | #319865 | CALL KATIE Live comfortably in a beautiful mountain setting within a couple miles of Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin. This well crafted 5 bd, 6 ba home has all the elements for fun including a bar, dry sauna rec room, and theatre room along with an open kitchen, dining and great room for hosting friends and family. Sitting on 20± acres, it has commanding views of Lone Peak and Pioneer Mountain along with great proximity to Beehive Basin Trailhead, making it easy to appreciate the mountain lifestyle. No covenants on property.

Katie Morrison

sales associate

(406) 570.0096

PENDING

50 Quakey Gulch Way, Boulder

$560,000 | #22011292 | CALL DEB OR ANN 20± acre horse property with custom-built home surrounded by the Elkhorn Mountains. The craftsmanship of the home showcases circle-sawn floors, live edge trim details, and twisted timber railings. Main-floor living provides master suite, kitchen with stainless appliances, and laundry. Large loft with big views. Walkout basement. Seasonal spring-fed pond attracts abundant wildlife to property including elk. 30± minute drive to Helena.

Deb Whitcomb

broker, crs, gri

(406) 431.9573

Ann Snortland broker, gri

(406) 438.2839

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Lot 4 Beaver Creek W, Big Sky $499,000 | #332275 | CALL KATIE This spacious lot is surrounded by incredible mountain views. Meadows are mingled with pine tree stands across the 20± acre parcel. Beaver Creek West neighborhood access to Forest Service Land.

Lot 3 Joy Road, Big Sky $395,000 | #334174 | CALL KATIE Create a mountain retreat on this large, creekside lot. Abundant wildlife and views of the Spanish Peaks and Gallatin Range are plentiful from this tucked away lot, near Big Sky Resort.

Katie Morrison

sales associate

(406) 570.0096

TBD Stone Road

$385,000 | #347026 | CALL MICHELLE 336± acres with electricity, well & septic and rustic cabin placed on basement for the start of your home. Possibility of placing back in CRP, all fenced, good pasture, & stock tank.

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TBD Horse Creek, Sheridan

$357,000 | #345847 | CALL MICHELLE Approximately 318± acres adjoining public lands in the Tobacco Root Mountain Range SE of Sheridan. Horse Creek crosses the SE boundary, one room log cabin built in 2000. Unimproved road with prescriptive access.

Michelle Van Dyke

broker, alc, gri, crs

(406) 596.0805

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Your Local Ranch and Recreation Specialists Serving Bitterroot Valley, Big Hole Valley, Missoula, and Surrounding Areas Jan King has over 40 years of high volume real estate sales in western Montana. Her expertise helps buyers locate and purchase their Montana property with confidence. Her listings are some of the finest offerings in the State. Jan and her team offer professional photography, drone video productions, and quality staging for the best online presentations in the business. Her clients gain a thorough understanding of property values, negotiating strategies, and Jan’s network of service professionals.

Jan King broker

406.369.4313

Jan is a passionate fly fisher and loves big game hunting in the region. She is active with her local Bitter Root Land Trust, Trout Unlimited, and serves on First Interstate Bank Advisory Board. Being a full time real estate broker gives her the edge when it comes to recommending a network of lenders, home inspectors, surveyors, and researchers to insure that no detail is left uncovered in the buying and selling process. Reach out to Jan today for a free real estate consultation.

Rod is a Montana native, born in Livingston and raised in the Beartooth Mountains south west of Billings. Dude wrangling, working cattle ranches and rodeo were a large part of his life growing up. He retired after 20 plus years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer Four in 1983. His second career was in upper management of retail companies in Texas, California and Colorado before returning to Montana in 2003 to a third career in real estate. His wife and current “family” include five horses, three dogs and two rescue cats. They spend their free time as students and practitioners of Natural Horsemanship. They have trained with Buck Brannaman, Peter Campbell and currently with Bitterroot Valley clinician Ty Heth in the tradition of the Vaquero. Rod is very active in community activities, serving as a Commissioner on the Ravalli County Fair Grounds Board, on its Rodeo and Events Committees and as an Ambassador for the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce. Whether selling or buying, Rod is a “top hand” at rural real estate services.

Rod Freeman sales associate, gri

406.369.0320

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Rules of the Road when passing horseback parties and livestock by Rod Freeman

An issue that is important for all drivers of any vehicle on Montana roads, particularly on more private county roads that connect ranches and pastures in this great state, is how to safely and with courtesy, approach horse-back riders and livestock sharing these same roads. I ride our roads periodically and am often astonished with the lack of either courtesy or knowledge of the potential for a major incident involving either riders or livestock by drivers in general. As I planned this article, I searched for a specific Montana highway law addressing this subject and have not found one to date. I did find this quotation of Rule 214 published in the UK: “When passing animals, drive slowly. Give them plenty of room and prepare to stop. Do not scare animals by sounding your horn, revving your engine, or accelerating rapidly once you have passed them. Look out for animals being led, driven, or ridden on the road and take extra care. Keep your speed down at bends and on narrow country roads. If a road is blocked by a herd of animals, stop, and switch off your engine until they have left the road. Watch out for animals on unfenced roads.” When approaching a horse back rider in a vehicle, it is important to understand that the horse is a flight animal by nature and that a driver can never assume that the rider of the horse is competent or that the horse has been properly schooled to react without fear to an approaching vehicle, particularly one approaching at a high speed. A frightened horse can respond in numerous ways that could and often does result in the rider being thrown and injured, or worst case, jumping into the path of the approaching vehicle, which can and does result in death or serious injury to the rider, the horse or the occupants of the vehicle. When approaching a horseback rider slow your vehicle down to no more than 15 miles per hour and never honk your horn or create any unusual noises. When approaching livestock, particularly livestock being moved on a rural Montana road, stop your vehicle and turn off your engine until the livestock has passed if the herd is approaching you and do not attempt to pass livestock moving away from you until signaled to do so by the individuals in charge of the herd. The herders will signal where in the road it is safe to pass, if at all. Herders that are horse back and the livestock are all subject to injure themselves or you and your car or both. It is common for ranchers and farmers to move their livestock from between pastures on our Montana rural roads, so treat them with courtesy and respect for the safety of all.

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Ashlin Ranch, Hamilton

$7,499,000 | #21807307 | CALL JAN 2,822± Bitterroot River frontage close to Hamilton on 347.29± acres with total privacy and fantastic mountain views! 5,000± sf western inspired main home with 5 bd, 5 ba, sun room, screened porch, large master suite, wine room, including all the art and furnishings. Two bedroom apartment, executive suite, sports room, gun range. Ranch house, horse barn, shops, paved roadways, pond, gated entry. www.AshlinRanchMontana.com for brochure and video.

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

The Historic Alta Ranch, Darby

$4,260,000 | #21913428 | CALL JAN OR ROD Located above Painted Rocks Lake recreation area, this fine mountain ranch has a beautiful trout river, US Forest Service shared boundaries, grass airstrip, and has been used as a guest ranch for years. Lovely handcrafted log home plus 4 guest cabins and barn on 340.66± acres. Perfect for income production, 1031 Exchange, or family retreat. Fly fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, paved year around access. Furnishings included. www.AltaRanchMontana.com

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320

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Homestead River Ranch, Darby

$3,625,000 | #21917398 | CALL JAN OR ROD With 85± acres, this ranch offers both fly fishing and ranching. The East Fork of the Bitterroot River flows on the west side in the shadow of Trapper Peak. The main ranch house (2008) is a 5,100± sf custom cedar home with luxury features throughout. The 864 ± sf remodeled homesteader cabin and small apartment add additional living quarters, plus a shop and a huge airplane hangar. Pivot irrigation, paved interior roads, and more. www.homesteadriverranch.com

Corriente Moondance Ranch, Stevensville

$2,850,000 | #21918661 | CALL JAN OR ROD Premier horse ranch with 38.84± acres, luxury log home, guest house, art studio, and deluxe 10 stall horse barn. Can also be purchased on 139.5± acres for $4,375,000. This property has a very private setting in a small valley in the foothills of the Sapphire Mountains. Paved interior roadways, quality fencing, outdoor arena, pond, small creek, irrigation water for pastures and fantastic Bitterroot Mountain Range views. www.TheMoondanceRanch.com

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Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320


Lost Horse Creek Reverie Lodge, Hamilton

$2,750,000 | #21910705 | CALL JAN Lost Horse Creek is one of the largest creeks in the Montana west. The custom 4,500± sf home is located right above the creek with a full view of the splendor plus 20± acres of privacy. Featuring 4 bedroom suites, bunk room, Great Room with massive stone fireplace, gourmand's kitchen, entertaining bar, and double garage, the Reverie is truly a daydream. Easy access, close to town and recreation, with recent price reduction. www.ReverieLodge.com

S. Kootenai Diamond Rock Ranch, Stevensville

$1,898,000 | #21907817 | CALL JAN OR ROD Very private setting with multiple parcels, this spectacular 5,000± sf home has tons of rock accents and luxury features. Small creek, pond, and open meadows with timbered hills and a great mid-Valley location. Large guest house has rich interior finishes, shop, wine room, RV storage, and large double garage. Horse or llama barn with hay storage, fenced pastures, and water rights. Views of two mountain ranges yet has that tucked in feeling. www.DiamondRockMontana.com

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320

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Upper West Fork Hideaway

$875,000 | #22010956 | CALL JAN OR ROD 28.87± acres with Upper West Fork River frontage. Two lovely log homes plus a small guest cabin with amazing mountain views, Forest Service access and close to Wilderness and large mountain lake for boating. Trout fishing, hiking, ATV trails and back country snow experiences. Access is from a maintained paved roadway making this remote property easy. Almost like having an "in holding" inside a National Park with protected open space. Offer includes furnishings.

Upper West Fork River Retreat

$685,000 | #22010932 | CALL JAN OR ROD 47.18± acres with Upper West Fork of the Bitterroot River frontage! Beautiful western home with 2,878± sf featuring 2 bd, 3 ba and rich interior. Green meadows with pines along the river plus mountain acreage suitable for another cabin, US Forest boundary, hiking trails, boating nearby. Shared access to fishing ponds. Only five owners on 200± acres offering privacy and open space. Paved year around access. Once in a lifetime opportunity for this mountain place.

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Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320


9030 West Fork Road, Darby

$579,000 | # 22005282 | CALL JAN OR ROD This is a very special group of cabins in a magic location. Situated above Painted Rocks Lake near the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, a legendary fly fishery, this is vacation heaven. The properties primary use is as a vacation rental with an impressive annual income. Cabin sleeping capacity is 12. The majority of the furnishings are included in the sales price and will be conveyed via a bill of sale.

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Chief Joseph Trail and Toma Trail, Darby

$189,000/$299,000 | #22004215/22004213 | CALL JAN OR ROD 5.38± acre parcel with views of the Bitterroot Range or 20± acre parcel with pines and a pond within the private gates of Chief Joseph Acres - a small division of land which used to be The Chief Joseph Ranch. Parcels include use of a 50± acre common area. Close to Darby and suitable for a fine home. The area is so scenic that it is being used by Paramount Productions for filming "Yellowstone".

Jan King

broker

(406) 369.4313

Rod Freeman

sales associate, gri

(406) 369.0320

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Lot 294 Shining Mountains I

108 Goodrich Gulch, Twin Bridges

3 & 5 View Lane, Ennis

blank canvas to build your dream hobby farm. Bring your horses, your atvs and enjoy all that the Madison Valley has to offer! For more info, contact Billie Klasna: (406) 939-5026

setting with 1243± sf, 3 bd, 2 ba home. Covered deck facing Highland Mountains & looking over valley floor. 1/2 mile from FS access, 2 car detached garage.

with no covenants in place. 100'x60' indoor arena with sprinkler system, 14 stall barn which is 100'x36' with wash rack, bathroom, & 8 pipe stalls under a shed row.

$133,000 | #345213 | CALL BILLIE 13.93± acres that borders the Fish Hatchery. A

$370,000 | #335677 | CALL MICHELLE Peace & solitude describe this 40± acre

$599,000 | #335868 | CALL MICHELLE Horse training/boarding facility on 20± acres

History and Facts on Branding Livestock in Montana by Michelle Van Dyke

In Montana, we rerecord livestock brands every 10 years and next year 2021, is your due date with the Montana Department of Livestock to rerecord your brand. With that in mind thought it might be of interest to know the history behind the brand. Since the practice of branding cattle is ancient. What we know of the earliest livestock brands comes from paintings in Egyptian tombs, which depict a cattle roundup and branding from as early as 2700 BC. When we fast forward to Montana history we start our branding history in February 1865 when the first Montana Territorial Legislature passed "An Act concerning marks and brands" which barred two people from using the same brand in any one county and required the registering of all brands with the county clerk. Brand registration was made a territory-wide requirement in 1872, under the Clerk of the Supreme Court. Beginning in 1877, registration was handled by the State Treasurer. Under the executive reorganization of 1971, the Department of Livestock became the administrative arm of the Livestock Commission and the Livestock Sanitary Board. The functions of the Recorder of Marks and Brands were taken over by the new Brands Enforcement Division. Brand reading is an art form that almost requires the reader to be fluent in a language of its own. Brands, however, like books are read from top to bottom and left to right. In branding terminology, a leaning letter or character is “tumbling,” while in a horizontal position it’s being “lazy.” Short curved strokes or wings added at the top of the letter R, for example, make it a “Flying R.” The addition of short bars at the bottom of a symbol makes it “walking,” and changing angular lines into curved lines makes a brand “running.” Half-circles, quarter-circles, and triangles were frequently used in late-nineteenth-century brands. An open triangle was called a “rafter” and if a letter rested in a quarter-circle it was said to be “rocking.” There were also “bars,” “stripes,” “rails,” and “slashes” that differed only in length and angle. Essentially, the creativity or simplicity of a brand is matched only by the creativity or desired simplicity of the brand’s owner. Today, many ranchers still utilize cattle branding to mark their stock, much as they did in the 1800s. It’s part of the rich history and culture of the cattle ranching way of life. Advancements in cattle branding include the use of an electric brander where the metal is heated with electricity rather than with fire. Some ranchers may rely solely on ear tags to identify individual animals and to prove ownership. However, ear tags are said to have the drawbacks of getting lost by the animal’s movement or being removed and replaced by thieves. In many states, including Montana, branded livestock must be registered in the respective county where they are run. In addition to marking livestock, brands represent the trademark of a ranching family and therefore also represent pride, duty and stewardship, which inspires loyalty and dedication. Many cowboys still refer to “riding for the brand” to represent their commitment to their employer. We’re riding for the Montana Ranch Properties Brand, so give us a shout for your real estate needs and we’ll rustle you something up to put your brand on.

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