Situated along the banks of the Yellowstone River in south-central Montana, the Greater Yellowstone Ranch offers an agricultural component as well as premier recreational opportunities for the sporting enthusiast. Consisting of 9,602 total acres, this three-generation ranch represents one of the larger contiguous land holdings in this area of the Treasure State. The topography varies from river riparian bottomland, to crop ground and high timbered ridges interspersed with numerous draws, coulees and basins. The ranch borders approximately four miles of river, which serves as a magnet for a diverse wildlife community that includes mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, antelope, turkey, pheasant, Hungarian partridge and waterfowl species, as well as many non-game animals and birds. The ranch is minimally improved with a small home and outbuildings, however there are many wonderful homesites, any of which would enjoy spectacular southern views of the Beartooth Mountains.
Historically, the ranch has functioned as a commercial cow/calf operation with a carrying capacity of approximately 250 Animal Units (AUs) depending on precipitation and range conditions. The ranch controls water rights to flood-irrigate roughly 210 acres, and stock water in the higher elevation pastures, which is provided by White Beaver and Berry Creeks as well as a buried pipeline system. In addition to the acreage that can be irrigated, there are several other areas, which have historically been farmed that would be excellent for dry land crop production and food plots for both livestock and wildlife. The surrounding area is one of the most sporting-oriented locations in Montana, renowned for a number of excellent fisheries and world-class hunting options for upland birds, waterfowl and big game. The Greater Yellowstone Ranch is a stunning property and represents a unique purchase opportunity for the livestock producer or sportsman.