The Hooks Ranch compound and its distinctive red barn bearing the Hooks Ranch name is located south of Interstate 90 just 29 miles east of the town of Big Timber. The ranchs 4,050+/- acres (3,410+/- deeded and 640+/- state lease) lie in the Schoolhouse Creek drainage and are predominantly productive rangeland, which benefits from the areas higher than average precipitation. The ranch has a full array of working facilities which complement the two-story, four-bedroom ranch home, and support a 160-head cattle operation. The ranch also has 214+/- acres classified as forest according to Montana tax records, and these pockets of evergreens located in the draws and north facing slopes provide diversity to the landscape as well as habitat for elk and other game animals. The distant views of the Beartooth Front to the southwest and the Crazy Mountain Range to the northwest provide a dramatic, often snowcapped, backdrop to the rolling landscape. Hooks Ranch offers a viable livestock operation and strong wildlife amenities, with convenient access to Billings, Bozeman, and the smaller communities of Big Timber and Columbus along the Yellowstone River Valley.
The Facts: - 4,050+/- total acres (3,410+/- deeded and 640+/- state lease) - Located along the Yellowstone River corridor 29 miles east of Big Timber, 56 miles west of Billings - Owner rated at 160 animal unit year-round capacity, or 200 animal units if hay is purchased - Two-story, four-bedroom ranch home, distinctive 1940 wood barn, 42x80 metal shop, 36x36 metal horse barn, hay barn, additional outbuildings - Full set of corrals and livestock facilities - Excellent water distribution with seasonal Schoolhouse Creek, spring-fed pond, wells and pipelines - Convenient access off Interstate 90 - Trophy elk, deer, antelope, upland birds and wild turkeys - Less than a mile from the Yellowstone River, and convenient access to skiing in Red Lodge - Expansive views of the Beartooth and Crazy Mountain ranges