At 21 years old, I went into a partnership with my dad and we built and opened a beer bar and restaurant called the Suds Hut. I owned that from 1968 thru 1981. During that time I also had an outfitting and guiding business taking hunters into the mountains for a week at a time. When I sold the bar, I went into the excavating business and subdividing of property which, of course, lead to the real estate in 1982 and I have been doing that ever since.
I have been a real estate broker since 1992 and have owned my own company all that time I have for 30 years specialized in farm and ranch sales, my largest single sale is 13 million and my largest sale to one client is 20 million.
Hobbies: I was a trap shooter for about 4 years and traveled into Canada and the western U.S. and, if I don’t say so myself, was pretty good. I also rodeoed as a “bulldogger “ [ steer wrestling] for about 8 years. Shooting is my main hobby though along with horse and mule packing into the backcountry. I used to ride snowmobiles a lot but now enjoy riding side by side 4 wheelers.
Whatever your Montana Real Estate need is, buy or sell Montana ranches, farms, recreational, homes, land or commercial property for sale, Bill Bahny & Associates Real Estate, Helena, MT, will provide you with the professional service, information, and tools to achieve your Montana dreams. Montana Real Estate Full Time Professionals who work for YOU.
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$2,375,000 • 400 acres
Just a few miles south of the quaint little town of Fishtail, MT, is the Sleepy Hollow Ranch. 400 acres of green grass, willows, quaken aspen, pine trees, and the most spectacular view of the Absaroka Beartooth mountains. Home to big bull elk and mule deer along with sharptail and ruff grouse. Has a year-round creek that runs the length of the ranch that is spring-fed by a multitude of springs. the owner has been running 30 pair of cattle as summer pasture. Surrounded by conservation easements. A unique piece of Montana.
Call Tyler 406-491-3756 or Bill 406-594-7844
$1,250,000 • 160 acres
2 miles east of Fromberg, MT is the Horton Ranch, comprised of 160 acres, a very comfortable two story ranch house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath that was remodeled in 2008, with an unfinished upstairs. Outbuildings are a 6 stall horse barn with hayloft, a shop with cement floor and 220 electricity, 30×80 calving barn. 98 acres of irrigation are supplied by the Orchard Canal. 2 pivots, that run on natural gas, and a small amount of flood irrigation. This ranch puts up 2 ton/acre the ranch will carry 50 pair of cattle with good fences. If you want a nice small easy to run ranch, here it is. Call Vanessa 406-321-7004
$2,250,000 • 3,000 acres
About 30 miles south of Baker MT is the Holst Land and Cattle Co. ranch. 3,000 deeded acres of which 700 acres are dryland alfalfa hay producing 1 ton to the acre, in a normal year. The ranch carries 200 pairs of cattle along with replacements and bulls, of course depending upon the year as to moisture. Very very well watered, 2 creeks, the North Fork Coal Bank Creek, and the South Fork of Coal Bank Creek, both are year-round and flow west to east diagonally thru the ranch. There is a large reservoir behind the house. The ranch has an artesian well with a coffin tank, 4 wells with electric pumps, 1 windmill, a solar pump well, and a small pipeline with 2 tanks. The ranch is a little remote but the improvements are some of the best we have seen on any ranch. The very comfortable main home has a basement and the main floor with a total sq. ft. of 2,200 and 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and ½ bath, central air. It has recently been completely updated and has a dry sauna in the basement. The 2nd home is 2009 double wide that has hardly been lived in with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.
The outbuildings are:
120’ x 50’ Quonset hut with a cement floor, building used as a shop with 220 volts and water.
40 x 80 newer pole barn construction metal building with a cement floor used for storing equipment with electricity and water.
20 x 30 wood construction lambing barn water and electricity.
24 x 40 calving and lambing barn metal construction with water and electricity.
30x 40 wooden barn used for putting new pairs in overnight if needed has water and electricity
20x 30 metal calving barn with 6 stalls has water and electricity.
An extensive set of corals with windbreaks, the corrals have runways that flow thru and to all the buildings.
3 outside waters for the corrals.
A root cellar
2- 2000 bushel grain bins
1-1000 bushel grain bin
1-1000 bushel cake dispenser
All electricity for the buildings is run underground, so no overhead wires. As a bonus, there is a little hunting on the ranch for deer, antelope, ducks, geese, and sharptail grouse. The ranch also rents 280 acres for $900/year but this could be bought under a separate agreement. All in all, this is a great ranch with excellent water and unbelievable improvements ready for you to go to work running cattle.
Priced for a fast sale at $750/acre for a total price of $2,250,000. Call Bill for your appointment to see.