Bill Bahny

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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Contact for Price  •  159.25 acres
Trophy Ridge Ranch Roy, MT Located 30 miles North of Winnett, MT sits a 159.25-acre hunting paradise in the Missouri Breaks. The property consists of a newer 2018 hunting cabin with a porch that looks over the property in the distance. Dry land alfalfa fields and waterholes sitting below the ridge top cabin allow one to view record book elk and deer from your deck. There are hunting blinds in place ready for you to come and enjoy yourself with no work involved. The property is 3/4 fenced, septic installed, 2,000-gallon cistern (a local company with haul water for you), and power in the road waiting for you to hook it up to the cabin. The cabin is located behind a locked gate providing more security for you and the wildlife. The property is located in the 410 hunting district and 2022 showed 100% drawing statistics for nonresident elk archery and over 90% drawing success for resident elk archery. The deer qualifies for the use of a general tag. There are also multiple other species of wildlife on the property as well such as upland birds, coyotes, etc. Fort Peck Lake is within miles of the cabin allowing you to go experience some of the best fishing in Montana. Also just to the north is the Missouri River, along with the famous Slippery Ann Elk Viewing location. This is a one-of-a-kind special opportunity for you to own a piece of Montana at a great price along with all the recreational activities. Call Tyler Mullaney at 406-491-3756
$17,850,000  •  15,345 acres
Just a few minutes south of Forsyth, MT, and 1 ½ hours east of Billings, MT lies 15,345 deeded acres, 1,196 BLM lease, and 640 acres of State lease for a total of 17, 181 all in one contiguous block. Montana Hwy 39 runs south through part of the ranch giving great paved access to the headquarters. The road and trail network throughout the ranch allows for easy game retrieval and superior fun for the ATV-UTV recreationists. The terrain on this ranch separates itself from anything else on the market. Big mature pine and cottonwood trees along with shrubs cover the ridges and draws creating superior habitat cover for all species of game. Open meadows and hayfields provide ample forage for wildlife and cattle. The 3 major creek drainages are another major advantage to the ranch outside the numerous wells and water tanks. Armells creek is around 5 miles long, Cottonwood Creek runs for about 2 miles and Corral Creek drainage is about 4 miles. Along with the 3 creek drainages, there are 27 wells with water rights, some powered by solar, wind, and electricity. In addition to the wells, there are 10 springs and 11 reservoirs with water rights. 637 acres of sub-irrigated land, with water rights filed on, plus other water rights fillings that irrigate some of the 400 acres of hay. The hay ground produces about 3 tons/acre with more areas to plant crops. A complete list of water abstracts is available. The ranch has been leased out for the past 10 years for pasture to a local rancher and there could be an opportunity to extend that lease if the new buyer and neighbor can negotiate something. The ranch is currently supporting 300 mother cows year around. There are 2 homes, a 1958 ranch house, a mobile home, and a bunkhouse, plus many other outbuildings. A nice sale barn with great set corrals with power and water is also located at the headquarters. The Nansel Ranch is home to some of the largest bull elk and mule deer in the Western United States. There have been multiple deer taken over 200” in the past 10 years with the biggest scoring 238 4/8”. This is also considered a trophy elk unit, with Rosebud County holding 4 top of the five slots in the Montana Pope and Young/Boone and Crockett record books. In 2022 there was a 354” bull elk taken on the ranch and before that a bull with 26” thirds scoring 368”. It’s not unlikely to harvest the majestic 400+” bull elk. The ranch also provides habitat to many other species of wildlife including whitetail deer, antelope, black bear, turkeys, pheasants, geese, sharp-tails, and many other waterfowl and upland game birds. The Nansel Ranch is your opportunity to welcome friends and family over for an adventure and recreation. This is one of the few ranches this size, all contiguous, with such varied terrain for sale in Montana. Priced at $17,850,000.00 MLS 337839
$990,000  •  349 acres
3 miles east of Melstone, MT in the famous Bull Mountains on Hwy 12 is the Whiskey River Ranch. 349 acres of the finest hunting and fishing on 1 mile of the Musselshell River. The ranch is located just a short 1 ½ hour drive from Montana’s largest city and airport, Billings, MT. Trophy Elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, antelope, turkeys, pheasants, sharp tails, ducks, and geese use this ranch as a natural location to breed. The ranch is bordered by Hwy 12 on the north and 3 pivot irrigated fields, one on the east, one on the west, and one on the south. These neighboring irrigated pivots draw in the wildlife year around. Along with owning both sides of the Musselshell River, these heavily treed bottoms provide great habitat and create a wildlife sanctuary with food, water, and cover. Horse creek runs a ¼ mile through the ranch providing even more water. The Ranch has 10 acres of wild hay that produces a ½ ton per acre. There is a 2 bed, 1 bath (1900s) home that is in livable condition with power, water from the Musselshell, filtration system for the river water, heated by a coal/wood stoker furnace, electric baseboard heat, also has a propane furnace that is not installed. Complete with a very nice set of corrals with water supplied by a hydrant. The ranch provides adequate access from Hwy 12 so you can get to your ranch quickly to enjoy all of these recreational activities, but it is still secluded and remote. If you want a great ranch with low maintenance, one you can enjoy without any hassle, and excellent hunting, you must come and see this one.
$4,750,000  •  3,334 acres
The ranch consists of 381 acres of crop, with 220 acres being irrigated and 161 acres of dryland. There are 192 shares of water through the Delphia-Melstone Ditch (2 acre feet of water/share). There is a 2018 Zimmatic center pivot (6-tier/50 hp pump) in place that currently irrigates about 70 acres, however it is now capable of expanding full circle, creating an additional 40+ acres of irrigated ground. Approximately 72 acres are irrigated by 4 wheel lines (30hp pump), leaving the remainder to be flood irrigated by gated pipe. The irrigated hay ground produces 3 cuttings, (alfalfa/grass) and brings in 5 ton/acre and the dryland does 2 ton/acre. The center pivot was previously planted in corn and brought 27 (wet) tons to the acre. BIG Whitetails, Mule Deer, Antelope, Turkeys, Pheasants, Ducks, Geese, Sharp-tails, and an occasional elk frequent the property. The west side of the river is hunting district 530 and the east side of the river is 701. The river has some big cat-fish! The ranch will run 130 pair of cattle. 3 Phase Power (Northwestern Energy) Fiberoptic Improvements: 3 Homes total 1 Overlooking the river for the hunter that wants to watch the game or catch the perfect sunsets 1 Toward the center of the ranch near the river 1 At the home place with all the other buildings 2017 Metal Barn 84’x108’ 30’x60’ Livestock Shed 32’x112’ Barn There is a large area of gravel on the ranch that has not been used. Melstone community has a school K-12, Post Office, Bar/Cafe, Grocery/Hardware Store, Tire/Repair Shop, Gas/Diesel Pump
$40,000,000  •  45,286 acres
A rare opportunity to own one of the best recreational ranches in the heart of Eastern Montana cattle county. It was made famous by the Texas cowboys who trailed cattle to summer pasture here in the late 1800’s. Get away from it all and experience privacy, seclusion, and tranquility out west in the BIG SKY Country of Montana. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own and appreciate a piece of the Old West. Imagine gazing out from the deck of your 10,000 sq. ft. Log Lodge onto this safe, secure, pristine property that reaches from skyline to skyline. This huge offering encompasses 64,638 contiguous acres of which 45,286 are deeded, 16,792 in BLM Lease and 2,560 State Lease. Call Bill 406-594-7844 or Tyler Mullaney 406-491-3756
$3,900,000  •  2,194 acres
FIRE CREEK RANCH Sonnette, MT Located in the heart of Powder River County, MT, where the world record elk was taken in 2017, scoring a massive 444 inches. The ranch is a mere 50 miles west of Broadus, MT 40 miles east of Ashland, MT, 120 miles south of Miles City, MT, and 163 miles from Montana's largest city and airport Billings, MT. The ranch is very remote but with perks of full cell reception, it provides a premium location for trophy elk, mule deer, whitetail, antelope, bears, turkeys, and upland game birds. The ranch has 2,194 deeded acres, a state lease [640 acres], and an 80-acre BLM lease. 243 acres of wild hay put up 1.5-2 tons/acre each year. The ranch is connected to over 269,000 public land acres on its southern border commonly known as the Custer National Forest. The forest is well known for its diverse trophy wildlife species and is an advantage for the new owner by providing more acres to recreate on. On the east side, the ranch is bordered by another very large private ranch. Another 1,000 acres of landlocked state land, only accessible to neighboring ranches, borders this ranch on the north side. Water is supplied by 3 windmills, 3 springs, Fire Creek and Pumpkin Creek, these creeks are mainly seasonal. 2 of the springs flow into tanks and then overflow making mud wallows for the bull elk, where we have placed the trail cams and got all the picture and video for our wildlife gallery. One of the windmills is by the buildings and pumps to a cistern which supplies water to the house, cabin, bunkhouse, and corrals. The county road runs through part of the ranch making 5 pastures on the east side and 3 on the west side. The owner has run 100 pairs of cattle on the ranch in the past. The ranch has been leased out for many years to a neighbor and was outfitted many years ago. The owner has not allowed hunting on the property for at least 5 years. The ranch was not leased out for the 2022 year and is not currently leased. The improvements are: An older house Cabin with sewer and water, 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a finished basement. Bunkhouse, 2 bedrooms, no water, and no sewer Horse barn and corrals 3-sided equipment shed Cinder block 3-stall garage Metal pole barn with a dirt floor The cell phone coverage is excellent as there is a cell tower on a mountain top south of the ranch. 50% of whatever mineral rights the owner has will transfer at closing to the new buyer. This ranch is remote enough and large enough that you can hold the wildlife on the property which makes this a great buy for a hunting property in today’s market. Priced at 3,900,000.00 MLS 329112 Call Bill 406-594-7844 or Tyler Mullaney 406-491-3756
Bill Bahny & Associates
Bill Bahny & Associates
Bill Bahny
Bill Bahny
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Helena, MT 59601

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