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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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$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  •  45,400 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 45,400 deeded acres, 12,800 acres leased, all contiguous. Call Bill 406-594-7844 or Tyler Mullaney 406-491-3756
$1,795,000  •  94 acres
Welcome to your new private oasis on the Antelope Creek Ranch. This ranch is a one-of-a-kind true paradise nestled in the Cottonwoods, Quaken Aspen and Willows of Antelope Creek and Beaver Creek giving you total privacy from everyone but the local wildlife. On this property you will see plenty of Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Trophy Bull Elk, Moose, Sandhill Cranes, Mallard Ducks, Geese and many other species of birds. Grab your fishing pole and take one of the four miles of hidden trails down to the creek to catch some Brookies or just three miles down Beaver Creek Road you can be on Canyon Ferry Lake to get your limit on Trout, Walleye and Perch. On the hot summer days bring the boat down to surf, wakeboard, tube or just hang out on Canyon Ferry, the first lake of the Missouri River. On the ranch you will find a very comfortable 2200 sq ft 4 bed, 3 bath home with a 2-car attached garage, a 3-car detached garage/ workshop, another large equipment/RV garage, a nice barn and set of working corrals with a squeeze chute, a very cozy secluded one bed, one bath guest cabin, three-sided loafing shed, other sets of corrals, multiple water rights and more. The previous owner summered 25 pair of cattle on this ranch. The Antelope Creek Ranch is a must see if you are looking for a true legacy property in Montana to call your own. MLS 22210334 Call Bill 406-594-7844 or Cody Bahny, Bahny Realty, 406-461-2824
$4,250,000  •  0 acres
30 miles west of Broadus, MT is the Fire Creek Ranch. 2,160 acres deeded with a State section lease and 80 acres of BLM lease, borders the famous Custer National Forest in Powder River County where the world record elk was taken in 2017, scoring a massive 444 inches. The ranch also qualifies for the land owner preference drawing for elk. Trophy elk, whitetail and mule deer, antelope and turkeys call the ranch home. 3 springs plus 3 reservoirs all have lots of trees to build tree stands in. Buildings include an older ranch house, a very nice cabin, bunk house and many other good buildings. EXCELLENT cell service every where on the ranch even as remote as it is. Truly a one of a kind hunting property priced at $4,250,000. MLS 329112 Call Bill 406-594-7844 or Tyler Mullaney 406-491-3756
$2,000,000  •  180 acres
About 30 miles north of Gillette, Wyoming is 820 acres of some of the nicest creek bottom ground we have seen in a long time. About 180 acres of creek bottom dry land hay on horse creek. Pheasants, antelope and deer also call the ranch home. Extremely well watered with horse creek flowing thru the ranch forming many large ponds also has 3 wells one of which is an artesian well that supply water tanks. All set up for a horse operation with a 6 stall stud corral. Owner has run 50 pair of cattle and 6 horses year around. modest set of improvements with great working corrals.
$2,700,000  •  1,240 acres
Big Sage Ranch | $2,700,000 | Valentine, MT The Big Sage Ranch is located 30 miles north of Winnett, MT and 23 miles east of HWY 19 both roads are great county-maintained gravel roads. And about a total of 130 miles to Billings, MT the biggest city in Montana. This has got to be one of the “best bang for your buck” elk hunting ranches for sale in Montana. In our pictures you will see bulls killed this year during the September hunting season, and other pictures taken though out the summer of ’21. The elk love this ranch, there is a resident elk herd that can reach up to 1,500 head. The two ponds on the deeded each have a very nice blind built on them and the elk are used to the blinds being as the blinds have been built for years. The hunting district is area 410, known for the big bulls and a little tougher to draw rifle permit but not hard for bow permits. The new owner could put in for the landowner preference license draw and improve your chances of drawing. There is also very good mule deer hunting along with upland game birds and as an added bonus you have prairie dog shooting. The state section is 640 acres of which the dog town is about 600 acres and the state will do nothing to control the population of prairie dogs which means the dogs have of course, moved on to the deeded land. The ranch consists of 1,240 deeded acres, 640 acre State lease, 1,524 AUM’s on 2 grazing associations, Crooked Creek for 1,140 AUM’s and Chain Buttes grazing Assoc. For 384 AUM’s you can run by yourself, so no one’s cattle are mixed in with yours and the State lease adds 95 AUM’s for a total of 1,619 AUM’s . The costs are $4.40/ AUM’s on Crooked Creek, $1.35/ AUM’s on Chain Butte and the State lease is $1,250.00/yr. The grazing associations are split into 4 pastures. Of the deeded acreage 500 acres are farmed for dry land hay producing ½ to 1 ton to the acre. Although this year no hay was produced due to the drought in Montana. The owner has been paying the state an extra $500.00 a year to allow him to feed his cattle in the winter on the State lease, as it is only about 200 yards from the headquarters and runs on the west boundary of the deeded land making it very convenient for feeding, winter water and calving. In most years the owner will have enough pasture to run 250-300 pairs but will have to buy supplement hay. Depending on your pasture grazing, this is 2 tons of hay per cow for the winter. Water is excellent on the ranch. The 2 grazing associations are supplied by an 8 tank pipeline that has a well that runs to a 20,000 gallon buried cistern on a high point and then gravity flows to the 8 tanks. The well is 2,000 feet deep pumping at least 12 gpm and has an artesian flow of 1.5 gpm. The ranch also has another artesian well that is also 2,000 feet deep and artesian flows 3 gpm, and pumps 8 – 12 gpm into an 8,000-gallon cistern that supplies water to the headquarters, corrals and 1 tank, there is also a spot set up for an additional tank and more pipeline could be added on this well. Additional water is with 12 reservoirs on the grazing association and 3 ponds on the deeded acres. All have water right abstracts filed for stock or irrigation use. Improvements: The home is a very comfortable older home built in 1979 with a concrete basement, 1,696 square feet and the main floor of 1,927 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths in very good condition. The house has a reverse osmosis water filtering system. A 48 feet x 118 feet Quonset hut building with cement floors built in 1978, there is wind damage to the 3 doors. A 64 x 40 barn that is only 5 years old, a 24 x 70 3-sided metal pole barn built in 1969. There is FIBER OPTICS at the house and the school bus comes to the mailbox for children to go to school in Winnett. An interesting thought that could make this an easy and economically efficient way one could run the ranch is to sell off the grazing associations as the well is on a 32 acre parcel that has a separate deed and would not hurt the ranch in any way. This would leave the new owner 1,200 acres that could be leased out to run a minimal number of cows just to keep the grass mowed down to prevent wildfires. We think the two grazing permits and the 32 acres deeded would be worth in the neighborhood of 1 million dollars. By the way public access is very limited especially to the north thru the grazing associations as a lot of this country is accessible by horse only. Although with some bulldozer work, one could have some crazy good atv, utv or motorcycle riding. This ranch truly offers the hunting and recreation of a $10 – $15 million dollar ranch along with running a small herd of cows giving you an all-around ranch. Priced to sell in the hottest market we have ever seen in Montana. Call Tyler Mullaney, 406-491-3756 or Bill Bahny, 406-594-7844 for your appointment today. This ranch will not be around long.
Bill Bahny & Associates
Bill Bahny & Associates
Bill Bahny
Bill Bahny
2711 Airport Road
Helena, MT 59601

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